Can a man and a woman be The book is also influenced oakley titanium by the lyrics of Jack L's songs.
So is it a case of hero worshipping? In fact Anna and Jack L are good friends, who started hanging out 20 years ago as teenagers in Athy, and who saw their friendship cemented when they moved to Dublin to pursue oakley straight jacket sunglasses creative careers. They're also firm believers in platonic friendship, and in men and women being the best of friends without sex getting in the way, regardless of the cynics who claim the opposite sexes can never be simply 'just good friends'. "I've known Jack for so long that my recollection of our first meeting is vague. We were both teenagers. I was spending a long weekend in Athy with my pal who hung around with Jack's gang. I don't know what we talked about that day or if we talked much at all but I clearly recall the way people reacted to him. It was with a kind of reverence I was unfamiliar with. "When he walked into a room the boys grew quieter and the girls became a little giddy. I made no attempt to disguise my fascination. From the start our oddities appealed to one another so friendship came easily. "Jack has the best laugh; it's the kind of laugh that makes me work harder to be funny just so I can hear it again. This is sad but true. He specialises in one liners and laughs at himself. That's a trait we share. "Jack has always been in long relationships, but before I met my husband if I was with a guy more than a month I'd start to feel cramped. "He's unflappable, I'm hyper. I've witnessed him scale the walls of the Olympia with a microphone in his hand. I can't even get over a gate without landing on my face. Aged 15, and while sitting under a tree, he told me he wanted to be a singer. I knew then and there he would be. Jack has an incredible voice and a poet's heart. "When I was hit by a car in my early twenties, Jack was one of the first people by my bedside. I was mangled and crying and when he asked me what he could do I requested a song. As I was drugged and disorientated and surrounded by three old dears with new hips, he felt it wasn't a good idea. The next day he arrived back to the hospital with a tape he'd recorded of three songs for my stereo. "When we were on a bus leaving New York, he ensured I turned my head to view the skyline before 9/11 changed it utterly. "He danced with me at my wedding. He's always there when it counts. "I can't really remember our first meeting, but then again, I can't remember a time when I didn't call Jack my friend." "Old friends are the best as they say and Anna is both to me. We met each other as teenagers trying to make sense of the world. She would appear in my home town of Athy each summer holiday hailing from the exotic location of Kenmare and was an interesting addition to the great bunch of us that used to hang around back then. "Anna had, and has, a oakley canada sunglasses wicked sense of gallows humour which was probably the bedrock for our friendship. That, along with her encyclopaedic brain, meant philosophical conversations were always plentiful. As a teenager she was fearless and would try anything the guys were doing which I suppose made her one of the boys to me. "Over the years there have been many interesting adventures. Anna was the first of us to move to the big smoke and have a flat so she was a halfway house oakley bottlecap for me any time I came back from busking around Europe in my late teens and my home away from home. "A few years later I remember calling her late one night to see if I could come over (I know what you're thinking). In fact I had just seen a rat in my flat and couldn't sleep so she saved the day or night as it were and we spent the night joking about my Dickensian situation. "We also spent time doing a Fas course in the arts which was, as most Fas courses are, a laugh. "But the serious part was we would entertain children in hospitals at the weekends as part of our training. I have to say she does a mean Three Little Pigs, although I would imagine the kids are still traumatised by my Ugly Duckling. "We have always had one of those friendships that lasts even if we aren't in touch for a while and when we do meet up it's like it has always been. "The most you can hope for in this life is a good friend and in this respect I am lucky." In conversation with Anna Coogan Look at me, hot blooded, single male, yet my best friend is a woman. And it's purely platonic I have that much respect for women that I don't simply treat them as sex objects. As vanity fuelled, delusional boasts go, it's one of the most nauseating. Who are you fooling? Men only settle for friendship with women when they've got the sex out of the way, even if it's only in their head. If a guy never sleeps with you, it's because he's thought of every situation in which he could see himself doing it, and ruled them all out. I have a really lame record on this one. My husband was a friend and a colleague.
My previous boyfriend: ditto. Sadly, the one before him too. If you like someone's wit, honesty, intelligence and character enough to be pals: breaking news you are on the slippery slope to a physical relationship.
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