Thursday, February 12, 2009

[weekend] friends

i think it's only natural for friends to evolve and change as one goes through life. "childhood friends" give away to "school friends","school friends" eventually turn into "college friends". who knows, one day i might even find myself with "couple friends" and then "married friends", and eventually "parent friends"! but that's too far down the road to think about. right now, i'm still in that "single guy" friend stage. lately there's a group of friends i've been hanging out with nearly every weekend. these friends are always ready to party it up on saturday! i almost can't keep up! now, like all groups of friends there's a few i really get a long with and some i just "put up" with. let me introduce you.

here is "vacuum cleaner", aka "hoover". we've only been hanging out since christmas 2008, but he's already become the leader of the group. he's sort of the "vincent chase" of the cleaning entourage. he's also very considerate, he's aware of my allergies and is always there offering up his hepa filter. this is "swiffer". we've been hanging out for a few years now, although i feel like our time is growing short. he's a very needy friend. although he does a great job, it seems like he always needing a disposable towel. when i check the closet only to find out i'm out, he just sits in the corner and pouts.

this is "tide". i actually don't get along with him. he's kind of like that friend that sort of just shows up even though no one invited him, and when he does find you guys, he's bring a lot of "dirty" laundry with him, that you now have to entertain. by the end of the night, tide is no where to be found and you're left having to deal with all his friends. don't even get me started on his crazy friend "bleach".

this is "pledge", she's an absolute sweetheart. she's the best smelling of everyone. i think she's from florida or california, some place citrus-y. i don't even own that much wood furniture, but i find myself cleaning my desk and end table more then i should just because she makes the whole apartment smell fresh.finally, "windex". well actually it's not actual "windex", it's the cheaper target version, but please don't let it hear you say that, he's got some self esteem issues. i just let him know that he does just as good as a job and not to be worried. windex and i get along great. i'm not sure exactly what you are and aren't suppose to use windex on, but i find myself using it on more surfaces then i should. he however does a great job with what ever i ask him to do, and just to be nice, he does it with out streaking.

so what does this post tell me? that i probably need to get out of the apartment a little bit more......although it's a very clean, and tidy apartment.


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Lisa said...

at first i was like: "who the heck are you hanging out with on Saturday nights?!"...cause I was thinking: "who cooler to hang out with than Ty, Jacob, & crew"...then I was like: "dude, you need some new friends!"...anyway, you can come hang at my super clean apartment tonight - if you feel like making some new friends (erick r. & lisa will be there along with other people who are cool enough to know me:) it...cause all the cool kids are.


Anonymous said...

ha. ha. ha. ha. ha.

...just what i needed on a friday morning.

Nicole said...

First I want to say that I very much enjoy this post.

Second - I want to introduce you to my BFF, Method. Method is chemical free, available at Target, and has some non-disposable versions of what you've been using. And it's not bad for the environment (unlike your Target Window Cleaner, which likely contains ammonia).

But - we use Method or another green cleaner for EVERYTHING. Even soap, and fabric softener. Did you know regular fabric softener coats your clothing in animal fat and petroleum?

Anyway - I hope you get around to meeting my friends someday soon. :-)

sloring said...

I want you to meet my friends:

They'll really enliven your Saturday night.

Anonymous said...


It's been too long since I've seen you Eric! You'd better be all witty like this when March 22nd rolls around!