Thursday, March 17, 2011

Friday 55 & Da Count- A New Partner in Crime

 FRIDAY 55

So, I've been asked to come be your roommate.
You gonna do it.
Yes, but only because I like you, not because I want to go.
I don't want to go either.
Then let's bag it and go do something else.
We can't do that!
Sure we can!
Nah, we'll go...wonder if we can bring gin...



DA COUNT

The above conversation was between the new youth pastor's wife and myself regarding a women's retreat this weekend.  I've successfully avoided it for the last 3 years.  Once upon a time it was a source of encouragement but, in my opinion, it became more of an exercise in forced conformity after a while so I stopped attending.  Every year I have more women on the planning committee attempt to convince the prodigal to return.  Every year I tell them thanks but no thanks.  This year they ratcheted things up a notch by telling me the new lady needs a roommate and since I'm the one person she is close to shouldn't it be me?  Feh, I loathe your attempt at manipulation.  But I spoke to her and suggested since I've been told I ought to "minister to her needs" who says I have to do it at the retreat.  We can take off somewhere else, right?  She loved the idea but has obligations.  Ok, I understand.  But how much do I love that she's the one who came up with the idea of taking a flask?  No, we won't really do that but we will be stirring the pot a bit.  And I like that we get each other.  I haven't had that readily accessible in my 3D world for a long time and she is missing it sorely after moving all the way across the country and feeling like she landed on Mars.  I still don't want to go to this thing and neither does she but at least we can go hang out together and maybe get into some minor trouble together.

24 comments:

G-Man said...

Trini you are such a scamp!
hehehehehe....I Love IT!
I loved your 55 as well!
And who knows, maybe a little retreatin will do you some good!!
:P:P:P:P
And (Smirking)...Have a Kick Ass Week-End....G

G-Man said...

Bingo Bango BONGO!!!!!!

Brian Miller said...

nice...you will have fun...i hope you get everything you need and more...smiles.

Brian Miller said...

nice...you will have fun...i hope you get everything you need and more...smiles.

hedgewitch said...

I say you bail. But that's just me. Good luck and hopefully you'll wring some amusement out of it all.

Dave said...

Oooh! You are such a schemer Michelle! Hope you have/had fun though? - Dave

gautami tripathy said...

That seems like fun...

lost in a maze

lecram said...

Sounds like some fun trouble is a brewing. Wonderful count!

Cheers!

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

You just don't want to say goodbye to your friend, and that's totall understandable. But you wouldn't want to pass up the opportunity to make more memories.

(Even if you bothe get into trouble - LOL!)

kkrige said...

Love the closing line! Do what you want to do and don't let others pressure you. If you must go though, have fun. (and bring the flask!)

Craver Vii said...

Having a friend there could make all the difference. I hope it goes well.

I run sound for my church, so I've helped behind the scenes of a bunch of women's events. They bring the best food!!

Jingle said...

you keep me wondering...

fun play in 55 words.
Cheers.

coopernicus said...

have fun...you never know what (trouble) you'll get into...

S said...

thelma and lousie without the horrible ending

wheee! Have fun!

Belinda said...

Might not be so bad...though I empathize with your hesitation.

Cricket said...

What's wrong with gin? A nip of vermouth and a jar of olives, too. My method: just a few drops of vermouth in the glass, swish it around to coat, then dump it out, or into another glass for the next one. Add gin, three olives.

Really, you're 21. A cocktail at the end of a long day can be just the thing. I mean, you weren't planning on getting lit up like a Christmas tree, I'm sure.

Either way, I find in these cases that God has a way of putting me where I need to be, if I look for it. You're showing up, doing your part... expect it. I'll be sure to pray that you find what you need.

Jannie Funster said...

Geez -- in the Lutheran retreats they won't let you go to a retreat without some kind of booze! :) Well, practically.

xo

wordsasunder said...

I like your human calendar :)

The 55 is pretty cool too lol :)

Hilary said...

Sound like you can't go all that wrong with the right partner in crime.

Mama Zen said...

I hate that kind of manipulation! At least she sounds like fun.

Kavita said...

As long as you enjoy each other's company and "get" each other, everything's gonna be jus' fine!!

Have a awesome time, gals!! :)

Doctor FTSE said...

Have a great Retreat. Great 55

secret agent woman said...

I've only been on one women's church retreat, but since it was Episcoplaian, wine was part of the deal.

Craig said...

And heck, the retreat might even turn out to be more worthwhile than you expect. . .

But then, I'm kinda pollyanna-ish like that. . .

;)