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Friendship Application Form: The Reveal

Friendship Application Form

Most of my friends are lacking.

Not completely, just in terms of being guys.

Skye and I recently decided we would no longer stand for having mostly female friends and naturally I made a male friendship application.

Then Mindee, being as fabulous as always, made my friendship application form into a Google Document.

(Is it acceptable to elongate “Doc”?)

(I clearly have no idea what I’m talking about.)

(In case you weren’t paying attention.)

Though she sent me the link to said form last week, I decided to wait on sharing it to learn what in the world this whole “Google Doc” thing was.

By this week, I’d realized I’m far too lazy to ever do that, so I’m sharing it with you anyway.

Fingers crossed I’ll be able to see the responses, or create some sort of pie chart showcasing everyone’s beach umbrella prowess.

Since we’re on the subject of my friendship application form, I thought I’d clarify a question for all of you.

If you were forced to take only one person to a deserted island, who would that be?

Would you bring that person along for companionship or nourishment?

Many of you seemed to think I was asking if you’d bring along someone you loved or someone adept at finding food in the wilderness.

And that’s just silly – what kind of deserted island would I abandon you on if there was easily scavengable food?

No, the point is… well, would you eat your companion?

And, would you take that possible future meal into consideration when securing your island mate?

‘Cause that’s useful information to have handy.

I’ve also decided that I will try to be slightly less sexist today.

(Just for the day, mind you.)

The friendship application form is now open to people of all genders.

So, please, if you have a spare moment today or this weekend or what the heck, in 2140*, fill it out.

I can’t wait to not know what to do with the results.

Strangely, I’ve yet to have a person in real life willing to fill it out,


*Sure, I won’t still be around, but Google might.

{ 71 comments… add one }

  • blackhuff October 10, 2011, 3:06 am

    LOL – I love this application you two have made for a male friend :)

  • Juliette October 10, 2011, 7:07 am

    Form completed. Most fun. However, I would rather take ‘Sawyer’ from ‘Lost’ to my island for many many reasons….

    • Megan October 10, 2011, 9:56 pm

      That is obviously the best response!

  • Kelley October 10, 2011, 10:58 am

    You are so hilarious! I laughed out loud at the companionship or nourishment clarification!

  • cynthia@runningwithletters October 10, 2011, 3:53 pm

    Oddly, Google Docs came up in my life twice last week and I came to the same conclusion as you: way too lazy/unmotivated to figure that out. Like your friendship application idea–I’m with Seinfeld when it comes to the topic of adults making new friends: super awkward and problematic. Perhaps we should all look at adopting the application format. Please let us know how it works out.

  • The Flying Chalupa October 10, 2011, 5:15 pm

    I’m so glad to see that I’m not the only one who doesn’t know what they’re talking about – especially regarding Docs, which really just makes me think of Bugs Bunny.

  • Trinity October 10, 2011, 5:38 pm

    I’m so filling out the application! Even though I’m not male. Oh well.

    I used to use google docs all the time because I was still in school and too poor to bother with buying word.

  • Pamela October 10, 2011, 5:44 pm

    You.are.a.nut :)

  • Positively Alene October 10, 2011, 9:52 pm

    This is hyzzzzzsterical!

  • Lisa @ Blithe Moments October 10, 2011, 10:36 pm

    Definitely filling out the form, I want to see that pie chart. I consider it important social research.

  • Holly October 11, 2011, 3:02 pm

    Who says that Brad Pitt can’t be companionable and THEN nourishing?

    See?? I CAN have my Pitt pie and eat it, too.

    (Urp. I think I just grossed myself out.)

    • Megan October 11, 2011, 7:28 pm

      Hahaha – now that would make quite an interesting summer blockbuster!

  • ~she~ October 12, 2011, 7:39 am

    I love forms so I was more than willing to fill yours out. I’m a female though, sorry. Next time I request more fill-in boxes. Sometimes I like to explain my answers.

  • Caroline October 12, 2011, 10:10 am

    I know what I’m doing on my lunch break today. This is hysterically hilariously funny.

  • pamela October 12, 2011, 11:17 am

    Hi Megan,

    I LOVE your blog and your description of northern VA! So glad I stopped by and I will be back often. Such amazing photos as well!


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