if you follow me on twitter or instagram and if we are friends on facebook, you've already seen most of our adventure. S and i met in 5th grade but never became close or should we say bff's until our teens. we saw each other every day and even then, we wrote each other letters. crazy right? we talked about everything under the sun and it seemed like a day wasn't enough so letters had to supplement our friendship. of course that meant we didn't do some our homework and the dog ate our homework excuse was used more than once.
when we became bff's, we both had a different group of close friends. that was a major controversy. it was one of those times that we both realized that we have changed, the people we used to know were no longer the ones that help us become better. it was such a complicated time. anyway, she moved to new york but we still kept in touch through letters, as always. then college put a drought on our communication. we found each other on social media: friendster, myspace, twitter and facebook. we always kept in touch and texted. not until two years ago when she was about to get married did we start planning a reunion. finally, this year, we made it happen. we decided labor day weekend 2012 would be our time. actually, it happened in a matter of a 20 minute conversation via facebook. then i just booked the flight. it could not have come at a better time.
we love our food, i love my drinks. she is not a drinker, but the girl knows how to have fun when sober! HA! it's true. i think most people alcohol becomes a cover up to make them look alive and personable, not the bestie. just like the good old days, we've always loved war and cop/detective movies. by the way, she is married to an NYPD officer, so yeah, i can finally say i know a real NYPD...new york's finest. heck yeah!!
the best part about this trip is that despite the years we haven't seen each other even though we have managed to keep in touch through social media, we discovered that as we grew up and experienced life we had something in common, and i'm not talking about food. we both wanted to live a simple life surrounded the people we love. while we have obtained good jobs to earn a living and support ourselves, both of us do no feed into the materialistic ways of living. don't get me wrong, sure we live and breathe apple products but we would never go out of our way to purchase something beyond what we can afford. you know what i mean? it's funny how some of the people in our high school who are on facebook are always taking pictures of their cars, brand name items, etc.
it takes two people to keep up a friendship. like i've said, time and time again, i understand that life gets in the way: kids, money, career, mother-in-laws (hahahhaaa!!!), etc. effort to me is huge. i don't expect people to be like my flying all over the country to visit, but i expect some sort of effort to maintain a friendship, just like anything else. i love meeting new people and becoming good friends with them, however, i still believe that you always keep the old ones. especially the good ones.
*if you haven't been, i recommend iron chef morimoto's sushi place and serendipity for dessert. there are quite a few others, but feel free to inquire about those via twitter.*