People whose lives would drastically improve with me as a best friend:
That girl from my Post Bac program
Tim Tebow (I would give him football advice. Duh. What were you thinking?)
That guy from my church (I would give him life advice.)
That girl behind the counter at Federal Donuts (the best chicken and donut place in all the land)
People whose best friendship would drastically improve my life:
That girl behind the counter at Federal Donuts (she works at the best chicken and donut place in the land! And she gave me an extra donut today so she’s pretty cool. That makes it sound like I’m a regular and she knows me. I’M NOT A REGULAR. I’VE ONLY BEEN THERE TWICE BEFORE. I’VE NEVER MET HER.)
Jennifer Aniston (duh)
Anika Noni Rose (She was in the performance of Raisin in the Sun that I saw last night and she was great. I’ve decided she would be a great best friend.)
I often say things like, “I wanna be his/her best friend” (usually ‘her’) about people I really like or admire. I also say it because I will meet them one day (it’s pretty likely. It’s actually probable) and I want to remember who I would or wouldn’t befriend.
I’m kidding (not about meeting them, about deciding who and who not to befriend).
And yes, I am aware of how ridiculous/childish/silly/naive it is to want to be best friends with a celebrity who may or may not be that way in real life. I’m OK with that right now. Maybe I’ll write a post about what that all means some other time.