Yesterday Bossy went to the community pool with her friends Martha and Amy. It was nearly a perfect day. First they read design magazines and giggled, then they read gossip magazines and giggled, and then they giggled.
When storm clouds chased them from the pool, they retired to Bossy’s back porch where they drank wine and consumed large amounts of cheese. And then they took the dog for a long walk, and then they watched back-to-back episodes of Intervention.
Like Bossy said: it was nearly perfect, where perfect would have been cheese with no calories.
For today’s Ten-Word Tuesday challenge, can you tell Bossy about your best friend and what constitutes a near perfect day spent together?
By the way, Amy said she would kill Bossy if even one photo of her in a bikini appeared on this blog. So luckily there isn’t one photo. There are six.
Catherine saysJuly 1, 2008 at 9:24 am
No kids. Shoe shopping, wine drinking and beet tart eating.
heart shaped hedges saysJuly 1, 2008 at 9:28 am
those moments are rare in my adult life, since kids
andrea saysJuly 1, 2008 at 9:37 am
Bookstore, coffee, talking, and then onto wine, dessert and gossiping.
KD @ A Bit Squirrelly saysJuly 1, 2008 at 9:37 am
Just us, out for wine, growing old and staying close
kim saysJuly 1, 2008 at 9:40 am
on the lake front
binoculars; neighbor watching
Not June Cleaver saysJuly 1, 2008 at 9:41 am
Anything that involves being out without kids for the day.
Jules saysJuly 1, 2008 at 9:41 am
Great conversation, good movies, canasta, advice given, just being together
rikki saysJuly 1, 2008 at 9:41 am
Project Runway – kids + wine and decadent appetizers = happy friends!
Acher saysJuly 1, 2008 at 9:42 am
Sunshine, beer, some smokes, nothing else to do but laugh.
aj saysJuly 1, 2008 at 9:46 am
bead show in town,no money but friends can go!!!
Emilie saysJuly 1, 2008 at 9:47 am
sun, shopping, eating, laughing, drinking— not necessarily in that order! =)
vuboq saysJuly 1, 2008 at 9:47 am
Saturday Afternoon margaritas, liquid cheese, and Alero’s patio with Tomokito.
Stacey Ball saysJuly 1, 2008 at 9:51 am
In Berkeley, shopping on 4th Street, breakfast at Bette’s Diner!
JoeInVegas saysJuly 1, 2008 at 9:52 am
Well, you can tell Amy she looks pretty good in a bikini.
Kara saysJuly 1, 2008 at 9:54 am
My best friend lives in Texas while I live in Illinois. I only get to see her once or twice a year. However, we talk on the phone almost daily. (Cheap cell phone minutes are a wonderful thing!)
We are so in tune with each other’s lives that when we do see each other, we just slip right in to normal and comfortable.
My perfect day with her would probably involve shopping. I’m not a big shopper, but she is. She usually gets me to try things I wouldn’t have. Most of my favorite things were bought when with her: a kickass pair of boots, a daring shirt, and once even a mixing bowl. (We both own i am bossy t-shirts.)
The shopping isn’t really as important as the time spent together. We talk and banter. We confirm each other’s taste and style. We reaffirm that we fit together and get along so comfortably. We don’t have to make an event out of seeing each other. We do the things we would do if we lived closer and saw each other all the time. And I value every minute.
MamaMo saysJuly 1, 2008 at 9:54 am
All my time (for now) spent with girls in tow.
Mommybrain saysJuly 1, 2008 at 9:55 am
Child-free, we kickbox, manicure, pedicure, lunch, swim, margaritas and talk.
g saysJuly 1, 2008 at 10:00 am
best friend is husband, we adventure, stroll laugh and eat.
Ellie saysJuly 1, 2008 at 10:01 am
Sunday! Beers at beach, margies on deck. With Nancy. Natch.
Jodi aka soNOTcool saysJuly 1, 2008 at 10:03 am
Who says Jodi has any friends, much less BEST friend?!
Kirsten saysJuly 1, 2008 at 10:05 am
kid-free lounging with spirits and yearbooks, men rubbing feet.
