BC: March 19, 2010
FC: the truth about forever
1: So let's start with the fact that I love you enough to put up a giant ugly photo of me (where you look gorgeous, might I add) onto the first page of this book. This is our book. Our adventure book. And it's full of stupid moments, sad moments, happy moments, angry moments, distressed moments, fairytale moments, and everything in between that we somehow remembered to photograph. This is me saying, thank you for being in my life, because I have no idea what I'd do without you. This is me saying, happy birthday, girl. This is me saying, I love you, Nickie Shojaee, and nothing is ever going to change that.
3: From taking Apple Store photos until the workers kick us out of the store to looking back at ugly, ugly photos we wish we never took, you, me, and Emily, we're going to make it until the end. | It all began with shopping trips to Fashion Island in the sixth grade. Emily and I had barely even talked prior to that day. And before we even realized it, we found ourselves periodically meeting for random shopping trips with our soon-to-be best friends. With odd circumstances bringing us together, we found friendship in the wake of a disaster. And that friendship has held strong ever since. We've been through back-stabbing bitches (oops (; profanity in your book), stupid immature heart-breaking jerks that we call boys, giggling adorable and heart-meltable stories, and always, always, the everpresent "I have SO much to tell you!". Yeah, it's true. We don't see each other nearly enough. Yeah, it's true. It's sad how you still don't have your license yet. Yeah, it's true. I'm way too hyper for my own good. Yeah, it's true, it's whack how Emily is better at hair and make-up and looks older than us. But it makes us, us. It makes us family. Because you know, the truth about forever is that we're always going to be family.
4: summer | 2OO9
5: "Hey, I got tickets to this concert at Staples Center, but I don't really know if I want to go." "Really? What's the band?" "Jonas Brothers." "OHMYGOD. CAN WE GO? PLEASE? PLEASE? PLEASE?" "Do you even like their music?" "NICKIE, COME ON. IT'D BE SO FUNNN!" "Fine. Only because I love you." | we're chasing stars to lose our shadow. peter pan & wendy turned out fine. so won't you fly with me? | And after trying on seven hundred outfits, listening to screaming fan girls who wouldn't shut up, and pretending like we knew the lyrics to "Lovebug", I think we kind of had the time of our lives. Because you know that by the end of that concert, you were just in love with Nick Jonas as I was. And here, our truth about forever is that we're always going to rock it out, party it up, & never live it down wherever we go, whatever we're doing, whenever we're doing it, whoever we're doing it with (;
6: The truth about forever is that we're always going to be on an adventure, and no matter where it takes us, we'll always keep adventuring, together. | june days
7: Ellie's last message to Carl Fredrickson from the movie Up was, "Thanks for the adventure. Now go have your own." Of course, you wouldn't know that, because we didn't stay to watch the whole movie. But we did stay long enough to get super cute 3D/nerd glasses (: | Up in 3D
8: Because the truth about our forever is that we've been friends forever.
10: There's my favorite picture of us, right there, on the left. Even though you think you look like a clown, I don't. & I mean that in both ways, as in you don't look like a clown, and I don't look like a clown. LOL. But back to what I was supposed to write this page about, is that, this page is about you.. I remember when Emily and I were browsing around Neiman's, waiting for your constantly late | ass to get in the store so we could go shopping. And I remember turning around and seeing you, bursting through the door, with your hair blown out like a celebrity. You pushed your glasses to the top of your hair and glided up that damn escalator. Emily and I both looked at each other and went, "Damn." Because honestly, girl, you're downright gorgeous. You're beautiful. And it's not only the physicality that's been changing over the years, it's something within you. You have the outspoken, bold, "I really could care less about what you think" attitude that sends your personality out strong. You don't take shit from anybody, but you're most definitely ready to give it if you need to. Before I get more sentimental and bleckh than I already have, you shine like a star, babygirl (:
11: And darling, the truth about forever is that we passed "friends" a long time ago. It's called "best friends forever" for a reason.
12: irvine spectrum
13: the truth about forever is that nickie is probably always going to be scared of ferris wheels
14: halloween party (; | the truth about forever, babe, is that we're always gonna look flippin good in our halloween costumes (;
17: The truth about forever is that we can probably be 60 years old & still be in love with these gorgeous men.
18: camera whoring misadventures | The truth about forever is that we're always going to regret showing Emily how to use a camera. The truth about forever is that we're probably never going to stop taking pictures. The truth about forever is that every time you put your hands on your hips and toss a look over your shoulder, you're going to think, "Ohmygod, I'm doing the Emily pose." The truth about forever is that we're always going to be us.
19: Yeah, those photos aren't the same. Because in the left, your eyes are shut. On the right, mine are. We're never going to get a picture with eyes opened wide, are we? (;
21: the truth about forever is that you're the best friend a girl could ever wish for.