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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Lifelong Friends


My girlfriend Talibah and I have been friends for over twenty years. We met in college freshman year and became fast friends. Our friendship has passed the test of time and although we spent many years living in different cities and barely kept up with each other's lives, when I moved to Atlanta I looked for her. Initially with a little bit of apprehension because so many years had gone by but we chatted several times by email and skype, had discussions about things that transpired years ago and after tears, laughs and smiles realized that as women our friendship was even stronger than it was when we were mere children (although when we were in college we just KNEW we were grown).

Talibah and I have coached each other - she looks to me for advice about social media and I look to her for advice on just about everything. She knows many of my most personal feelings, desires and fears and I am so honored to call her a friend and have her in my corner. We live about an hour away from each other so we get together infrequently but usually chat weekly on skype so we see each other's faces. We've been long past due a in person get together so I invited her to break bread with me to catch up in real life.

We met at Einstein's Bagels and discussed everything from healthy food choices to directions for our businesses and it was amazing. Although the time went by too quickly (having my toddler who is full of energy along kept our meeting brief) it was so much fun spending time with my sister friend. Talibah, we really need to plan at least a monthly meeting. Hugs and kisses are not quite the same when they are virtual! My sisterfriend, Talibah - I love you and can't wait to see you again.



Have a special loved one you want to spend time with?
Enter to win $1000 contest sponsored by Einstein's Bagel's on Divine Caroline by answering this question: If you were granted a month to do anything you wanted what would you do? Click HERE to enter.

GIVEAWAY

And to share the love, I have a $25.00 Einstein's Bagel's Giftcard (can also be used at Noah's) for one of my readers! All you have to do is answer this question:

If you win the giftcard, who would you share a meal with and why are they special to you?

Extra Entry: Tweet - "Win $25.00 GC for Einstein's Bagels on Cutie Booty Cakes blog @ReneeJRoss http://bit.ly/9XkPy9"

Please leave a separate comment for each method of entry. Contest open until 11 PM April 9, 2010.

Good Luck!

Disclosure - this post is sponsored by Einstein's Bagels.

81 comments:

Rebecca Graham said...

I would share this with my friend Janice because we have been friends since 2nd grade.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Rebecca Graham said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/rhoneygee/status/11521298379

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

cdziuba said...

I'd share it with my son because he's a darling boy!


cdziuba@aol.com

cdziuba said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/11527402671

agordon10 said...

my kids because there is noone in the world i like to share my time with.

Amber said...

I would share a meal with my mom, dad and little brother because I love them more than anyone else in the world!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

mverno said...

MY HUSBAND HES MY SOUL MATE AND BEST FRIEND AND I LOVE HIM DEARLY
mverno@roadrunner.com

Cindy said...

I would share it with my coworkers. They work hard and deserve something nice!

Stephanie said...

would share with my son because the time we have together is precious
tvollowitz at aol dot com

llinda29 said...

I would you share a meal with my husband because he is such a dear

Brent said...

My Wife and my son. The most important people on the planet to me.

The Queen Of Free said...

I would get breakfast to share with my parents when they come to visit!

jennifercausby at hotmail dot com

The Queen Of Free said...

I tweeted. http://twitter.com/JCausby/status/11561262192

jennifercausby at hotmail dot com

"Miss" Anita said...

If I win, I'd share this with my sister. She's special to me because she's been there for me and is more than just a sister... she's my friend. :)
roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

"Miss" Anita said...

I tweeted...

http://twitter.com/HSBSuzanne/status/11563405694

roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

trippyjanet said...

I would share it with my partner because she loves bagels. We are inseparable and have been for almost 10 years.

trippyjanet said...

I would share it with my partner because she loves bagels. We are inseparable and have been for almost 10 years.

dlhaley said...

I would go out to eat with my daughter, whos in college and my husband.

singermagic1 said...

I would share this with my daughter, she is in college and I am so proud of her
singermagic1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tina said...

If I won, I would share this with my boyfriend! We love Noah's bagels! We walk there every Tues with the dogs and get bagels with lox!

clc408 said...

I'd share with my mom because she always shares with me.

marcia goss said...

I would share the meal with my son Tim. He has accomplished a lot since graduating from college and I'm really proud of him.
marcia.goss@gmail.com

marcia goss said...

Tweeted.
http://twitter.com/mgoss123/status/11587268542
marcia.goss@gmail.com

Alison said...

I'd share with my friend Liis to recreate eating bagels in NYC together.

Alison said...

I'd share with my friend Liis to recreate eating bagels in NYC together.

Angie Marion said...

I'd share this with my friend Debbie because we lost touch for a couple of years and recently started talking regularly again. I Miss her!

pricousins at aol dot com

Angie Marion said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/pricousins/status/11608732931

Min K said...

I'll share it with my wonderful husband. He's the best!

Min K said...

I tweeted (mkvegas)

cstironkat said...

I would share with my husband of 22 years. He works so hard and is one most talented people I know. He can fix just about anything and he helps me with my widowed father. I appreciate his love and support.

cstironkat said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/11620564668

Karen said...

I would share it with Geoff because he has a kind heart.

sweepmom said...

I would share a meal with my best friend Rox. Shi is special because she is a great listener.

