Thursday, August 30, 2007

I get by with a little help from my friends....

Ever hear the saying "a good friend will help you move, but a really good friend will help you move a body"? Well I personally believe in that wholeheartedly. My Boys Momma (MBM)and I often discuss how I am anti-social and don't make new friends often (or at all), and she considers that a negative aspect. I on the other hand, consider the fact that I have a small cadre of amazing friends to be a HUGELY positive personality trait. If I meet new people, I often forget their name and sometimes I don't even remember if I had met them previously. I attribute this to the fact that my brain is at 110% capacity, and I often have to clear out space to retain new information. I'm a whiz at trivial pursuit and pop culture knowledge, but I can't remember the names of the parents in my kids' school, so sue me.

I have a small group of friends here in the Phoenix area that I have known for over 10 years, 1/3 of my life. They are great friends and I see them as often as I can and I enjoy hanging out with their kids and BBQ's and bar sessions and everything that it entails. I am blessed to have such great, loyal companions.

There is a smaller group though, that I consider my greatest friends, my brothers, my family, I have known since I was 13. 18 years ago I met these guys, and if a really good friend will help you move a body, then I have 3 that will commit multiple heinous felonies and help me flee the country, after burying the bodies and aiding me to exact my bloody revenge. And I would do that for them, because that's what true friendship is about. Not that I have anything liked that planned, but it's good to know that it is an option, if such an extreme situation arises.

I'm going on a short vacation this weekend to Vegas and seeing 2/3 of the trifecta, and I can't wait, I'm like a child on Christmas eve. Nothing overly amazing ever happens on these weekends, nothing to write home about, but a good time is guaranteed, and it's always nice to visit family.

I can see MBM's point about me making new friends though, if I don't learn how to be more sociable, I might never date a woman again. My apologies for the weepy eyed sentimentality, here is some art for no good reason.


6 comments:

Benjamin Hall said...

This post confuses me..

Are you no longer married?

ryan cody said...

Separated, getting a divorce sometime in the future. I have to go on a diet now I think.

Ungeheier said...

Wow, sorry to hear about the separation (maybe, depending on if its a good thing for you or not)

Vegas? Time to watch 'Very Bad Things'.

I had to go there since you were talking about burying bodies AND Vegas in the same post!

Gary Fitzgerald said...

if you're friends will really go to bat for you, maybe you could date them.. you know.. if things ever got... you know...

ryan cody said...

Thanks Gary, I might have a shot once I lose about 25 pounds, they are a pretty finicky bunch when it comes to that.

rory said...

Haha! Just like ungeheier, I too got a little worried here; you mention your buddies who would help hide a body, Vegas, and a soon to be ex-wife.......DON"T DO IT , MAN!!!!