Thursday, April 21, 2011

Things I Miss on Thursdays... My Besties

So life has been a bit, ok you got me, SUPER, crazy recently. I have been working like a maniac and don't have much time to spend with my bf, let alone any of my's downright depressing.  We did manage to get out for a little bowling with a few friends on Saturday night (my first night off in 10 nights), but that wasn't even enough to make me feel better.

So today what I'm REALLY missing is spending time with my best friends.

I miss living at Bucknell so that VG was living right next door to me or across the hall from me.  VG and I have been friends since our Freshman year of college... which was almost 8 years ago!  Crazy!  We are sorority sisters which means we have a bond closer than just 2 ordinary friends.  Almost 2 years ago now (where has the time gone?!) she moved to Arizona. (Insert really sad face here :()  I feel like we have grown apart a bit since the move and that is NOT OKAY!  It's just with the time difference and the fact that I work like EVERY night we don't get much time to talk.  We did get to catch up for a little last week... yay for hour long phone dates!  But even that isn't enough.  I miss you BFF...VG...

VG and I together at a wedding last May

Typical Us... we started taking pics like this early on in college

At a Jungle Themed Mixer our Soph Year at Bucknell

We had sooo much fun together!

I miss my best friend from elementary school... AW.  AW and I met in first grade and have been friends ever since.  She is probably my longest friend and will most likely be the MOH in my wedding (if I ever get married).  We have been through a lot together... she has definitely seen me at my best as well as at my worst.  AW and I are the friends that can go a month (or 2 or 6) without talking and pick up right where we had left off.  One of my favorite things about AW is that she has a heart of gold.  She is one of the nicest and most amazing women I know.  I don't know what I would do without her in my life....

AW and I at my end of the bar exam party

I feel like we look like we haven't changed much over the years... well minus my hair style lol

Us with our dates before our Senior Prom

Then there is CS.  We have been friends I believe since our sophomore year of HS... making her my 2nd longest bff.  We pretty much have an "online" friendship because we have never actually really lived close enough to be able to see each other much.  We do however try to see each other whenever we can, but we STINK at taking pics together.  CS is the one person other than the bf who I talk to basically every day.  Granted we pretty much only talk through Gchat or text message... she still seems to know more about what is going on in my life than anyone else.  I hate when we don't get to talk a lot...i.e. these past couple of weeks... but I know we'll find the time to catch up soon and everything will be back to normal!

The one and ONLY pic the two of us have together!

So far I've pretty much only talked about my friends that I have had pre-law school.  It's funny how life works out.  When I was graduating from high school and leaving for college I was devastated because I was leaving all my friends behind and I was afraid I would never make friends who I could be as close to and who I would trust as much as my high school pals.  Then I got to college and I really only keep in touch with a couple of my high school friends.  Then I left college to move on to law school and again I felt like I would never be able to find any girls that I would be as close to as I was to my college friends and my few high school friends I remained close with.  I should have learned from the first time around, because I met some of my closest friends EVER in law school and I definitely wouldn't be where I am today without them.

First we have JG who is my birthday twin and bff down here.  We met working together at Fridays (you will notice this as a common theme with all of these besties) and bonded over the loss of a co-worker who was a mutual friend.  We became super close and she definitely became one of my bestest friends ever.  We are both so busy now that we RARELY get to see each other, but when we do it's always a good time.  We actually just had a shopping and dinner/drinks night out a couple of nights ago and it was GLORIOUS!  She is one of those girls that you can just always have fun with and who knows how to make people smile.  Love you JG...

How could you not love this girl??

We <3 mudslide martinis

Celebrating our birthdays together

I <3 us

Then we have NS.  NS I feel like got off to a slow start with our group.  She was really quiet and reserved at first, and honestly I wasn't sure if we were going to be good friends.  Boy was I wrong.  Once she started to open up I realized what an amazing person she was.  She is the type of friend who makes sure to pick up the phone and call just to chat and catch up.  She is the friend who knows I've been working a bazillion hours so shows up at work to visit me so that we can catch up.  She is a friend that I know I can always count on.  NS is someone I know I can talk to about the good stuff as well as the bad and I know she'll give me amazing advice.  We don't get to see each other as often since she moved to Philly... but we still see each other a bunch.  Hanging out with this girl is always a ton of fun, and hopefully now that the weather is nicer I'll be able to take more trips into Philly to hang with her... and maybe even watch her run a race!

NS and I at my end of the bar exam party

Out together at Bucknell

Love how we both have slightly different hairstyles in EVERY pic

Last but not least is my long lost best friend KT.  KT moved down to NC last year when she got a job as a teacher.  I definitely don't see her or talk to her as much as I would like, but I still consider her one of my besties.  She is the friend who never bails.  We used to always joke that the two of us were the dependable ones.  You could always count on us to be on time and to show up.  KT was always the one who would open the champagne when we had girls nights.  She is also one of the biggest Phillies fans I have ever met and we could always count on her to plan trips to see the Phils play!  I miss this girl!

Our standard bathroom pic when the two of us go out together

Us at a wedding together

Hanging out during the Snow Storm

Braving the wind, rain and cold day for the Erin Express in Philly

I miss a lot of other people in my life too, but right now I really do miss my girls.   And I miss more of my girls than I can devote time to on my blog.  I just particularly miss these girls because they have been with me through it all... at times they know me better than I know myself... these are the girls that I know I can completely trust.  It's funny how things change over time because I know that in the past there were friends who I would've thought could have been a part of this post but we're no longer really close.  Then there are friends who I am continuing to become closer with and I think would make this post if I were to write it in perhaps another year (AE, ILC, EO, NMS, MC, SS).  

If any of you ladies are reading this... I love you all!  And let's plan a girl's night out soon!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

What's on Betsey's Phone...

So I definitely think I win the prize for world's worst blogger because I do this blogging thing in spurts.  Life has just been super duper crazy recently and I haven't had time for too much.  I have lots of past events to blog about so stay tuned... but for now here is the 2nd Edition of What's on Betsey's Phone on Tuesday

Here we go.....

That's right... we're going to start this one off with beer... my loving bf is turning me into a complete beer snob and after trying 2,576,908,091,120,357, ok maybe it was only 3, beers I finally was able to settle on a black and tan as my beer of choice for the night.

Sketchy White Van with a licence plate of "cupcake"... Free Candy anyone?!

Rita's may not be what puts me in my happy place... BUT I just love the whole concept of it.

This is one of my managers at Fridays.  His name is Robert... and he is totally oblivious to the fact that we have put this on his back.  Too bad you can't read it that well, but it says "Mr. United States"  He walked around with it on his back until Etel was nice enough to tell him it was there.

See ladies... engagement chicken is NOT a myth!  It was featured in this month's Glamour magazine! I'm thinking that maybe I should try this one out on the love of my life??  What do you think?

This is Lindsey... another one of our Fridays managers... and this is what she does when she hears about a bar guest throwing up on the bar.  She was ready to kick some butt!

That's it for this edition of What's on Betsey's Phone...  Sorry it wasn't as entertaining as the last edition, but in all fairness I have been super busy and haven't been able to whip my phone out to snap as many pics as I would like.  I'll try better next week!

In other news, stay tuned for some updates as to what has been happening in my life the past month or so!