Friends, I’m still blown away by the amazing response to my Sexism by the Slice post. If you’re a new reader, thank you for coming over to share your opinions. And to my old friends, thanks as always for your insight.
Many have wondered what the boy version of the placemat looked like, and I’m still kicking myself for not requesting one! This weekend, I’m sending DadJovi on a super-secret reconnaissance mission to snag one and I’ll report back with our findings!
But I’m taking a few days off from fighting the good fight for seven very good reasons … these girls.
These are my college besties (and I really hope they don’t mind I’m putting them up here!) and I miss them terribly.
I live in Florida, two live in Massachusetts, one lives in D.C., two live in Manhattan, one lives in New Jersey and the other lives in Long Island.
Since this picture was taken in 2009, four babies have been born (bringing our group total to 7!) and two have gotten engaged. This was the last time we were all together. Last summer, all but one of us went to Atlantic City for the weekend and the New York girls get together often, obviously. I’ve also gone to DC to visit Colie (to my right) when she had her baby boy and Missy (to my left) came here this spring.
But a big group get-together is LONG overdue.
I’m flying up to Boston Thursday night to stay at Missy’s, and the rest of the crew will arrive on Friday and Saturday. I’m already dreaming of no humidity, cool, crisp fall weather and lots of laughter, food and wine! We’ve already made our plans for Friday night …
I’ll be back next week, probably a little hungover and as usual, I’m sure my stomach will ache from laughing all weekend (who needs sit-ups when you have girlfriends?). And I guarantee that I’ll be a little sad too since I already know I probably won’t see everyone again until one of the crew’s wedding in Martha’a Vineyard next June (is it June yet? I can’t wait!).
And I’ll also be busy being extra nice to DadJovi for taking over solo parenting for the weekend. Don’t worry because he and E. already have big plans for “father-daughter weekend.” I’m picturing a lot of donuts for breakfast, late bedtimes and Star Wars marathons. Whatever it takes, though, for me to get some much-need girlfriends time.
How often do you take girls or guys only trips?* Where did you go for your last big weekend getaway? And I’m going to love “Bridesmaids,” right?