Why I Don’t Have Neighbor Friends

September 19, 2012 · 31 comments

You guys know Jamie.

My little peanut/Ray Charles/running buddy.

She was the first friend I made in Virginia Beach other than girls from work.

She was the one who I met through blogging, yet we are from rival high schools in New Jersey and played against each other on the same field hockey field.

She was my gym buddy before I quit the gym.

She’s the one who will come over for wine and an ab workout. Our minds work the same way.

And she’s the one I went running with last week, candy corn in our matching Lulu speed shorts (we’re so cool).

And she’s the girl who admitted as we approached mile 4 that T. Swift’s new jam was rocking her world. To which I said, “MEEEEE TOOOOO” and promptly played it from my iPhone.

And as we ran, we jammed. With no conversation of ever seeing the music video, we did a synchronized jumped in the air, arms up, at the “WEEE-EEEE!” part of the chorus.

That part.

Mid-run. On the sidewalk.

This whole scenario might explain why none of my neighbors want to be my friend.

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1 Maggie ONeil September 19, 2012 at 1:52 pm

hahha i love jamie, and i love that girl in red’s face is too perfect above


2 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss September 20, 2012 at 11:58 am

we need you to come join, magalicious.


3 Amber K September 19, 2012 at 1:58 pm

lol. I am not friends with any of my neighbors either, but that’s mostly for my sanity. I can’t wait to get out of apartments!
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4 Emily September 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Haha…I thought I was the only one! I’ve been totally scared to admit it but I can’t get that dang song out of my head!
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5 Erica { EricaDHouse.com } September 19, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Friends like that are the best!
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6 Heather @ Heather's Dish September 19, 2012 at 2:46 pm

if we were neighbors and i saw that i’d TOTALLY want to be BFF. seriously :)
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7 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss September 20, 2012 at 11:58 am

you just need to move East. ;)


8 Caryln @ carylnrambles September 19, 2012 at 2:49 pm

hahah this is the exact reason i dont have neighbor friends, too. well, that and the fact that most of them are 65+. one is convinced my name is carol and the other likes to talk to me about his gallbladder……
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9 christina September 19, 2012 at 3:27 pm

oh i just love yall.


10 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss September 20, 2012 at 11:58 am

still waiting on you to come play. justsayin.


11 Lea @ Greens and Coffee Beans September 19, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Wine and ab workouts sound like a magical combination!
If I was your neighbor I would totally be friends with you (I love candy corn, and running, and cheesy pop music)!
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12 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss September 20, 2012 at 11:58 am

time for you to move to VAB I think.


13 Danielle @ itsaharleyyylife September 19, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Did you know that they shot that whole music video in one take? I heard that on CMT the other day! CRAZY!
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14 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss September 20, 2012 at 11:57 am

woah! that’s pretty cool.


15 Jamie September 19, 2012 at 6:21 pm

tehehe i love this and you!!! i am hoping you want to dance i mean run around the neighborhood tomorrow, too!! candy corns in butts


16 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss September 20, 2012 at 11:57 am

haahaha out of contexts, that’s…….. special. ;) SEE YOU LATER ON.


17 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy September 19, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Aw, haha, too funny! I love that song!
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18 Kristen @ notsodomesticated September 19, 2012 at 7:19 pm

But at least you can entertain yourself, right?? ;)
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19 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey September 19, 2012 at 8:23 pm

I wish we could jam to that song together. When I’m in my car, I seriously change the radio station every two seconds to any radio station that might possibly play that song.

But what’s up with the animal costumes? I don’t get it.
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20 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss September 20, 2012 at 11:56 am

I THIIIINK it’s supposed to be her stuffed animals jamming. At least in my world that’s what’s going on.


21 Katie September 19, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Every one at school says I remind them of sweet Tay Tay. Every one at school hates Taylor Swift. Maybe this is why I have no friends at school? At least we have each other.


22 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss September 20, 2012 at 11:45 am

TOLD YOU. You are my little Tay Tay. And I love you anyway.


23 Sarah B. September 19, 2012 at 11:16 pm

I’m freaking ob-sessed with T-Swift’s new jam!! I have a gift of ruining music for others (so gifted that my college roommate made a CD for her boyfriend titled, “songs sarah’s ruined for me”) and you better believe I’m playing this one into the ground!
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24 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss September 20, 2012 at 11:45 am

hahaha. that is quite an accomplishment!


25 Marielle September 20, 2012 at 1:08 am

Lol I actually have that dang song stuck in my head right now and I swore I wouldn’t download it, but I think that might happen soon. Taylor swift wins again!


26 Kelsey September 20, 2012 at 1:25 am

I am obsessed with making neigbbor friends! Unfortunately almost all have kids so I’m definitely the odd man out :(
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27 Julie @ There and Back Again September 20, 2012 at 9:09 am

Totally thought this song couldn’t be catchier… and then HANSON COVERED IT. True story.
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28 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss September 20, 2012 at 11:44 am

oh. no. you just created a monster over here.


29 Julie @ There and Back Again September 20, 2012 at 7:43 pm

I know right?! Gotta respect a boy band that didn’t peak in 1999.
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30 Rachel September 20, 2012 at 11:21 am

hahaha all my neighbors are either too old or too young and the young ones look at me like I’m crazy most of the time haha
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31 Alyssa September 27, 2012 at 10:48 pm

That T Swift song is just too catchy and speeds up your runs! Love it :)
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