Chuffed to bits

20 years ago I was sitting in my Senior Psychology and Sociology class.  Ms. Leal had a few of us walk around in a circle.  The class had to choose which one of us would be most likely to be raped/attacked.  They chose me.  I was mortified.  I met Wendy in this class.  I don’t know what she said to me but I do know that I made one hell of a friend in Ms Leal’s class.

We went to the Prom together.  We camped out at Horseneck beach for birthdays.  She joined me on a date when I was too nervous to go on my own and met her husband that night.  I think I’m a feminist but I’m Rush Limbaugh’s mamma next to her.  She’s married to one of the  best men I know.  I love her like a sister.  I’ve lived too far away from her for too long.  Every time I see her it feels like I just saw her yesterday.

She attended law school and maintained some insane GPA and full scholarship.  She’s raising 2 kickass girls and one smart alleck boy.  She’s volunteered at the womens shelter.  She travels the length and breath of New England for hockey games.  You betcha she’s a hockey mom but don’t compare her to that ‘other’ hockey mom.  She’s one bad ass tatooed woman.  She’s soo much cooler than I am and I am honored that she calls me a friend.

Today she heard from the Massachusetts bar exam board.  SHE PASSED!!  On her first attempt.  I teased her about not passing the bar exam this summer.  I knew she would do it.  I have never met someone with more determination.


  1. maria
    November 2, 2008 /

    you are both very very lucky to have each other.. true friends rock! made me a bit homesick for mine now.. congrats on your passing, Wendy!! You have one heck of a cheerleader in Manchester..

  2. November 2, 2008 /

    Well done Wendy!!!

  3. SCM
    November 2, 2008 /

    Congrats to Wendy!

  4. Sarah
    November 2, 2008 /

    Kick-ass indeed. Congratulations to Wendy!

  5. Wendy
    November 2, 2008 /

    Oh Lindy, must you make me cry? I love you too! And you know, Ms. Leal was wrong about alot of things…..

  6. Jeanette
    November 2, 2008 /

    Congrats to Wendy!

  7. Uncle Mat
    November 5, 2008 /

    Nice…I for one would love to see an apposing council try and win an argument. Chances not good.