(Bosom) Friend Fridays: Greta Weisman


If you’ve read this blog for any amount of time, you know about Greta.  I mean, she has her own tag and everything.

Greta is the most delightful little pixie of a friend – she loves bubbles and snowflakes and fairy tales and red lipstick and goat cheese and sand dollars and road trips and songs and cowboy boots.  When I have an insignificant thought – such as, “I think ‘bureau’ is the most beautiful word” – I tell her, and she loves it, and she gets it.

It’s such a good thing to have someone who gets you.

Now, you all know that I’m a stodgy curmudgeon.  Greta is very, very different from me.

She cartwheels…

and frolics…

and twirls.

I don’t really do any of these things.  But still.  Somehow, she gets me.

Greta spent the last 3 weeks in South Africa, and just returned to the States on Wednesday.  Getting a text message from her when she landed was like getting a beer after a long hike, or a breath after a long submersion.  SHE IS BACK.  Finally.

I have several best friends, but Greta is the Best Friend.

If you know her, you love her.  Three cheers for Greta Weisman!



  1. Greta on July 29, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Oohhh myyy GOSSSSHHHH!!!!

    Annie Parsons…! I get a BFF blog!! :)

    This was the best start to a Friday EVER.

    And, um, blog commenters? Can we please all collectively roll our eyes at Annie’s comments about being stodgy, etc.? If I am a pixie, then you are the Liv Tyler LOTR version of an elf: elegant, deep, strong (emotionally AND mountain climbally), STUNNING, and with an understanding that there is both beauty AND tragedy in this world: both floating white castles (DO they exist?) and roads to Mordor. Also, Liv Tyler does that breathy throaty way of talking in that moving, and you sing like silk, SO.

    In any case: you are one of my favorite humans beings on the planet and you are most certainly my best friend. Thank God for you!!

    Love you so AP– thank you for this!!

  2. Greta on July 29, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Also: do you see how short your hair was the last time we hung out? And do you see how long it is now?


  3. Jeffrey Myers on July 29, 2011 at 12:46 PM

    I’m raising my oversized porcelain coffee mug to Liv Tyler and little Frodo! Prost to best friendships!

  4. Julie on July 29, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    I love (bosom) friend fridays! I most definitely can see why you love this girl. : )

    OH, and speaking of “besties”… we almost have the same birthday.
    Happy almost birthday week, Annie Parsons!

  5. Tad on July 29, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    It’s true. Everyone who knows Greta can’t help but think she’s awesome.

    And Greta happens to be quite correct about you too. It’s said that in Arwen Undomiel, the beauty of Luthien Tinuviel walked once again in Middle Earth.

  6. Rebs on July 30, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    She’s your heterosexual lifemate! ;] Cannot wait to meet Greta someday.

    I love Bosom Friend Friday, too. So glad you brought it back. Love you. xoxo

  7. Sarah Kate on July 30, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Yay for Greta! She’s just wonderful and even though I don’t think we’ve actually met in person, I feel like we’ve spent many moments over wine and cheese together. Happy BFF day Greta!

  8. deidra on July 30, 2011 at 11:44 PM

    I love her too. And I hear I need to be on the look out for a little hike for your visit!!!! I’m on it!

  9. wrecklessgirl on July 31, 2011 at 2:43 PM

    hurrrraaaaayyyyy!! she is so wonderful. i know because i slept with her. wait .. i mean, she slept at my house!

  10. wrecklessgirl on July 31, 2011 at 2:46 PM

    on second thought, she slept at my friend’s house where i was housesitting. hopefully this doesn’t negatively alter your perception of my opinion of greta .. she is truly great!

  11. Nashville Miranda on August 1, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Maybe someday the three of us will be in the same place. I’d like that. :)

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