A Thank You to the Friend I Never Saw Coming

A Thank You to the Friend I Never Saw Coming

9) Thank you for being just as weird as I am and enjoying every minute of it.
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I was the girl growing up who used to be social and then turned into one of the most shy people out there. I had my go to group in high school like everyone did but once college was in sight I worried it would be difficult to find someone to connect with.

Turns out, I found you within the first month. It wasn't through those activities that the campus held for us incoming students to connect with one another. No, I met you in one of my classes.

Every friendship starts out slow but ours really didn't. Between going to Taco Bell or Chipotle for food after class, all those class papers, those "study/homework" session in the floor lounge, or those nights that we'd crash in each other's room, we clicked instantly.

I never imagined that I'd find a friend like you; someone who could make every single day an adventure even in the smallest of ways. You make me laugh in ways I hadn't in awhile.

This one's to my squeaks.

1) Thank you for making so many small moments have a huge impact on me.

The smallest and most stupid comments that we make daily will forever be etched into my mind as some of the best moments of my life.

2) Thank you for helping me stay on top of things.

I always say that I want to get things done but a majority of the time it's not until you start doing your work or scold me for procrastinating that I'll finally get it started.

3) Thank you for always telling me the truth.

You have listened to every stupid little story or problem that I have and you always tell me when I'm being ridiculous or when I"m right on the nose.

4) Thank you for being such an amazing roommate.

We both have our own horror stories but when we moved in together we evened each other out. Yes, we are both messy but we both know when to clean. Even though you don't pay attention to shows or movies, I enjoy having you to talk to about them anyway. I am happy to be able to say my best friend is my roommate.

5) Thank you for thinking of me.

Even if it's as small as picking up a coffee for me when I never asked, it's nice to know that you think of me for the little things.

6) Thank you for knowing when something is wrong with me.

Even if it's something small, you sense it before I do and always find a way to cheer me up or take my mind off of it.

7) Thank you for supporting my decisions.

Through all the tears and anger and confusion, you stood by me and helped me work out the choice to transfer to chase my dream. Even though I am going to be leaving you, you still helped me make the decision for myself.

8) Thank you for facing problems with me.

As you said, it takes two to screw things up and there are three of us. No matter the problem, I always know I can look over and see you there ready to fight it with me.

9) Thank you for being just as weird as I am and enjoying every minute of it.

Being able to make stupid comments, sing at the top of our lungs, whip my head to make me look like a giraffe, or even quoting every movie or show, you don't hesitate to love it just as much as me.

10) Thank you for forgiving me and being patient when we argue.

Even though it doesn't happen often, we do have those moments where we are at each other's throats but we'll always be able to laugh it off later by showing each other a duck meme.

11) Thank you for all the times we ordered in, the parties, cab rides, and heart to hearts.

You've been by my side through the embarrassing times and we helped each other through the awkward ones. I wouldn't want to share my random life conversations and epiphanies with anyone else.

12) Thank you for dealing with me when I'm grumpy.

I know I'm not the most enjoyable person when I'm tired or hungry or even just having a tough day in general but you always agree to watch what I want, play with my hair, or cuddle with me when I ask.

13) Thank you for liking and disliking the same things as me.

Not sure what I would do if we weren't the same person. It's nice having you to share all my food and television with.

14) Thank you for letting our friendship have a solid foundation over movies, comedy stand ups, and television shows.

"Your brain has a thick candy shell." "Well... your brain has the... shell on it." "Are you talking?"

"The meal isn't over when I'm full. The meal is over when I hate myself."

McGarret and McDavid are the same person, really.

15) Thanks for letting me know that you still love me even when I push your buttons.

No explanation needed.

16) Thank you for putting up with my needy times.

Whether we're both complaining about needing to be fed or just needing attention, you give it to me anyways.

17) Thank you for dealing with my sarcasm and dishing it right back.

Honestly not sure we would be friends if one of us was a sensitive person.

18) Thank you for taking weird pictures with me.

You're always willing to take a picture with me or allow me to capture ridiculous videos of you. Not sure what I would do without that type of entertainment on hand.

19) Thank you for being terrible at replying.

This may seem like an oddball but your spaced out replies allow me to text you multiple times in a row and send you ridiculous bitmoji's until I get your attention.

20) Thank you for letting me tag you in endless posts on Facebook.

What would I do without you enjoying every single thing I tag you? Although I do feel offended when you don't inform me you've looked at it.

21) Thank you for being you.

I honestly cannot thank you enough for everything that you have done for me in such a short period of time. You are one of the best people and most important people to me.

You're definitely someone that I hope stays in my life. I look forward to knowing that most of the plans we make for the future will actually happen (I saw most because life happens). I'm going to miss you like crazy come the end of the school year but I plan on making many visits and thanks to FaceTime you'll never miss my face. I love you, Squeaks and I look forward to being able to thank you for the same things years from now but including the 21+ version.

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14 Fraternity Guy Gifts Ideas, Since He Already Has Enough Beer

Frat boys are a species of their own and here are some exciting gifts they will be ecstatic to receive!

