If I'm honest, I chose this topic coming off of a long weekend and it was the first thing that came to mind. I am still trying to kick my brain back into gear. Anywho.
The quintessential "they"
always told us that there were two types of people out there: those who
have lots of friends and those who have only a few really close
friends. I am the poster child for the latter. Despite changing groups
of friends several times with changes in school and work, I can probably
count on one hand (maybe two, but the point is it's a small number) the
number of people I would consider to really be friends. The rest are
what I'd call friendly acquaintances.
What I was really
interested in when I assigned "friends" as the topic, though, is what
your friend dynamic is and what you do with your friends when you spend
time together. Most of the time I like hanging out with my friends one
on one, mostly because I'm not good at interrupting people so I feel
like I can't get a word in edgewise. We generally hang out at the local
coffee shop or a movie if we're going out. My favorite is when we stay
home and have "study parties." They worked best when we were all living
on the same floor in the dorms, and we could all just pick up our
computers and find whatever space on the floor we could. Usually we'd
stick a movie in that we'd all seen at least once, and we would all be
working on something different, whatever we needed to do for our classes
at the time. Apparently this is an unusual thing - I couldn't convince
any of my friends in England to attend one because they "had too much
work"... except the point is to get work done!
So yeah, that's me and my friends, or the IRL ones anyways. What are your friends like?