Andrew’s Couch

 

This is easily the most comfortable couch ever.

It’s not that it’s super-fancy or overly-expensive.

It’s not overstuffed or made of velveteen.

It’s not so monstrous that I get lost in it or so billowy that I feel like I’m floating on air.

No, this couch is the most comfortable couch ever because it’s loaned to me by my friend Andrew, the guy who so kindly puts me up every time I come through LA.

Andrew‘s a friend from college (we played on the school’s Ultimate Frisbee team together) and though we’re not sending each other emails all the time or calling each other every day, situationally we’re great friends, helping each other out when one or the other needs a hand.

And when I need to decompress – when I’ve just left a 4 month stint in another country and am about to embark on a month-and-a-half cross-country road trip, for example – it’s nice to know that I’ve got somebody who will pick me up from the airport, let me occupy a chunk of his living room for a week, and will make me brownies for breakfast.

He also leaps over things when I dare him to.

Thanks Andrew! You’re one hell of a host and one hell of a good guy!

Who helps you out when you need it? Have you thanked them recently?

19 comments

  1. That’s what I love.. You know, a friend is someone that doesn’t take lot’s of effort. Some folks just have to keep score. “What have you done for me lately?”

    No, real friends are just cool like that. I know people I can just pick up from where we left off. No hassles, no worries, just because were friends.

    Too many expectations drain friendship.

    Glad you have a friend like that. Simple. If you want a friend, just be one dammnit!!

  2. Yes, I love this post! I wish more people appreciated this kind of friend — the one who’s there for you when it counts, doesn’t take absence personally, with whom you can pick up where you left off. I’m not sure if new social media is making this more or less possible. Yea it’s easier to stay in touch with more people, but it’s also easier for even far-away friends to get bent out of shape if you’re not in contact “enough”.
    Ok I’m off on a tangent, but here’s to brownies for breakfast :)

  3. Wow. It’s a very short blog but I liked it. No, loved it is more like it. It actually made me pause for a while and made me think if I have thanked these people who are ALWAYS around me. More of these, please. And thank you for sharing!

  4. Ah yes Andrew’s couch, it was a dream to sleep on after a three day mammoth marathon Miami all male bachelor party (wow alliteration). Thanks Andrew, you’re a west coast god send. Did you know he has also knocked out 5 full marathons? Legendary..

  5. Thanks for the post Colin. Of course I’m not one to turn down a dare, especially one that involves running or jumping or climbing!

    The vibrams rock, I love running or hiking in them.

    @Ross – We had a good time, exploring the city we thought we knew and jumping objects on the beach.

    @Nathan – Actually it’s 6 fulls and a couple halfs :)

    Hope everyone is doing well and glad everyone enjoys the couch and of course you’re all welcome to stay again!

  6. That’s what I love.. You know, a friend is someone that doesn’t take lot’s of effort. Some folks just have to keep score. “What have you done for me lately?”

    No, real friends are just cool like that. I know people I can just pick up from where we left off. No hassles, no worries, just because were friends.

    Too many expectations drain friendship.

    Glad you have a friend like that. Simple. If you want a friend, just be one dammnit!!

  7. Yes, I love this post! I wish more people appreciated this kind of friend — the one who’s there for you when it counts, doesn’t take absence personally, with whom you can pick up where you left off. I’m not sure if new social media is making this more or less possible. Yea it’s easier to stay in touch with more people, but it’s also easier for even far-away friends to get bent out of shape if you’re not in contact “enough”.
    Ok I’m off on a tangent, but here’s to brownies for breakfast :)

  8. Looking for the FB like button. Oh well, I guess I have to make a comment. Liked It!

  9. Wow. It’s a very short blog but I liked it. No, loved it is more like it. It actually made me pause for a while and made me think if I have thanked these people who are ALWAYS around me. More of these, please. And thank you for sharing!

  10. Ah yes Andrew’s couch, it was a dream to sleep on after a three day mammoth marathon Miami all male bachelor party (wow alliteration). Thanks Andrew, you’re a west coast god send. Did you know he has also knocked out 5 full marathons? Legendary..

  11. Thanks for the post Colin. Of course I’m not one to turn down a dare, especially one that involves running or jumping or climbing!

    The vibrams rock, I love running or hiking in them.

    @Ross – We had a good time, exploring the city we thought we knew and jumping objects on the beach.

    @Nathan – Actually it’s 6 fulls and a couple halfs :)

    Hope everyone is doing well and glad everyone enjoys the couch and of course you’re all welcome to stay again!

  12. Absolutely! I just returned from a visit to San Diego, exploring a move there this fall when I quit my job. Was chatting to a friend who cut me off and goes, “dude. just move here. you know us. you have a couch to sleep on. figure it out after.”

    I love it.

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