Happy Valentines Day to all of my friends, past and present. Thanks for the good times.
A particular shout-out to boys/men in my life, even though some of you are probably married:
My first crush: I don't remember your name, but we had a good time at your birthday party. It was a shame that I moved later that day or the next day. I kept your gift to me as long as possible, but the weavels got to the beans in the bag, so I had to throw it out five years ago. Maybe it's a good thing that we were torn apart like that because I'm pretty sure your mom didn't approve of me. Remember how hot I looked in that colorful heart shirt and short shorts?
Second crush, Oliver: We met only a few days after my first crush and I were torn apart. You comforted me when I was crying because I was scared of the new place. Thanks. You are perfect in my memory.
Jon J: You gave me your old green eraser when you got a new one. That was nice. We had a lot of fun together, even though I got mad at you for mocking my artwork. They were puffed sleeves, I tell you!!!
John Paul: Catholic to the core, you always got me in trouble in school! The teacher told me that he always sat me next to you because I was the only girl who could stand to be around you. Where are you now? I am pretty sure you're not the pope. I was pretty ticked off that I had to go to the stocks just for sitting by you while you spouted jokes. Dirty, dirty jokes.
Bill & Cameron: I probably don't need to say more, but... Cameron, you were the only guy I ever got in trouble for sneaking over to your house. We also had fun times playing horse. Bill, my sister and I loved contradicting you, and you actually almost, almost got me interested in baseball. Ah, the fun times. I'm glad we can be updated yearly on each others' lives.
Mike, both of you: You made me laugh and got me to smile so much. The paperclip, the sweats, falling in the fire, our private jokes during play practice. Thanks.
Mark: Happy Valentine's Day! I'm so over you. You were a fleeting crush.
Howard: Hmmm... good times. Bad times, but mostly good times.
Mikhail: The answer was really 'yes,' but we were young and foolish.
Mud: You had a smile that could melt chocolate.
Wayne: The best getting-caught-in-the-rain moment of my life.
Tyler: You were in tune. Thanks for teaching me spades.
Jason: I still don't know... blah, blah, blah, blah.
Steve: I miss you.
Bryson: Still waiting...
Brian: Great conversationalist.
Happy Valentine's Day!