Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The ABC's of A Good Friend... "Q"

(There's nothing better than a quick turn around on a critique!)

Today's day 17 of Arlee Bird's A-Z Challenge! Since I write for younger children and we're doing the ABC's, I thought I'd do The ABC's of A Good Friend (and throw in a few random pictures, because I have a bit of a camera habit).
I like friends who are quick on their feet...LOL, I don't mean they can run faster than me.  I mean they're quick with comebacks.  I usually come up with a good comeback a couple days later.  LOL... 
Friends who come to your aid quickly are a big plus.  You know those friends...The ones you know you can count on in a bind.  Your go-to people!  They are QUICK to help you.  Be it an edit, a query, pet sitting, babysitting or checking that your basement didn't flood while you were out of town for the weekend.  Those people are your quick go-to friends....Everyone should have a handful of them!
Quiet friends are great too.  There are some people you can just hang out with.  You don't have to be doing anything "fun."  You can sit on the porch and read or chat.  You can go for a walk in the park.  You can long deep discussions with them about the meaning of life or about if faeries really do exist.  Quiet friends are comfortable friends....You can go to their houses and sleep as late as you want. 
There are so many different kinds of friends.  I hope you have quick and quiet friends too.
Can you think of any more  "Q" qualities that you'd like to see in a friend?


  1. I hope I'm both quick and quiet!

  2. I was going to say quirky too!!! LOL!! Take care

  3. Quick. Something you don't hear too often in publishing. :D

    Hmmm. My brain's blanking out on Q words.

  4. Good thing I'm not playing scrabble right now because I can't think of any 'Q' words... :(

    xo Catherine

  5. I love quirky friends. They make life so much more fun....

    How about Quality.... A friend of Quality is so rare.

  6. That Q is a tough one, I could only come up with quacky, which is in honor of my duck pals!

  7. This is a great list of Q things, and so true! I like Michael's addition of quality, too. :)

  8. Quick with the quirky! That is all I have right now! So I guess I don't fall into that category! Sad now!

  9. hi miss sharon! quick and quiet are good friend words for sure. answer this real quick? what happens to ducks when they fly upsidedown?
    ...quick quiet hugs from lenny

    answer...they quack up! ha ha

  10. It's nice to have quiet times with friends.

  11. Good creative ways to use "Q" to describe friends. I'm quiet so glad you thought of that. And I'm impressed that you're sticking with the posts.

  12. Hi Sharon,
    Or as my friend, the duck says, you really 'quacked' me up with this posting. Yes, I know a 'fowl' joke.
    And right on 'Q' you had done your posting on the letter 'Q' :) You have Quintessentially embodies the qualities of Q. A friend Quality starting with 'Q', 'Quixotic' :)
    So what letter 'R' you doing next, Sharon?
    Take care and have fun, Gary :)

  13. Haha--these are great, Sharon! I also agree with the first commenter who said "quirky".

  14. I like quirky people. I also like humorous, intelligent people full of quips.