I’ve been trying to think who my favorite internet friend is…
Years past it was probably Eoin, but now I’d say Mikey M. We’ve hung out in real life several times and he’s like a brother to me. Hilarious, offensive and honest. Thanks for serving our country, being such a wonderful friend, even if we don’t speak for months at a time.
Dear guy who stood behind me in the airport security line, I’m glad you thought it was cute that your kid was using my tote bag as a punching bag. I hope he gets airsick in your lap because of all the sugar you’d pumped into him at 9am with a milkshake.
You’ll be the hardest things I’ll ever have to accomplish and overcome, but having my PhD and sharing the things I’m passionate about with students and people around the world will be worth it. Learning where we are from will help the world figure out the direction we should go, and I’d be honored to be a part of that.
University of Chicago or abroad. You assholes will all be calling me Dr. Trout before long. ;)
You’re getting married. Holy crap. Best brother ever. Jealous you went to Europe. Danielle rules. Can’t wait to see you next month. I’m gonna make life real awkward for whats her face and her boyfriend that have no sense of decency or respect towards your lady. Thanks for always being so awesome and letting me drive your jeep on several misadventures. And get married in Montana, not Florida. Florida sucks and all of our pictures will be awful because my hair will take up the entire frame thanks to the humidity. Love, your sissy, Jord.
I lurked on 2 facebooks of 2 people I’ve known since I was 18, both of whom were in the same Christian band when I knew them, and one of them was married for a minute (lets not get into that, jeebus) and the other never has been…but they both are in their late 20s now and cannot seem to be with girls over the age of 21. Seriously. They’re still super Christian, I guess, but they literally cannot get it together enough to date women, they date children.
Buuuut I guess making a comment like that indicates that people over the age of 21 have their shit together, which they don’t. I know girls in their late 20s who can’t get it together in any way, shape or form…
Marleen - I’m turning into you in so many ways and I’m totally OK with that. Thanks for being supportive of my dreams and letting me talk until I’m blue in the face about things you probably don’t really care about. I love going on home tours and out to eat with you just to catch up, and I’m glad our relationship is so much better than it used to be.
Da - Bike rides with you remind me how lucky and blessed I am to have you in my life. Not everyone gets the father figure I do and I don’t take for granted what you have done for me. You’re the best dad ever, you crack me up and I’m trying to do my best to make you proud. Thank you.
Glad you finally came around. July 4 2005 was a big day in my life and will be a big day for the rest of our lives. It’s taken nearly five years to get here, but it’s been worth it. Here’s to our future.
Olivia - We’ve been friends since we were six years old - nearly 20 years. I know you as well as I know myself. We disagree on some things but are totally on the same page about so much else. I know that no matter what issue is going on in my life you are supportive of me and give me the best friend no-bullshit advice and questions I need but hate answering. 20 years is nothing.
Andrea - I’m so proud of your commitment to the Peace Corps and your drive to help those communities in Peru. You’re a lot like Olivia. You never just tell me what I want to hear and I value that so much in our friendship. Growing up together the last ten or so years has been instrumental in me becoming a better and stronger person.
Matt Bush - We’ve been friends for so long and I can tell you anything and you might smack me once, but then you ask smart questions and you trust my judgment. I’m stoked you’re going to culinary school and I can’t wait to go to your restaurant in support of you.
Joshua - Ho-Sway. You’re my chad-bro pain in my ass brother. Thank you for everything, like surprising me when you came home from Australia and for bringing me treats when I’ve been sad about mean boys. Thank you for always only being a phone call away.
WRITE A LETTER TO THESE PEOPLE : Day 1 — Your Best Friend Day 2 — Your Crush Day 3 — Your parents Day 4 — Your sibling (or closest relative) Day 5 — Your dreams Day 6 — A stranger Day 7 — Your Ex-boyfriend/girlfriend/love/crush Day 8 — Your favorite internet friend Day 9 — Someone you wish you could meet Day 10 — Someone you don’t talk to as much as you’d like to Day 11 — A Deceased person you wish you could talk to Day 12 — The person you hate most/caused you a lot of pain Day 13 — Someone you wish could forgive you Day 14 — Someone you’ve drifted away from Day 15 — The person you miss the most Day 16 — Someone that’s not in your state/country Day 17 — Someone from your childhood Day 18 — The person that you wish you could be Day 19 — Someone that pesters your mind—good or bad Day 20 — The one that broke your heart the hardest Day 21 — Someone you judged by their first impression Day 22 — Someone you want to give a second chance to Day 23 — The last person you kissed Day 24 — The person that gave you your favorite memory Day 25 — The person you know that is going through the worst of times Day 26 — The last person you made a pinky promise to Day 27 — The friendliest person you knew for only one day Day 28 — Someone that changed your life Day 29 — The person that you want tell everything to, but too afraid to Day 30 — Your reflection in the mirror
90 years ago women were only allowed to vote in some states, Wyoming (of all places) being the first to grant universal suffrage.
Women still face prejudice in the work place by means of glass ceilings, penalization for maternity leave, being underestimated and underappreciated.
I’m seen as weak, emotional, and not “as good” as one of the boys by people who don’t know me.
So why in 2010 are girls in the community I most identify with so prone to beating each other up and having physical confrontations over the most juvenile of issues? I’m not saying we all need to be sisters in the ‘core, because like fuck I’m gonna stand beside someone I think is a shitty person, but I’m also not going to lose any skin off my back going out of my way to alienate any of them to piss on my tree. Life’s too short. It’s just hardcore.
IF I COULD GO TO SLEEP I COULD GET UP EARLY TAKE THE DOG FOR A LONG ASS WALK THEN RIDE MY BIKE SOMEWHERE AND EAT SOME FOOD, BUT THEY WAY WE’RE GOING I’M GOING TO SLEEP ALL FUCKING DAY. FUCK. FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK.
also my boyf has no phone service so we can’t even be bbming and i miss his stupid beard a lot.