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Monday, December 8, 2008

frogger girls

i met kelcy during the second semester of our freshman year in college. it was by random circumstances too. let's just say... Delta Chi, Dave Matthews Band, ODU, and a tumble down the stairs brought us together. this winter, we'll celebrate 12 years together.

we only see each other but once or twice a year. and we make the most of the time when we do meet up. i flew into Charlotte on Thursday night and from the moment i landed in the Dirty South, there was laughter, insults, one-liners, barely any sleep, and gasping. i'm sure this week i'll highlight the things we did, food that was consumed, high jinx that ensued, with plenty of pix... but for this post, i'll just point out a few things that i heart about kelcy.

frogger portrait


1. she is kind. not just to people but to animals. i remember one late night of partying in Roanoke, she and i, with my roommate Lindsay were driving back to Radford along the country road. right in the middle of the country road, there was a family of possum just hanging out. Kelcy stopped the car, jumped out and rushed them off to safety. she's a sweetie like that.

2. she's a trooper. hung over or not, she can always be counted on to show up for a party with puke bag in one hand, and glass of wine in the other.

3. she spoils me. she sent me Madonna's latest album earlier this year because i was strapped for cash and hadn't bought it yet.

4. she has my back. she knew i had been covetting a kitchen aid mixer for the longest time. when Kohl's listed it for sale for Black Friday, she not only let me know, but she also headed out early that morning to her Kohl's on the off chance that my Kohl's didn't have it.

5. she plays with me. as in, she really gets into the spirit of all my randomness. i wanted to do a food blogger competition thing, and so Kitchen Doorknobs was born. the Lord of the Rings trilogy is our all time favorite movie and during its heyday, she and i used to make up quizzes for each other, trying to stump one another on random LOTR trivia. when i picked up crocheting last winter, i told her i had an idea to play Frogger. not the actual video game, but a real life human version of it. i would crochet frogger hats for us and we'd basically jump around like a bunch of ass clowns. amusing. and she was totally game for it.

that's just five things that are great about Kelcy. of her 29 years, i've only been a part of 11+ and it's been wonderful.

frogger


Happy 30th Birthday Big K!

Today's Soundtrack: Europe, It's the Final Countdown

note: for kelcy's hat, i used an actual pattern. Bizzy Crochet's Frog Pattern. i actually crocheted it last spring. for the one that i wore, it's just a basic beanie, in single crochet. for 4 lines, i got bored and made a few double crochet stitches, skipping stitches for a block effect. i used black yarn for a contrast brim. for the eyes, i used black yarn, four stitches in the ring, and in white, 8 stitches. the back was in green again, and sewed the sides back to back, stuffing them.



7 comments:

  1. Old friends are the best kind. You guys are adorable. Happy 30th, Lan's friend Kelcy!

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  2. You guys are too cute. Those frogger hats are amazing!

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  3. shannalee -
    i completely agree. thanks!

    Elizabeth -
    thanks! the hats were fun but it was by far funner for me when she first saw them and instantly plopped it on her head. :)

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  5. a big thanks to Shannale for the birthday wishes!

    this past weekend was more fun than imagined it would be!

    now that my misty eyes have cleared .....

    rice cake...life is short, but with you by my side it's so much sweeter. i love you dearly.

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  6. a big thanks to Shannale for the birthday wishes!

    this past weekend was more fun than imagined it would be!

    now that my misty eyes have cleared .....

    rice cake...life is short, but with you by my side it's so much sweeter. i love you dearly.

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  7. Old friends are the best kind. You guys are adorable. Happy 30th, Lan's friend Kelcy!

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