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October 24, 2009

What are girlfriends for?

1. Girlfriends are there for as many late night slumber parties as you can manage to fit in.

2. Girlfriends are there to help you chase boys down the street at 2 AM after they have just tp’d the house of said slumber parties.

3. Girlfriends are there to laugh with you until you cry when you find out that said boys ran into a chain link fence while trying to get away and are now all scraped up.

4. Girlfriends are there to help you run through the parking lot and drive away surreptitiously when a boy you do not want stalking you is…stalking you.

5. Girlfriends are there to take lateย  night drives for ice cream since it’s your birthday…and drive the whole way with the car’s brights on, since it’s not her car and she can’t figure out how to turn them off.

6. Girlfriends are there to remind you that yes, he is a jerk, and no, it’s not your fault.

7. Girlfriends are there to help you use up all your free cell phone minutes and text messages.

8. Girlfriends are there to pass notes in school and then eat said notes when the teacher comes to take them away.

9. Girlfriends are there to create unique codes so said notes can never be read if said teacher does manage to get the notes.

10. And girlfriends are there to laugh incredulously with you when you find out that said teacher took home the note and “deciphered” it and wants you to stop talking about boys. Even if those boys are your brothers.

11. Girlfriends are there to move with you to a foreign state ๐Ÿ˜‰ and weather (pun intended) many interesting adventures together.

12. Girlfriends are there to laugh with you the whole way to church after you hit a frog crossing the street.

13. Girlfriends are there to laugh with you for hours after you just read your first apartment lease agreement, or at least tried to read it since your cute landlord was a bit distracting.

14. Girlfriends are there to give you a gold heart locket that you wore all day at school, without realizing they had put a picture of one of the girl’s brothers inside.

15. Girlfriends are there to laugh when you are trying to cook dinner at one of their houses and you find interesting things in their kitchen drawers.

16. And girlfriends are there to never let her forget it.

17. Girlfriends are there to throw you surprise birthday parties and leave balloons on your doorstep.

18. Girlfriends are there to give you a hug when you are far away from home and just need one.

19. Girlfriends are there to help you evaluate the virtues and vices of eachย  guy that comes along and to agree with you that he’s not the one either.

20. Girlfriends are there for having lunch and reminiscing about past crazy adventures.

21. Girlfriends are there to tell your classmate that you hate his guts, so that his sister now hates you too. Even if it’s not true.

22. Girlfriends are there to try and hook you up with lots of random guys, even ones with lip piercings.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

23. Girlfriends are there so that you have someone with which to share your deepest, darkest secrets.

24. Girlfriends are there toย help you give your junior high teachers cookies that you both baked and dropped on the floor. shhh.

25. Girlfriends are there to help you throw all your stuff in the bathroom tub when you hear that a tornado is somewhere in the vicinity of the state of Wisconsin.

26. And girlfriends are there to laugh (or cry?) with you when they hear you locked your keys in your car, while it’s still running, and it’s snowing outside.

27.ย  Girlfriends are there to scream with you when weird bugs invade your apartment, and then to bravely help you try to kill them. This includes killer moths that try to attack you in the dorm.

28. Girlfriends are there to help you put out fires when the candles in the bathroom catch the wall on fire.

29. Girlfriends are there to help you clean the apartment when you wake her up frantic that you have a friend suddenly stopping by and for whatever reason you invited him to have dinner as well so now you have to cook. Yes, I still owe you for that one Beck!

30. Girlfriends are there to not hate you too much when you accidentally throw away her food because you thought it was yours, and you didn’t want it anymore. ๐Ÿ™‚

31. Girlfriends are there to dream with you about traveling to exotic places.

32. And girlfriends are there when you decide to actually go see some of these places.

33.ย Girlfriends are there when there is no one else who truly could understand.

34. Girlfriends are there to cheer with you when the “Brians” of the world meet the “Deborahs” of the world and then stop following the both of you. They are also there to laugh and laugh about it.

35. Girlfriends are there to share their stories of when they went through the exact same thing, just to make you feel better.