Hallie saysJuly 1, 2008 at 10:06 am
Blender Kimmy and me dancing on top of a bar
Jenn @ Juggling Life saysJuly 1, 2008 at 10:06 am
Long walk, long talk, takeout dinner, champagne, great movie, laughter.
Dharmamama saysJuly 1, 2008 at 10:09 am
Hanging with kids, reiki, laughter, long talks about life’s meaning
moo saysJuly 1, 2008 at 10:09 am
no best friend and that’s ok; this isn’t high school
Dharmamama saysJuly 1, 2008 at 10:11 am
OR – tequila, much laughter, Bravo channel, massages, toenail painting, giggling
Jami saysJuly 1, 2008 at 10:14 am
Mani-pedi, shoe shopping, wine drinking, taco eating, talking, laughing, touching.
(Yes, “mani-pedi” is SO one word!)
junebug saysJuly 1, 2008 at 10:15 am
Best friends? What are these creatures that you speak of?
Julianne saysJuly 1, 2008 at 10:17 am
Good food, lots of laughs, Club Med the Movie, silliness.
All Adither saysJuly 1, 2008 at 10:18 am
white water rafting, bungee jumping, hangliding, squab eating just kidding.
merrymishaps saysJuly 1, 2008 at 10:19 am
Beautiful day, a good book, on the beach with margaritas.
chocolatechic saysJuly 1, 2008 at 10:22 am
Around the table, eating, laughing, playing cards late into the night
The Cheap Chick saysJuly 1, 2008 at 10:25 am
George Clooney, margaritas, Gerard Butler, margaritas, Eric Bana, margaritas, chips.
Lauren saysJuly 1, 2008 at 10:28 am
Late nights with husband playing World of Warcraft with beer.
Mr Farty saysJuly 1, 2008 at 10:33 am
Holding hands with Mrs Farty, paddling in Morgan Bay lagoon.
Lindy saysJuly 1, 2008 at 10:37 am
Cape Cod holiday. Laughing. Swimming. Eating. Drinking. Playing. Reminiscing. Reality*
*4 weeks and counting
Karen in DE saysJuly 1, 2008 at 10:37 am
Best girl friends, too far away to see every day.
Kris saysJuly 1, 2008 at 10:41 am
No kids. No hubs. Beach on Lake Michigan. Much Corona!
Grandma J saysJuly 1, 2008 at 10:45 am
1. My best friend is in CA and I’m in TX.
2. I’m my own best friend and I’m always very agreeable.
3.Ok, so is Amy the one with the big(er) boobs?
Barbara saysJuly 1, 2008 at 10:45 am
Laughing with husband as we’re on the beach with umbrella drinks.
Colin Purrington saysJuly 1, 2008 at 10:47 am
A perfect day would be when the aforementioned community pool allowed wine and cheese to be consumed while lounging near the pool.
ms picket to you saysJuly 1, 2008 at 10:49 am
Four year old going on juvie hall up ALL night.
marchelle saysJuly 1, 2008 at 10:49 am
*pixie* saysJuly 1, 2008 at 10:51 am
Known her 29 years.
We have fun just playing games.
Tara saysJuly 1, 2008 at 10:57 am
Outlet stores, lots of giggling, even more talking, people watching.
Cereal Dieter saysJuly 1, 2008 at 11:00 am
Sun, fun, tequila, swimming and lots and lots of laughter.
Heather Outside Boston saysJuly 1, 2008 at 11:02 am
giggle like high school
suzr saysJuly 1, 2008 at 11:04 am
East LA for Margaritas and broccoli cheddar poppers!
Sarah saysJuly 1, 2008 at 11:05 am
beach party. pizza, sun, sand and clear blue water. perfect.
suzr saysJuly 1, 2008 at 11:06 am
sorry…that’s East LA in Hoboken, NJ not East LA in California (that would be waaay too far for ‘ritas!)
Avitable saysJuly 1, 2008 at 11:06 am
Britt and I just hanging out, smoking and talking. Naked.
Debbie saysJuly 1, 2008 at 11:10 am
Jet skis and stopping in lake to tan on floats!
