Listen, Melissa, I am well aware that you are, and have always been, cooler than me.
I mean, I can't ever recover from that time we stood in that museum, staring at large photographs of Monet's French home and I asked you "How the HECK did he paint these? They look like PHOTOGRAPHS!".
I would keep that quiet, but you have other dirt on me. I know you do.
And it's not like I don't have dirt on you.
....Jesse with his black leather jacket? 6th grade??? (That sounds suggestive and I totally mean it to, but not in a bad way, -in a cute, we were just kids, sort of way.)
Anyway. Before I start a big battle of who's dirt is the dirtiest, I am conceding. YOU, my friend have eternal cooler-than-me status.
|Her - me|
I feel the need to blog about this because you left FB and once again I'm all a-flutter thinking how cool my friend is. (I would leave FB too, but where else can I get a steady diet of funny cat memes?)
|Mandy, me, Isaac, Jamie, Melissa (with a cool injury) (and BTW- this picture is NOT from '89. I'm not THAT old)|
Well I have my friends, my friend. Good ones, too. Crazy ones that know ACDC, travel to exotic places and text me jokes during church.
See? I'm good.
|me, Melissa, Sara, and ummmmm...|
But, Melissa-san, I want you to know, that I know. With your wombat jokes, hero belt-buckles and ...your, your ...pineapple tidbits.
Remember that? I named your car??? It wasn't even a cool name but, being cool, you went with it.
|good grief. even your hair was cool.|
When was it that you drove across the country, by yourself, in your old gray car? Man, I was in awe. Was I away, in school? Still trying to get comfortable with the washing machines?
Speaking of being in college, when I met my room-roommate I thought to myself- It's another Melissa! I get a Melissa!
|sisters- Laura, Melissa, Becca|
and we crashed a country line dance dressed in disco-
|temporary tattoos and handmade bell bottoms are so cool|
and dedicated much time to our prestigious education-
Remember when you made me a pie on my birthday? BUT FORGOT TO TAKE THE PLASTIC COVER OFF THE CRUST WHEN PUTTING THE FILLING IN AND WE DIDN'T NOTICE TILL WE WERE DISHING IT OUT????
But going back further, I steal the show.
Check out the DOUBLE THUMBS UP.
Here we were hanging off the seat of a couch and blowing bubbles? I got you beat.
Same time, same place, we're too cool to go hang out with the other kids in the dance...
|Melissa, Penny, Me, a guy's legs|
How fun are these pictures?
I don't want to admit how much time I've spent going thru my old photo books and scanning them in. It'd be cooler if you thought I just whipped this up while riding on my skateboard, listening to Weezer.
....I'm watching old episodes of Felicity while working on this. Felicity, Melissa. How dumb is that? I'm going to switch to The Office soon. This is too dramatic. Drama isn't cool.
|giving me bunny ears was a cool move, my friend|
I still like to justify unrighteous amounts of ice cream after short little bicycle rides.
I still think wombats are funny.
I've told many people about our Slurpee patches, so we need to look into that patent ASAP.
I still have the elephant stuff you made me. The ceramics, posters, comics and buttons...
I still remember you sitting quietly with me, in the school parking lot, after I had backed out of the garage, without first opening the garage door (shut up, we're all stupid at some point) and I was wallowing in the dread of my parents noticing. Remember?
|a copy of a copy of a copy, but worth it to see us goofing off...|
Don't feel less cool if you can't remember a lot of this. I bet you remember stuff that is gone from my mind. Or heck, maybe I'm making half this stuff up.
The sports-field shack! Do you have pictures of your mural???? I just remembered that.
While concluding this coolest-of-cool posts, I promise not to get too mushy. That wouldn't be cool. But bear with me while I mush just a bit.
I adore us. I adore all of our history. I adore the stories and quotes and schemes. I see my little girl goofing off with her goofy-cool friend and smile thinking-
She has a Melissa. She's going to be just fine.