Apparently this is my theme song according to Katherine.
Tonight we – the trifecta- spent at least hour looking through old videos we’ve made and laughing after our baking extravaganza. Memories are so much fun to look back on. Especially when you have the people that were with you at the time of the memory with you as you reminisce. I have the best friends in the entire world. ❤
I love my friend Katherine soo much! We have managed to keep in contact at least once a day for about a year now. Whether we just send a smiley face via text because we are having a super busy day, or the times we send mini novels about our days and weeks and lives. Or sometimes, as shown below, we’ll just send one another pictures to share “the happs” like the ones below that we sent tonight. Even if they’re as boring as us in our study zones like tonight. Friendship takes work, and after finding out we would be going to college in states across the country, we decided that our friendship was much too important to just let fall by the wayside like some others have. Friendship is a two way street. It’s basically a relationship. It takes effort from both ends, and I think we deserve a bromance award or something for all the effort we have put into this relationship. I feel just as close with her as I did when we were best friends in high school and I know it is because we both put so much effort in and truly care for one another. Even if we may talk about ridiculous things or call one another “tool” or “beautiful douche.” Homesssss I know you’ll be reading this, and I love you so much! Fo realz. You’re the bestest! 🙂
It has come to my attention that Green Day – a band that has had my heart since middle school – is coming out with THREE albums starting this September. I don’t mean to over react but OH MY FREAKING GOSH I AM EXCITED! They have been my favorite band, and the single most important musical influence in my life. I genuinely would not be the same person had I never discovered them that day that I begged my mom to buy me the first CD of theirs even though it had a parental advisory sticker on it that I would own of eventually 11. They influenced my fashion, musical tastes, attitude, view on life, and state of mind. Now, So many of my primary and secondary school memories are Green Day-related. Years after falling for them, they finally went on tour but just my luck- skipped Dallas. Of course, this wasn’t going to keep me away, so my best friend, Shannon, and I convinced her parents to drive us all the way to Houston just to see them in person. And I just have to say- holy frick was it worth the wait. They put on such an amazing show. I’ve seen them twice now, and if I can help it I plan to see them every other time they make it into my metroplex- maybe even outside if they decide to skip Dallas again (knock on wood).
Even now, roughly eight or nine years later, if anyone were to ask me my favorite or most influential band, I would say Green Day in a heart beat. Some people aren’t a fan because they think the guitars are too simple, but honestly I think music’s lyrics are oh so much more important. They’re what tell the story. And every time I turn one of their records on, I am brought back into a state of nostalgia and perfection. Their words and music still affect me as they once did back then, and that’s proof to me that they are and always will be timeless in my heart. I am a loyal fan and always will be. There’s just too much talent and amazingness to ignore. As my Facebook status tonight states: “Excuse me while I slip into a state of euphoria for the year ♥”
This picture is of me and Shannon – the girl whose heart was stolen by Green Day with me in middle school, and who still gets excited with me when a Green Day song comes on the radio – on our road trip to Houston to see our idols.
I’ve been needing some good news like this with everything going on right now and all of the stresses I’ve been bogged down with. This is the best news I’ve heard in such a long time. I’m seriously so excited I could cry with happiness.
You know those days where you’re reminded why you’re such good friends with someone after you’ve had such a fun day together? Well today was one of those days. Granted, this time no old ladies were offended by me complaining about their butts touching my car, or waiter embarrassed because we don’t know when to hand coupons out, and me dragging Lauren all over DFW to find a nonexistent orange backpack for my nerdy tendencies… it was a pretty fun day. I just cannot wait for tomorrow!! It’s so close! And I got yet ANOTHER person to read The Hunger Games! I love sharing new books and music that people love too.
They say that with a real friend, it doesn’t matter how long you are apart, or how long it has been since your last get together. That this real friend and you will click just as you did the last time you saw one another, and that the laughter will still flow, and the smiles will still be ear-to-ear. Ever since college, having friendships tested as they’ve never been before with such distances and timespans between visits, I absolutely believe this to be true. I think one of the all-time testaments to this statement is my friendship with Lauren. She left the country to live in Fiji for over two years. I couldn’t pick up the phone to call her, drive to her house to see her, or even hear her voice for such a long time. Sure she came to visit once or twice, but that’s hardly any time at all, in all honesty. Real friends do what they can to keep in touch, and then laugh like hyenas when they are finally reunited as one again. 🙂 I guess this post is dedicated to all my friendships that have been tested and made it over the years. Not just Lauren, but to my friends who are far away at college, living lives that I could easily be subtracted from, but haven’t been. 🙂 I believe this also helps to strengthen our relationships too. Just knowing what they can withstand makes the unknown future just that much less scary and that much more filled of love and smiles.
I think that’s part of the reason that I still believe in fairytales. If such beautiful friendship can be constructed with those I love, who is to say that there is not someone out there who feels the same way, and who would be the best darned best friend I’ve ever had? Someone who is able to finish my sentences, and actually laugh at my jokes, when even I know they’re awful. Basically all of the traits a good friend should have, except that this person is male, and head over heels for me as I’ll be for him. I’m only 19, so I know I’ve got time ahead of me. I know I’m getting ahead of myself. Fairytales take time, and I know my time will come. For now, I’m just focusing on strengthening bonds with those I care about, and as just about every other college kid is doing, figuring myself out.
I also did get to see the beautiful Madison Soranno today. :] Yet another of my beautiful friendships that has managed to stay together through thick and thin. ❤