36. Girlfriends are there when you just don’t feel like talking to anyone.

37. Girlfriends are there when you feel like talking tillย 3 in the morning and reminiscing about past escapades.

38. Girlfriends are there when you just want to laugh about an inside joke.

39. Girlfriends are there to help you create secret codes and designations so you can talk about other people without anyone else knowing who you are talking about. Sometimes theย four of us STILL use this! ๐Ÿ™‚ (not like to gossip or anything!) ๐Ÿ™‚

40. Girlfriends are there to understand your dreams and goals, even when you are sometimes confused about them yourself.

Life is a much better place thanks to our best gal pals! Through the years many friends come and go, but there are always those few who are there no matter what and no matter the distance. The ones you can call no matter what. The ones who are truly “kindred spirits” as Anne would say. So THANK YOU to all my girlfriends for being there all these years! It’s definitely been fun!

36 Comments leave one →
  1. James permalink
    October 24, 2009 10:27 pm

    Did numbers 15 to 24 get censored???

  2. James permalink
    October 24, 2009 10:34 pm

    …and while we’re on the subject I would like to give a lil shout out to all my girlfriends out there too

  3. jenmarie permalink*
    October 25, 2009 8:20 am

    lol, I just did that because I knew you would notice and leave a comment. ๐Ÿ™‚ You know me and numbers…
    Speaking of your girlfriends…jk. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. October 25, 2009 8:40 am

    This was great…even though I wasn’t present for most of them I did hear about most of them seeing as my sister was usually involved. Although I do think you forgot that Girlfriends are there when you want to go tp’ing and you get 2 house really good on the same night. ๐Ÿ™‚ I really enjoyed all your memories.

  5. October 25, 2009 8:41 am

    ps: It was hilarious when that certain girlfriend ate the note. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. jenmarie permalink*
    October 25, 2009 2:19 pm

    Renae – when we got the guys’ and girls’ dorms on the same night and the guys caught us – kinda? – actually, didn’t we get Jay the same night too? lol, fun times. We should go again sometime! Maybe we could go get Ruth over at the dorm. lol, jk

  7. Becka permalink
    October 26, 2009 8:29 am

    Wow, I haven’t laughed that hard in a really long time. We still need to have that phone chat. lol I was on the circ desk at work too and had a really big smile when helping people….they probably thought I was really weird. lol

    Those are hilarious. I am printing them out and saving them! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Becka permalink
    October 26, 2009 8:46 am

    41. Girlfriends are there to stop at a random farm and ask a random farmer boy if you could pet his goats.

  9. Becka permalink
    October 26, 2009 8:49 am

    42. Girlfriends are there to ask boys if you could take their picture. You don’t want it “it’s for a friend.”

    43. Girlfriends are there to help you ditch your younger siblings.

    44. Girlfriends are there to laugh about the time you hit a boy with your purse. They are there to laugh harder when said boy shows up 15 years later.

  10. jenmarie permalink*
    October 26, 2009 9:00 am

    lol, thanks for the extra memories! There are like waaaay too many, and some of them I’ve forgotten along the way. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    lol, girlfriends are there to cram as many of you as possible under the ping pong table every single recess in 5th/6th grade and giggle and share snacks. lol, why did we go under the ping pong table?

  11. Becka permalink
    October 26, 2009 9:22 am

    lol I have no idea. That’s hilarious. Forgot about that. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. zaza permalink
    October 26, 2009 1:15 pm

    reading this, i really did lol! haha. great memories and so true, the list could go on and on.

    @becka – #42 so true. ah the memories at bball games…

  13. October 26, 2009 4:06 pm

    @becka # 42 Or take pics at Knott’s Berry Farm with guys who are from In-N-Out…
    #43 that was so not fun for me! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Jen- #38 Hands!

  14. jenmarie permalink*
    October 26, 2009 9:07 pm

    Ha ha, oh yeah, the baseball games. lol
    Hands…yeah, then we found out it wasn’t so secret? idk, lol. Yeah, and ha ha, our “mustangs” and “SUVs”, ‘member Beck? Ha ha. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Becka permalink
    October 27, 2009 8:13 am

    lol Yeah. We thought we were so smart. Although the SUV thing, I’m not sure anyone ever actually figured out. “What SUV? I didn’t see and SUV.” lol

  16. jaynepomuceno permalink
    October 27, 2009 8:33 am

    Sorry to bust in on your little girlfriends talk here, but just had to remind you all that Brenna did NOT tell me what “hands” meant.

  17. Becka permalink
    October 27, 2009 8:53 am

    lol, Jay. Though missions trip was pretty hilarious. I will never again paint a fence without thinking of that trip. lol

  18. Antonia permalink
    October 27, 2009 10:22 am

    I was laughing while reading the list!

