Tuesday, February 27, 2007

It's That Little Souvenir Of A Colorful Year That Makes Me Smile Inside

I haven't talked to my best friend in AGES. Well, okay, it's been maybe a few weeks. But that's pretty much like ages. I miss her.

We've been playing phone tag for the past week and a half and have now gone for so long without talking that neither one of us really wants to call the other unless we have a significant chunk of time to devote to catching up. Sure I could call her right now, but I have papers to grade and she has kids to put to bed, and while we might be able to chat for a few minutes, we'd hang up the phone still feeling like we hadn't talked in ages.

After eighteen years of friendship -- only five of which have been lived in close proximity to each other -- we're used to this. So I'm okay. I'm sure we'll each pour ourselves a glass or five of wine and have a good long talk this weekend. Fortunately I have
The Sundays to tide me over until then.

More than any other band -- save perhaps
Voice of the Beehive -- The Sundays remind me of Nisha. It was Nisha who discovered The Sundays and Nisha who refused to remove them from the tape deck no matter how many times I insisted I needed to hear "There's a Barbarian in the Back of My Car" RIGHT NOW. I swear, we listened to Reading, Writing and Arithmetic until it fell apart.

And although I'm partial to "Hideous Towns" simply because it makes me laugh every time I hear Harriet Wheeler sing sweetly, "Ooh, hideous towns make me throw. . .UP," the much more common "Here's Where the Story Ends" was the only one I could find on YouTube:


Anon. Blogger said...

Oh I know exactly what you mean about needing to devote some time to catch up!! That's how it is with my best friend, too. We just get frustrated if we can't go on and on until we are just plain tired (never out of stuff to say, though!)

Mine lives far away, too. Chicago.

lulu said...

It's that little souvenir of a terrible year...

This song reminds me of an old boss who, in addition to being a great boss, also made killer mix tapes for me.

Megan said...

AB - Mine's in Jacksonville, FL and her next move will likely be to Guam. :-(

Lulu - In one line she does say "colorful". . .in case you're questioning my Sundays cred. And a boss who makes mix tapes? Nice!

lulu said...

Not questioning it at all, just thinking that "terrible" sounds more appropriate this year.

teri said...

a friend shared this band with me as well, not too long ago. Never heard of them when they were out, I guess I was too into pop music.

I love them now, especially their most recent album. I play it over and over and over...........

Hopefully you two will get to talk for awhile without any interruptions.

Nisha said...

Hey sweetie,,,just got a chance to catch up on by blog stalking. You know you are always my first hit. My sweet friend, I have tears in my eyes. I love that we have always stood together..on the outside...looking in... It's so much more fun this way. Check your email. I hope to meet Friday night for some wine, but I sure wish I could be on the porch gazing at the stars with you. Guess the swampy steaminess of FL will have to do. I love you.