Amanda Boynton: Raph is the best.
She exudes cool but doesn't notice, and she's genius at too many
things. Someday we'll be superheroes
together, with her violent prehensile dreads and my unfurled fangs.
Andy Schneider: The Baby Andy is exceedingly clever, very much a dear, and has much better taste in music than I had at his age. I couldn't be more fond of him.
Beth Steinberg: Bean,
the bestie prototype, understands the value of oatmeal sweaters and
Nile corn chowder, but she will
never understand poetry. And neither will I.
Booth Daniels: "Booth Daniels ...
is one young actor who won't mind being compared to a worm," says
the New York Times. But really he's much more
like a post-modern Bill the Cat who likes cheese, but it's impossible.
Brian Daniels: Brian is among the funniest people I've ever met, and I've
met everyone. He is a jackal in disguise, an anvil waiting to drop,
my very oldest friends.
Dan Gatti: Dan could charm the pants
off a snake who wore pants. Even if that snake were really quite attached
to the pants. In addition,
he (Dan, not the snake) is smart as a whip. Maybe the snake is too.
Gail Epstein: Gail, in the Brandeis era, was my other half,
my partner in crime. We speak the same language completely, and sometimes I
just thinking about how much she will always mean to me. You don't get a best
friend like that so many times in these short lives we have, and slap me if I
how lucky I am to know her.
Jenny Hoffman: I think the universe is playing a cruel joke on me,
as I've only just begun to experience the beauty, charm, and total loopy nutness of Jenny, but England
is stealing her away. For three years! I am thinking of throwing a large-scale tantrum in protest.
Jen Shayne: Jen is preternaturally good at a great many things. I suspect she has a secret superhero identity,
or possibly some under the table dealings with El Diablo. Her jane-of-all-tradesiness is surpassed
only by her lightning wit, hottiness, generosity, and basic innate awesomeness.
Jess Mutty: When
Jess and I channel the collective ass™ (if
already know, don't ask) and get our
punch on, you'd do best to watch out.
She's a mad mother costume designer, an amazing cook, endlessly creative, and
funny as the day is long. And, my friends, the day is very long.
Jessica "Bud" Neiswender: Bud
somehow manages to be the responsible one and a barrel of laughs at the same
time. I suspect it
may have something to do with her magic powers. She's
so cool, I want to keep her for always.
Karen Sarao: Karen is living proof that it is possible to
meet amazing friends online. She was one lucky find.
Razzore: Lauren and I are
brave little kindred soldiers on Battlefield
Love, with access to the same brain. She is THE RING THAT RULES THEM ALL!
Mo Roihl: Mo is tiny but formidable; I wouldn't mess with
her if I were you. Mo is a Karaoke Queen and a very beautiful, wonderful girl. She is fun, funny, and hella cute.
Natalie Patinella: Natalie is as pretty as a delicate flower and curses like a dirty pirate. It's a terribly charming combination.
She's incredibly fun, seriously photogenic, and always has my back. Everyone should have a Natalie. They're totes brill.
Ranjit Bhatnagar: Ranjit is a genius, even when he's dreaming.
I am in awe.
Ryan Ruopp: I want to say that Ryan, who is the best of
best friends, has a beautiful soul, but that makes him sound kind of like
a dork. How about this:
has a beautiful soul, and if you call him a dork, I'll just kick your ass.
Glad we cleared that up.
Scott Harris: Scott is a better writer than I am, and a
better photographer as well. Unfortunately, he's also a really wonderful
person, so eliminating him isn't an option.