20 Things Women Would Do For Their Besties

Recently, I wrote about Move-a-Body-Friends.  You know, those people you would do anything for, like say, move a body? Since that’s a metaphor (sorta), I thought I’d make a list of things I would actually do (and in most cases already have) for my nearest and dearest. I think most women I know would, and that’s why the fairer sex is kinda awesome!

  1. Be designated driver on a girls night out because I know you need a glass of wine (or shot of vodka) more than I do, and trust me, I need one.
  2. Say, “That skirt/dress/jumpsuit makes your butt look fat,” when that skirt/dress/jumpsuit actually makes your butt look fat.
  3. Explain that jumpsuits only look good on Rihanna and Rachel Zoe — and encourage you to stop wearing them.
  4. Pretend I need you to fix my bra strap to save you from a tedious conversation with a boring mom at the playground or that annoying guy at Starbucks.
  5. Despise someone I barely know because of something they’ve done to you, and then treat them kindly if you decide to forgive them.
  6. Hold your hair if you’re throwing up in a club, which probably wouldn’t happen because we’re so, not that cool anymore.
  7. Call your mother/father/siblings/other friends to have an intervention if you get hooked on Meth, Crack, or One Direction.
  8. Watch your kids when you need to go to the doctor, have a night out, do errands, or simply take a long shower.
  9. Alert you when you need said shower.
  10. Bring you tampons, diapers, or my prescription for cramps at one in the morning, or at the very least hang a bag with those items on my door.
  11. Rehash the time you or I got dumped/embarassed/balled-out/hurt… because there’s a really funny private joke in there that always makes us laugh.
  12. Never mention the time you or I, got dumped/embarrassed/balled-out/hurt… because we both know how painful that was and besides, no good jokes came out of it.
  13. Pluck your eyebrows, bleach your mustache, and shave your legs if you had surgery.
  14. Apply ointments to areas that are unappealing and unfortunately unreachable by you.
  15. Be at your house in seconds flat at 4AM, and allow your dog to maul me, so that you can take a trip to the emergency room.
  16. Eat your cooking and love it, no matter how it tastes, because I know cooking is a bitch.  Unlike “fat butt” disclosure, no one should critique anyone who takes the time to do it, no one!
  17. Jump in a pool wearing a silk dress on your birthday because you did. Whether you were reclaiming your youth or just super drunk —  I wouldn’t let you float around alone.
  18. Go with you to meet a doctor about Botox, fillers, lasers, boob lifts, tummy tucks etc… and tell you, even though you don’t need it, that I’d never judge.  (What? I’ll want you to come with me.)
  19. Say, “I love you” with the same sincerity with which I say it to my husband, maybe more.
  20. And yes, move a body for you … no questions few questions asked.

Feel free to send this to your “Besties,” as an “I Love You,” but be warned, you may be held accountable for doing any or all of the above.




30 thoughts on “20 Things Women Would Do For Their Besties

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  2. Mark K

    A good friend will bail you out of jail but a bestie would be sitting right beside you agreeing that, “yeah, that was FUN!”

  3. Becka

    Hilarious and the perfect list, we would do it all for our besties, it’s so true. Sharing with my favorite girls!

  4. Jenny

    How about a bestie will braid the hair you have left you when you’re in the hispital recovering from brain surgery?

    Yeah, that isn’t a very common scenario, but my bestie did it for me 🙂

        1. Amy levine

          You really are a good friend! You also keep me laughing. I once had a friend who made me look inside her vagina with a flashlight b/c she wad convinced she had a lump. She’s fine by the way. I’m still recovering lol

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  6. Wendy Roberts

    I nodded my head vigorously at all but particularly 16 because there’s faaaar too much pressure to cook at this time of year and if I’m slapping a piece of turkey on your plate you’d better say it taste good even if it’s cardboard.

    1. Jenny from the blog

      ahh yes, what my college roomie and bestir susan just described is the time she pulled gum from my dogs rear end taffy style after he ate a bag of blow pops (I was late for work? Oh so sorry sus, what r friends for?)

      Another time you jumped on the back of a um footballer trying to beat him up in my honor!!!

      Love you too

  7. Bari

    Jen, you just described the kind of awesome friend, wife, daughter and step-daughter you are… on the last one really so much more a daughter too!!! Awesome you!!!
    I love you!
    P.S. I’m bringing the whipped cream for Thanksgiving so you don’t forget the whippets!

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  12. Deborah

    Women are lucky if they have ONE such bestie. I have 6. But I call them sisters. And my parents gave them to me.

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