Saturday, September 13, 2008

you were by my sides, will you explain: real rhyme or reason for those future games

I like to think that I'm pretty important to this blog, but I think it's clear who the real star of Ashcan Rantings is: Nicola.

Nicola and I

Nicola is the dearest person in the world to me. I have only known her for about two years, but I can see now that my life before her was dull and gray. Each day, slow and monotonous. Since we became friends, look what I have accomplished: met Arlo Guthrie, Marianne Faithfull and Jeremy Schmidt of Black Mountain; been introduced to fantastic vintage, amazing people and excellent times; and my life just generally has more sparkle and joy.

Why is Nicola so great?

Underneath her ridiculously wonderful clothing, Nicola possesses a heart of gold and a quick, interesting mind. She is easily my favourite person to talk to, and sometimes our conversations end up sounding like something out of Seinfeld.
Nicola owns about 30 different books about Jim Morrison and the Doors, is Norwegian but gets asked if she's Chinese or Native American (which she is: 1/32 Blackfoot), has a 80-something grandmother who gets up at 5 o'clock in the morning to go jogging and Nicola always wears dresses in the summertime.
Ah, the dresses. Simply put, Nicola has great dresses.

Sometimes I feel so bursting with Nicola love that I might explode so I have to release it into rambling blog posts such as this one. Nicola can always cheer me up and find the bright side to any issue I might have. Without her, what would I be?
Incredibly unhappy, that's what.

Sonja and Dale, thank you for bringing Nicola into this world, for without her, I would not be who I am today.


Belle said...

Nicola does have great dresses!

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F.U. said...

Miss Molly I know exactly how it feels to wonder what da hell ur life was all about pre-your bestest friend ever. Lucky me, I have 5 of them - 3 who I see everyday and I could totally explode w/ BFF love and go on and on about why I love each and every one of them.

How fortunate we are....nothing like friends who add sparkle and joy.

The Clothes Horse said...

Ah, Nicola sounds amazing! Great friends always bring out the best in ourselves too. ^_^

WAT said...

I hope your beautiful friendship lasts a lifetime!

Molly! You are so pretty! Gosh, u remind me so much of Patti Boyd at times. I've told u this before tho.

coco said...

I love her look, very Gucci fall 08/9! And that is a fabulous thing!

Sister Libby said...

Awwww...friend love is fantastic. I like her dresses.

MR style said...


Cate said...

such a cute post. I hope the word "cute" doesn't seem disrespectful to you. It sometimes does to me, as if people think I'm a little kid. So I'll say instead: such a NICE post. Nicola must feel really honoured. And yeah, I noticed too that she is the real star of Ashcan Rantings ;-)
So interesting! She's Norwegian and 1/32 Blackfoot!
And yeah, Nicola has really great dresses.

Shoshi said...

Love the folk style!