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Sarah, the Cookie Monster

Who doesn’t love cookie dough?
If you’ve been reading my blog for at least a month, you might remember this:


Cookie Dough Milkshake

I made this shake for a friend, Sarah.

But Sarah isn’t just any friend, she’s my best friend.

Do you have one best friend?
Or would you rather hang out in a group? Although I like hanging in a big group, I don’t think there’s ever been a point in my life where I didn’t have one best friend. And I know they say people tend to choose friends similar to themselves, but my best friends always seem to be exactly opposite from me!

For example: At a point in my life when I really cared what others thought of me (high school), my best friend was the most popular girl in our school. She didn’t care one iota what anyone thought! It was probably this devil-may-care attitude that attracted me toward her, and she definitely taught me to lighten up.

Finally, however, I can say that I’ve found a best friend who could be my twin… that is, if the twin position weren’t already filled by Kelsey. 😉

Sarah’s been my best friend for only about a year, but seriously I feel like I could tell this girl anything and she’d understand exactly what I meant. It’s also nice to have a bff with similar interests, because you’re free from the burden of doing activities you don’t enjoy.  Sarah is my Whole-Foods buddy, my shopping buddy, and even my dog-park buddy. (Thankfully, Molly and Henry get along with her Schnauzer.) She’s also a new vegetarian! (All my fault hehe.)

Anyway, Sarah and I decided it’d be fun to do a secret-santa thing for Easter. Except: It’s not Christmas. It’s not yet Easter. And, with only two of us involved, it obviously wasn’t a secret. So really… we just wanted an excuse to get gifts! cookie dough

I made my chocoholic bff a batch of Raw Cookie Dough Balls.

As for Sarah’s gift to me?

She must’ve been feeling the chocolate-chip-cookie vibes too:


Ok, I’ll take the Larabars. But what on earth is with the Longhorn? Sarah’s explanation: “Well, you already own a stuffed bunny. And this thing has long horns like a bunny, so…”

Wait, bunnies have horns? 😕

Are your friends like you?
Or are your friends completely opposite from you?

I’d stay and chat, but I have a date with some Chocolate Brownie Pancakes.


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Published on March 27, 2011

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  1. VEGirl says

    Loving that horned cow! You look sooo cute in that photo, too!

    My relationships with “best” friends always seems to just taper off becuase of growing differences and disagreements. The biggest one coming to mind is the friend I met when I was just two years old! We were inseparable until I moved away when I was seven, then we would drive 7 hours to visit each other at least once a year. But as we became teens we had some disagreements and I just wasn’t having any fun. I have a bit of a feeling it’s kind of over now– though the pain of the loss is big.

    Sorry to be so depressing– I kind of feel like crying right now! I tried so hard to be friends with a person who seemed to have changed, but I guess it just wasn’t meant to be.

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Aww *hugs* I know how you feel :(. I’ve lost two best friends due to moving away and then growing apart… it’s always sad to remember how close you used to be with someone when you barely speak (or don’t speak at all) anymore.

  2. Mary @ Bites and Bliss says

    I have very close friends but we’re all the group hang out kind of people and I love it that way! As for relatedness, we’re all over the place. We’re similar for the most part as in we’re not druggies and that sort of thing..but our personalities range all over. 🙂

  3. Kelsey @ Clean Teen Kelsey says

    Aw, you’re so sweet! That little mention made my day. 😛

    Your best friend sounds amazing. I have lots of close friends, but I don’t usually single it down to one best friend. Most of my friends are very much like me! We’re similar in a lot of ways. It’s pretty great. They share my love of health and nutrition, and I’ve actually helped them a lot in that area!

  4. Lyza says

    I have some friends who are similar to me. 🙂 I am a bit reclusive though, so I haven’t hung out with them in forever…also because I get sick a lot. I have found in life that there’s really nobody quite like me, and can feel isolated quite a lot…but I’m sure it’s like that for most people. I’m also picky, which probably doesn’t help.

