Wednesday, April 20, 2011

To Put It Gently....

Screw the thirty day challenge! I have more important things to write about. Liiiike, things I actually care about. So, if you actually want to know anything from the thirty day challenge, I'll be more than happy to tell them to you. For now, I give up. Yay! :D

So, on to more cheerful topics--I'm feeling vaguely inspired by Andrew Woodruff to write about the wonderful kids in my life. My friends take such good care of me.

So, in no particular order except the order drawn up by a seriously disorganized brain, here we go!

Jozi Brewer- Woo, yeah! Woo! Oh yeah, yeah! Woo! Honestly, MC Scampering Toad is a joy to be around. He's very honest and open and heartfelt. Whenever I have any kind of problem, I know I've got someone that'll listen and give me his honest to goodness opinion and all sorts of extremely useful advice. Not to mention he throws out a mean freestyle and is one of the most hilarious people I've ever met. *insert awkward handshake here*

Kaela Carter- Oh Kaela. Where to even begin? We go all the way back to when we were...well...more awkward than we are now, if that's possible. We can talk about anything, even if it's problems we have with each other, and we can always work it out. We share a deep love for Flynn Rider and Robert Downey Jr., among other hot men, which is always a good thing to be able to laugh about when nobody else knows what's going on. Kaela always listens when I want to chat and I love being around her! She is smart and funny and has an amazing talent of pressing forward when things are less than sunny that I admire greatly. Ah hart thee.

Kat Moulton-Katherine! (WHAT?!) Katherine is my other half, the answer to my heart's duet, my bosom friend, and a truly kindred spirit. I love being able to do an air kiss to her in English and...well, have her understand EXACTLY what I mean. She doesn't criticize me when I weep during The Crucible, Anne of Green Gables, Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter, because she's weeping too! Ahh. It's nice to have a weeping friend. Not to mention the time we started a revolutionary uprising in seventh grade together...Ben Franklin and P. Henry all the way. I also appreciate the fact that we can quote all of The Importance of Being Earnest together, among many other things....("But I don't have any black dresses!" "I believe we all know what key she will sing in...F...major! Ahahaha!" "That will NOT help you decide." And so forth.) She is swell, and one of the most compassionate people I know. She is loving and gentle and sweet and I pretty much adore her. Kat, you're the bee's knees.

Miriam Bay-This woman is like a fountain of good advice. She has a great sense of knowing when to take someone seriously and is loving in the extreme. I love when I see her in the hallway and we both throw off our backpacks and stand in a very serious western-style showdown in the middle of the commons, outside class, inside class, and anywhere it strikes our fancy, really. It's a joy to have a sweet nemesis like this one.

Matthew Woodruff-This boy is like a walking dose of self-esteem. Every time I see him he smiles at me and makes me feel great. He loves everyone and is always willing to listen and help me whenever I need it. He loves Doctor Who (and other things that go "ding") and we have had many excellent times together. A+ material, this one.

John Wilson-"You're the one that wanted to have kids, woman!" Does that sum it up? :) But really, I love hanging out with John. He is hilarious. I love that we can talk music together, that's not something I get to do very often with anyone but my mom. Having someone that appreciates the same type of music you do is always a blessing. And besides, we make a really cute redneck couple.

Catie Brown-This is the woman I go to with my guy problems. She's always very understanding of my distress and the stupidity of men, which makes her an excellent person to talk to about anything man-related. We met as foolish flute girls in the seventh grade, and we've been tight ever since. Playing dress-up with her is always....interesting...but we have so much fun. I love her to death.

Whitney Carlson-Oh, do we ever go back. Whitney was the very first friend I had in Provo. We've gone from playing with stuffed animals and reading Magic Tree House books in library class to squealing over our beautiful prom dresses and arguing about whose turn it is to drive to school, and I'm sure years from now we'll be sitting in her front room talking about our jobs and husbands while our babies play on the floor. She is so beautiful and kind and compassionate and funny, I'm glad to have been her friend all these years.

Christian Paiva-Yippie kai yay....but for real. Christian is hilarious and has a special way of brightening my day. I love hanging out with him. Especially when we watch the X-Files or go ice-skating together. Also, you wouldn't know it, but he is full of good advice. We've had many a late night conversation about all sorts of deep things. Good times, my bro.

Yon Soo Park-This woman is just full of kindness. She's always willing to go out of her way to make me comfortable and happy, and she genuinely loves being nice to people. She's so sweet and thoughtful and basically gorgeous, and I love being around her. We have had many, many good times... :)

Lastly, to the founder of the post, Andrew Woodruff. I feel it's only right to acknowledge the inspiration. We got to watch LotR the other day at his house with a bunch of other excellent people, and it was so much fun. He's a great kid, and mostly I adore reading his blog. It inspires me to be a better person and do thoughtful posts like this one. Thanks, Andrew! :)

Forgive me my darlings, but I am getting very, very tired. I have left off so many people I want to talk about, but you must know that I love you. Truly I do, whoever you may be, even if you're not mentioned in this post. There are so many people that bless my life that I can't begin to number them. My parents, my brothers, my aunts and uncles, my cousins, and all my extraordinary friends--I love you. Thank you all so much for loving me and and talking to me and playing with me and taking such wonderful care of me. :)



Miriam said...

Katherine is a blossom of sunshine. She never ceases to be hilarious--I confess, I may have broken the tenth commandment once or twice while digesting the genius of her statuses. She's always wanting to make people laugh or be there to help people cry (in a very supportive, friendly, nonviolent way). She is adorable and considerate and intelligent and thoughtful and angelic and makes people feel loved and needed--I'm sure I wasn't the only one whose day was brightened by this post--and talented and has good taste in men. Thanks for living, Kate.

Lee and Melody said...

Sometimes I still picture you as a little Katiebug with a bucket on your head playing Boat to Boat to Boat on Grammy's cushions. And over the years you have become this sweet, adorable, kind, thoughtful young woman who I am so proud of and love so much and who knows that wearing a bucket hat will be equally important in adulthood as it was in childhood. I hate thinking I'll be so far away. I love you and my kids love you and you are simply stupendous. Love you, sweet Kate!

Aubrey said...

I love Kate because she loves the Eagles.
Oh and because she's awesome.
And even though she didn't say anything about me...I'm sure she also appreciates my love for good ol' rock 'n' roll. YEAH!

Andrew said...

Dear Kate,
You are so nice!! Thanks for mentioning me! Hahahahaha, and I agree. Screw the thirty-day challenge. First time I saw that I was like... huh?
Thanks again!
P.S. I love Anne of Green Gables. And Anne of Avonlea. And I'm not even kidding.

Marianne said...

I'm so glad you have good friends. Seriously. That's important.

Here's my contribution:

"On the day that you were born, the angels got together
and decided to create a dream come true.
So they sprinkled moonbeams in your hair, and golden starlight in your eyes of blue!"

And then they sent you to me, as a present.

Carrots said...

Dearest of Katherines,
I cannot even tell you how happy you have just made me. You are a complete darling and so so sweet to all of us ridiculous souls you call friends. Especially me. I could go on for, well, pages, but I'll restrain myself. I'll simply say this: you, my crying-at-important-fictional-things, talking-of-men, movie-and-book-quoting bosom friend, are my life now. And this: It might! I adore you. Thanks for always being there when I've been soaring up on the wings of anticipation--or in the depths of despair. Love you forever,
~Kat, Carrots, Patty, Anne, etc. etc. etc.