Tuesday, December 9, 2008
"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only this meeting that a new world is born."-Anais Nin
Re and I met the first weekend in college and were inseparable for our entire college existence. (Except for my little vacation to SLU for a semester.) When you saw one of us you saw the other. (I know this drove her boyfriends crazy because I was always tagging along.) We were ALWAYS together. We lived together (Pulley, Panhell, Pepper Tree and Melba), we ate at the commons together, we napped and watched Punky Brewster together, we listened to sad and pathetic music together, we pledged our sorority together, we partied together, we discovered lemon drop shots together, etc., you get the idea. We have so many inside jokes that it would take me a life time to write them all down. ("But I'm a Criminal Justice Major", Look out the window and pretend that the car does not smell/sound like that!, "Swimming, swimming in a swimming pool)Weird thing is Re and I are about as opposite as you can imagine! Because of this we completely balance each other out. Here are a few examples:
~She cannot sit still long enough to watch an entire episode of Survivor. I could watch 8 hours of reality t.v. without moving. (pre-tay days).
~She did not drink beer the entire time we were in college. I could not get enough of it. (We now have been known to shotgun a few beers together.)
~She is loud (in a good way) and is usually in the middle of everything. I am quiet by nature and hate drawing attention to myself.
~She straddles the barricades at Mardi Gras. I prefer to watch from the back on top of my ice chest.
~She is a social butterfly. I prefer my little cocoon.
~She is nice to everyone and has a very warm personality. It takes me a while to warm up to people. People usually think I am a bitch because I am so shy.
~She is in the middle of the dance floor getting her groove on, whenever there is music. I must be at least 4 or 5 beers deep to even contemplate dancing!
~She does not go anywhere without her lipstick. I cannot go anywhere without my chap-stick.
~She is a skirt and heels type of girl. I am a jeans and flip-flops kinda girl.
~She was the one that ALWAYS had a boyfriend. I was the one that NEVER had a boyfriend.
Being with Re reminds me of the person I use to be and the person I have become. She has always been there for me and I hope she can say the same for me. Even when the words fail us (because there are no words for certain situations) we know that we have each others back no matter what the world may throw at us! We have been best friends for so long that it is hard to remember what my life was like before I met her. And I don't want to imagine my life without her in it!
I will definitely post pics of us through the years as soon as I scan in some of the old ass pictures of us pre-digital camera days!