That's Friend Betting Follow Up, in case you were wondering.
I am taking finger to key this evening to tell you of a possible friend experience I had just the other day. We were at the Cheesecake Factory. Normally I would never go to the Cheesecake Factory, seeing how I don't care for cheesecake, but my roommates and a bunch of their friends were going, so I made the decision to be sociable. Yuck. Just typing the word "cheesecake" gives me the creeps.
While we were waiting for our table, we were looking at the cheesecakes. One of the girls said, "Oh wow, those look so great!" and then looked to me for confirmation. Usually I say something like, "Oh, yeah, it does. Mhhmm, cheesecake!!" Now, don't shake your head at me, thinking I am betraying myself or something. I respond in the affirmative most of the time because if I say "Yeah, mh, whatev," people turn to look at me with eyes wide and mouth agape. Once they have recovered themselves, they shout "WHAT?!" and we then proceed to have a conversation about how my distaste for cheesecake is the worst decision I've ever made.
But this time was different. I threw caution to the wind! I said, "Oh, yeah, I don't actually like cheesecake." She looks up at me and says, "What do you like?" I responded that I liked ice cream and frozen treats in general. She informed me that there were at least four frozen treat shops in her neighborhood, and proceeded to tell me about them. I was loving it. I had to try them all! So I said, "When are you available to show me around your neighborhood?" And just like that, I had an appointment with a potential friend.
It was a perfect afternoon: four frozen treat shops and two book stores. She and I are even friends on Goodreads.com. That doesn't mean anything of course, but what I'm saying is that I have only been here 15 days. We'll see how this progresses.