Tuesday, December 31, 2013

When you laugh so hard you cry, it's a good night

When you get together with your college girlfriends you are reminded of how hazy those four years actually were...
One of my college BFFs, Jeanna, is in town for the holidays, so we thought a little WWU reunion was in order. We organized dinner at my house quite a while back, and I had been looking forward to it ever since!
The girls came over last night and we cooked a delicious dinner while those of us not growing tiny humans indulged in a few glasses of wine. Then we decided it was fantastic opportunity to break out my brand new game of Cards Against Humanity! I know I am one of the last people to jump on this particular band wagon, but this game is amazing! I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard I cried, and it happened a couple times last night.
These girls crack my shiz up.
Jeanna, Amanda, Michelle and I lived in the dorms together freshman year (Ridgeway Beta Stack 9, Represent!)
and Jeanna, Cailin and I were in the journalism program together at WWU (journa-nerds, Unite!)
I feel pretty fortunate to have had such long-standing friendships with these fabulous ladies. Honestly though, getting together with them makes me semi afraid for my sanity, or at least my memory. Some of our conversations went a little like this...
"Oh, you didn't live with us sophomore year?"
"No, remember, I moved out of state to be with my boyfriend."
"Oh. I have no memory of that. I thought you lived there with us."
"Why didn't we live together in that house near campus?"
"I think we got into a big fight."
"What about?"
"No idea."
"Whoa, what a cool tattoo!"
"Don't you remember going with me to the tattoo parlor when I got it?"
"Oh yeah!!"
And so on and so forth. Luckily though, it seems like we've only blocked out the negative and irrelevant memories, because we still had a ton of fun stuff to reminisce about. In addition to catching up on our current, more grown up lives, which now include careers, jet setting, and tiny humans.
In conclusion, this seems like an appropriate time to share a quote from one of my favorite sources: Baz Luhrmann in Everybody's Free To Wear Sunscreen.
"Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young."
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  1. Sounds like a fun night!! I wish I was closer to my group of friends. I moved away in 06, met Jason and haven't went back! Now that quote makes me sad! Lol!

  2. It's so fun getting together with friends from college. :) Mine all live relatively far away from me, so it's rare, but it's wonderful when we do! Glad you all had fun!

  3. I didn't know you went to western! It's so pretty up there :)

  4. Awww!! Sounds like SO much fun! I want that game, damnit. I'm coming to steal yours!

  5. Nothing better than a night spent with the girls. I appreciate my friends so much... it's hard to find good ones these days!

  6. Absolutely love getting together with the college buddies; this brought a smile to my face. And hey, I went to Western too! It's funny how over time the things that seemed so significant to you in that moment (like that big fight, or some piece of drama) are so easy to forget about and, even more important, laugh about later on.

    1. Isn't it the best?! I love reminiscing and being reminded about how fortunate I am to have so many long-standing friendships in my life. I don't know if I realized you went to WWU! It's such a great school and it's so gorgeous up there! I've been meaning to plan another trip up to Bellingham for a while now.

  7. Aw, sounds like a great night!!

  8. Sounds like an amazing night and I'm so happy for you that you have such an amazing group of college friends! I've never been good at having a group of friends, I like my friendships one on one.

  9. Isn't it fun to rehash the good old days! Especially when there are conflicting memories. What a fun night!


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