Chantel saysJuly 1, 2008 at 11:18 am
Pink sparkling champagne, french bistro, pen and paper, baguette & cheese
Kristin saysJuly 1, 2008 at 11:18 am
cocktails followed by pie and broadway show tunes… perfect night.
Lynn saysJuly 1, 2008 at 11:19 am
Our day would be……lazy. We’d float in the pool for a couple of hours, get out and fix a plate of huge and unhealthy nachos loaded with everything and retire to the family room to watch LIFETIME movies. The trashy ones.
Ok, Where Was I? saysJuly 1, 2008 at 11:22 am
Von saysJuly 1, 2008 at 11:25 am
wave runner, waves, freedom drink, uno, phase10, belly laughs, Michigan.
Gretchen saysJuly 1, 2008 at 11:25 am
Friends for 52 years, walks, talks, laughs, husbands stay home!
Nancy saysJuly 1, 2008 at 11:30 am
eating, drinking, dancing, gossiping, spas, phone calls, confiding, eating, drinking …..
=( I feel sorry for the couple commenters that don’t have the whole “best g’friend thing”. Girlfriends are angels and lifesavers … to each other.
Dharmamama saysJuly 1, 2008 at 11:30 am
Find gourmet recipes, shop, cook, eat, critique, chocolate dessert, laugh
Julianne saysJuly 1, 2008 at 11:30 am
Kelly, Kelly, Sue, Beth: rollerblading, cheesy movies, ice cream, hiking
Becky Mochaface saysJuly 1, 2008 at 11:37 am
She’s loyal and supportive; shoe shopping, beer drinking, people watching
Bossy's Friend Martha's Sister saysJuly 1, 2008 at 11:43 am
BFF-Martha, pool, cheese, wine, music, being confident in a bikini (AMY, you’re a 10! Congrats on the job)
dlyn saysJuly 1, 2008 at 11:44 am
I bring wine
She’ll bring food
laugh all day long
Ms. Karen saysJuly 1, 2008 at 11:46 am
Even grocery shopping is fun when best friend is along.
Undomestic Diva saysJuly 1, 2008 at 11:47 am
(So maybe not ten words, but ten letters + one exclamation mark.)
Roya Rose saysJuly 1, 2008 at 12:00 pm
Coming home to a clean house
Heather saysJuly 1, 2008 at 12:04 pm
Jump plane to Cali. Bet the ponies at Del Mar.
Heather saysJuly 1, 2008 at 12:05 pm
Jump plane to Cali. Bet the ponies at Del Mar.
Carolyn saysJuly 1, 2008 at 12:06 pm
Carolyn saysJuly 1, 2008 at 12:06 pm
Nichol saysJuly 1, 2008 at 12:10 pm
drinking, laughing, watching old comedies, knowing all the dialogue – fun!
Sandy_Shoes saysJuly 1, 2008 at 12:11 pm
I.married.him. Not quite 10 words, but says enough.
Lori saysJuly 1, 2008 at 12:13 pm
No kids, no kids, no kids and lots of alcohol.
Heather B. saysJuly 1, 2008 at 12:35 pm
A day of restaurant hopping in Manhattan. Wine is involved.
blackbird saysJuly 1, 2008 at 12:38 pm
Not at the pool with Bossy and her damn camera.
biddy saysJuly 1, 2008 at 12:39 pm
road trip, shopping, yummy food, car dancing, giggling, alcohol, sleepless
Noelle saysJuly 1, 2008 at 12:39 pm
If she would call me back, I’d enjoy almost anything.
Cheri @ Blog This Mom! saysJuly 1, 2008 at 12:40 pm
Reading posts poolside which I did yesterday; thanks Mr. Wireless.
Foolery saysJuly 1, 2008 at 12:41 pm
IMing Gubby and Cheryl late at night, laughing until crying.
Meg saysJuly 1, 2008 at 12:41 pm
clever appetizers, red wine, poker game, furtive cigarettes: My posse.
kate saysJuly 1, 2008 at 12:45 pm
hike up a very steep hill. sweaty and dirty.
Mollie saysJuly 1, 2008 at 12:48 pm
Duxbury beach. Cabbyshack. Frozen mudslides. Onion rings. No kids. Giggling.
jp saysJuly 1, 2008 at 12:51 pm
Boys at night…..
