Friday, December 29, 2006

Today is

my best friend in the whole WIDE world's 29th birthday. I thought for her birthday, I'd do a tribute to her...kinda like a Meme of sorts. So, here goes.
Things that you might not know about my friend, Becca
-She moved all the way from Arkansas where she'd been most of her life and where most of her family is to Maryland where she only knew a few people.
Since then she has made a host of friends, been involved in Jaycees, had some GREAT jobs and met lots of new people.
-When we were in elementary school, we'd play together at recess. I didn't have any gloves. We'd swing beside one another on the swing sets. She'd give me one of her -gloves and we'd each have a glove.
We'd swing as high as we could and sing the Kit Kat commercial...

"Gimmie a break, gimmie a break. Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat Bar"

-We'd also play tether ball A LOT. She was great because I don't think she really liked it, but I liked it a lot loved it. She'd play me and let me win I'd beat her most of the time.
-We called each other by code names when we'd pass notes in class in case the letter got confiscated by the teacher.
-One time a letter did get confiscated by a teacher. It was disastrous!
-I remember one time I had a death in my family. A very tragic death of a small cousin due to horrible abuse. It was a traumatic time for me. I remember laying on the bed one night just crying. Bec just laid down beside me and put her arm around me and laid with me 'till I fell asleep crying. Just knowing that she was there beside me helped get me through MANY tough times after that.
-I threw up one night before going into a haunted house with her 'cause I was so scared. We still went in!
-We used to play Lifestyles of the Poor and Unknown. We'd play like we were reporters etc and talk to one another as though we were interviewing each other and make recordings. It was loads of fun. We'd even try to have the accent.
-My mom calls her the "oldest" daughter eventhough I am a little over a month older than Bec. She always said Becca just acted like the oldest. WHATEVER MOM!!
-When Bec moved away in Junior high, we would record tapes and send to one another 'cause I didn't have a phone. We would just record letters onto the tapes and mail them back and forth to one another.
-Her mom owned a Mexican restaurant when we were kids. I LOVED to go there to work with Bec eat! It was GREAT food. I think that's why I have such a love today for Mexican food.
-We've been friends for 17 years. Yup, 17 years...WOW!
-I've known her longer than I've known most people in my life besides my family...even my husband!
-She knows lots of secrets about me, but she's my BEST friend and she'd never don't even try to bribe her, David!
-She's an awesome dancer!
-She's great with kids. They love her.
-She's got a beautiful smile. It lights up a room. She gets it from her mother.
-She's the greatest friend that a girl like me could ever ask for. I am not just saying that either, 'cause Christmas is over and she got me a great gift, so I don't have to kiss up anymore. : )

I love you, Bec and I hope you have a great party tonight. I totally wish I could be there. I hope you have a drink for me.

Happy Birthday Bec!!!

4 comments, add yours here:

Rebecca said...

AAAAWWW, you are the sweetest and bestest and most wonderful. What a wonderful gift to get to read.

I was filling out a form on myspace and it asked who your first best friend was and I said "Tisha, and she still is."

I think it's 17 years though. heh. Though I did warm up to you quicker...

I love you,

Tisha said...

It was all true. : )
I do love you to the moon and back. I hope your day is great.
I hope other people can have best friends even half as great as you are. There sure isn't anyone else in the world like you!

Mike said...

It's so nice to have friends like that. Happy Birthday Becca :)

Skittles said...

Happy Birthday to her!