today i woke up feeling a little digestively challenged. all i will say is that i made some unfortunate vegetable choices last night and now i am off sick from work. of course, feel free to insert your own creative imagery here.
so as i sit quietly in my air conditioned mecca, i thought now would be the right opportunity to interrupt our regularly scheduled programming with some goodtimes. team goodtimes, to be exact.
i’ve mentioned lidia and hannah a few times now since starting this confounded blog, and since i promised to share my stories of friendship and friendship fail-dom, i thought team goodtimes was the perfect place to start.
i met lidia and hannah in 2006 when i shipped myself off to (the developing country known as) france for my last six months of university. hannah was loud, obnoxious, incredibly american and lived across the hall from me in our dorm. lidia, on the other hand, was quiet(er) but had a wonderfuly quirky sense of humor.
i immediately adored lidia – but as for hannah – not so much.
listen, i’m the first to admit that i can be a judgemental bitch. but hannah was really outgoing you guys, and that freaked me out. as enthusiastic as hannah was (is), i was (am) equally as stubborn when i decide something is not for me.
yet despite weeks of suffering through my prickly demeanour, hannah broke me down with her obvious sense of loyalty, compassion and kindness. sure, she was over-the-top about everything, but that meant the girl knew how to have fun. and i liked it.
so with our mutual love for lidia in tow, team goodtimes was born.
i asked hannah last night how the name team goodtimes came about because i guess the french wine had eroded my memory. this is what she said: “al you gave us the name. you said we should be called team goodtimes because…we always have goodtimes.”
and while obvious, i guess it gets the point across. we’re fun girls.
friendship is tricky and sometimes (many times) i don’t always get it right. but, what’s beautiful about this is that my many failures have brought me to the point where i know a good thing when i see it. and folks – team goodtimes is just that.
over 5 years has gone by since our first days together – and while we are all on different continents – my dear team goodtimes girls still find time each day in their busy schedules to warm my heart.
i guess that’s just part of our deal. and i love them for it.