    And larabars are the best gift everrrr!!! 🙂 **jumps in excitement for my package!**

  5. Jen says

    I’ve known my best friend since I was four. I can’t imagine my life without her! We’re like sisters as far as our relationship is concerned, but we’re definitely not very alike as people in general. We’re similar in certain ways, but FAR from twins. We have the perfect balance! She’s not a Whole Foods shopper though. I wish I could have YOU as a Whole Foods buddy!

  6. Tara says

    Some of my friends are just like me, but some are totally different. It’s a nice balance! My best friend and I are totally different in hobbies and strengths and what not, but our personalities are pretty much identical.
    I wish I was your best friend so I got cookie dough balls! My friends and I always forget to give each other gifts. I just got my christmas present from my best friend last week, haha.

  7. Lynn (The Cream Filling) says

    Hahahah! That last part was hilarious!

    I love having a large group of friends but when it comes down to it I prefer having one best friend who I can tell everything to.

  8. BroccoliHut says

    Most of my friends are exactly like me. My roommate/best friend from last year and I called each other “soul mate” because we are so alike:)

  9. Katherine: Unemployed says

    I don’t have friends. haha sorry that is the most lame response; it’s just what popped in my head. I don’t have friends that give me larabars! great gift!

  10. Tessa @ Amazing Asset says

    Hi Katie!
    I don’t have a lot of friends, but the few I do are really special people and play major roles in my life! I used to have a big group of friends (in high school!) but we have all pretty much lost contact… ahh well
    The last part of your post made me laugh 😀

  11. Catherine @ Running Beginners says

    I have a lot of casual type friends, but never seem to have a bestie. Which saddens me. I used to have a best mate back in high school, but she decided she didn’t want to be my friend after her ex asked me out – never mind that I said no and would never have even considered going there. Obviously wasn’t the bestie that I thought? I had another best mate from work a few years ago. She stopped hanging out with me after someone supposedly told her I’d said something or other about her. Very hurtful since I don’t do gossip or bitching. As my friend I thought she would have known that I tell someone if I have a problem, or that she would have at least made the effort to ask me about it? Instead she just shut things off with no real explanation. Was really hurtful.

    I have hoped to find a new best friend, but so far no luck. I do have trouble with it though lol. I’m a little odd compared to most people and somewhat shy as well. Plus since I’m busy and therefore super organised I’m often told people think I either don’t need friends or that I intimidate them a bit. Which also saddens me as I’m the friendliest and least judging person around!

    Never mind. I know I’ll find the perfect bestie eventually:) I do actually have my hubby who is my best mate too so not all doom and gloom – just will be nice when I find a girl friend to do girly stuff with lol. (ps – sorry for the mammoth comment hehehe)

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      No no, don’t be sorry! I love long comments… you sound a lot like me, too! I am always sad when I look back at the friends with whom I used to be close. Three or four of my former best friends and I don’t even speak (just because we grew apart and lead separate lives now, not due to any drama). It’s so sad :(.

  12. katie says

    yayyy!!! i’m so happy to be on your blogroll!!

    i definitely like hanging out with groups of friends, but one on one time is nice, too.
    also, i’d say my friends are very like me. i love having friends that are different from me, but being able to relate to people is nice!

  13. Lot-O-Choc says

    Ohhh yumm cookie dough overload! Who doesnt love cookie dough! I prefer to have one best friend I think, It hink its always nice to have one main person you can rely on 🙂

  14. Amalfi Girl (EatRunHaveFun!) says

    I definitely have more than one best friend. There’s my hubby, then my best female friend from this state, then my best friends in two other states, respectively. I think your husband should get a best-friend free pass (since it’s obvious he’s your bestie), then you get a few more best friend vouchers. All the better if you get a whole group of them (like 3 or 4) that you love hanging out with one-on-one as much as you do in the larger group. Nothing better!

  15. Keri - I Eat Trees says

    My best friend and I are similar, but she’s much shorter. She says in college I used to “make” her wear heels to go shopping. Haha!
    I’d have to say now that I’m married and have a son, they’ve become my best friends, though. 🙂

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