Monday, October 01, 2007

Like Peas and Carrots


As most of you know, my best friend on the planet is Tyler. He is my brother for all intents and purposes minus the whole DNA part. What I haven’t mentioned is Jane. Jane would be the female version of Tyler, and together the three of us were inseparable all from our early childhood all the way through high school graduation. Jane is the epitome of tomboy sexiness. Her mom was a model and her dad was an actor, so she is blessed with AMAZING genes. Still she was never one of those girls that wasted half their lives primping and preening, she didn’t care about getting dirty and she was always super tough and that earned her a spot as the only girl in our surf group.

We all had pretty liberal parents, so all the way until the day we graduated we were still having sleepovers and food fights in each other’s living rooms. None of our parents ever objected to the fact that we had a girl sleeping in our room because they realized a long time ago that we would never think about Jane in any other way than our friend. No matter how cool we were trying to be, or who we were trying to impress, when we were around each other it was like being 7 all over again. Suddenly having fun took priority over looking cool, and most shenanigans ended with all eyes on us (and never because of how well mannered we were!).

Anyway after we graduated high school, Jane moved to England for her degree and later to Tokyo for hew new job. We wrote emails to each other non-stop for all the years she has been gone, and every once in awhile a tour date would come up where she was in town and we would be able to hang out in random cities all over the world. She was one of the first people I actually came out to because I didn’t have to look her in the eyes when I told her. So in some ways I am grateful that she was gone so I could get that weight off my chest and get the ball rolling, but for a million other reasons I have always wished that she could be here for me. For so long she has been an abstract memory in the back of my mind, now after almost 7 years, she’s home for good! How fucked up is it that one of the first things I thought about telling her was, “I wish you could have been around to see Eddie and how amazing we were together.”? Oh well…

Tyler, Jane, and RGB; we are a little bit older, and a little bit wiser, but still, it’s just like old times.

5 comments:

Tyler said...

You look scrawny... Are you eating enough?

Trevor said...

I don't think you look scrawny. Definitely pokeable though, if you catch my drift! ;-)

Jane said...

I got my own blurb on your blog! That's the cutest thing ever! Did you have to use the pic with the hoochie shorts though!?

Jason said...

I can see my legs! I so totally have to coolest boardshorts in this picture.

C.R. said...

That little get together you are having with your friends looks like it was a lot of fun. Is it just me, or do is your life like a million times more exciting than everybody else? One day you have to share what your secret is.