mallorie and me

It’s funny how you meet your other. I don’t mean the one you have babies with. The one you vow to love and adore and never leave. I mean your other other. The person that’s so much like you they could be you if you weren’t around to do it yourself.

I met Mallorie when I was ten. We both wore cowlicks and a sleepy look in our eyes and that was enough for people to say we were alike. But she was the quiet girl in the corner and I was the loudmouth by the monkey bars so until Lake Lure ’00 I couldn’t see it.

Since then we’ve interrogated one another under the bells of medieval cathedrals, talked life and love in the rain by the River Thames and ate hot dogs in lazy old Appalachian coal towns. Yesterday we planned our New Years’ Resolutions. It began something like this…

Me: “I’ve gained a good 6 and a half kilo – at least – since Thanksgiving”
Mallorie: “That’s nothing. The other day, I was tapping my foot on the floor, and I felt my back jiggle.”

…And ended with a commitment to hold one another accountable every Monday morning with a measuring tape and a set of scales. We’re also doing the Great Manchester Run in May. Only she doesn’t know it yet. (p.s. So are you Steph.)

Now your turn. New Years Resolutions anyone?

Buffy & Mal

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  • Trish
    Jan 1, 2007 at 0:50

    The Sydney to Surf funrun is every September. Every January I say ‘THIS year I’ll do it.’ But this January I’m only promising to try early morning walks a couple of days a week.

    Good luck with your resolution! Have a great year!

  • overnighteditor
    Jan 1, 2007 at 2:00

    Read more Buffy.

  • Mallorie
    Jan 1, 2007 at 6:22

    SOOOOOOO…………..I basically love you!!!

    No I do love you! TOGETHER WE WILL make our resolution stand strong!

  • DeliciouslyTormented
    Jan 1, 2007 at 6:48

    Oh, Buffy. Thank you for the post on my blog. Apologies for being MIA lately. A computer switch at work meant obliteration of my Favourites list. Funny, I am almost completely blitzed and just realized I could have Googled or checked my own blog for your address. Dur.

    Best wishes for you in the New Year. I hope you have a safe and fabulous New Years Eve.


  • Ps
    Jan 1, 2007 at 7:38

    hi Buffy.Thanks for stopping by on my blog.A very happy new year to you too.As regards my resolutions, it has nothing to do with the measuring tape. (I’m always into fitness AND the measuring tape,whole year through!)My resolutions are about staying younger.Have out it in my post on my blog.

  • Becky
    Jan 1, 2007 at 16:07

    No resolutions here. Just wishing you a Happy New Year!

  • Amra Pajalic
    Jan 1, 2007 at 18:48

    Mine are pretty much typical of every year. Exercise, write and blog. And I’m not being too picky about how much to do of each.

  • Frannie Farmer
    Jan 1, 2007 at 18:54

    Wow, you look like sisters.
    Good luck.
    My resolutions … not to make any this year 🙂
    Happy New Year!

  • Alyssa Goodnight
    Jan 1, 2007 at 21:52

    You two do look alike–how fun to have an ‘other’. I never did find me one of those.
    Good luck on your resolutions–you’ll keep each other motivated.

  • Dawn (webmiztris)
    Jan 1, 2007 at 23:21

    lmao at the back jiggle thing!!!

  • ttq
    Jan 1, 2007 at 23:29

    Yeah a new blog to read! Thanks for popping by! I love when new bloggers show up and I get more daily reads!

  • Debt Fighters
    Jan 1, 2007 at 23:30

    Saw your post and thought I’d check out your blog. Best of luck with your resolutions…Happy New Year!

  • Lux Lisbon
    Jan 1, 2007 at 23:35

    Besides drink more wine?

  • kenju
    Jan 1, 2007 at 23:48

    Happy New Year, Buffy. No resolutions here (I know better than to waste my time).

  • DayByDay4-2Day
    Jan 2, 2007 at 1:15

    My resolution is to think about me and what is important to me more. Being a co-Dependant that is not easy to do.

