Tuesday, July 20, 2010

you've got a friend

Are you upset little friend? Have you been lying awake worrying? Well, don't worry...I'm here. The flood waters will recede, the famine will end, the sun will shine tomorrow, and I will always be here to take care of you.
Charlie Brown to Snoopy

did you know that july 20th is día del amigo - friend's day for all us non-spanish speakers. I didn't know - the holiday is celebrated primarily in south america, wouldn't it be nice if it was celebrated everywhere! however, then again, when I think of friends day, it should be like earth day - and every day should be friends day as every day should be earth day!

according to the portal the celebration is not an official holiday in argentina (where it originated) or in any of the countries where it is celebrated, rather people in these places make a special point to use the day's designation to gather with friends. also, according to the portal in 2005 the day became so popular that:
In 2005, too many well-wishing friends led to a temporary breakdown of the mobile phone network in the cities of Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Córdoba and Rosario.... In the case of Rosario, La Capital newspaper reported that seats in most restaurants, bars and other establishments were already booked out completely a week before the celebration.

sending hugs to each and every one of you on this día del amigo and to the spirit of making everyday friend day!

as for now, ms t just arrived so we'll be off to go meet some friends around town! see you later!

james taylor with carole king performing you've got a friend - unfortunately the song ends a bit abruptly, but i love this vid all the same - it looks like it was made around the time I first went to a james taylor concert. one of my major musical memories was seeing james perform at the kennedy center when it first opened in the early 1970s and going to go to a taylor concert. if I had time this morning, I'd see if with the power of the internet I could pinpoint the exact date. at one time I still had the ticket stub, but I remember several years ago I went on a purge and old ticket stubs were among the victims of that campaign! too bad - now I wish I held held on to all those stubs.


photo: my friend abbey with her friend mia - if you want to read the story of how these two got together, check out today's snap.

9 comments:

Subby said...

I dinna ken this...! A happy dia del amigo to you meine freunden :)

Great pic o' duet :D

John Hayes said...

Friends are definitely worth celebrating! Loved your story about Mia on Lakewood Daily Snap--Mia is a good looking dog. Our friend Audrey, who you know from RFBanjo is going to see James Taylor & Carole King tonight in Orange County--just talked to her--she's psyched!

Daisy said...

Awww Mouse! Through my tears I'm sending a "Happy Friends Day" hug. Daisy sends a big tail wag and doggie kiss to Mia. Now I gotta go find the kleenex!
Barbara and Daisy

maggie's garden said...

Hugs right back to you dear friend! Happy dia del amigo day!

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Thanks for the friendly hit.
Gosh, JT was so darn cute! -J

Alan Burnett said...

It thus becomes a kind of digital día del amigo which is rather a nice idea. Perhaps the blogging community should adopt the idea - a day on which we can celebrate all the friends we have made via our blogs.

Alan Burnett said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Subby said...

Alan's idea sounds of interest. Hmmm...

Baino said...

Ah I like the idea of friends day even if it is for one day a year but you're right, we should think of the value of friendship on a daily basis. I try, honestly I do.