I have a lovely lady friend. She’s smart and funny and I’m totally into her face.
Our friendship looks like this:
-“It’s the middle of the night and I need to vent to someone who won’t give me even more perspective than I already freaking’ have (because I tend to dismiss my sadness/anger feelings because of third world countries/possession of sight and limbs and whatnot) so… Nations or are bars still open?”
-“Did you see ‘Parks and Rec’?”
-“Oh my sweet baby jesus, Childish Gambino! We will sit on his face.”*
-“Eat this delicious thing.”
-“Am I bonkers for analyzing this so much?”
“Not even at all.”***
-‘Fat Bottomed Girls’. Obvi.****
That’s 99% of our beautiful life together. Bask in it’s glory, Internet.
Anyway, given our propensity for daydreaming about Leslie Knope’s face we decided to have us a big ass Galentine’s Day.******
The actual day of our fantastical lady times was cold and overcast. I was brain dead from exhaustion brought on by pestering cafe’s for work (I had an interview the next day!) (Interviews are gross) and we both wanted to sit around in sweat pants and read. But, being ladies, we didn’t mention these feelings to one another until we’d covered ourselves in girl fabrics and lugged awesome food and delicious day drunk drinks to a garden where we complained about the icy wind, boys and how super incapable I am of ending a sentence at a reasonable length.
And then Megan gave me this:
Ron Freaking Swanson. (If you click on his face, you will be able to read the words next to him. Then you will understand why Megan is the best sort of lady friend around.)
And my day was totally made.
Reader- “But Rosie, wasn’t there food at this lady picnic?”
Other reader- “Yeah, isn’t this supposed to be at least partially a food blog?”
Yes, you beautiful naive sophisticated new born baby.*******
This day was full of food.
And! I’m totally gonna tell you about it.
When I’m less sickly and done with naps.
In the meantime…
Have some flowers! I picked them, ’cause I’m romancing you.
Also, know that Megan put honey in fresh ricotta and slathered it on bread and covered that in apple slices. In general I’m not a big fan of ricotta because I, you know, can’t remove my mouth, but this stuff was delicious. Put that in your thinking caps, people.
*Probably not at the same time- his face is a normal size. A beautiful, mustachioed, normal size.
Also, if you like seeing his face with a mustache (if you don’t, you’re clearly a monster), then you should definitely see Mystery Team. It’s absurdly hilarious.
**We saw Robin fucking Williams do a surprise set! I’m not ever getting over that.
***Should we acknowledge that we’re sort of bonkers? WHAT. Who said that? Jerks.
****Welcome to our go-to karaoke song. Also, Megan/anyone who bothers to read my silly words, have you still not seen ‘Spring Breakdown’? You clearly have internet access, go fix your life.
*****Yes, this is separate from Parks and Rec. That is how into his face we are.
******“What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just kick it breakfast style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus, frittatas!”
No, we didn’t make waffles. It’s possible I ate some whipped cream after putting on sweats and taking a nap but it’s a blur.
*******”Oh Ann, you beautiful tropical fish”
Sometimes the nonsense I speak is secretly a reference that you won’t get unless you happen to watch whatever I watch.
I’m sorry. If it makes you feel better, I watch some really great stuff. Just look up at April Ludgate’s face. That thing is glorious.