  • violetvirus
    Jan 2, 2007 at 4:29

    I wish I had someone like dat!

    So, we’ll see how we go with d numbers 1&5 on my list?..haha…thanks for dropping by at my blog…I’ll be checking back for more of your writings, I’m sure 🙂

  • Kim Ayres
    Jan 2, 2007 at 11:47

    Happy New Year! And thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog!

    I tend to find that New Year is the worst time to make resolutions. When you’re tired, bloated and hungover, the best decisions are never made, or follwed through. However, today the detox starts 🙂

  • LisaBinDaCity
    Jan 2, 2007 at 13:36

    No resolutions but lots of good intentions 😉

    Happy New Year, Buffy!

  • Steve
    Jan 2, 2007 at 13:53

    I vow to make a New Years resolution, next year. How’s that?

  • Devilwoman
    Jan 2, 2007 at 15:26

    I too have gained since Thanksgiving. Your blogs are always so good. I hate I’ve been missing them lately! I resolve to read my blog subscriptions. And excercise. And quit smoking. And not drink so many martinis. I could keep going here…

  • Diane
    Jan 2, 2007 at 16:04

    Hi Buffy,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a kind comment. Enjoying your writing here—lots of energy. New Year’s resolutions? My son has resoluted, he tells me, to buy a new game system. I am resoluting to cook better (more whole foods), keep writing, and try to visit other blogs a bit more.

    Good luck with your resolutions—-Diane

  • Stacy
    Jan 3, 2007 at 4:46

    What a great blog entry. Friendship ought to be celebrated more often.

    I think a measuring tape could make me run. At least, away from the measuring tape with its shameful honesty.

    Happy new year! Good luck with the Great Manchester Run!

  • bonnie
    Jan 3, 2007 at 6:22

    glad I didn`t tell u how I jiggle !!! LOL

  • oob
    Jan 3, 2007 at 14:55

    Happy New Year, Buffy. No resolutions for moi either. Lovely post!

  • S William Shaw
    Jan 3, 2007 at 15:58

    My resolution is to hammer queries. Happy new year!

  • terry
    Jan 3, 2007 at 19:31

    live quite close to manchester don,t think i could manage the run thought. aren,t you popular x

  • K
    Jan 3, 2007 at 22:12

    What an adorable picture…my new year’s resolution–to fix my mess of a relationship, one way or another!!!

  • steph
    Jan 6, 2007 at 14:42

    sooo funny….i laughed so hard at the back jiggle that i scared nevaeh! haha!!

  • The Daily Ranter
    Jan 8, 2007 at 2:16

    I have an other too. She’s my very best friend and for over 20 years, we have said we share a brain. She is literally my other half. We knew it the moment we met. Both of us felt the same way. Now if I could only get my boyfriend to understand our connection! 🙂

    As for resolutions, I have already broken 2 of them but I’m still sticking with them; the list is long this year! I’m looking forward to a wonderful 2007.

    Best to you and yours…..and your other and hers. 🙂

  • Flora
    Jan 8, 2007 at 17:55

    Resolution: not to label myself as an insomniac anymore since 99% of my sleeping problems are resolved. And to keep some of my inner monologue to myself, rather than babbling on about things that do not need to be an outer monologue.

  • Cristi
    Jan 9, 2007 at 17:58

    This year, I resolve to 1) get out of my own way, 2) feed my mind more fat, 3) be more aware of how my actions affect others, 4) replace the toilet seat that keeps pinching my ass, 5) do the dishes & laundry before every piece of silverware & underwear is used and 6) become the next major porn star. *I’m just not sure this falls in line with last year’s resolution to treat my body like a temple.

  • elle
    Jan 30, 2007 at 19:39

    among the many resolutions, somewhere in the top 5 is: “Must come up with enough materials so that I can finally get le agent, who will help me farm out le manuscript to finally get le book off the ground.”