Laura said...

I would share a meal with my mom, who is my best friend and inspiration.

K. Rock said...

Nobody but the hubs cuz he is the most wonderful person that I know.

LearnHowToMakeBows said...

Beautiful story and great contest!!


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The details are here http://www.misstutu.com/mom-blogger-contest.html


Thanks for considering! I think your readers will really enjoy this too!
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ohstac said...

I would share a moment with my mom & sister because we're best buddies!

ohstac said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/ohstac/status/11670374068

mogrill said...

I would share a meal with my hubby because we never get enough of spending time together.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

AEKZ2 said...

I'd share this with my kids because they love bagels.

Jessica said...

I would share with my husband because he shares everything with me!
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/jjak2003/statuses/11731246561
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

Leslie said...

I'd share some leisurely breakfast with my sweetheart, because he's my favorite person in the world.

tattwo said...

I would share with my in-laws when they come to visit. We just moved far from them and we can't wait until the come for a visit. Thanks.

erin m. said...

I'd have to give this to my dad. He always runs down to Noah's Bagels and brings back yummy bagels and coffee for me the whole family on rainy spring days!
(panicxduh@yahoo.com)

hmb said...

If I win the giftcard, I'd share a meal with my wife and kids who mean the most to me in this world.
hmb@fortaj.com

hmb said...

Tweet -http://twitter.com/HMB99/status/11763357540
hmb@fortaj.com

rsbryswrrl said...

I would have lunch with my mother and son - my two favorite people!

rsbryswrrl at gmail dot com

jennem said...

My daughter. She is my sweet potato, and we always need more time together.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

Hotsnotty2 said...

My mom, she's an amazing person who always put others' needs before her own, thanks!

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

Bee's Go Buzz said...

i would share it with my hubby. for giving me a beautiful baby girl.

akarau27@gmail.com

Renski17 said...

If I win the giftcard, I'd share a meal with my hubby and kids who mean the most to me in this world.
renski17@fortaj.com

Renski17 said...

Tweet - http://twitter.com/Facetwit17/status/11821764779
renski17@fortaj.com

karen said...

I would share a meal with my sister. She's also my best friend. Thanks.

president(dot)peaches(at)hotmail(dot)com

Miss Potential said...

I'd share it with my roommate, who's special to me because she's my best friend :)

kaleidoscopequeen at gmail dot com

Valancia said...

I'd like to share with my dear old lady friend pat who is 86 because shes a widow and so nice to me

Rebecca R. Bibbs said...

I would share it with my children because I don't often have a chance to have breakfast with them.

rebecca.bibbs@gmail.com

Melodic Mom said...

I'd share it with my husband and daughter because I love getting to have time with both of them together.

Melodic Mom said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/MelodicMom/statuses/11851659249

flychild7 said...

I would share this with my mom. She is special to me because she is supportive, loving and the kindest person I know

ctazie@aol.com

Erica C. said...

I'd take my grandmother. We don't really go out just us often. She'd really like this.

Jinxy and Me said...

I would share with my mom because she is always so supportive.

nesta 67 {at} live dot com

Jinxy and Me said...

tweet http://twitter.com/ThriftyJinxy/status/11860152255

Imaas said...

with my buddy cause he doesn't have a job right now

chazvgo said...

I would share it with my husband and two boys because I love ALL 3 of them more than anything else in the world :)

chazvgo said...

I tweeted :)
http://twitter.com/chazvgo/status/11869561486

susan1215 said...

I'd share this this my husband and 2 children.

susan1215 said...

http://twitter.com/susan1215/status/11888704339

Trisha D. said...

i would take my boss, he took me out last time and now its my turn!@!!

Trisha D. said...

tweeted, http://twitter.com/whitetrashtrish/status/11891101323

Jennifer Neal said...

I would share with my mom, we don't see each other enough!

Bob said...

I'd share with my girlfriend, she lives right by one.

Pamela S said...

I would share it with my daughter who is away at college. She works so hard and is in honors biochemistry. There's an Einstein near her dorm and she would think it was such a treat if I came to visit and we ate at Einsteins. I could even get some goodies for her to take back to the dorm!! Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

mail4rosey said...

I would share it with my husband because he's never tried Einstein's Bagels, and I know he'd love them!!

msurosey@yahoo.com

Ken M said...

I would share a meal with my wife and son. They mean everything to me, and they both love Einstein's Bagels!

Ken M said...

I sent a tweet about your contest as Schmoolander here http://twitter.com/Schmoolander/status/11907182063

brianpiero said...

Thanks for the giveaway...I would share a Sunday morning brunch with some good friends, Howard & Liz and their daughters, who helped me greatly when I moved to a new city a few years ago.

senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

brianpiero said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/brianpiero/status/11908458766

senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

annemarie562000 said...

I would share this with my boyfriend and his daughter because I love them!

annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kim Benton said...

I would take my Mom, Kids & Grandbabies to a park & have Breakfast there with some Orange Juice & Bagels. We never have time for breakfast together so this would be a perfect gift to share with them. Thanks so much for this offer :)

lilyk said...

I would share a meal with my friend. He's so special to me because he is very nice and kind.

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