I'm back from Charleston! I had an absolute blast, and plan to post more about the amazing weekend and wedding later, but today I wanted to talk about guy friends. In Charleston, I spent time with some guy friends I hadn't seen in a while, and it really made me wish I had close guy pals here in NYC. All of the guy friends are either: a.) From high school b.) My friends' husbands.As you get older, it becomes harder and harder to make new guy friends—at least, that has been my experience. It makes me kind of sad because I grew up with lots of guy friends, and always had my brother's friends hanging around the house. It was so much fun. The type of camaraderie you get from guys is something you really can't get from anyone else.
Here I am with my good high school buddy, Bull. I have great memories with him, mostly of just the two of us hanging out, making mixed CDs and going to the neighborhood hangouts to get a bite to eat. (And also not so great memories of the times I cried to him about the boys I liked that didn't like me). Luckily, he married one of my best friends, so I know he'll be in my life forever.
Here is a video of me, Liza, Michael (left), Bull, Lalla and her husband Diego (right) playing the "Name Game." Basically, the game is played by one person saying the name of a celebrity or other well-known person, and then the next person says a name that starts with the first letter of that person's last name. (ie. Julia Roberts, then Robert Downey Jr. etc. If you were to say a double-letter name, like Robert Redford, then you go back in the opposite direction.) Sounds simple enough, but it is a lot of fun!
Diego cracks me UP in this vid. The fist bumps, high-fives and just overall excitement during the game is awesome. Love the enthusiasm, Diego. It was also really cute how proud he was of Lalla every time she said an athlete's name. We suspect that Liza, on the other hand, made up a few names. Rick Owens? Do you still stand by that one, Lize? I suppose I could Google him to find out for sure. (Um, did anyone notice the LACK of drinking in this game?!)
So tell me: Do you have a lot of guy friends? Do you think it's harder to make them the older you get? WHY??