Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Good Friends Have Good Dirt

One of Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop prompts this week is to have a friend write a post on my blog about me. I chose to do an interview with one of my best friends, Amy, and share it here. (Similar to the interview I once did with my mom, and it is scary how similar some of their answers were!)

Mama’s Losin’ It

Amy and I have worked together for 8 years - all the years I have lived in Colorado. We have been at two schools together and have seen five bosses come and go. We have grown closer and closer over the years, and I couldn't even imagine what I would do without her. It would be a sad, dark, lonely world without her by my side!

Amy and Me, pre-kids, 2005 (I have done my own version of "photoshop" on the creep that wouldn't leave us alone that night.)

Me: What do you think my readers would be surprised to learn about me?

Amy: I think you’ve dished it all! Anything else that they don’t know, I have to take to the grave.

Me: Yes, that is true! (Inside I’m thinking, She just passed the good friend test.) Anything about my personality that would be surprising to my readers?

Amy: How highly perfectionistic you are.

Me: Yes!

Amy: If things don’t go how they’re supposed to go or how you are expecting them to go, you get completely thrown off kilter.

Me: *Sigh* I know. ‘Tis true. (She knows me so well! EVERYTHING is supposed to go the way I want it to, dammit.)

Amy: And, as sassy as you can be, I think your readers would be surprised to see you in action at work. You can be so professional, and you know when you have to rein in your sass. But, it is funny, I can almost hear your thoughts as professional words are coming out of your mouth!

Me: What do you think is the most shocking thing I’ve done at work?

Amy: When you told our old boss to stop acting like our mother and to treat us like the professionals we are.

Me: Yes, a proud moment. That was a long time ago. I better step up my game. What is the most shocking thing I’ve done outside of work?

Amy: I was totally shocked when you threw up in my car...and in a cab...and on my front porch. I can’t wait to see what’s next!

Me: Those were not proud moments. I’m sorry. Whatever. Better keep the hose ready. Has anything shocked you that I have shared on my blog?

Amy: Nothing shocking to me, but I was surprised that you ended up sharing excerpts from your novel because you have been so secretive about it.

Me: I already know what you would say is my most memorable post.

Amy: Yes, the most memorable one was your airport story with Parker. I can just SEE it happening just how you wrote it.

Me: What makes you laugh about me?

Amy: HA! Where do I begin?! Your expressions – the way you say things. It’s just amusing, even when you don’t intend to be. You are very expressive. You have a lack of filter – when you are comfortable – you can be so candid and tell it like it is.

Me: Why are we good friends?

Amy: Well, we’ve gone through hell and back together at work! We also became mothers together and experienced hard things with our children together. Now, we are trying to get our lives back together now that our children are growing! We have had similar life paths.

Me: How are we different?

Amy: You are more of a risk-taker than I am. I have it in me, but you bring it out in me. I like to have fun, but you tend to leap first, and then I follow!

Me: After all that, please share some nice things about me.

Amy: You have been a phenomenal support system to me in some very trying times. You always try to be a peace-keeper and make everyone happy. You always think of others before yourself. You paid to clean the car you threw up in.


SherilinR said...

it's a good friend who will keep hanging out with you after so many vomiting shenanigans! then again, you work together, so that helps with the togetherness.

Kara B said...

Shrimp Fajitas, Halloween 2005, Asleep, asleep, asleep, then BAM!!! That event still haunts me. Burned in my mind. And yes I remember you were kind enough to pay to have it cleaned, twice. :) The one thing that Amy failed to mention is your growl. You have a growl and like this kind of eye twitch, half wink combined with a raised eyebrow on the opposite side. This is how you convey frustration or anger in a kind of light- hearted but mostly serious way. I love it. Also, "your skills are average and your shirts are too low cut" document that Captain MORGAN(baker)!!!

Kristy @PampersandPinot said...

OMG, Kara, you have me rolling! And growling. :) Miss you, girl!

Eva Gallant said...

A friend who will still put up with you after you upchuck in their car is a true keeper!

Lance said...


there's no way I'm letting my friends or family guest post or ionterview. the amount of dirt would bury me forver

this was great

Natalie said...

She sounds like a good friend to stick through the times of throw up and kids! :)

Jackie said...

What a great friendship!! That is truly something to cherish!

jazzygal said...

Sounds like a wonderful friendship and I sense you would say similar things about Amy.

You are very brave though... I'd be terrified to ask my friends to write about me!!

xx Jazzy

Sandra said...

You leap first then she follows...words to live by. She's perfect!
(Loved this idea!)

TV's Take said...

You guys sound more like sisters than coworkers. How great to get to know Kristy a little better.
PS: What's the name of that 'chillout' (can't remember the name) book you recommended a few months ago?

Gina said...

I LOVED this interview! Loved the sassy, the throwing up the risk-taking. You both are very lucky!!!

My Inner Chick said...


I LOVE girlfriends. <3 Xx

Jester Queen said...

If you lack a filter, then you sound like my kind of blogger! I've got pictures of underpants floating around on my blog!

Babes Mami said...

I can see why you want to hang on to her!

The Loerzels said...

Loved this! We live in the Springs (when we're in the states). Where are you in Colorado?

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I just love your relationship and the teasing you do!

Anonymous said...

I think the next interviewee needs to be your brother! hahahaha Mom

Kristy @PampersandPinot said...

Actually, mother, that is a good idea.

Tiffany said...

Are we living parallel lives? Are we PARALLEL PEOPLE??? I'm a closet perfectionist and completely shut down when things don't go as planned. Plus, I was born to live in Colorado! Unfortunately, I'm stuck in Georgia. Not that it's TOO bad a place to live. :)

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