Jennifer and I wanted to do a blog collaboration of some kind, and I have been addicted to YouTube videos of late, so I've been watching lots of tag videos. "Tag" stands for something, who knows what, but I imagine it is similar to "tag, you're it!" because that makes sense. But it's questions that either you answer on your own or with a friend. There was a best friend tag, so naturally, I thought we HAD to do that.
This way, you get to know us a little more, and you get to see how well we know each other. Which is really, really well. What this tag does not contain is how Jennifer can know by looking at a dress that it will fit me, which I think is a sort of superpower. And how she then texts me links to fashion posts that show me how to wear said dress, because she knows I tend to buy dresses and then stare at them instead of wearing them. Here's a link to Jennifer's blog so you can get to know her better, because YOU SHOULD. She is made of awesome.
When and how did we first meet?
Jennifer: This is an easy one. We met in our high school human physiology class. It was time to choose our "piggie partners", a friendly term we used to describe the person who would be our partner during the fetal pig dissection. I think it's safe to say that you get to know a person pretty well while performing a task that most would consider unpleasant.
Laura: We officially met during human physiology, but I remember knowing who she was from band, back when I was too afraid to talk to her, because I thought she was cool and I was too nerdy to be in her presence.
What is our favorite food?
Jennifer: This question, as Laura would probably agree, is impossible. How does one choose among so many loves? However, I can say with certainty that some of Laura's favorite foods are also the ones she's sensitive to, like tomatoes.
Laura: All food. We seem to be partial to Italian, given our restaurant choices. Except if we are including beverages in this, Jennifer’s would be coffee, especially Starbucks Iced Coffee (in the refrigerated section with a green lid) that you can get cheaper at Target than at Kroger.
What are the two things your best friend does not know about you?
Jennifer: Why did I choose this question!? Anyway, I guess the two things she doesn't know about me are that I tend to hide it when I don't feel well and also that I've never owned a library card...ever (don't hate me).
Laura: Well, Tuesday I found out I’m violently allergic to Stevia. She doesn’t know that because I haven’t told her yet. Other than that, she doesn’t know stuff that I would cry about if I told her, like how she pulled me through depression during my last year of college.
How would you describe your best friend’s ideal partner/spouse?
Jennifer: He would be a mixture of Bruce Banner and The Hulk; confident and intelligent enough to carry on an interesting conversation, but possessing at least one weakness that keeps him from being too full of himself. Also, I have to approve of him ;)
Laura: Her actual husband!
What do you most admire about your best friend?
Jennifer: Hands-down her memory. She can remember more of my life than I can. No joke.
Laura: Her loyalty.
What is your favorite inside joke?
Jennifer: This whole post is like a cruel reminder of how terrible my memory is. How ironic. Anyway, I'm going to hand this one over to Laura…
Laura: We laugh about so many things, but we do have one story about picking up a backpack that we laugh about all the time…
What was your first impression of your friend?
Jennifer: She was nice, weird, and a loud talker.
Laura: I thought she was gorgeous, quiet, and WAY too cool to talk to my nerdy high school self.
What is your favorite memory together?
Jennifer: I can't really name just one (there are too many), but I do know that some of my favorite memories include our idealistic discussions on how to improve the world, which either end in a collective epiphany or with us laughing until we’re crying.
Laura: All my favorite memories take place in the car, on the way to or from somewhere, laughing or ranting about anything and everything.
Describe each other in one word.
Laura: Musical! (Although describing anything or anyone in one word is almost physically impossible for me.)
If you could go anywhere in the world together, where would it be?
Jennifer: Harry Potter World!!
Laura: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter OR Italy. Or both. Can we make it both?