I want to make this. I might need to go to Wegmans and try to make it in the dorm kitchen. That might be a nice thing to do Friday night actually.
Most of the time, when I really like someone, I want to be like them. I wish I looked like them, or was funny like them, there's something about them that seems so appealing that I wish I had too. This isn't the case with my friend DS, aka the girl with the purple shorts. Being with her is great, I always enjoy her company, but I don't want to be like her, because when I'm with her I feel so good about who I am. There's no tension, I feel appreciated and relaxed, and on occasion, witty. I probably wouldn't like being DS, she's very different from me, and I don't think I'd be as good at it, but she's a terrific friend to have. Sometimes it's nice to be around someone that allows you to let your guard down. I ran into her outside of the Union today. There was free ice cream, and I saw her sitting on a wall, eating her ice cream when I was in line. She came over and waited with me, and then we got lunch. I don't get to see her very often, so we caught up a little. She asked about my life, and even listened to a (brief) account of a dream I had. Eating with my friends can be complicated. CL eats off of my plate, so I can't save the things I like until the end of the meal. CWB makes a point of eating the least of everyone at the table, and NL rubs salt into her lips, which I find horrifying. DS is nice to eat with, honestly, the only drawback is that it takes so long because she gets me talking. She even stole a bowl for me to have for breakfast, right in front of a CAS worker, simply because I mentioned a need for a bowl.
On the way out of lunch I decided I wanted some peanuts from the free ice cream stand, so DS walked me back to the Union. They were closing up, and trying to get rid of the last of it, so we both took bowls. She's the kind of friend that you can get two bowls of ice cream with without guilt, but with giggling, and making each other promise to eat all of it.