The Domestic Goddess saysJuly 1, 2008 at 12:51 pm
Coffee, shopping, lunch, shopping, dinner, shopping, nightcap, long walk. SLEEP!
Jen saysJuly 1, 2008 at 12:52 pm
Was there when my surro-son was born. We both wept.
Kate saysJuly 1, 2008 at 12:53 pm
Best friend is SLEEP, and we would make sweet love.
Aimee saysJuly 1, 2008 at 12:54 pm
cute boys to look at
UnsureExposure saysJuly 1, 2008 at 12:57 pm
Her cookings. Our laughter. Her movie collection. Our weekly tradition.
Dara saysJuly 1, 2008 at 1:04 pm
Manhattan, museums, cocktails, fine dining, 4-star hotel, no children.
Mrs saysJuly 1, 2008 at 1:16 pm
Robbed of her physical presence, I love her long distance.
Bellamomma saysJuly 1, 2008 at 1:26 pm
On the beach, margaritas, no kids, laughing, acting like fools
Liana saysJuly 1, 2008 at 1:39 pm
Together, talking, laughing, eating, maybe frisbee or hiking, stretching time.
Bossy's Friend Amy saysJuly 1, 2008 at 1:40 pm
Oh. My. GAH. You are so dead.
Liz C saysJuly 1, 2008 at 1:49 pm
Evil twin on the opposite coast; any time is perfect.
Mindy saysJuly 1, 2008 at 2:02 pm
Lakeside knitting, talking, and giggling with wine and Italian calories.
Pamela saysJuly 1, 2008 at 2:10 pm
who cares where?
we just like to have time alone.
merlotmom saysJuly 1, 2008 at 2:41 pm
hiking, eating, laughing, shopping, drinking, laughing,eating, drinking, hangover free
Emily R saysJuly 1, 2008 at 2:42 pm
Games, lotsa food, singing along, whole gang, not just one.
Stephanie saysJuly 1, 2008 at 2:42 pm
Husband. Jamaica. Red Stripes and rum. Beach. Ocean. No boy.
holly saysJuly 1, 2008 at 2:49 pm
Being able to be myself, and loved, warts and all.
Jen saysJuly 1, 2008 at 2:50 pm
Mongolian Barbeque, Meijer’s for alcohol, toasting ritual, lots of laughs.
Mrs. G. saysJuly 1, 2008 at 2:52 pm
Coffee, split brownie, three hours of uninterrupted conversation, more coffee.
Stuffanie saysJuly 1, 2008 at 2:54 pm
gulping wine, jammies sobbing over chick flick eating something fried
Jen saysJuly 1, 2008 at 3:02 pm
My best friend’s wedding was Saturday and it was perfect.
Hippo Brigade saysJuly 1, 2008 at 3:05 pm
Lisa saysJuly 1, 2008 at 3:19 pm
no kids! brunch. shopping. great sales! tequila. live music. sleep.
SheSaid saysJuly 1, 2008 at 3:22 pm
good wine, good food, more wine, no holds barred conversation
MemeGRL saysJuly 1, 2008 at 3:28 pm
Giggles, popcorn, anything together, with her breast cancer in remission.
Shari saysJuly 1, 2008 at 3:51 pm
Indian buffet. Rainy skies. Sightseeing. Tiny adventures with husband rock.
sara saysJuly 1, 2008 at 3:56 pm
kidless…antiques…cash…lunch…happy hour…live music…verryyyy happy!!
Les~ saysJuly 1, 2008 at 4:07 pm
The venue doesn’t matter where me and my BFF end up…it’s just the simple fact that we calendar every other Saturday for “girl time”. We have to catch up sometime during the month. Woooo hoooo!
Susan saysJuly 1, 2008 at 4:26 pm
Darn, suzr… I was going to ask you to direct me to the margaritas and broccoli poppers in East L.A., CA!
Ok, here are my ten words:
This summer — eight days in Cabo, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan.
penny saysJuly 1, 2008 at 4:38 pm
Best (only) friend in CA. 7 years since I moved.
karla | looking towards heaven saysJuly 1, 2008 at 4:43 pm
lots of laughing
margaritas with salt
(and HELLO kindred spirit — I thought I was the only one who actually enjoyed watching Intervention!)
