This is a quote from my past. My friends and I would always say this in a certain way. What we would do is one person would say " friend" and the others would say " till the end". For some strange reason we would do this all the time. We were very bizarre kids.. teens.. god we are still bizarre. I have a long history with all of my friends.. Close friend from high school, college, or even far back as primary. The friends that I spent all my teen years with, Most of them I knew since forever. They are like family now. We might not see each other that much or even talk on the phone that often but we know that we are going to be friends forever!! I have so many crazy memories with these girls I could write a book seriously. I know everyone has friends like this.. but we were really nuts. We always had a really good time. We didn't care what anyone thought of us, Perhaps because we had a big enough group that it didn't matter if Ms. popularity thought we were weird, we didn't need her.
It is really funny actually, as I am writing this post I am listening to an online radio station and the song "photograph" my Nickleback(ewe) just came on. That song drives me crazy because I really don't like the band at all.. but the lyrics are really sentimental. I have always been a real picture person.. snapping every chance I get.. I have so many pictures of me and my friends that all tell stories. I decided while writing to illustrate this post with the pictures of my friends and I that I really like, that sparks a memory, or that are just completely crazy like we are!!
This picture is from our Christmas concert in grade 1. The photo is of My friend Tammy ( right) and Me( left) We have been friends since before we went to school. We are actually distant relatives( nans are cousins or something) I love her. she is the funniest friends ever!! Really a good term for her would be "BURNT" She would do anything for a laugh and we always had a riot. We look like little darlings here but don't be fooled.. we were probably making fun of the photographer's stance.
So this picture to the right is from my birthday party in grade 6, 1989. Aahh to turn 12 again!! I am the person with the pearls(nice) and Tammy is the other girl and Lola is the person with the head cut off at the bottom. Also my Bestest Bestest friend Viki is the person who is giving me the good ol "bunny ears" but my mom was a bad photographer and of course cut her out too. I love this picture too even thought the composition is crappy. It just brings back memories of eating hot dogs, laughing, watching Poltergeist. I remember Lola losing her hot dog wiener on the floor and yelling in a very high pitched voice " MY wiener My wiener" We all laughed historically.
OK.. this one got a really good story. It was my friend Amy's 13th birthday party,1990. We all went to the mall first and hung out and then Amy's mom picked us all up in the big blue suburban. I remember Viki quoting Warrent's "Heaven" lyrics in the car " blue suburban sky". That night we were all reeling in recent break ups, listening to sad Alana Myles tunes crying, and Eating pizza in Amy's basement while listening to the " top 10 at 10." At one point during the night we all went outside to take some pictures. We had to get in character. In this one Viki( up front) was a crazed lunatic that tried to break into Amy's trailer, Tammy,( holding bat) Amy and I were bad cops coming in for the kill. That shirt Viki is wearing will probably haunt her for the rest of her life.. even though it was mine.. bad present from an aunt!!!!
This is from the very last day of school in Grade 8, 1991. From Left is Me, Tammy, Lola and Amy. I don't really remember much about this day except for the fact that Amy was wearing that shirt that had " KWF" on it. We were all laughing calling her "quiff" cause that's what KWF sounded like.. she was pissed as you can see from the look on her face in this picture!!!
OK.. This is a really funny story. This is Grade 8, Valentines Dance. In this pic is From top, Tammy in back, Bonnie, Me, Amy, Charlene, Dana, Lola and Viki up front. We all had gone to the Christmas dance wearing regular clothes and everyone was totally dressed up, So when the Valentine's Dance was announced we were ready to get dressed up to the nines, as you can see from the pic. When we got to the dance the most dressed up anyone was, was a few chicks wearing spandex skirt and t.shirt. We were not very happy..We called our moms to come bring us clothes. But Luckily Tammy's snap happy Mom captured the moment.. weather we liked it or not at the time. the only girl in that pic who I haven't heard from is Dana. She moved in grade 9 and never looked back.
So this picture is not that funny looking but the night has a funny tale. Its of Tammy and Me. We would always go to the movies on Monday night because it was $2 night. Really funny seeing it was only 1992 or 93.. but in Stephenville, at a 1 cinema theatre.. they had to do something to make cash. Anyway.. they had this uber stud security guard there who we nicknamed "RECTO" Not anything to do with erection.. but because he had the BIGGEST cleft in his chin that anyone could imagine!! He actually looked like John Black from "Days". Anyway.. he would stand in his usually "recto stance" as we called it.. and would wait for kids to move or talk to loud so he could come over and shove his flashlight in our faces and yell at us.. Like seriously, the guy was like 6 years older than us.. what a loser.. but on this night we were messing around bad cause the movie sucked( we would go regardless of what was playing) I think it might have been "Jennifer 8" Uma Thurman's first big bomb!!hahah hahah..anyway.. Tammy was checking the time and flicked her lighter to see her watch( before indigo was common) Well... that definitely sent Recto over the edge. He came over and started yelling " GET that Fucking lighter back in your fucking pocket" !!! we all bust up of course like the little bitches and bastards we were!!! But he yelled it so fast.. we must have quoted that for years!!!! so the other pic is Tammy doing the "RECTO STANCE"
So.. here is me and my Beloved Viki. We have been friends so long its crazy!! Like all of us.. we knew each other for ever but we used to have the most fun!! Well.. when it was the two of us we were usually pretty weird.. we would listen to REO Speedwagon and then throw on Metallica's Ride the lightning.. This Picture was taken when I went to Corner brook this summer past. It was the first time we saw each other in 3 years almost to the date!! It was a really fun reunion.. We laughed alot and had a good time doing what we do best.. Smokin and chillin.. doing nothing!!!!
This is from right, Nicole, Viki and me. Nicole is not in alot of the pics but she is a really good friend too. We met in Grade 10 and have hung out ever since. The three of us had a lot of really funny times that we probably get in shit for if I talked about it too much!Not with the Law, just other people.This is from my first night back in Stephenville after 3 years.. Nicole had a baby 3 months before this.. makes me want to puke. she looks like a supermodel. We had a fun time that night.. one more thing.. Viki is NOT that tall, she is jumping up on me and Nik.
I love this one.. the funniest part about it.. or peculiar, is that Tammy is the one that looks normal in it.. and usually she would be the one being weird!! From left is Lola, Me, Amy and Tammy up front. This is from the last time we all were together, the summer of 2002. Viki was there that night too but just probably took the pic for us. Its funny that when most chicks get together after years of being apart they want to get all these nice shots of them together.. But we didn't get one "good" pic.. we look nuts in all of them .
So that's my story. Hope you enjoyed my silly tales..