Grrrr…I find it very unfortunate when in the course of these challenges I have to write to the same person twice. I briefly pondered who I could see in the course of the day and take a picture with so that I could write to someone else, but the only really viable options were E and T and I’ve written to both of them already too. So, as we took a small break from the course of E’s party because we “needed new profile pictures,” this letter is also to you. Actually, even if I hadn’t snapped that pic, this letter would still be to you from when we saw Erykah Badu, haha.
In the week and a half since I last wrote to you, we have partied (not unusual) and we have been shopping twice. I’m glad this has finally happened–we’ve been talking about shopping forever. You’re a good shopping buddy: not above giving me opinions on things, willing to try on lots of hats and debate how they make us look, and evidently you’re the only one of my friends who has the good sense to tell me not to buy a shirt just because it’s kind of cute and ONLY SIX DOLLARS. [Yo, I still kind of want that shirt though. It was SIX DOLLARS.] Shopping with you tends to bring up questions about changing styles and like, whether the way each of us dresses fits our personalities; this could be me but is this me? It’s fun and makes shopping like, more intellectual or artistic or something. It’s cool. You make me think about shopping for the future, as opposed to shopping for the now, which has led to all sorts of wonderful wonderments about how Professor
Maya Reid will dress.
KO said you sound like a good guy for me to have around. I think he meant in terms of the fact that you seem to give good advice and be entirely correct about the circumstances of my life when I can’t see them, much like T. I learn a lot from you. And who knows, maybe the quickness with which you went from semi-random acquaintance to one of the first people I turn to when something goes wrong is just yet another example of my tendency to care too much about everything too fast, but too bad. I like it. You’re semi-stuck with me now. 😛
PS–We’re supposed to watch American History X sometime. I thought about that when I woke up in the TV room on Saturday. Let’s make it happen.