Home base is the friend who makes you feel at rest. Exit strategies are unnecessary if you have a home base. Home base isn't a challenge or an adrenaline rush — it is a place to kick your feet back and say,
"I know those guys watched me eat the whole platter, but I couldn't find it in me to care enough to stop." ...or...I mean, "Gee this spanakopita sure turned out well."
Cheers to good friends! Let's all write a letter today, shall we? Or, if that is too much time to take out of our very very very very very very busy schedules, maybe a you're-a-great-friend-text will do?
(Just don't tell them that was the easier option.)