What Being The "DUFF" Of My Friend Group Taught Me About The Life Of Kevin Jonas

What Being The "DUFF" Of My Friend Group Taught Me About The Life Of Kevin Jonas

It must have been rough to be Kevin.

If you're anything like me, you had an unearthly obsession with the Jonas Brothers back in the day. You'd walk around your house or go on car trips singing your favorite classics like "Burnin' Up" or "S.O.S.", and save their deeper songs, like "Can't Have You" and "Shelf" for your showers. Additionally, you could claim to love all three brothers equally, but you know that your favorite brother was either Nick or Joe, don't try denying it.

I mean, would you just look at them? They're both perfect, and if you remember anything about their musical set up, you'd know it was Joe and Nick singing most of the time, and Kevin just played the guitar. [I know that Kevin did sing, by the way, his voice just wasn't featured...]

Recently, I've had a really easy time relating to how hard it must have been to be Kevin Jonas. Gosh, it must have been super awkward for Kevin to stand out on stage and see millions of posters with "Joe Will U B Mine?" and "Nick I Luv U!" written on them. I think the feeling he got is similar to the feeling that I get when I get multiple direct messages from guys after I post pictures asking me to hook them up with my friend. How embarrassingly awful! Of course, you had the occasional girl who was in love with Kevin, I'd provide a picture but I was unable to find photographic evidence that she exists, but I'm sure at least one fan of JB liked Kevin.

Being the DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) of my friend group has taught me how hard it must have been to be Kevin. You don't have to wonder if that semi-attractive guy is staring at you or your friend, he'll answer your question for you by walking up to your friend and asking for her number. If you're lucky, that will happen to you at least 3 times an outing. You'll only get likes on group pictures because all of your friends look good, and the likes on a picture of just you will have significantly lower numbers. I mean, just look at the difference displayed here:

66,977 likes on the picture of Kevin and his wife Danielle. Add Joe, Nick, parents and the 'Bonus Jonas' Frankie (and two babies), Kevin received 233,038 likes. I have never related to anything more.

As "unloved" as it appears Kevin may be, he actually does very well for himself and has a strong, stable marriage and family with his supermodel wife, Danielle. Just because he isn't the hottest Jonas Brother doesn't mean he isn't awesome and successful.

If you feel like the Kevin of your friend group (or your family), don't worry. You'll eventually find love, maybe even with a supermodel, and you still have a wonderful personality and sense of style to fall back on.

Kevin, I'm sorry I wasn't a bigger fan of yours throughout the years, I had no idea how much I'd end up relating to you as I grew up.

P.S.: Joe is still my favorite.

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Happiness is having the best aunt in the world.

I know I don't say it enough, so let me start off by saying thank you.

You'll never understand how incredibly blessed I am to have you in my life. You'll also never understand how special you are to me and how much I love you.

I can't thank you enough for countless days and nights at your house venting, and never being too busy when I need you. Thank you for the shopping days and always helping me find the best deals on the cutest clothes. For all the appointments I didn't want to go to by myself. Thank you for making two prom days and a graduation party days I could never forget. Thank you for being overprotective when it comes to the men in my life.

Most importantly, thank you for being my support system throughout the numerous highs and lows my life has brought me. Thank you for being honest even when it isn't what I want to hear. Thank you for always keeping my feet on the ground and keeping me sane when I feel like freaking out. Thank you for always supporting whatever dream I choose to chase that day. Thank you for being a second mom. Thank you for bringing me into your family and treating me like one of your own, for making me feel special because you do not have an obligation to spend time with me.

You've been my hero and role model from the time you came into my life. You don't know how to say no when family comes to you for help. You're understanding, kind, fun, full of life and you have the biggest heart. However, you're honest and strong and sometimes a little intimidating. No matter what will always have a special place in my heart.

There is no possible way to ever thank you for every thing you have done for me and will continue to do for me. Thank you for being you.

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

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This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.


Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.


Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.



You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.


You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.


The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers


You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.


The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"


The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution


This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi


Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters


You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs


Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.



Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets


Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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