Sunday, August 19

my bff in the uk

So as most of you already know my mate Jim is my bff (best friend forever), which over here would probably be called a bmf (mate) - lol. Not that you want all the details of my Friday night/Saturday morning, but I'm waiting for my washing to finish so I figured this would be a productive thing to do instead of sleeping :)

Friday night I had a LONG day at work, 10 hours to be exact, but I was able to keep going for 2 reasons, 1) I knew I was meeting up with some mates after work so that gave me something to look forward to and 2) I was having an email conversation with Jim's girlfriend, Rebekah (aka Becks). Now Becks & I haven't met yet, but J's been talking about her a lot so I sorta feel like I know her and I know she knows who I am & a bit about me. She's coming to London on the 31st and J's told me she's a bit nervous about meeting all of our mates - which is totally understandable!! I told him if I can do anything to make it easier on her just let me know - being a guy he said no.

But the other night I got a "friend's request" from her on my myspace account, so I added her and sent her a quick comment to say hi, looking forward to meeting you etc. Friday morning she sent a message saying she was bored at home with nothing to do for the day, so during one of my first incubation periods of the afternoon I sent her a quick message saying I wished I were at home!! She happened to be online at the same time so we just sent messages back & forth until I was done for the day.

Off to the pub I went to meet Rob, Jaiden, Tim, Logan, John, Nim, Andy and Magna. We were all chit-chatting about what we've all been up to since the last time we were together (3 weeks ago b/c J & I were in NY, Rob was at rehab for his foot). To my surprise Jim came bouncing in as well, so then came ALL the holiday stories. Then as usual we all go our own ways & chat in smaller groups, smokers go outside & chat etc. This left Jaiden, Rob, Jim & me inside at the bar. So I told J how Becks & I had been chatting all afternoon & he was so happy. Then I handed him my phone since I knew his phone was buggered (& figured he was going to be out late) & said go call her. A few minutes later he handed me the phone to chat with her, so we said a quick hello & I promised I'd look into tickets for Lion King.

Time passes as we all mingle around. Jim & I get talking about whatever and some how end up talking about his best mate who he lost in Iraq this past January. They'd trained for the Royal Marines together & been stationed together all of J's time in. J was given a medical discharge a few years back, but they'd been together for 9.5 years all around the world. J was the best man at the wedding, the god-father of his kids, etc. And some how I said well no worries you've got Rob should you ever get married & need a best man. He looked at me funny & said no way . . . if I ever get married I don't have a best man, my grandfather & best man are both gone . . . long pause while he starts to smile . . . "I'd have to have a 'best Sara'"
"WHAT????" I say
"Only makes sense, your my best mate, I'll just have a 'best Ra'"
smiling back I reply, "yeah I guess that works"
At which point John says he's closing the pub & we need to leave, so off to Nim & Andy's house to play with Clayton - they're robosapian. To make a really really long story slightly shorter (lol) we were there till 3am when Jim finally said, "Let's go Ra, we're going home" much to my relief as I was finding myself falling asleep on the couch.

Outside he hailed a cab & off to Friend Barnet we went. So that I didn't have to walk home at that hour I just crashed on their couch and was awoken by Rob at 10am who wanted me to go to Tescos with him, WTF was he thinking?!?!?! Oh yeah he left the pub at 11pm so he'd had a full night's sleep. Lucky for me, he went alone & upon return made us toasted bagels with mozzarella cheese, onions, fresh spinach, parma ham, and sun dried tomatoes - YUM!!!! (don't worry we tried to offer Jim one, but he was dead to the world sleeping in his room)

In return I did the washing up, put away the dishes in the dishwasher, cleaned the counters, scrubbed the hob (oven top), washed the front of the oven, cleaned out the microwave, and cleaned the sink. After all that I was exhausted again & decided I should come home to get ready to go see Bourne Ultimatum at 6, which was very good btw.

So that's my bff story from Friday/Saturday. Oh there's the washer bell, laters . . .



At 19 August, 2007 14:42, Blogger jen said...

you'd be my bff too if you did so much cleaning when you came over! but a very sweet story nonetheless.

At 20 August, 2007 04:44, Blogger BRAINCHEESE said...

Well, all be dayumed! Sweet story and so wonderful it is current reality versus virtual! You sound very happy.

Linda D. in Seattle


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