Happy National Friendship Day, People I’ve Never Met!

friandshipWhile I know the headline to this post is dripping with Brooklyn Attitude, I really do want to wish you all a Happy National Friendship Day!

According to the little counter on the right side of the page, I have over 2,200 new friends since I started this blog.  I might not have met most of you, but I do consider you friends (Well, almost all of you.  The others know who they are!  Joking.  Or am I?).

Thank you for making my time in the Blogosphere happy, healthy, fun, and productive.  I hope you will stick around so we can continue to get to know each other better.

As for my real world friends, thank you.  Seriously.  I know I am a very difficult person to befriend.  I’m a pain in the rumpus room, I’ve got lots of quirks, my way with words sometimes gets me into a lot of trouble, I’m a klutz, I’m annoying, I’m a big baby when I’m sick, I put up walls, I won’t travel to visit you, and you can feel free to stop me any time…

friendship heartI just want to say how much I cherish those of you who have stuck by me, held my hand through the hard times, and never gave up despite what must have seemed liked the most determined efforts on my part to drive you away.

As the Golden Girls would say, Thank you for being a friend.

To my imaginary friends…we’ll talk later at the tea party!

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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45 Responses to Happy National Friendship Day, People I’ve Never Met!

  1. floridaborne says:

    This was a good one.

    I wonder if writers have illusions, not friends? The friends I’ve had the longest are the ones who went their separate ways when one of us moved–and we pick up right where we left off when we see each other again. “Why didn’t you call or write” are words that families say. True friends have written their signatures on your heart.

    • Austin says:

      Are you implying that the other posts I write aren’t good? 🙂 I know who my friends are, and I value them muchly.

      • floridaborne says:

        Some of my posts are better than others. That’s the reality of writing–for anyone.. As a virtual friend, it is my duty to virtually laugh at you when you fall flat on your face. I would expect you to do the same. 🙂

      • Austin says:

        Yikes. I had no idea I was falling flat on my face with my blog posts…

      • floridaborne says:

        Don’t have my anxiety attack. That’s one of my worst fears, too. 🙂

        With my blogs, some people are interested in dogs and others couldn’t care less. You have an audience interested in all things Maine. I know very little about Maine and might not visit that state. (If I say never, I’ll end up having to fly there for some reason). Your Friday Night Think Tank is the blog that is the most interesting to me.

      • Austin says:

        Got it. Thanks for clarifying. 🙂

  2. It’s been a hoot to have discovered The Return of the Modern Philosopher. You and I are practically neighbors – separated by about 65 miles of I-95, so a meet up might be something easily accomplished. Ya never know.

  3. Happy national friendship day to you too – even though I live slightly further away than “national”. Isn’t blogging just the greatest thing ever – get to meet people from all walks of life from all over the world,
    Guess I’ll see you at the tea party as well!

  4. mudlips says:

    I’m wondering if you know the appropriate dessert to serve on National Friendship Day. Cake, like a Birthday? Pie, like Thanksgiving? I just don’t know what to do! Or maybe, I just buy a Hallmark card for another Hallmark holiday (oh, that’s cynical me typing- go away cynical me) and call it good.

  5. mudlips says:

    Way out West here, in Orygun, we have a few national ice cream chains, but no one goes to those. Anything worth eating is the fancy hand-made stuff served in boutique-like shops or foodcarts; like our beer, coffee, VooDoo Doughnuts (http://voodoodoughnut.com/doughnuts.php), and gluten-free-vegan cookies. And, no, I’m not serving VooDoo doughnuts on Friendship Day. Agh, what to do?

    • Austin says:

      Apple Pie is very friendly. 🙂

    • jaklumen says:

      Why not just specify Portland? Most folks forget that which is not on I-5, anyways, and Portland has its own TV sitcom now. Whenever They West of The Cascades make fun of us in Eastern Washington, I say, “Hey man, it’s worse in Eastern Oregon. You want truly boring? Try there.”

      Y’know what I mean? I’m like, serious.

      • mudlips says:

        So right! Portland, Oh Are, is really what I meant. Life here in the “big” city is very different from outside the city limits; you’re not likely to find too many gourmet food carts in Baker City.

      • jaklumen says:

        Yes, precisely. In Tri-Cities, WA, we have basic taco trucks, a few fruit stands, and that’s about it. (Fat Cat Grill is our new exception.) No gourmet food carts. I hope I didn’t sound too condescending; I have enjoyed my visits to Portland, Seattle, and the surrounding areas (Tigard, Tacoma, Vancouver). I especially want to try this Korean fusion stuff that’s come up from Cali! (I’ll attempt to make at home in the meantime.)

  6. I will bring the cucumber sandwiches and some dainty cookies

  7. jaklumen says:

    2,200 new friends? Waaaaay more than me, and even the few I have barely comment.

    Tea party? Just ginger or other herbal, if you don’t mind. Thanks.

  8. Austin says:

    Reblogged this on The Return of the Modern Philosopher and commented:

    Happy National Friendship Day! Thought I’d share my post from last year, since true friends don’t mind re-gifting…

  9. It’s called Friendship Cake! Happy National Friendship Day. 😀

  10. D. Parker says:

    As long as we don’t have to make imaginary signs with misspelled virulence then I’ll virtually attend your tea party (lower case t and p). Will there be imaginary scones with virtual blackberry jam? Love those. Happy Friendship Day my delightful virtual friend! 🙂

  11. I believe there’s a saying, ‘You can never have too many friends.’ I’m not sure it’s true, but in the blogosphere, ‘real’ friends (not the imaginary who leave stupid spam) are a true gift. You are fortunate to have so many friends, and one of the reasons you do is because of posts like these – you appreciate them! So Happy National Friendship Day to You. Nice to be counted as one of your friends.

  12. Lovely post! Drinks are on you then!

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