5: New friends

Sorry for not posting much this week–it’s been pretty hectic (and it’s not even over for me yet), but expect a baked macaroni with cauliflower recipe soon!

Anyway, senior year has really shaken things up. Starting with my study abroad trip, I have met some really wonderful new friends who I’m really thankful for knowing, and sad that I meant them so late. I hope we keep in touch though :)

(in semi-chronological order).

01 | Bob.

I actually met Bob officially three years ago. We were both in UW Transfer Student Orientation together to be English majors, but of course we only made surface conversation. And then we had a class together our first semester and we sat next to each other every day, but true to my nerd-self I kept was almost completely mute and took rampant notes the whole time. Bob, being absolutely charming and friendly person he naturally is, would always wave or stop to chat when we ran into each other, so I knew he was good people. We ended up going on the Shakespeare In England and Italy trip and I am so fortunate to have become his friend.

He is probably the most popular person in Laramie and it’s not because Laramie is a small town. Bob is one of the most sincere people I know in all respects of his life. He is a true academic with a passion for learning and seeking out information outside of class for his own pleasure. He cares about his friends and other people, is always makes time for them even when he doesn’t have much time himself. He is eloquent, funny, and outgoing, and dedicated. I feel lucky that he can tolerate me as a friend. I kind of feel like I’ve tricked him.

02 | Katie.

I met Katie on the trip to Europe. I knew that I liked her because she said she wanted to go to Avenue Q with me in England. Plus, she had cute shoes. I’m so glad I met Katie. She has this overflowing energy about her that can always cheer me up. Unlike some of my other friends, who can be critical and reserved at times, Katie is always bright and full of cheerful observations. Hanging out with Katie is always fun and she is quite hilarious (whether intentionally or not). I love her candidness and the fact that she is always her self fearlessly. Plus, I dig her style.

03 | Sarah.

Sarah is Katie’s friend who I met once we return to The States. Katie and I were both like “boy, do I have a friend for you” (I was referring to Carissa).  Sarah is so sweet and adorable its would be difficult not to love her. I just think her life is sounds amazing. She is is majoring in… I actually don’t know what it’s called… It’s like fashion/customer/textiles stuff. She basically sews amazing clothes for herself, class, and the theater department. She likes crafts, like me! She throws amazing dinner parties because she has a gigantic heart and just wants to help people. Oh, and she’s beautiful and has a lovely french boyfriend.

04 | Isaac.

Isaac was another graphic design student, but he’s in a rotation ahead of me. I had always admired his work, but I didn’t really talk to him. But this year we both working the Campus Activities Center as graphic designers and got to know each other. Especially this semester when we worked together more often. He describes himself as “mangy,” but he definitely has some class. I really admire his work and think he’s been a great friend. He’s a wonderful person to talk to and we’ve had some good adventures together. He is also able to tolerate my compulsive text-message-sending addiction.

05 | Mary.

I first met Mary through Bob when I we went down to Denver to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream and thereafter bumped into each other every now and then. I thought she was quiet and smart. We ended up going to spring break together and I got to know her better. I still feel like we’ve just met so I hope this isn’t an unfair description, but I think she’s fast and furious with such a great zeal for life. I admired how much she likes nature and how passionate she is about her studies. She is hilarious and everyone adored her on the trip. I hope to get to know her better before I leave!

Of course there were a ton of other people I met this year, and of course I love all the friends I’ve known for so long! I would like to mention the trip leaders (Jake, Chris, and Logan), but I’m pretty sure they’re too cool to be my friend…but they were awesome, amazing, and fun— I can’t believe they’re only a year older than me. And the lovely ladies of the trip: Hannah, Sophie, and Katie. Plus Jenny from the Europe trip. Oh and Sarah from work is so sweet…..

Ps. Sorry for the facebook creeping that had to take place for some of your photos.

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