Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Two Things You Should Know About Me

I was supposed to be in a class webinar for my Master's course - however I can't seem to log on. Therefore, I'm writing this blog post.

Two Things You Should Know About Me:
1. If I say someone is in my family and they live in Oregon, they aren't really blood relatives.
My mom, dad and I moved to Oregon when I was a baby, my little brother was born here. However, none of my extended family lives outside of New England. To make up for this, I have been blessed with a lot of "family" out here. We go to the Carey family reunion every year for 4th of July. I have many Aunties and Uncles from both my "mom's side" or my "dad's side." I also have a tendency to call my friend's parents "mom" or "dad". Maybe I'm old school (way old school - tribal style), but I really do believe it takes a community to raise a child and I owe these people a lot and it's a term of endearment for me. I would like to point out I love my real parents very much as well as my family out on the East Coast. I just wish I could see them more.

2. Everyone is my best friend.
When I was little, my mom told me it wasn't nice to call friends "best friends" because it made other people feel bad. The way my brain processed that is, well then, everyone can be my best friend. Apparently this confuses a lot of people in my adult life when they attempt to keep track of all my best friends. My advice to them is, you'd be amazed how awesome it is when all your friends are the best ones.

Just two random things about me. Now, tell me two things about you.


Lauren Mary said...

two random things about me relating to your random facts...
1 -- my friends are all a part of my family, as are their families and my sister's friends. to me it doesn't matter if you are a blood relative or not, if you're someone i deem important in any regard, i will go out of my way to help and protect you.
and 2 -- i too have too many best friends...i've got a best friend from this and a best friend from that and so on.

but two of my own random facts, well i totally stole your idea and made my own post -- http://www.lamargoti.com/2010/04/some-random-facts-about-me.html

Jenna said...

Copy cat :) Love it though!

Lauren Mary said...

I may be a copy cat, but at least I admit to it :) I need to start blogging more like you do. I know I've said it before but I really mean it this time. I even set up my blog so I can email in posts, hopefully that will get me to do it more...

Anonymous said...

Oranges and mud pie!