Friendly Friday Distractions

So you know how I love quizzes as if I were a 14-year-old girl delaying homework by seeing if the boy in gym class likes me or like likes me? Well, as I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I finally got to write one of my own. It’s a “What’s Your Friendship Style?” quiz, and I think it turned out rather fun! Redbook Magazine’s new website has a whole quiz section, which I appreciate. Just because I’m almost 30 doesn’t mean I’m too old to have my entire life decoded by a 10-question multiple choicer.

All of this to say: Take the quiz! I took it yesterday, which might sound silly because I wrote it, but even then I found it interesting. It was like doing my very own self analysis.  I like these kind of quizzes (the fun, not the school, kind) because they push you to ask questions about yourself, without forcing you to think too hard. And that’s what Fridays are about. So, there.

Also, a reader shared the video below yesterday on Facebook.  (Thanks Lauren!) I’d never heard of David Mitchell’s Soapbox before (or David Mitchell, for that matter) but it’s a web series from the British comedian in which he “gets on his soapbox and complains about stuff.” Stuff like marathons, or being called “young man,” or TV credits being squeezed into that tiny part of the screen. The video below is about—duh—friendship. Specifically the etiquette for making and not-making new friends. It’s funny, and also, of course, makes me want to scream “This is what I am talking about!!” It’s a good Friday afternoon under-4-minute procrastination fun.

So… Did you take the quiz? What’s your friendship style? And what do you think of David Mitchell’s friendship-change proposal?

MWF Seeking BFF, the book, comes out in a week and a half! December 20 to be exact. If you’re interested (and I would be so so grateful if are), you can:
Pre-order the book (friendship bracelets to all who do! Just email me your address)
Read the introduction and first chapter
Watch the trailer
Follow me on Facebook or Twitter

Thank you!


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4 responses to “Friendly Friday Distractions

  1. I’m up for anything, which is true! No surprises there. Very nice quiz, I don’t feel like any of the options were trying to put me into a specific box. I heart quizzes!

  2. Christina

    I came in as the Confidant type of friend… which is a role that I get tired of being placed in. While everyone has a need to vent every now and then… sometimes my women friends need to shut up and look for practical solutions to their problems… because talking about it endlessly is a pointless waste of time and energy and it’s boring to have to listen to it.

  3. Megan

    HA! Can we vote on the “change ends” bit? I think I’m going to start watching that guy more often now. Where’d you find him!?

  4. I got voted as the “Up for Anything” friend…which I think is probably pretty accurate.
    And I love quizzes – anyone who doesn’t, is CRAZY!!

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