  19. October 27, 2009 12:23 pm

    lol! Jen you should consider sending this out as a mass email and see how many people it ends up getting fowarded to. It really reminds me of one of those emails that has already has like 6 “FWD” before the title.

  20. October 27, 2009 12:25 pm

    I’m only jealous that i wasn’t involved in most of this. I guess that’s what I get for growing up in SF and not going to school in Wisconsin.

    Of course there was the banana pizza incident. I think Ji is still traumatized from that.

  21. jenmarie permalink*
    October 27, 2009 6:30 pm

    Ruth – yeah, the banana pizza, I thought of that after doing the list. That was so much fun. I still have those pics somewhere if anyone wants them. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Jay – okay, so you guys got one of our inside jokes, however you got it…but can you figure out mustangs and SUVs? lol

  22. jenmarie permalink*
    October 27, 2009 6:35 pm

    #44 – yeah Beck, and then when the girls in your youth group want to hook you up with him and you have to explain one of the main reasons why it wouldn’t work out…and you have to admit that you beat him up once. lol, not the purse incident, in addition to that one. ๐Ÿ™‚ I really AM trying to be nice to the boys now ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. October 28, 2009 12:49 pm

    Sounds like you have lots of great memories and great girlfriends!

  24. jaynepomuceno permalink
    October 28, 2009 8:09 pm

    Mustangs and SUVs? Well, I’d have to use them in different contexts and evaluate how you and your girlfriends react. Kinda tough to do that online, but here goes:

    “Mustangs are fast and furious, SUVs are big and powerful!”

    Does that get anyone giggling?

  25. Becka permalink
    October 29, 2009 8:16 am

    It got me giggling, Jay! lol

    Girlfriends are there to take Driver’s Ed with you and are also there to laugh about the Driving Instructor. lol

  26. jenmarie permalink*
    October 29, 2009 11:59 am

    lol, it made me laugh too Beck. I still remember when that came about – at least I think. We were on the way up to the cabin for my bday slumber party, right? And we were all in the van and…lol. I could be wrong, but I think that was it. And remember we all climbed that mountain and then Renae and I slid all the way down in that dirtslide? lol.
    Yeah, driver’s ed was fun, wow, that was a long time ago.

  27. Becka permalink
    October 29, 2009 12:07 pm

    That was the best b-day party ever! That was a tiring climb. And I think Brandie slid pretty far down the hill too. Actually, I think she even tumbled a little. It was super fun though!

  28. jenmarie permalink*
    October 29, 2009 12:13 pm

    Oh was it Brandi, I thought it was Renae. I don’t remember, I just remember thinking I was going to die. Sheesh, I’m such a wimp.

  29. October 29, 2009 12:19 pm

    Brandi did slide with us… and yes Mustangs and SUV’s came about on that trip. that was an awesome birthday party… It was a long hot hike, but it was so much fun.

  30. Becka permalink
    October 29, 2009 12:39 pm

    In your defense, Jen, it was a really big and really steep hill. lol It would have been really scary falling down it – I was scared for you guys! lol

  31. jenmarie permalink*
    October 29, 2009 8:57 pm

    Seriously, I really thought I was going to die – I’m not sure why. Even skydiving wasn’t that scary. lol

  32. jaynepomuceno permalink
    October 30, 2009 8:17 am

    The older Mustangs are so much better than the newer ones.

    Any reaction to that one?

  33. Becka permalink
    October 30, 2009 9:12 am

    Hmmm….nice try Jay, but that statement totally doesn’t work – though in your context it’s definitely true. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Girlfriends are there to give you a heart necklace so that they can embarrass you in front of the entire camp. “Who has the key to her heart?” lol lol lol

  34. jenmarie permalink*
    October 30, 2009 9:16 am

    Well, it actually does work Beck. I guess it’s just a matter of what you mean by “older” and “newer” lol. He just wants us to give it away, lol.
    Ha ha, that was pretty funny.

  35. zaza permalink
    October 30, 2009 9:18 am

    i have one:

    mustangs are so much more prettier than SUV’s!

  36. jenmarie permalink*
    November 2, 2009 3:14 pm

    LOL, gfs are there to make you laugh until you cry…whether it’s in a church service at Calvary in Watertown, or while I’m on the reference desk at work!!! lol, I seriously keep laughing out loud and I’m sure people think I’m crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Beck…lol, seriously.

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