Not all of these 'accidents' are our fault. I mean, we didn't choose the hotel room with the meth lab on the other side of the wall. Despite that, there are a couple of truths we've learned from the mishaps. For the last couple years when we attend RWA national conference PM will check in long enough to remind us not to get in trouble and that she won't bail us out of jail. And she's right, she won't. Not because we won't get in trouble (because considering our track record I'm seriously waiting for that to happen) but because I know she'll be in that jail cell right beside us. And as far as I'm concerned that's the true meaning of friendship.
A good friend will bail you out of jail. But a great friend will be sitting beside you in the cell. And these women are great friends. Not only would they most likely be involved in any hair-brained scheme that might find me arrested, if they weren't involved they'd be right there beside me trying to explain to the officer exactly what I was doing and why it isn't illegal.
A great friend is one that will come up with the solution to your problem and then help you execute the plan. A great friend is one that will experience everything with you - highs, lows, good and bad and love you more because of those moments. The women I've found on the playground are great friends and I'm lucky to have them in my life (because you never know when I'll need company in that jail cell!)
Tell me about the trouble your best friend(s) bailed you out of or the moment they helped you the most. I'll be picking one commenter to win a prize from my goodie stash.
P.S. We've just learned that Raintree:Haunted by our very own Maven Linda Winstead Jones is up for Best Romance Book of 2007 on Amazon.com. I know many of you read the Raintree books and commented how much you enjoyed them. If you'd like, you can vote for Haunted here. We're very excited for Maven LJ!