It’s Why I Blog

Welcome to Day 4 of 30 Minus 2 Days of Writing, the creative writing challenge that 4 out of 5 mechanics agree is the reason your car is making that weird noise. Today’s prompt is Friendship, and you can thank our friend P.J. for this one. Don’t forget to link up at the end of this post if you participated in today’s challenge before your car went kaboom.

 It’s Why I Blog

A real friend walks in when everyone else walks out. ~ Walter Winchell

babies holding hands

We were so cute 30 years ago.

I’ve known CheesyMike for about 30 years. He’s my best friend. He was the one who suggested we start a blog. Yes, that’s right. If not for CheesyMike, none of you would be participating in this challenge. Feel free to show him your appreciation.

I think the reason why our friendship has lasted so long is because CheesyMike has a real knack for saying just the right thing at the right time. Like the time I was dating a younger man. A much younger man. I was talking with Mike on the phone about somewhere I had gone with this much younger man and how much fun we’d had when Mike cut in with:

“Hey! You do realize he’s closer to Jake’s* age than yours, right?”

Oh, but it does get better. Here are just a couple other things Mike has said to me over the course of our friendship.

“Hey, to save my ass, I’d totally push a friend under a bus.”

“You know, we should talk less more often. I have better material.”

And, my personal favourite, after he put on my sunglasses:

“It’s like looking through your eyes. Wow, it’s like I’m Nicky. God, I’m such a bitch!”

But besides his obvious way with words, CheesyMike has a lot of really good qualities. Unfortunately, I just can’t seem to think of any of them at the moment.

*Jake is my oldest son. He was 11 at the time.


Now go check out the other participants. You might just make a friend and they could probably really use one right now. I know I could.

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