Today I am saying goodbye to my very good friend, and long-time partner in crime Kristy (although our heists have unfortunately been coming few and far between over the last couple of years, as she embarks on a new work adventure in the good ol’ United States of America.
First stop Texas.
Then onto the Big Apple.
As if I needed another excuse to keep visiting New York!
For people who don’t know Kristy – give it a couple of years.
Before you know it, she’ll be running the darn place.
The girl will be kicking butt and taking names.
Now, I’ve written about this lass before – once to give you a general overview of our completely bonkers, and ever important friendship, and the second to regale you with our absolutely absurd fandango of a trip to Boston for a badminton tournament in 2002, but I feel the need to tell you more about his amazing gal (what with the inevitability of her one-day becoming our benevolent business overlord.)
Let’s start shall we?
First, she is a laugh riot when it comes to photo shoots.
We’ve had many over the years. Most normally devolve into us play-acting completely ridiculous situations (such as wearing bikinis and posing as the “before” and “after” of diet pill commercials) or as illustrated below – “pretend to be as drunk as you possibly can be.”
It really is amazing neither of us has attended the Academy Awards for our spectacular acting skills, let alone taken home multiple Oscars.
Second, if there is one thing you should do before you die, it’s attend one of her birthday parties.
THEY ARE FUN.
Third, she is one of the most dependable people I have ever known.
In this day and age it is super easy to flake out on people (heck, depending on the season and the crazy level of my life, I am guiltier of this than most), but Kristy?
And the girl is not sitting at home all day crocheting afghans.
(It makes me feel weird that spell check wants to capitalize afghans WHEN OBVIOUSLY I AM TALKING ABOUT THE WRAPS HERE GUYS NOT THE PEOPLE OF THE COUNTRY OF AFGHANISTAN. JEEEZE.)
But back to business.
I cannot really communicate how much it means to me that she is there for me whenever I need her – to come see a show, to talk about life and all its madness, to share a laugh, or eat a fish taco. At the risk of sounding like a Ford truck advertisement, the girl is solid as a rock.
And finally, what I admire most about Kristy, is her fearlessness, her drive, and her independence.
I truly believe that if we were all a little bit more like her, the world would be a much better place.
Because if this were true, I am fairly certain there wouldn’t be diet pill ads to make fun of in the first place.