The Adventures of Gorgeous and Julie
((that's not me being narcissistic, its a play on my name and she calls me that all the time...))
They say opposites attract, but this is truly ridiculous.
I have dark, wild curly hair. I am publicly schooled and have seven siblings. My dad was military and I grew up...NOT in the city.
Julie has blond, straight hair. Home schooled and a single child. Her father is a linguist and she grew up in inner city Huston.
And we are TWO FREAKING PEAS IN A POD! If we stayed together for any longer we coulda taken over the world.
Some of our BEST moments would not make sense with this audience, to be fair, but I am under the impression that the BEST friendships are all about the LITTLE things.
She was doing an internship in Peru and read a facebook post I put out about an encounter I'd had on my way back from getting a C on my biology midterm. I had been crossing the street to my apartment building and this guy in the car driving by shouted "HAIL SATAN" at me. So I turned around and waved, because what else are you supposed to do?
I thought it was funny, so I shared it.
Well, Julie thought it was HYSTERICAL, like i knew she would, and she facebook video-ed me and we were laughing so hard and she told me the sadist news! Apparently, when she first read it she laughed out loud and told the other people in her group about my post...no one else thought it was funny. They were all VERY concerned about me and even MORE concerned that Julie thought it was funny.
For one day I had strangers in Peru feeling bad for me.
Winters are cold and I tried to drink more teas instead of coco since i was gaining a little pudge. Well, in school, I worked at 3am so my mugs sometimes ended up in odd places as I walked around getting ready for work and then leaving for work. That day, my mug was placed on the stove.
I forgot about it by the time i got home in the afternoon, and flopped down on the couch to get my homework done.
Time passes and Julie comes in and starts to talk to me about my eating baby hearts....
With a straight face she asks me how my "regimen" is going and if there's any other "cravings" i'm getting. She asks if I now have an aversion to garlic or urges to wear pointy hats.
I left the tea bag at the bottom of the mug on the stove and it REALLY looked suspicious under the kitchen light...kinda like a little heart.
I like anime and Julie- not so much.
So back in 2020 when i'm at home doing my last semester of school online, in the middle of a quiz, and i hear my phone buzz, I glance at it and see JULIE: "HE DIED!..."
You can understand I was a little...alarmed.
Thankfully it was NOT a timed quiz and i was on the last question anyway, so I picked up my phone and read it right away.
"HE DIED! WHY DID MAES HUGHES HAVE TO DIE!?" it was a longer rant, but it was about like this.
Granted my brain was still half on the quiz, but the other half had deduced that this was not an emergency. So while I couldn't remember where I had heard the name "Maes Hughes" before, I finished (and aced) my quiz.
After that I went back to the text and pondered for a sec and then it hit me..
She was watching FullMetal Alchemist!! AND if she was crying about HUGHES, that means she got past TUCKER!!!! ON HER OWN!!!
So I texted back and was just like, "hon, we gotta LOT to talk about...the doctor is IN."
In all honesty, I can only give stories that have made my day and the reasons that I absolutely love her. The way she talks and tells stories fills me with joy! She has such a fun way to turn a phrase and the way she can just make you laugh.
I can not be without my spiritual twin here!