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Day 1 — A letter to my oldest friend [20100819|14:07]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Now that I'm done with the Africa travelogue, it's back to squeeing about science, navel-gazing and camhoorin' for me. Also, I'm going to do this meme, because since I saw bowtomecha begin on it, I've been mad for writing these unsent letters. It's so cathartic. Maybe it means you guys'll start talking to me again after all those tl;dr entries, too.

Day 1 is a letter to my oldest friend, Asa.

Dear Asa,

It’s been more than twenty-five years since I last saw you. I can’t remember your face. I know you had brown hair, brown eyes and brown skin, just like me. We played together in early school, when we were three. Our favourite game, as I remember it, was filling the dollhouse in the playroom with all the toys and then stomping through it like Godzilla, roaring and biting cars with our teeth. Neither of us liked taking naps so we’d stay awake blinking at each other on our mats. We went to the toilet together - I don’t think we were supposed to but we did anyway - and I always got really envious watching you pee standing up. I stepped on a slug one day when we were playing and it was very squishy and horrid and you scraped it off my foot with a stick, an act for which I will be eternally grateful. You came to my fifth birthday party and wore a paper hat, and you didn’t tell on me when I peeked at Pin-the-Tail-on-the-Donkey and won.

You knew how to be a good friend. Is it instinctive when you’re three, or is it a gift? Either way, I still think of you as one even though I haven’t the faintest idea where you are now.

love,
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[User Picture]From: painted_dreams
2010-08-20 16:27 (UTC)
This is a good meme. I'll have to give it a go.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-08-20 23:42 (UTC)
Here's the full list for your reference:

Day 1 — Your oldest friend
Day 2 — Your crush / significant other
Day 3 — Your parents
Day 4 — Your sibling (or closest relative)
Day 5 — Your dreams
Day 6 — A stranger
Day 7 — Your Ex-boyfriend/ Ex-girlfriend
Day 8 — Your favorite internet friend
Day 9 — Someone you wish you could meet
Day 10 — Someone you don’t talk to as much as you’d like
Day 11 — A deceased person you wish you could talk to
Day 12 — The person you hate (or dislike) most/caused you a lot of pain
Day 13 — Someone you wish could forgive you
Day 14 — Someone you’ve drifted away from
Day 15 — The person you miss the most
Day 16 — Someone that’s not in your state/country
Day 17 — Someone from your childhood
Day 18 — The person that you wish you could be
Day 19 — Someone that pesters your mind—good or bad
Day 20 — The one that broke your heart the hardest
Day 21 — Someone you judged by their first impression
Day 22 — Someone you want to give a second chance
Day 23 — The last person you kissed
Day 24 — The person that gave you your favorite memory
Day 25 — The person you know that is going through the worst of times
Day 26 — The last person you made a pinky promise to
Day 27 — The friendliest person you knew for only one day
Day 28 — Someone that changed your life
Day 29 — The person that you want to tell everything to, but are too afraid
Day 30 — Your reflection in the mirror
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[User Picture]From: bowtomecha
2010-08-25 15:51 (UTC)
i think i just squeeeeeeeed at having my lj name dropped in here. hahaha.


i stopped temporarily after the one to my parents. cause im still trying to figure that one out. heh.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-08-26 19:43 (UTC)
There are a few that I think are a bit ridiculous. The pinky promise one, for instance. I think I'll have to replace it with something else!
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