I Fell In Love With My Best Friend

I Fell In Love With My Best Friend

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. don't remember what day of the week it was, but I know it was a C-Day in our high school calendar, and that meant I had Psychology class first period. Just about a half hour before class started, I threw on a white sweatshirt with blue and purple zig-zaggy lines across it. It looked identical to those Solo Jazz cups from the mid-90s. The shirt was symbolic of a newer genre of music that had yet to be popularized in the mainstream. Vaporwave was a hit in certain realms of the internet, though.

Vaporwave is a genre of music popularized on the internet between 2010 and late 2016. It is focused on making the listener feel nostalgic for a time in which they haven't lived by the display of glitchy clips and images from or inspired by the 80s and early 90s to a tune of edited elevator music and pop songs from the 80s.

I didn’t expect anyone to link my shirt to Vaporwave. I expected comments like, “You look like a cup” or “Huh, that’s interesting.” He knew though. I sat through the hour long psychology class that always ended early. But of course, because this was high school, we had to stay in the classroom until the bell rang.

Bored, I sat in my seat and looked through my phone. But he came to talk to me. The first question he ever asked me was, "You like Vaporwave?" My eyes probably lit up enough to make the fluorescent lights in the ceiling jealous. Of course, I responded positively. He introduced himself as Jake, and I told him my name as the bell rang and he walked me to my next class.

Junior prom was just around the corner in May. We both already had dates before we had even met in February, so we didn't go together The night had finally come. While I was getting my hair done, Jake texted me and asked if I had plans for after prom. I didn't, and he asked if I wanted to do something with him. Of course, I agreed.

Jake and I spent the entire night together. We danced and had a good time. When it was time to go, we drove to an empty park and confessed how we felt about one another and we shared our first kiss. Never in my life had I felt butterflies like I did that night.

Prom was held on a Friday. The following Monday, Jake asked me to come over after school. We watched the newest episode of the anime we were watching. When the 25 minute episode came to a close, he turned to me and said, "Can I ask you something?" I nodded. "Will you be my girlfriend?"

And the rest is history. Within weeks we were inseparable best friends, closer than we had ever been. Within three months we were saying "I love you."

It's been two years now. Jake and I do everything together. We share the same hobbies and we push each other to be the best we can. We have plans for the future and often get mistaken as twins. But you know what they say. The longer you're with someone, the more you start to look alike.

If you're going to fall in love with anyone, make it your best friend. Everything is better when you have them by your side. Boring errands become enjoyable because you know they'll tag along with you. Cooking and trying new recipes is one of the best parts, because you'll get to see their reaction when they absolutely love what you made. Life is better with your best friend and partner combined into one super-being. I look forward to everyday because I know I'll get to either spend time with him or enjoy the conversations and memes we send each other.

And I owe it all to Vaporwave.

Cover Image Credit: Val McFarland

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21 Reasons You Should Date Someone Who Was A Camp Counselor

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1. They shop at Goodwill mostly... low maintenance you could say?

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2. They are pretty awesome at talking to parents... opening days have given good practice for them. Give them 15 minutes and they will become best friends with your parents.

3. Their best friends actually are long distance...so you can wait a while to meet their besties who will want to know everything about you and make sure your intentions are good.

4. They have learned how to look decently presentable without showering for a week... maybe two...you may or may not like this one.

5. They are always down for adventure... sure let's hike for eight miles uphill in the middle of the week!

6. They know what it is like to be woken up at 2 a.m. because someone wet their bed... mom training.

7. They also know how to give the "modest is hottest" talk to the teenage campers... and will help give you a classy future daughter.

8. Building fires is their hidden talent... if you ever get stuck on a deserted island with them they can help you.

9. Animal shirts are a common clothing item... they know how to have fun.

10. They throw killer dance parties... ones your grandma would approve of.

11. They are used to being publicly embarrassed for others (their campers') enjoyment... and usually can take a joke or prank well.

12. They also know how to prank you back... summer camp prepares you for awesome prank wars.

13. If you want to see her with no makeup on just look at her camp photos... natural beauty?

14. They actually love children... they chose to spend a whole summer loving other people's kids; imagine how awesome they will treat their own.

15. Chances are they are a really fun person and will bring out your inner child... yes, climb that random tree and paint your face because it is Wednesday.

16. Their "real job" will come later in life... they will end up being successful. Most employers love to hire former counselors, so it is not a waste of a summer.

17. They know how to hide their favorites in life really well... so if they choose to date you they are basically saying you are their favorite and that is a big deal to them.

18. They have learned how to eat unhealthy food every day for a whole summer and stay in shape... or try to at least.

19. They also are obviously not a diva when it comes to material needs...they went a whole summer without even air conditioning and never complained.

20. If they love you anything like they love their campers your needs will always be put first...they are some of the most selfless people you will ever meet.

21. They love God, living for Him, and have already made a difference in many children's lives... they are the real MVPS.

If you are still looking for a place to work this summer and love adventure, Jesus, and children, apply for Camp Crestridge for Girls; they still have many positions available. I'll be there so you should too!

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You've Heard Of 'How To Be Single,' But Let's Talk About 'How To Be Romantic'

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Okay, I'm probably the least romantic person anyone has ever met. Not to say that I'm a bad girlfriend or that I'm not caring. I just find love in simple things like knowing what to order for them at restaurants, doing their laundry, planning unique dates, or cooking for them. It's not that I'm opposed to being arduous, I've just never been a chocolate and flowers kind of girl. I'm more of a Mongolian hot pot and "let's walk across the Brooklyn Bridge!" kind of girl. I appreciate some effort, tailoring something to fit a person's idiosyncratic personality or general spontaneity, not how flowery something looks. Not saying that I'm not feminine, I'm just my own entity, so to speak, and that translates into my love life. Needless to say, I thought I should learn how the other half lives, so I've challenged myself to take a course on being a classic/hopeless romantic just to understand how others think and who knows I might change some of my habits!

1. Leave notes

I think it's a really cute and simple idea that I will try to do because it makes everything very personal.

2. Write them a poem

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3. Cuddling

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4. Dedicate a song to them on the radio

It seems like the people on the radio that do this are crazy in love and honestly, to be able to have the ability to go on the radio and just declare your love for someone else is really inspiring.

5. Surprise them!

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8. Make them a care package

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9. Take a walk on the beach together

I've done this, but I have to be doing this while looking for seashells or I feel like I'll be bored.

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