Auld Lang Syne

So, I am lucky enough to still be friends with a number of people I've known since high school. And one of my favorites is Justina. There are lots of reasons to love Justy, she's generous, smart, funny and the kind of friend who is always ready to help out, not to mention fly to Seattle for one big, long extended cake break... But one reason I love, love, love her is that 99% of the time, she totally gets me. Case in point. Yesterday I had an inexplicably strong reaction to Heath Ledger's death. It was weirdly upsetting for me, it is of course tragic when someone dies, but it's not like I know him personally or am a big fan... but still it was upsetting. We are the exact same age. So I go home and tell Arnold "Heath Ledger died" and he said "Who?" which quite frankly was the reaction I was expecting. Arnold is not of the persuasion... but when I called Justina later that night she said

"OH MY GOD CAN YOU BELIEVE HEATH LEDGER DIED? IT IS SO SAD!" (Caps intentional, Justina has some volume control issues)
It is moments like these when I love her, so very much.

Also I feel a Mexican cake break coming on... who's in?

Posted on January 23, 2008 and filed under Livin la Vida Loca.