I love my friends. I love that feeling when you're out there with a big group of them, and just having fun. I also love when I'm with just that one friend and we seem to be having an amazing time. I've decided that when it comes to "best friends" I had narrowed it down to two, that are real, true, best friends. Hannah, of course, and Meredith. I've already described how hannah and I don't have many tensions between us and we really go together. Meredith is also a great friend because we loosen up when we're together. She is pretty quiet and a little shy alone but together she and I are crazy and spastic, and have raw fun, unforced. We sit next to each other in physics class and since it is basically a free period we joke around about crazy fantasy lives. One of my favorites was imagined last week on wednesday. We've decided that in the off season, Santa Clause turns into Fabio and he breeds unicorns and harvests their tears to deliver to children with cancer.
Today Meredith, Hannah, Colton, and I are going to UofM Ann Arbor today (where Lisa Chau goes to school). It is the most amazing college campus I've ever been to because it is like a metropolitan area. Not big city or anything but it is a connection of like 5 main streets that has endless restaurants, shopping stores, bookstores, coffee shops, yoga parlors, thrift stores, etc. I've walked down every street but it is such a lively campus that there is always something to do. Last time I just went up with Meredith and on the way back we talked about this Secret Newspaper that we want to publish at our school. Last year we took Ap Government and politics and it has opened our eyes to what is going on in the world and government and we have strong opinions on many issues. We're both liberal and all for human rights and things. We joke that we should become hippies, because we love the environment...and the 50's was a sweet time. But the paper will have stories about what is in the news and it will have contact information for kids that want to volunteer for economic or human aid. It will also have silly comics featuring "Thigh Man" which Meredith created in Physics and I contributed the name. We are just tired of kids our age taking so much and not giving any back. Don't think of us as hippocrits though because we aren't much involved either, but that is one thing fueling our newspaper. We feel helpless that there is so much we want to do but are held back because volunteering isn't readily available. There are groups in our school such as Interact and Key club that handle volunteer work but it just takes too long. They hold meetings every thursday or so and talk about upcoming volunteer opportunities but then we don't actually do the work untill weeks later and then we wonder what could have been done in those two weeks since there wasn't anything "planned" in the school itinerary. The paper will have numerous direct links to projects that kids can donate food, money, and clothing to. It will be secret, distributed to the students, not through the school. It will be a private club connecting the students to eachother and to the world. It will hopefully inspire the students to get involved. Unfortunately, Mere and I haven't started it yet, we've just had intense discussions about what would be in it.
Ok, that was kind of a side track to the whole friend thing...yea. So last night I went to see Dane Cook, it was awesome!! My dreams are just coming true, I got to see Olivia Benson from law and order:svu in New York and now I got to see Dane cook. Now I only have to sky dive and experience zero gravity. I ws invited by a friend who had an extra ticket, I had to pay $90 for it but was so worth it. It was for another friend's birthday, (I know, a HECK of a birthday present) and he didn't know we were going. So on the way there we put a ski mask over his head so he wouldn't see, and we handcuffed him. lol The traffic was crazy to get there but luckily we had perfect timing because as soon as we sat down Dane Cook came out. He did his thing and I noticed that the isle way to get to the stage was completely open so I decided to walk down there and get a closer picture of Dane. I had seen about 10 other people do it so I didn't think there was a problem. But as I'm in the process of walking down the security garud decides to start patroling. So I ask him if I could take one picture and he told me no! I mean I was still about 30 feet from the stage and this guy wouldn't let me stand right next to him and take a picture, it was bullshit. What I didn't PAY enough to take that picture? psh, so I just walked about 10 steps behind him and took a picture, he didn't need to be so stiff. The show was amazing, It still hasn;t hit me that I got to see him. After, my friends and I all went to IHOP. It must have been a slow night because at one point the entire wait staff plus the manager was all crowding around our table talking and taking pictures with us. Weird, haha.
So overall, Hannah and I have just been having a lot of fun and this is just a great time for us. Juniors in high school, and we get to go out with friends about every other day, except for the weekends where we are always out. I couldn't have imagined before now that my life would have so much laughter and fun in it. I remember in middle school where we would never go out on the weekdays or even weekends. And summers then too be didn't get out much. Now our parents can't keep us at home because we always have plans. It's amazing how our lives have changed. Plus, we have real fun. Not the kind where a bunch of losers go to someone's house and get high or drunk. Hannah and I will never smoke, and we dont plan on drinking untill we're 21. It simply doesn't have an sort of influence over us and that makes us such great people. We're able to get together with friends that enjoy our company and personalities, that we don't have to hide behind drungs or alcohol to have a good time. This is what life should be like.