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This Kid I Know: JJ

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If JJ is ever being sassy, humble him by reminding him of how we became friends. It’s the funniest story ever and whenever it comes up between us, he just burrows his head and changes the subject.

How did we actually meet? We met long before we became friends, as we were in the same group for debate camp in the summer of 2012. We didn’t interact much and were barely on acquaintance status.

My first impression of him was not very exciting; I just saw him as another person out of many that I met that summer. But the thing is, all of my first impressions of people are wrong. Dead wrong. Always. Completely misleading. Continue reading

This Kid I Know: Eileen

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Eileen has been and probably always will be my best friend on Snapchat, largely because we send low quality selfies to each other about how hard BC Calc is; however, we’ll take a decent looking selfie every now and then. I’ll filter it and bazam, it will be socially acceptable to post online. Continue reading

This Kid I Know: Mallika

As you can tell, I am an avid selfie-taker.

As you can tell, I am an avid selfie-taker.

My very first friend at the school I now attend is, was, and forever will be a short, adorable little Indian girl named Mallika. The first time we met, I mispronounced her name; that will remain a stain on my conscience until the end of time. She assigned to be my “buddy” (every new student has one remaining student that is essentially obligated to be their best friend for the first two weeks of sixth grade), so for our first outing together we watched Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds’ End. It made no sense and terrified me because a. I’d never seen any of the previous movies and b. because I don’t like action movies, which is why I hadn’t seen the previous ones.

In 8th grade, we came up with this strange inside joke where everytime we saw each other, we’d spring at the other and scream something, like “Huggie!” or “Huggle buddy!” I think we arbitrarily ranked ourselves the best huggers that ever lived. I also joined debate in 8th grade, while she had been participating since 7th grade. We were much different then. Continue reading

This Kid I Know: Holmes

So, I know this kid. He went to debate camp with me. I thought he was pretty weird at first, to be honest. I’d never talked to him before and he hung out with different people than I did, but MAN THIS KID IS A STRAIGHT UP BALLER (don’t judge me for saying that). Top of my lab, cutting cards all day. I stalked his Spotify and subscribed to his “cut all the cards” playlist. I starred two of his songs and decided that the rest were just too hardcore for me. His music taste blew me away; I suppose he’s just much too cool for me.

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