Well I had my first GISHWHES meltdown this morning. We got all our team members so that’s good but I ended up feeling like I’ve been poor at my captaincy. Hope I spelled that right. Anyway, I wound myself up pretty good and ended up crying on my yoga mat thinking “I’ve failed and we’ve not even started!!!” Man. It was kinda gross. Not in a snotty crying gross just the whole feeling defeated before beginning. But man do I have some good friends. I was listened to and allowed to be a whiny bitch and then got some unconditional love and support.
This is the last GISHWHES ever and my first GISHWHES ever. I regret not doing it sooner but am stoked to be doing it now. It’s definately not something I’d do on my own. I’m a solitary creature by nature and usually don’t do team things. I’ve never played a team sport and was asked to not return to Girl Scouts so this is a big deal guys.
So a chat thing was started by Lisa and it made me cry the good kind of crying so I’m going to take her idea and put it here. I’ll be introducing the team members too. They are in no particular order.
Katey BoomBoom, or Kate, is Tisha to me. She and I have known each other since we were 7. So we’ve seen it all. Pooping, crying, bad fashion and hair, laughing, boys, enemies, fighting, injuries, trips….I could go on. We have Stories. Anyway, she’s seen as much of me as anyone and still loves me and is still my friend. She’s amazingly smart, a super great knitter and has two awesome kids. She’s eclectic and cool. She rocks. We grew up on the same street but now she lives in Ohio. Kate/Tish and Kevin are the Ohio Branch of Team FrumpBusters.
Lisa, village witch has the biggest heart of anyone I know and squirts it all over the place. She’s also super smart, creative and passionate. She’s on the list of people that I’ve laughed with till I’ve peed along with Tisha. She, too, has seen me at my best and worst and stuck by me. She challenges me to think about things in new ways. She also challenges me to feel stuff. And share it. I fucking hate feeling a lot of the time but especially sharing that shit. Ick. It makes me a better person though so there’s that. She’s my sister in heart for always. We also have Stories.
Allison is another long time friend. This friendship also included laughter with pee. It’s like the best thing ever. She’s another smart person in my life. There is a trend, I like smart people. We’ve seen marriages and a divorce, kids, concerts and dogs. Her son Sutton knows all the words to Riders on the Storm and is sassy AF. She and I share a love of food, Supernatural and poor time management skills. She is my SPNFGSW (Supernatural Fangirl Sister Wife) and we’ve had entire conversations with just Supernatural gifs. She crochet and we want to start a biz together. She’s the best shopper I know too.
Maydayray is Rachel and my first Poopsie. I’ve known her since she was a wee teen of 13 or 14 and now she’s a grow ass woman in her late 20’s. She’s the closest thing to a daughter I’ll ever have and I love the shit out of her. She’s very cerebral and creative. She reminds me of me a lot of the times, in good ways and I love her fashion. She’s another pee-laugher. I love her.
Tiffany is so flippin’ cool. She’s such a strong and resilient woman and an amazing mom. She’s a loyal friend and a kind heart. Tiffany seriously cares about people no matter what. She shows me how helping people helps self and seems to have an unending supply of service for others. She loves the outdoors and also has cool fashion and a quick wit. She’s a bad ass too. Also a smart person. And man, she’s open to new ways of thinking, sustainable living, acceptance and loving kindness in all areas of life. She’s my little punker hippy chick and she rocks.
Geoff I’ve not known long but I’ve learned some things about him in our short friendship. One, he’s got a kick ass taste in music. He’s hilarious and smart. And he’s ridden his bike across America. Jesus. I bet he’s got strong legs. I love that he will be silly and he’s made some awesome photo edits. Truly works of art. He’s been positive and encouraging on the team and super involved. He’s my Co-Captain and he’s the shit. I’m looking forward to getting to know him better. He’s in the Seattle Branch of our team.
I’ve only met Dom once in person and that dude has a smile for miles. I don’t know much about him yet but I do know he’s got an open mind and kind spirit. He also knows Lisa and Geoff and since I like them pretty well I already like him. I’m glad he joined us and am also looking forward to getting to know him better. Dom is another in the Seattle Branch.
Gregg is here in OKC and he is one hell of a guy. He’s generous with his help and his time and has a fantastic sense of humor. He’s made me laugh a lot and I’m impressed by his kindness. I love kind people so much! I know he’s a good and loyal friend, he cares for his family and friends a lot and is there when you need him. Gregg is another guy that’s the shit.
Kevin is Kate’s Mr. Man and while I don’t know him I know he’s gotta be cool cause he’s dating my friend. He gets tons of props from me for picking a strong woman like Kate. Or Tisha. I seem to go back and forth. She doesn’t like Tisha but that’s what I’ve known her forever as so…..sorry I wandered off topic on your paragraph there Kevin. Personally I think it’s pretty stellar I’ve paid attention this long and stayed with the subject matter.
Jonathon is also here in OKC buuuuut I don’t know him. Buuuuuut Rachel got him on the team and Tiffany was psyched he joined up with us so he’s gotta be good people. I trust them.
Zoey, Amanda, Joe and Rebekah are the CA Branch and I’m really glad to meet them. I am soooo looking forward to getting to know them and doing this adventure with them. I hope we can all get to know each other better and make this one hell of an experience.
Ok, there it is. My Team!!! I have high hopes and lots of excitement. Yay!
PS: there may be spelling mistakes, typos or grammatical errors. I apologize.