My friends make up the person I am. I wouldn't be the same without them in my life. They're each unique in their own way, and are all amazing people.
I met Meghan my junior year in high school, and we've been best friends since. She's not the easiest person to get along with and get to know, but for some reason we hit it off from the start and haven't looked back. We both applied to UF our senior year and decided to be roommates. Everyone forewarned us about living together and told us we wouldn't be friends after a year of living in a dorm; they were wrong. We harldy fought in the confined space of a 16 x 16 room, and moved into an apartment together the following year. Meg is my best friend,and she knows me better than almost anyone. She loves the beach and sun, and is convinced she's going to live alone in a shack on the beach with her dog. I couldn't imagine college without her. (P.S. We also have the same birthday!)
Although I didn't meet Lauren until my first year of college, I feel like I've known her my entire life. We are two peas in pod,and have shared more experiences in the short time we've known each than most people do in 10 years. We've seen each through thick and thin, as cliche as that sounds, it's true. Lauren is one of the most positive and happy people I know, which has definitly made me a happier person since I met her. She always supports me and understands me better than anyone. Lauren is the type of person I will always be friends with, even if we lose touch or move far away from each other. We are known for our Starbucks rituals and obsession, although we've cut back immensely because we're not made of money. (P.S. She is obsessed with making good grades, and is one of the smartest people I know!)
Oh how I love Courtney and her craziness! I met Courtney at the end of my first year in college and we had a bumpy start getting to know each other. But sicne then we have become very close friends. Part of that probably has to do with the fact that our boyfriends are best friends and pretty much the "same person." Courtney is one of my favorite people to hang around. She is always ready to have a good time, but also studies non-stop for her hard classes and good grades. I know she is going to be one of those power women, and she already has a goal to make more money than her future husband. She's actually kind of dorky with her love of Jeopardy, cross-words and Sudoku, but she's the coolest dork I know!We are determined to live together before we get too old for roommates, and we both have a major shopping problem, but are supportive of one another.(P.S. She loves to "rip" waves without "wetties"!)
Where do I start? Christina is the funniest person I know. I met her my first semester of college when I started working on campus for a catering company. The first thing I remeber about her was the fact she was wearing white socks with black shoes and pants, and her pants were kind of short so her socks showed underneath. Eventually we made friends, and since then have been inseperable at work. We both became supervisors when we came back our second year and decided we are in charge of the department we work in. Christina can always make me laugh with her sarcasm, random comments, dance moves and so much more. Her key phrases are: "Yuuur a loser," "Don't worry about it," and "Dork-a-saur-rus." Work would not be the same without her; actually it would be unbearble! (P.S. She dates a guy named Qui and loves Asian anything!)
Shane was the most sarcastic, negative, hopeless romantic I know, and I love him for it. I met Shane in high school, and was blessed with the chance to get to know him and be his friend. One of my favorite memories of Shane was making him take pictures with me at every chance. Everytime I saw Shane I asked him to take a picture with me and he hated it, but he always complied. His laugh was the best, and he could make the biggest "owl eyes" out of anyone. I could always talk to Shane about anything, as I'm sure most people could. He was easy to talk to once you got to know him. I loved chatting to Shane about his crazy love life, his love of photography and the crazy nights he had in the Bay. Oh, and the stupid stuff him and Kyle had planned. I always enjoyed hanging with Shane and Corey, although they are the two worst people to watch movies with at the same time. I'll always miss Shane, and of course always remember all the good times we shared. (P.S. He was an expert at Web design and HTML, and it was a common topic of many conversations!) R.I.P. Shane M. Alvarez.