Monday, March 16, 2009

Help needed!

Today I'm writing a talk about female friendship and I want to examine what things get in the way of it. I'd appreciate any thoughts on the matter.

I made a salad last night from one of the Barefoot Contessa cookbooks--with spinach, parmesan, pinenuts, peas and pesto (it's like Ina set herself the task of creating a dish with every "p" word she could think of, not counting spinach). Anyway. It was very good. People raved. When they asked if it was mine, I said yes and didn't tell them where I found it. Let them think Ina stole it off of me.

7 comments:

Bryan Wilde said...

Men have to be the ultimate obstacle. I've learned to accept this little fact that we are the obstacle to most things women want to accomplish. Of course, I think kids would be a close second. This is purely speculative though since I don't really qualify to comment on the subject. And hey, I'm okay with that too.

Kerry said...

honesty. that can be a problem. ;-)

Pink Ink said...

Judging others on the outside. Sometimes (and I admit I do this) I assume a woman who seems so "together" doesn't need me to reach out to her, when it is the complete opposite!

shelley said...

Jealousy. Of any kind. I find this plagues many friendships, no matter how old or how young the person is.

Lisa B. said...

That salad sounds awesome.

I agree with Shelley--jealousy. I have personally had to fend off my own venal envy many times in female friendships.

Alec and Randi said...

I think when you grow up a little and you kind of learn your opinions on things, and they differ from your girl friend's, that gets in the way. You grow apart.

Daina said...

Misunderstanding what they're saying and not talking to her to figure it out. It's a difficulty, since we get mad at what they've said and don't take time to understand what they actually meant.