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Wednesday, December 08, 2004
Kodak Christmas
This weekend my best friend, Megan, and I are going to take the train into New York City and spend the weekend. My Grandma lives in Queens, so we'll have a place to stay and I'll get to see Gram for the holidays.

I have all these "Kodak Moments" in my mind——as my brother says——of how this trip is going to be. Meg and I met in our senior year of high school and we were pretty much inseparable through boyfriends, breakups, grandparents dying, you name it, we were (and are) always there for each other. I moved to Texas a year after I graduated from college and I lived there for about 2 years. During that time Meg moved in with her boyfriend. Then my father died and I moved back home. Things were very different.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not whining. I am adult enough to realize that all friendships change as people's lives change. The great part of our friendship is that we haven't grown apart, even though we don't get to see each other as frequently as before. As soon as we are together we are together in our own little Meg and Lori world filled with inside jokes and memories and just good fun. We joke when we see little old lady pairs in shops, restaurants, or the mall, saying "that's going to be us someday." And it probably will be.

But we really don't get to spend that much time together anymore. Number one, Meg is working really hard at 3 jobs and striving to finish her degree and be a Medical Technician. Number two, is that her boyfriend, for whatever reason (and I'm definitely not saying that I haven't done anything to cause this) really doesn't like me very much, or, perhaps, is threatened by our friendship. Maybe he just genuinely doesn't like to spend any free time away from her because he loves her so much. Whatever the reason, this weekend in NYC is a big deal that took planning and calendar checking, and Meg ignoring the fact that Dave doesn't really want her to go. So I want it to be really good.

I want to window shop down 5th Ave with a light snow falling around us. I want to ice skate around the tree in Rockefeller Center. I want to take the Big Red Bus Tour to see the lights and decorations. I want to talk about shoes and clothes and boys and silly girly things. I want us to be like Carrie and Miranda, dammit.

I wonder if I'm only going to set myself up for disappointment. Maybe I should lower my expectations and just enjoy the rare time together, whatever it brings. It's sure as hell not going to snow, it's been like 60 degrees (15.5 C) lately and it hasn't stopped raining in days.
posted by LoRi~fLoWer
  • At 10:27 AM, Blogger bella said…

    I can't wait for your post letting us know how it was. Enjoy every minute whether it was as you planned or unexpected. Love it, then tell us about it... Best!

  • At 8:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sounds like fun. Maybe Megan could come down to Austin with you in January. That would be really cool.

  • At 9:58 AM, Blogger Amanda said…

    You'll have a good time.

    I wish I'd stayed close with my friends. Now I'm lucky if I get an annual Christmas card from some of them. :(

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