Today’s Friday, which always makes me happy. But I’m happier than usual today because my friend Rachel has come to visit for the weekend. I met Rachel in college while I was at BGSU. I effectively stalked her on Facebook before I joined marching band when I was just in the beginnings of transferring schools. I assaulted her with questions about clarinets and the music program. She in turn, bless her heart, actually answered my questions and didn’t automatically think I was a raving lunatic.
5 years later, we’re still great friends. I think that’s awesome because it’s hard to keep in touch with people after you leave a place where you were once all together. I’m no longer sharing a room with her (like I did my junior year of school), nor do we even live in the same town anymore. She’s teaching in Ohio, and I’m here in Pennsylvania. But we’ve managed to visit each other as often as we can, and keep up with each other through Facebook and our cell phones.
She’s become one of my best friends and I’m so glad I got to know her. I’m pumped that she’s in town because she’s helping me along with my new diet, and it’s just nice having her around. I don’t get to see a lot of college friends as often as I’d like, but it’s wonderful that Rachel has been willing to make the long drives to hang out and keep our friendship up.
We’re having a Twilight marathon right now, and it’s fabulous. No judging.