Thursday, January 01, 2009

i'm lost without you, can't help myself

You guys have all heard a lot about my mostly companion Nicola. You might, however, be shocked to learn that she is not my only friend. I also have a sensational friend who has been mentioned on this blog before named Michele. The fact is, Michele really deserves her own post. Let me tell you a story that sums up Michele. After a Neil Young concert, Michele and I were sharing a room at Nicola's grandmother's house. We'd talked for a bit (i.e. she'd forced this terrible story on me how this creepy doll in the corner with a piece of tape on her forehead saying "My name is Heidi" was going to kill me in my sleep) but had been quiet for a bit as we (or I guess just me) were falling asleep. All of a sudden, Michele goes "Imagine riding a monkey through a vat of corrosive acid."
I am truly blessed by her friendship.
For a long time, Michele worked at Value Village. (This was a tough period for everyone, as she was too busy to spend time with us, resulting in everyone becoming moody and withdrawn) One day she found the above picture (a childish drwawing with "Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha" written all over it). For a brief period, whenever Michele found something amusing, instead of laughing, she would simply hold up this picture.
Michele surprises me every day. For example, when we took a leisurely bicycle ride through the country and the chain fell off Nicola's bike, Michele fixed it easily.
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There are also many joyful moments when I return to an unattended MSN conversation to find Michele has drawn me a stunningly beautiful picture.
Michele's natural artistic sensibilities are not limited to MSN Messenger's draw function! Michele is creative with a camera, a genius in the "taking pictures while holding things in front of the camera" field.
Michele is a treasure that I hope I never lose.

17 comments:

jds223 said...

Love the drawing...the eyes look like paisleys...but I'm a decorator so I see weird shit in lots of stuff. Friends are great...they add the spice to life.

copperoranges said...

friends are the greatest treasures!

this wheel's on fire said...

Aw I want to be her friend too!!
There's NOTHING better than a good friend. Except maybe music. But music can be like a friend, so there we are :)

thedrifterandthegypsy said...

lol...it looks like you have a rare treasure only some people have-true best friends.
xoxo,
Micaela

yiqin; said...

LOL the drawing is so funny!! Hahahah I like the first pic :)

julie said...

this is why i read your blog, molly! you really put into words that which cannot be put into words.
happy new year!
julie

Sister Libby said...

Friends are great. And the baby carrot (well, I think it's a baby carrot) is a great addition to any photo. And I can't resist anymore...The Big Lebowski quote threw me over the edge...Your Tumblr is great, and makes mine look like a chewed up mouse.

Molly said...

ahahahhah
you sound as ahem *cool* as me and my friends. the msn picture made me giggle :)
xx

Krystal said...

thats so sweet, i love those photos. i had a bit of photo trouble earlier, haha--they are back up now though x

Mimi said...

The drawing is awesome, and this is an amazing post a good friend is so hard to find, and hard to let go... And I can tell that your friendship is truly magical and i am sure you will never lose your treasured friend

xo

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Friends sure add some color into life! Such fun!!

Keith said...

Hey Molly. That's a great post. She sounds like a wonderful friend. It's fantastic to have friends like that. I know I treasure the buddies I have. Have a good weekend. Cheers!

what we needed said...

Aw..the life of an artist. Quite complexed...but only you could tell it to make it genuine.

fashionminute.blogspot.com said...

awww... what a sweet tribute.

Miss Karen said...

She sounds just as awesome as you do! And her skills are most impressive :)

Speaking of Neil Young, I'm seeing him play later on this month - I'm sooo excited.

karl's sweet child said...

cute blog!

Cate said...

Michele is a cool name. And she sure seems to be a cool and funny friend!