The only true currency in this bankrupt world... is what you share with someone else when you're uncool.
Found an old friend on MySpace! Erin was my best friend in my younger years - Junior high through the first part of high school. A few months before my 16th birthday I moved to Seattle to live with my dad. Unfortunately this is not a great age to make a big move, because the tendency is definitely not to stay in touch with your good friends. Lucky for us, over 10 years later, we're back in touch!
In hindsight, Erin and I were probably the un-coolest people I knew at the time. I don't mean this to be down on myself, and certainly not Erin, but seriously...it was pretty bad. You should have seen the hair styles.
The great thing about our friendship is that I didn't realize we weren't cool when I was around Erin. When I was at school, I was very very aware of this fact, but when we were hanging out, we were just having fun, and trends, etc, didn't matter much.
Erin is getting married next week! I'm really excited to go to the wedding, and even more excited to see my old friend. I have to admit though, it's going to be a little bit strange. I remember planning our weddings when we were young. For some reason neither of us remember much about Erin's nuptials, but my wedding was going to be held at her house, my colors were going to be green and ivory, and I was planning to marry her brother.
She recently confided to me that her wedding colors are going to be green and ivory. I had it first, people - Don't you forget that.
I guess I could always go with purple and red....