There are two kinds of friends when it comes to Friendships With Benefits. The ones that say they have nothing to teach and the ones that know exactly what they want to teach me. Then there is Brad. Brad gave me about 4+ choices to choose from including how to walk NYC streets to the Sexual Growl. I obviously chose the latter. Thanks Brad for being so awesome and eager to participate in Friendships With Benefits. You are a man with many talents and I’m a woman who needs to practice her sexual growl.
Thanksgiving is my FAVORITE holiday. I spend it with the people I love in my hometown and it’s always filled with love and laughter. This Thanksgiving, my family friend, Craig showed me how to carve a turkey. I went into this not knowing a single thing and now feel like I could take over the job next year. But let’s be for real, I’ll probably go back to drinking, eating and gossiping while Craig carves the turkey with my dad assisting. Thanks Craig for showing me your master carving skills! I think the next stop for you is the Food Network:)
My very musically talented friend, Marco, teaches me the proper techniques of singing. This FWB was mentally really hard for me and filled with anxiety. Marco was awesome and very supportive. It’s funny because I call myself a “professional singer” but my audience usually consists of two year olds and my repertoire includes “Itsy Bitsy Spider” and “Open Shut Them.” I think since this lesson the kids have noticed an improvement and are really feeling my new vocal abilities. Thanks Marco for being awesome teacher! You’re so talented and I love your messy but quaffed style:)
My friend, coworker and all around awesome person, Samona, blows my mind by showing me what a weave entails. Samona and I work together in a center for developmentally delayed toddlers. She’s so patient and great with the children as well as the adults;) This FWB was probably the most enlightening one yet. I had no idea the logistics and skills behind sewing in a weave. Thanks so much Samona for always entertaining and enlightening me!
My friend Andrew taught me all about football on Sunday at a bar in the East Village. Andrew and I work together at LivingSocial Adventures and he is an avid football fan. This FWB was so fun to make and I’m confident that it will definitely benefit me in the future. There is a lot of good info, so you’ll basically be an expert in football when you’re done watching this including how to maximize your experience at the bar. Thanks Andrew for being so down to make this video! Much appreciated;)
Due to Hurricane Sandy, my friend, Katie was displaced from her home in SoHo and stayed at my house for the week. She was so nice to show me how to make her amazing salted fudge brownies. They are so good! You just can’t have one which has contributed to the Sandy 15. I apologize for the technical difficulties during this FWB. Not sure what’s going on but this is definitely a learning process. Thank you Katie for your patience with my lack of baking skills. You’re the best:)
This week has proven that I am so grateful for everything I have in life. It has also shown that it’s the little things that can make a huge difference in other people’s lives whether it’s providing a warm place to sleep or donating blood which I will be doing on Thursday. Enjoy this Friendships With Benefits and please donate to help Sandy victims recover as quickly as possible. You can donate to the Mayor’s Fund or the Red Cross. Anything helps. Thank you. In the end, we are all friends who can provide some benefits no matter how small.