Me saysJuly 1, 2008 at 4:51 pm
Laughing, clothes shopping, sushi, music, sunroof open, movies, bowling, laughing.
Bean saysJuly 1, 2008 at 5:03 pm
Cara saysJuly 1, 2008 at 5:08 pm
Picnic, conversations, canoe on lake,…Scotch, late supper, later love…
David saysJuly 1, 2008 at 5:31 pm
Before I even get started on my 10 word response, THAT was how you spent your Monday??? Mine was spent in a windowless office, so you are so lucky that I didn’t come down there to smack you about complaining about fattening cheese.
Regarding the ten words challenge, I don’t have any one best friend, so what we would do would depend on the best friend.
Colin: The beach, no clothes, snacks, volleyball, plenty of space, sarcasm.
Narisara: Cocktails, scandalous gossip, the theater or dance or museums/galleries.
Blossom: Musicals, Thai food, pets, frank conversation, leisurely strolls, no drama.
Barb @ getupandplay saysJuly 1, 2008 at 6:00 pm
laughing, talking, singing, dancing, posing, photographing, crying, hugging, chick flicks.
Leaf, probably... saysJuly 1, 2008 at 6:09 pm
I’d say that my besties are the two lovely ladies that I live with. My idea of a perfect day involves a lot of lying about the lounge watching chick flicks. Louise always brings the popcorn, Karlie always brings the rice snacks, and I always bring the chick flicks.
Ivy saysJuly 1, 2008 at 6:25 pm
Macgyvering businesses, sitting giggling and chattering; shopping, reading and good food.
Dani saysJuly 1, 2008 at 6:39 pm
no children. red wine. no husbands. blue cheese. more cheese
mr.lootiatto saysJuly 1, 2008 at 6:44 pm
best friend. 7th grade.
go movie then act out movie.
anne marie in philly saysJuly 1, 2008 at 6:57 pm
no friend for baseball, dinner, dancing, singing, talking, and hugging.
Deb on the Rocks saysJuly 1, 2008 at 7:01 pm
Mental gymnastics, mastering world’s problems–too bad they don’t ask.
KP saysJuly 1, 2008 at 7:23 pm
On her back porch with wine & junk food. Gossiping. Laughing.
Cathy saysJuly 1, 2008 at 7:42 pm
First – shopping, then dining, then pampering (massage, hair, nails)
mothergoosemouse saysJuly 1, 2008 at 8:05 pm
No best friend. Taking applications. Drinkers, travelers, and shoppers preferred.
Denise saysJuly 1, 2008 at 8:11 pm
No kids. Shoe shopping, wine drinking, and the clothespin game.
SMC saysJuly 1, 2008 at 8:14 pm
Wine, girly food (no cooking), laughing till eyes pop out.
Christine saysJuly 1, 2008 at 8:28 pm
New York to Florida, doesn’t happen often, definitely worth it.
Ree (the Other one) saysJuly 1, 2008 at 9:08 pm
Wine, wine, wine, wine, shopping, cheese, wine, salmon, and bed.
Um, too much wine?
Courtney Quiet City saysJuly 1, 2008 at 9:16 pm
I only need two words:
We’re making woodblocks this weekend.
amanda saysJuly 1, 2008 at 9:46 pm
Maria saysJuly 1, 2008 at 9:59 pm
We talk about hot boys and spend $100 on food.
Kyddryn saysJuly 1, 2008 at 10:02 pm
Beach house. No kids, no phones, laughter, food, music, peace.
Shade and Sweetwater,
t11969 saysJuly 1, 2008 at 10:08 pm
Bossy has too much time on hands must get job
caren saysJuly 1, 2008 at 10:14 pm
Tif saysJuly 1, 2008 at 11:39 pm
Domestic Problems (a band).
The Great Getzby saysJuly 1, 2008 at 11:44 pm
giggles and roadtrips with someone who understands my musical preferences
Carroll saysJuly 1, 2008 at 11:48 pm
amyinbc saysJuly 2, 2008 at 12:15 am
Just the two of us, in the sun, talking whatever!
suz saysJuly 2, 2008 at 12:36 am
Cannon Beach, OR. Ocean-side hotel room. No kids. Many books!
