Nov 6, 2014

happy birthday

I sat down to write this post, not really knowing where I wanted to go with it. Breaking the 4th wall here for a second - I'm writing this several days before it will post. Why? Well, I'm procrastinating, for one, but also because November 6th is the first show, so I definitely won't have time then. I can't even say if it'll actually be posted then.

Why November 6th? My best friend turns 24 on November 6, 2014. That makes me feel weird - when did I get old enough to have a best friend turning 24? A best friend that I've had for going on seven years, mind you. This punk has been in my life since I was 15 years old. I'll stop freaking out about this now, but trust me, I'm still freaking out.

The story of how we became friends is amusing and very true to character of us both - but it's not going here. Maybe one day, but for right now, I'm going to keep that off the internet. Most people were surprised that we were friends at all... actually, people that knew him in high school are STILL surprised to find out I'm friends with him.

We fought and made up repeatedly through my time in high school (he's two years older than me). Some of them were stupid, and some I honestly thought we'd never be friends again. I don't remember what any of them were about, if that says anything.

Cut to now. He's still my best friend, even though we no longer live in the same city. He taught me to longboard, influenced my driving, laughed at me more times than I could ever count, bought the first bumper sticker I put on my new car, and convinced me that the beach at 1am on grad night was a good idea. He reminds me of my ancient blonde moments, approves or remains indifferent to my boyfriends/crushes (and apparently, indifference is a bad sign), guilts me into running from 165 miles away, and puts up with my nonsense. He's seen me cry several times and always makes me laugh instead. He annoys the living daylights out of me sometimes and I'm not quite sure what I'd do without him.

Happy birthday, Travis. Enjoy 24... we all know the 2 is silent.
19 & 17 | January 2010

March 2010
May 2011
July 2011 | Harry Potter 7 part 2 midnight showing
January 2012 | This accurately sums up our friendship
March 2012
March 2012
April 2012 
January 2013
March 2013
June 2013
21 & 23 | October 2014
I love you, you crazy nugget.