Sometime last year there was talk about the Geertsen's moving into the ward. I, like many things that I hear, brushed it off. Oh wait, that's not entirely true. When I heard they had a little girl that was Vanessa's age I thought it might be nice to have an extra playmate in nursery. The reason for my attitude was simply that people move into the ward and then they move on/out - except for us, of course! I remember a lady in the ward, the very lady who's house these Geertsen's would be living in, came up to me and said that she had a feeling we - which I believe in this case was me and the Geertsen lady - would hit it off. Well, thank you Sue Davis. She was right. And not only that, their little one and my little Vanessa became instant best friends. Vanessa does not go a single day without mention of her dearest friend. It's actually pretty awesome to see how quickly they loved each other and how much they stick up for each other and how sometimes they make each other cry, but they still want to spend most of their days together.
If you know me, I'm not really the type that seeks new friendships. It's just hard for me to approach people. I want to, but I sometimes just can't. So, many things afforded me the opportunities to talk to Geertsen lady, many funny/weird/strange similarities. The reason for the title of this post is these funny similarities are what could make us sisters. I remember after talking to Geertsen lady for the first time I came home and told Jeff that she is a lot like me but really, really nice. Actually, she's a lot friendlier, more giving, sweeter, smarter, more gentle than I could ever be. Maybe that's why I like her so much. I feel good being in her presence. Even when we talk now, there are new things that we find out about each other and we just laugh and laugh and I think to myself, "Only Linda." Chinese cakes with almonds, now that is weird!
It brings me to this amazing night I had a month ago. Jeff says I'm obsessed with Alicia Keys. I think he may be right. When we're in the car together I ask him what he wants to listen to and his reply is simply, "Anything but..." And then I smile because that is what's on my now playing list already. Anyway, Alicia Keys came to LA for her Girl on Fire tour, which is so good, and I had to go. Jeff said he would go but would rather I go with someone who could enjoy it more than he. First person I thought of was Linda. Of course she loves Alicia Keys! Good friend + Good Food + Good Music = Awesome night.