What About Your Friends?
Ever since you was a pee-wee, down by my knee with a wee-wee
We been coochie-coo all through school, you and me G
Back in the days we played practical jokes on
everybody smoked with they locs and the yolks on
All through high school, girls by the dozens
Sayin we cousins, knowin that we wasn't
But like the old saying goes
Times goes on, and everybody grows
Grew apart, had to part, went our own ways
You chose the dope gaaaane, my microphone pays
In many ways we were paid in the old days
So far away from the crazies with AK's
And though I been around clowning with the Underground
I'm still down with my homies from the hometown
And if you need, need anything at all
I drop it all for y'all, if my homies call
- 2Pac "If My Homies Call"
I've missed you guys so much...but I have honestly been so busy I can't keep up with my day to day activities. "The Man" has got me hustlin' like Rick Ross. Feel me? My side hustle is just as busy as my 9 to 5, so if you wanna book a Passion Party, get on my calendar now! I've got stuff booked for October already!
There has been so much I wanted to talk about, so many things I wanted your opinion on, but just not enough time to put them on paper. I wish you could guys could update me on how you all have been and what's new in your lives.
So this weekend, I hosted a bachelorette party for a friend of mine from college. It was nice, intimate, we stayed in and had a ball. We were all inseparable in college, but its funny how we have all kinda drifted apart over the years. All of us keep in touch somewhat, but to think 10 years ago, I couldn't go to the bathroom without one of them going with me (no, not literally). But this weekend you would have thought that we saw each other every weekend. We fell into our usually routines, our specific "roles" just like we had in college. We talked and caught up, laughed about college, suckers we dated...nights on the "P" Train..woowoo (ask me offline about this one). The funny thing is, besides the jobs and the families, none of us have changed a bit.
There is still the "reserved" one, there is still the "mother" who continues to teach us things, there is still the "quiet" one(or at least people think she is...boy has she got them fooled), and I am still the party girl who would go crazy if a Luke song were played right now. Our resident chemist and psychologist couldn't join us, but they were with us in spirit.
It made me realize how much I missed my friends, these ladies are some of the best friends I ever had and what a shame to have missed out these past six or so years. One thing for sure, I'll definitely keep better touch now. Not only them, but with several other folks I've missed out on. I think men do a much better job of staying close to the friends they grew up with, my husband has life friends, and I so admire that. His friends are now my life friends too...weird. Does he know my best friends? Could they call and talk to him if they needed to, like I can with NC & DC's Finest or K Hill or Bless? Not likely...
So weigh in...no matter how much we love our friends, why is it that we don't keep in touch like we should? Have you noticed that the people we tend to keep up with are the right here, right now friends. No disrespect to new friends intended, but have you noticed this? The people you see, the people who live close, those are the ones we seem to focus on. Why is that?