Sep 14, 2009


If you had been a fly on the wall this past weekend, you would have been one really rich fly. Because this past weekend we stayed in the Ritz Carlton. And as God as as my witness, I shall never stay in a La Quinta again.

Granted, we stayed there because they were running a really good deal and because we were splitting it four ways, but nevertheless it was all kinds of luxury. They had a special Girlfriends Get Away weekend and since it was time for our annual pilgrimage the Golden Girls and I packed up and spent the weekend in style.

Here she is, Nicolle. My maid of honor - both in my wedding and in my life. If I got married today she would still have the same position. She loves me unconditionally, tells me when my hair looks ridiculous and rolls her eyes when I put my foot in my mouth. She never ceases to make me laugh, and her favorite people are unpretentious ones. I adore her.

This is Angela. She is the kindest person I've ever met (and I've met a lot of people.) There is no reason, whatsoever, that we should be friends. But we are. I've known her longer than I've known any other friend in my life; she is my oldest (and probably dearest) friend.

This is Kristen. She is demonstrating a pelvic thrust that she swears her 8th grade Show Choir teacher made her perform. There is no one person anywhere in the world with a memory like hers; she can remember every funny, silly, selfish, ridiculous thing we have ever said or done. She is hysterically funny...and oh, see that shirt she's wearing? Yeah, she'd give it to you in a heartbeat if you needed it. She's just that kind.

So had you been that little fly on the wall this past weekend you might have overheard four girls, who have been friends since 1st grade, and were just elated to be away from kids and carpools and reasons for having to shave their legs say...

"I'm going to go back for another dessert. I only got two that time."

"You look like a sausage, stuffed in your own casing."

"Honestly, I think a fat man should use some modesty...he was topless."

"I have always known the Mexicans to be a very happy people."

"We're not hairy anywhere."

"Y'all, he was circling me like a shark in the water."

"Alright now, Cap'n Crunch."

"He touched my little peach."

Until next year, Golden Girls. I love you.


mommaof4wife2r said...

girlfriends are the best! i am at the beach right now with one of mine and i'm loving it too!!! yeah for fav is the going back for dessert bc i only got 2 that time!

Theresa said...

i love you melissa.

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

How fun. Love all the quotes, especially the "sausage in your own casing" quote. Have you seen me in my capri pants, lately? How did you know?

Faith(ful) Reader said...

I ♡ the one about touching someone's "little peach." My imagination is going all kinds of places...

Melissa said...

I love girlfriend get-aways. They are too few and too far between. I miss the days of sleepovers where we would stay up super late and laugh over things only we thought were funny. My best friend and I still laugh like that. It's awesome.
By the way, have you forgotten my email address or something. I haven't heard from you in while...:)

Rose said...

That was so sweet!! What an honor to be on your blog!! LOVE Reading your blog, friend!!! I am sure I speak for the other GG's that we are blessed to have you as our friend as well. We LOVE your sense of humor and we LOVE hearing you sing!! We also love that you are an incredibly loyal friend and we have sooooo much fun with you around. Also, thanks for REALLY listening when a girl just needs to talk!!! I miss you girls already and can't wait till next year!! I love you.