Ever since I first read the Anne of Green Gables series, I’ve loved the phrase “kindred spirits.” It was always a lovely way to express the idea that someone – whether you just met them or had known them forever – thought like you and understood the way you tick. Where I didn’t expect to find these kindred spirits was on the Internet, but there is a clan of people that just get me and occasionally hang out here and make me laugh, cry, and want to give abundant amounts of hugs.
Today, I was going to try to explain what each of these ladies mean to me in smushy, mushy ways and leave you all in tears, but I decided against it. Mostly because I hate crying unless I’ve been laughing until I’ve gotten my core workout done for the day. Instead, I decided to let these ladies tell you for themselves just how they became my kindred spirits: blog comments. They’ve been there for me through good times and bad, some longer than others, but these quotes show just why these six ladies made it on here today.
1. Kate of “Did That Just Happen?”
I don’t know how people don’t live without books! I always have several waiting on me to read, and when all of the sudden I’m out, well I pull out my favorite series and start them over from the beginning (which, when it comes to Harry Potter or JD Robb, can take me some time!)”
“I have monkey toes! I pick stuff up with them all the time!”
“Okay, honestly, I just learned the other day that sweat pants are not considered real pants. Seriously, I always thought that they were real and acceptable. So, I decided that that since I feel they are real to me, the rest of the world just has to live with it!”
“I didn’t silently laugh – I bust out laughing and spewed my water over my laptop!!! The moment you said wax paper I knew what was coming… I’ve made the same mistake. It only takes once to realize that wax paper and parchment paper are not interchangeable!”
“Oh my goodness!! I so almost typed that in when I was replying – but figured I was the only one in the world that was tempted by the “As Seen on TV” !!! YAY!!! I’m not alone on this planet!”
“Oh!!! and what about those people that never use a comma?!? I have to read those statuses a dozen times to try and figure out what on earth they are saying, or attempting to say!”
“hahahaha – we’ve had such a long winter that I am totally off my game when it comes to shaving… the monthly diva dinner was last week and my BFF’s mom said “Just wear pants for another week or two”. :) She wasn’t shaving either.
Misty of Misty’s Laws - I know you can’t really know if you love someone before you officially meet them, but I’m pretty sure that this woman gets me so I love her face, even though I’ve never even seen her face. Not even in pictures. But how can I not love her? After all , she bought me a freakin’ ROUS. She gets me.
I love the “I didn’t mean to jog him so hard” line. I have seen that movie a ton of times and can pretty much quote the entirety. I, also, have not read the book, and I’m wondering now how that is possible. Must do so, immediately.”
“I would say that a good 3 out of 5 days each week, I get out to my car and realize I have to go back inside to grab a breakfast bar. I do this all the freaking time. It shouldn’t be so hard to remember to grab one as I’m leaving with my coffee, but apparently it is. I still love that my kids seem to be surprised when I pop back in. Hmmm, mabye they’re just dumb. Meh, whatever.”
“I LOVE LOVE LOVE sushi. Yum. But why does that first sushi pic look like the roll is wearing a mop wig? What is that on top?”
“Well, OBVIOUSLY I love you even more now. I didn’t know you bled Purple and Black as well. It was a good day to be a Ravens fan. I went to the parade on Tuesday afterwards as well, and got to see a some of the players. It was kinda crazy.”
“There was a link to a site of autocorrects on FB last week, and one of the autocorrect words was “Wawa Skittletits.” To which I immediately responded that from henceforth, I SHALL be referred to only as that. It is written.”
“Why do I have an overwhelming desire to send you chocolate all of a sudden. Must. Resist. Urge.”
“Holy CRAP, that’s awesome!! I mean, I was once paid in a vibrator because I mentioned Trojan and was doing a giveaway, but CHEESE?? Oh man. I’m feeling a blog post coming on. I mean, I need to be paid in some type of delicious food product as well!! I am super jealous of your immense sucess right now. And I’m also very hungry for some reason.”