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What more do frat boys love than alcohol, partying, and just acting stupid? Here are some gifts that help fulfill all of those needs for the frat boy in your life!

1. Beer holster belt

Whats better than one beer? Six beers! This fashionable camouflage accessory can be used for tailgates, beach days, formals and everything in between.

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2. Phone juul holder 

You know those cardholders everyone sticks on the back of their phones? Well, now a Juul holder for your phone is on the market! This will save your favorite frat boy from ever again losing his Juul!

Price: $10.98

3. Animal house poster 

This Animal House poster is a classic staple for any frat boy. This poster will compliment any frat house decor or lack thereof.

Price: $1.95

4. The American Fraternity book

Does the frat boy in your life need a good read for Thanksgiving or winter break? Look no farther, this will certainly keep his attention and give him a history lesson on American fraternity heritage and tradition.

Price: $28.46

5. Beer pong socks 

These snazzy socks featuring beer pong will be loved by any frat boy. As for the way to any frat boy's heart may, in fact, be beer pong.

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6. Condom case

This condom carrying case will not only protect condoms from damage but also make frat boys more inclined to practice safe sex, which is a win-win situation!

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7. Frat house candle

Ahhh yes, who does not like the smell of stale beer in a dark, musty frat house basement? Frat boys can make their apartment or bedroom back home smell like their favorite place with the help of this candle.

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8. "Frat" sticker

Frat boys always need to make sure everyone around them knows just how "fratty" they are. This versatile stick can go on a laptop, car, water bottle, or practically anywhere their little hearts desire.

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9. Natty Light t-shirt 

Even I will admit that this shirt is pretty cool. The frat boy in your life will wear this shirt at every possible moment, it is just that cool!

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10. Natty light fanny pack 

This fanny pack can absolutely be rocked by any frat boy. The built-in koozie adds a nice touch.

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11. Bud Light Neon Beer Sign 

A neon beer sign will be the perfect addition to any frat boys bedroom.

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12. Beer Opener

Although most frat boys' go to beers come in cans, this bottle opener will be useful for those special occasions when they buy nicer bottled beers.

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13. Frat House Dr. Sign

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Forget stealing random street signs, with this gift frat boys no longer have to do so.

14. Beer Lights 

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Don't Limit Yourself, Have As Many Best Friends As You Want

Why should you only have just one best friend?

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When you're little, you have as many friends as you possibly can. There's that one friend that stands out above all the rest, though your best friend.

As we grow up, it seems almost forced that we only have one best friend. You are allowed to have a bunch of friends and hang out with as many people as you want, but it is pretty normal to have just one or two best friends. These may still be the same friends you had when you were in preschool or elementary school, or they may be new friends you've met as you've grown. Whatever the case, you can feel like you're limited to the amount of "best friends" you are allowed to have.

At least, I always did.

I always had one for sure best friend growing up. Now, the person filling that role has changed many times. Within the past few years though, I have realized that my group of close friends is more than that. We're not just "close friends," they're really my best friends.

Coming to college and talking about my friends back home, I have used the term "my best friend" a lot. To the point where my new friends say "you say that about everyone." It's made me wonder though, does the term lose meaning the more I say it?

Urban Dictionary defines "best friends" like this:

"a best friend is the one person in the world you know will always be there. they don't care about your flaws and take you for who you are."

Notice how it says "the one person." I agree with what it says that you know they will always be there. However, I do not agree that it is one specific person. I grow attached to people and I am a very relationship oriented person. So knowing that I have a base of good, solid friends who have my back no matter what is very important to me. Knowing that I have people who are always going to be there and who don't care about my flaws is crucial.

It is so easy for me to beat myself up, so I need to surround myself with people who will love me as I am.

When I find people like that and I actually let them into my life, I begin to define them as my best friends. They are the friends who make me laugh until my sides hurt, who genuinely want to spend time with me and me with them, and those who I can trust with my deepest, darkest thoughts. And honestly, that happens to be more than one person.

A best friend, to me, is someone I can call when I'm crying. Someone I can ask for advice about what to say to a guy. Someone I can make ugly faces with and then laugh about them.

A best friend is someone who is true, uplifting and makes me feel good about myself.

Now, don't get me wrong. I obviously have one friend that I am closer to than all the rest. But that doesn't make any of my other "best friends" any less of my best friends. I have ones that I talk to every day and ones that I don't talk to for months at a time. That doesn't mean they're not still my best friend.

It has taken a long time for me to get out of toxic friendships and realize my worth. I have finally gotten to the point where I know how I deserve to be treated as a friend and an individual. Yet, I also have so much love to give that I want to share it with those who make me feel good.

So I have more than one best friend. Heck, I probably have more than five. Sue me. I am going to surround myself with those who make me smile on the inside and the out. Those who want to get to know me more and make an effort, just like the effort I'm making with them. And if I happen to call them my best friends along the way, that's none of your business.

In fact, if you happen to hear me call one person and then three more right after them my best friend, mind yo business.

I'm going to have as many best friends as I want I refuse to let society restrict me to only one.

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