Lesa saysJuly 2, 2008 at 1:57 am
Cirque du Soleil ushers, karaoke, Matador beers, much laughter.
Lesa saysJuly 2, 2008 at 1:58 am
Cirque du Soleil ushers, karaoke, Matador beers, much laughter.
Audubon Ron saysJuly 2, 2008 at 2:39 am
Your friend Amy is gonna get mad six times now.
Tootsie Farklepants saysJuly 2, 2008 at 3:06 am
Probably my sister and a day on the Dive Devil
Keeper of the Catnip saysJuly 2, 2008 at 3:08 am
Spa day- Mani, Pedi, Massage, Pool, Sauna, Pampering, Laughter, Mojitos.
JCK saysJuly 2, 2008 at 3:50 am
Cocktails. Oodles of time. Gabfest. Laughter. Food. Time to enjoy.
margalit saysJuly 2, 2008 at 4:54 am
Trip north to candy store then beach and cocktails, dinner.
Sparx saysJuly 2, 2008 at 6:00 am
Laziness. Did I say laziness? Talking lots. And being lazy.
Black Hockey Jesus saysJuly 2, 2008 at 8:10 am
We are out of beer again, Derek?!? That’s fucked up.
Loretta saysJuly 2, 2008 at 8:25 am
New York City, Irish pub, beer, bartenders, U2, no curfew!
Mandy saysJuly 2, 2008 at 8:26 am
Talking through bad movies and eating oreos while kids sleep.
dgm saysJuly 2, 2008 at 8:35 am
My BFF and I: we laugh so hard we pee.
Molly saysJuly 2, 2008 at 9:14 am
Best friends for 30 years now, rarely talk these days.
ps, Doesn’t matter, because when we do get together it is like we never missed a beat. Two hours visiting with “Bones” seems to pass like 15 minutes. She is venomously funny, we are catty like high school juniors whenever we meet. Her nickname for me since 5th grade is “The Mollis”, even her dad calls me that. She gave my german shepherd dog the nickname of Moose-puke(no he didn’t puke and his real name was Avanti). Maybe I should call her today… Oh crap, it is her 41st FREAKING BIRTHDAY TODAY!!! I’m such a good friend!
Phoenix saysJuly 2, 2008 at 10:38 am
Driving, singing & talking.
Late night movie marathons.
Best freindy rocks.
Optimist saysJuly 2, 2008 at 11:44 am
A movie date and talking in the car until late!
rb saysJuly 2, 2008 at 2:06 pm
at a mall
(this was her actual birthday party last year)
moosh in indy. saysJuly 2, 2008 at 3:10 pm
Her, me, no kids, blogher ’08. WAIT THIS WILL HAPPEN!
Jill saysJuly 2, 2008 at 5:37 pm
pedicures, no kids, sunshine, fun restaurant patio, margarita. margarita. margarita.
Texan Mama saysJuly 2, 2008 at 5:44 pm
Swirl Girl saysJuly 2, 2008 at 9:30 pm
Vodka martini with extra olives, no talking, four batteries included.
the jackie saysJuly 3, 2008 at 7:22 am
Poolside, soaking in the glorious sun. Margaritas and twisty straws.
Me saysJuly 3, 2008 at 8:41 am
Okay, so it’s no longer Tuesday, and this won’t just be ten words. But Bossy, Me is so excited that I will be spending the 4th of July with two of my best friends, one of whom I haven’t seen in person in years, in a city I have never been to before… Chicago! It will be a short trip sandwiched between two long drives, but it is going to include dear friends, yummy food, inspiring culture, and tons of fun. I am so excited!!
HeyJoe saysJuly 3, 2008 at 2:17 pm
checking out the breasts on bossy and her shy friend.
Kerri Anne saysJuly 5, 2008 at 1:44 am
She is the Hans to my Frans. We like microbrews.
gray matter matters saysJuly 7, 2008 at 7:35 pm
Sharing our most honest selves over sushi. And then massages.