I Went To Arizona and All I Got Was This Lousy Picture

April 19, 2009

That’s not true. I didn’t even get a picture.

Last year, when Kayla came out to Las Vegas, I’d neglected to bring my camera and she’d forgotten the memory card for her camera, so we ended up with a single picture taken on my parents’ iMac. This year, despite having a professional photographer living in the house, we took not a single picture.

Which, perhaps, was okay, because we didn’t do a lot of photograph worthy things.

I have always really valued low-maintenance friends – people I don’t have to worry about entertaining or being really funny around. I don’t particularly love coming home from spending time with people and feeling absolutely exhausted.

Of course, I did feel absolutely exhausted when I got home last night, but that was more due to the fact that Kayla and I got virtually no sleep in three days (staying up until 1:30 or 2:00 or 3:00 nearly every night). Kayla was the definition of low-maintenance; we sat around all Friday morning reading (I finished two books that day); we watched 10 episodes of Gilmore Girls; we went to four different clothing stores; we went to two grocery stores, a book store, and the public library; we went out to lunch at Cafe Rio. Basically we just really enjoyed ourselves.

I never worried once the whole weekend if I was boring Kayla (perhaps I should have) or if she was counting down the minutes until I left or if she was offended that I graded 50 essays while we watched Gilmore Girls.

What I did think was that I should probably move next door to Kayla so I could come over every single day and sit at her kitchen counter while she made me lunch. Because while I want a low-maintenance friend, I like to be a high-maintenance one.

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10 Comments

  • Reply Packrat April 19, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Your visit sounds like the perfect kind. No one feels pressured to entertain or be enterained. Hope you both had a good time. Sounds like it. 🙂

  • Reply TheMoncurs April 20, 2009 at 12:05 am

    It really was an incredibly easy visit. Probably because your favorite things are my favorite things: eating, reading, GG. All bases covered.

    Looking forward to Mini Bloger 3.0!

  • Reply TheMoncurs April 20, 2009 at 12:05 am

    I meant Blogher, obviously.

  • Reply chelon:) April 20, 2009 at 1:47 am

    i love friends like that! it sounds like you had a great time. gilmore girls…boy do i miss them!

  • Reply TheMoncurs April 20, 2009 at 3:01 am

    Just so you know, I’m eating the other creme brulee right now.

  • Reply Alison Stewart April 20, 2009 at 3:45 am

    I was recently in AZ w/my sister….we got one picture together…what the heck? What that means is that you are so comfortable….engrosed in visiting/reading/whatever….that you realize-best time spent together.

  • Reply Douglas Carl April 20, 2009 at 4:50 am

    How was the Cafe Rio? Was the food as good as here, was it busy like here? What were your thoughts? As you probably know, Rio is setting huge volume records here, but it’s always been a question as to whether it would do well away from here.

  • Reply Lisa April 20, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    That sounds perfect to me!

  • Reply megan April 20, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Awesome! Glad you got away and had a good time. Food, watching shows, shopping, and reading sounds like the perfect trip to me.

  • Reply Mad Hadder April 21, 2009 at 10:06 am

    What is it about Gilmore Girls that is so cathartic????

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