Welcome to episode #5 of the To Do Lists of the Semi-Adult podcast where Rae and I talk about making friends.
This week we talked about the silent soap war going on in my house, in which I haven’t won yet, because recently the soap was moved back to the soap dish. I’ll continue battling until victory is mine. We also talked about Rae’s recent vacation to Michigan, where she jet skied and paddle boarded. And I talked about A.J.’s Birthday Week, which included this fun Johnny Cash show at the Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret Theater. (Apparently they also have a Broadway songs singalong every month, so if anyone wants to go to that with me, please let me know!)
We also talked about making friends and how hard it is. It’s really hard. I referenced a New York Times article about the science of making friends, which involves proximity, a number of unplanned encounters and the feeling of comfort and safety. Rae suggests inviting people out for concrete plans, instead of offering to get coffee sometime. We also talked about proceeding as if you’re already friends with the person and ignoring the insecurities associated with the fear of rejection. But seriously, you guys, it’s hard.
We also talked about my upcoming trip to the zoo to see the sea dragons, that sometimes puppies play with cheetahs and Rae’s cool new dress that she made, And I learned there’s such a thing as a bias tape maker. She’s reading The Bat right now, and I’m trying to catch up on a stack of magazines, like Rachael Ray‘s magazine and HGTV, which Rae suggested I read. Rae is also making a delicious blueberry/orange salad and A.J.’s peanut butter pie with chocolate covered pretzel crust was a big flop.
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