I don't have anyone in my life that I would choose to banish. I can't think of a single one. I must admit, I find this to be an odd question, a good one but still odd.
No, a thousand times no. Not only because I would not want retaliation in the least bit, but also it would never cross my mind to take anything food-like and throw it at someone. I never engaged in that type behavior during my school years and even when watching food fights on t.v or in the movies,they always made me a little ill. I don’t like getting dirty like that. Now, when I am cooking or baking, that is one thing, it comes with the job. I don’t mind getting my clothes dirty because I am trying to create something delicious to eat and pretty as well. I guess some would say that I’m a bit of a fuddy-duddy, what can I say? Food is simply to good to waste by throwing it at someone.
I don’t know about all of you but I am fed up with the theatrics and the plans A,B and/or C from the party for two, the gang of 5 or 6, (depending on who’s coming to dinner), and the tea partiers. At this rate, they have wasted all this time trying to look serious and that they are doing something, when in fact they are doing nothing! It is going to come down to the wire and the debt ceiling will be raised and one side is going to say “It’s the other sides fault we couldn’t come up with a budget plan, Vote them out of office” And the fight goes on while we the people are left still looking for jobs that don’t exist because while Wall Street has recovered very nicely, they are not and never have been JOB CREATORS, they push electronic impulses through the air and that makes money because stocks increase or decrease in value. The nitty gritty of creating jobs has left our country, sailing for cheaper labor elsewhere and no one in government is doing anything about it. So I am fed up with this circus act we are witnessing in D.C. We need something of substance right now such as infrastructure investment, get us back to work.
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It is a very individual issue, true friendship requires work, not to the same degree as a marriage, but there is maintenance to be done as with all relationships that are worthwhile. I think that the number of friends that you can actively keep depends on what stage of life you are at. When you are starting out in life, your friendships are mostly your bedrock after your immediate family. They are there for your ups, downs and challenges. As you start to evolve, your friendships evolve and sometimes they don’t. Once you start your own family, keeping friendships can become a little more difficult because your immediate family, especially in the beginning, command quite a bit your immediate attention. As the family grows and evolves, friendships also stretch and the good ones are elastic and both parties are there for each other.
That being said, I don’t know how many friends one can have. One can have as many as they can handle. I do know that for women, friendships are so important and the presence of those friendships keep many marriages healthy. Women are a very vocal lot and often husbands do not offer the emotional availability and accessibility. The girlfriends provide that to each other and the husbands have their own place within the woman’s world. I suppose that with all the social media out there, it is easier to stay connected but, unless you, constantly, are mindful of maintaining that connection, you can have all the gadgets in the world, if your mind isn’t engaged, your friendships will still be neglected.
I, myself, have a best friend that I’ve had since forever. I’m so lucky to have her, someone who knows me since before I was a teenager. We might not speak often, but just knowing that you have that connection keeps your heart in a good place. I have a few very special friends who I know that I can always turn to and confide in and vice-versa, my shoulder and ear are always open and available to them and they know it.
Certain books translate so beautifully into film, like Gone with the Wind. Then there are the great books of Stephen King that do no translate at all into film at all. There are so many factors that determine whether a book will be given justice in a movie such as the director, the cinematographer, the screenplay and the actors. When it all comes together, you usually hit pay dirt.