If we had a lady date, I think we would have a lot to catch up on.
If we had a lady date, I would be grateful. I think the holidays and new year add a different element of busy-ness to everyone's lives and that taking extra time for someone else gets really hard. I would understand that things are happening in your life and just be happy we found time to connect.
I would tell you about my new love, the Call Your Girlfriend podcast. It's two smart women who are "long distance besties" who talk about everything from current events to the Kardashians to their bodies. They're feminists without being man-haters and they use awesome words like "garbage person" and "apreesh" (short for appreciate. It works, I promise). I have a new appreciation for faking cultural literacy and a renewed outlook on our patriarchal society and all kinds of things I never considered before. I'm listening to all of the back episodes and I'm excited to be caught up in real time.
Talking about that would make me want to talk about friends. Yours, specifically. I am still so fascinated by the intricacies of female friendship and it hasn't stopped. If nothing else, some of the things I've gone through lately has made me want to study women in their friend groups like animals at the zoo. The dominant one, the nurturer, the pair that are there for one another unconditionally. Like siblings, adult best friends are things I have yet to experience for myself.
If we had a lady date, I would tell you about Andrew's super fun bout with the flu and how I'm not the greatest nurse there ever was. I tried, but by day three I forced him to the doctor more for my sake than his. I've stayed at arm's length so as not to catch his plague and I miss him feeling well.
I would want to tell you that I am doing pretty well with my new year's resolutions. I even walked in circles for 40 minutes in an empty conference room, Hart of Dixie playing on my iPad, at lunch the other day just to get my steps in. The Project 365 was a failure - I kind of assumed it would be the day I began - but I am playing with the new camera a little. Finding something instagram-worthy every day was too much pressure.
Whoa Wait Walmart would have to come up. I love Target as much as the next girl, but looking at this site, it looks like Walmart has totally stepped up their game. I love following their instagram though I've yet to pick up anything in store. It almost makes me excited for my next grocery trip.
Mostly, if we went on a lady date, I would hope that we could just let things flow. I would hope to have one of those evenings where two and a half hours pass and it feels like fifteen minutes. Before we parted, I would want to set up plans for the next time, just like you do at the dentist. That's the mark of a good lady date.
You can read about our first potential lady date here.