Thursday, September 18, 2008

A tribute to....


For those of you who know her, you know who I'm talking about... and for those of you who don't, you TOTALLY should get to know her!

Kelly is my best friend!!! We've been best friends "since the 9th grade!!!!" Hahahahaha... I think she and few others might actually get that reference.

Kelly... what to say about her.... there's so much to say about her. I don't even know if I can find all the right words to convey my point but I sure will do my best!

She's strong... in more way then one, WAY smart, amazing, spiritual... no matter what she says, HILARIOUS... someone no one should ever see drunk or on drugs, she doesn't needs those she's a riot all on her own. Kelly's whit... oh my is she QUICK!!! I caught on to that pretty quick, and became quick myself. I had to, it was that or keep getting slaughtered... you know its a sink or swim kinda thing. The only thing I had on my side was that I hit hard! A good example of her whit:

Exhibit A: I would start off telling her a story... I would say "k, so there was this guy...pause...." Kelly "Oh... right the guy... I know which one you're talking about... the one with the eyes right?!" At that point I would slap her or just tell her to shut up or occasionally I would give her a defeated yet annoyed look! But not matter my reaction I couldn't help but laugh. The catch with Kelly is if you pause for even a second too long she's already got something coming out of her mouth.

Exhibit B: There was a time at home when fabric flowers were VERY popular. Well one day when Kelly was at the mall she was wearing a green fabric flowers in her ear. Someone... some poor unsuspecting person and very smart might I add... can up to Kelly and asked her where they could find the green flowered bush. And oh course Kelly couldn't resist... she very nicely gave them directions to a bush outside of the mall!!

I've got so many memories that have Kelly in them. From high school in Mr. Camit's class... probably where all our conspiring began, Mrs. Spinaio's and Mr. Leiataua's classes too. To college... Brother Ludlow's class, Seasider, foodfest, mini golfing, movies, culture night, the bookstore, Brother Furuto or Fruitcake as we called him, rugby, living in a tent.... the memories could go on forever!!!!

For those of you who don't know our birthdays are only 3 days apart. One of my favorite things that she keeps tellin me year after year... Respect your elders Nia!!! Of course she's referring to herself... since she is 3 DAYS OLDER then me!!! I just crack up every time and tell her to keep dreaming.

I've known Kelly now for 12 years now.... wow that's seems crazy to think about, it certainly doesn't feel like its been that long. Kelly is the truest friend anyone could ever ask for. She has always been there for me no matter what. Even when I didn't deserve her loyalty she was there for me. She's been in pretty much every part of my life since I've met her... and I wouldn't want it any other way. Kelly and I haven't even gotten into a fight...we've managed to live together, live in different countries and in a tent together... and nothin has managed to tear up apart!!! It doesn't matter how long its been since we've talked or seen each other, it doesn't change, its like we just talked the day before, we just pick up where we left off. I love it. I love our friendship, our connection.

Liz, Kel, Heather and I at my surprise going away party!

When Kelly met Rabici.... I was so excited for her! Oh... the stories I could share (but won't)!!! He was perfect for her. I didn't feel like I was loosing her... as cheesy as it sounds... I felt like I just gaining a brother. I was sad when I wasn't able to be there for one of the most important days of her life. But being the friend that she is, she TOTALLY understood and didn't hate me for it! When the time came that I had to leave Hawaii... Leaving Kelly was one of the hardest parts for me. Yes, the food, the people in general, the "aloha spirit", the only true home I have ever known I would miss it all. But besides my family and a few other friends... it was Kelly that I could barely manage to say goodbye to. And even though we live far apart, and our lives are in different places... she's still and will always be my best friend! LOVE YOU TONS KEL!!!

Hahaha... These are just Kel and I... enough said!