Wednesday, August 18, 2010


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 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.


Claire said...

from your title, i thought you were mad at facebook.

Myriah said...

You mean "Friend Betting Follow Up" wasn't the most obvious conclusion?!

Mark said...

Haha, Claire.

What did I say, 7 weeks? I think I might win.

The Studes said...

mmmm cheesecake..

I like there cheesecake, not a huge fan of there food,.,

Elizabeth said...

Does she read your blog?

gj said...

Since it sounds like you have met multiple potential friendships that have yet to unfold, each of which has added to your life thus far, I must conclude the friend of which you are speaking is the kindred spirit variety. They are a more rare commodity. The fun is in the discovery. It's difficult to say how long it will take.

Ky said...

That's just another thing that makes us friends--your dislike for cheesecake.

This is fabulous. I love striking up a friendship over something you don't like instead of something you like! Just makes it more interesting to tell. What was your favorite frozen treat??

Myriah said...

Ooohh, this place called Paciugo, a gelato shop. Delish!