“I’m just glad you weren’t wearing a red shirt. Would have been a WHOLE other story. ;)”
“If you were to get me chinese take out right now, I’d love you forever. I get you.
Sarah of Established 1975 - I don’t even know how we found each other. I can’t remember – mostly because I’m almost 26 and losing my mind. But, it was like finding your long lost crazy sister or your blog doppelganger. And I can’t wait to read more from her.
My badonkadonk is also going with that logic. And my badonkagut.”
“Girl, you are not alone. I’m not a horrible cook, or even a bad one, but I hate to do it and like you I also let takeout pick up a lot of the slack. One of the reasons I hate it is the clean-up afterwards. Such a mess! I’m just making additional work for myself! (Plus the cooking work!) Not. Worth. It.”
“I just read that chicken nuggets are like 56% corn products. So uh… you’re like… half vegetarian. YOU HEALTH NUT YOU!
Sarah Almond of The Sadder But Wiser Girl - Fellow Sarah. Check. Librarian. Check. Lover of all things nerdy. Check. She is me; I am her. I’m convinced of it. How can two people be this alike and not be each other in parallel universes or something sciencey like that?
LOVE LOVE LOVE… Princess Bride is one of the most well written and brilliant movies ever. Have you read the book? I say this because the book is just as wonderful as the movie.”
“I totally get this, because I’m there, with the addition of one small dictator. You left out the part about sobbing bit wet tears onto the laptop as I do every time I look at the job boards. I applied at PetCo this week (hangs head in shame.)”
“You have the deodorant wars too? Once my husband’s deodorant sat on the stand next to his chair in the living room FOR A WEEK. Why would he need that there? Was he getting all hot and sweaty playing the Sims and was keeping it in case he needed extra protection?”
“I too say that all of my freckles will hopefully merge into a tan someday! I love how weirdos find our blogs, don’t you?”
“I’ve left my purse on top of my car and my keys hanging from the trunk as I’ve driven around. I’m shocked I never left the baby seat on top of the car when my kids were little! (THANK GOODNESS FOR THAT)
Kerry of Kerry’s Organized Chaos - She is my fellow cheddar Chex Mix lover, and I know that if I see her in my notifications, I’m going to laugh my butt off.
I’m incredible in my car. In my car, I could have a 5 album deal. On a stage, they give me all thumbs down.”
“They need a button on the smoke detectors label Kitchen Mishap, not a real fire…chill. Those things are terrible to turn off.”
“Wait…You mean I’m supposed to STOP when people impale my vehicle. Duly noted.”
“I can tackle the bag of chex mix for you if you need it…”.
“My dad made me mow once. I ran over a tree. Then I didn’t have to mow again.”
“Does Bed Bath and Beyond sell at toilet seat safety net? If not, they should.
Erin of Welcome to the Nut House - While she lives on some beautiful but strange island called St. Kitts and I live in Southeast USA, she and I are in similar time of life: we’re both childless and have hubbies going through school. So we bonded. And it’s been awesome.
I have a bra problem. Ever since i got engaged and thought, “oh, i have a reason to have pretty bras now,” i almost can’t keep myself from buying them. So many colors and patterns and styles…. It’s an addiction. Almost as bad as my addiction to shoes. I cannot be trusted in the shoe department alone.”
“I hate washing dishes, so for me it’s worse to do one or two pieces at a time than to get a whole sinkful done at once. But then it’s a whole sinkful… and that’s a lot of dishes… and I don’t like to wash dishes… so it’s really this whole terrible cycle. We’ll actually have a dishwasher in our new apartment – my very first dishwasher!! – but I won’t be able to use it because electric bills here are so obscenely high that it’s cheaper to pay extra water to wash them myself. So that part will be pretty awful – like having a giant chocolate candy bar dangling just out of reach. :(Maybe I can convince the Mister to let me use it a couple times a month??”
“The Mister and I are definitely trekkies! My father had the christmas ornaments growing up, so it only made sense that i find someone who wants to watch the entire series on netflix as study breaks from vet school. Live long and prosper, my friend
These are my kindred spirits. And please go to their blogs and show them some love!