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I have been called here to impart knowledge as to how to survive in this jungle called life Let us begin with a simple necessity, friends. This simple element hinges on one’s ability to use gossip, glances, smiles, and manipulation. All four are crucial to success. Yet, if they are executed incorrectly, major downfalls are sure to befall you.
When entering the life pond, a fish tends to wonder whether or not he, or she, will blend in and excel. The secret to being a small fish in a big pond is to join a group, or “school.” When making friends, be sure that similarities, or common morals, are present. If an individual wins your respect through good works or the selling of illegal substances, introduce yourself immediately. Then investigate their personality to see if similarities are present. If similarities are not present, be as a chameleon and change to fit them, or make them change to fit you. Circle pegs may be made to fit through square holes, but never compromise your morals in the presence of authority figures, or figures who try to symbolize authority. If you do become tarnished in the minds of the adult world, simply change to fit your wants or the wants of your peers; for it is quite difficult to regain the trust of the elderly.
Gossip is never a wise thing to partake in, if the third party is present. When making friends, it is recommended to limit the amount of gossip used; or at least, modify the gossip to suit your purpose. Telling others of the fictional, good deeds of your drug dealer friend is always a good idea. Though these, let us call them “fibs,” are untrue, they will improve the reputation of your diligent companion and make his, or her, business easier. Friends appreciate such things and are sure to share in the spoils of their success. Though you will share in their success, do not participate in the actual selling of the illegal, non-prescription drugs; only prescription drugs will suffice, because they are sold over the counter with the approval of doctors and doctors always know what is best. Let us avoid this unnecessary tangent about business and get back to the topic of friends and the skillful use of glances.
A glance may be a powerful tool, if your eyes are open. When making friends it is always smart to throw friendly glances in their direction. A word to the wise about throwing glances, they are not light things and if a target is missed and collateral damage occurs, serious repercussions may take place. I have been told stories of novices throwing glances, from unwise distances, to possible friends and striking unintended targets. There is nothing wrong with chucking a friendly glance at a girl, unless her body-building boyfriend is present. Upon a simple misunderstanding, many pounds of fury may be laid. Glances are only meant for the more skilled and courageous sort. When beginning your friend-making career, never, or at least not always, use glances. Stick to its counterpart, the smile.
A smile says more than actual words. They can be used to display emotions, impart feelings, and answer questions. When a person is upset they usually do not smile, so if you are not happy be sure not to smile. If you do force a smile, your friend, the entrepreneur, may think you are happy, and he will not give you a discount on his, or her, stimulants, or “uppers.” Your friend’s logic is quite simple. How can you give an upper to someone who is not a downer? The consequences could be catastrophic. A smile does not only display emotion, but may also impart feelings. When you smile at friends, you make them happy. When you smile at enemies, you make them unhappy. Either effect is quite desirable. The use of smiles to answer questions is also recommended. Yes or no questions are the best for the use of a smile, because it can give an affirmative answer. They are seen as answers without words. Lying is most definitely wrong, but smiling is most definitely not. To avoid lying to an adult about the drugs that your friend is selling, simply toss a smile and retreat in a polite manner. You will not, or cannot, be held responsible for the interpretation of others; for that is not logical. Though smiles and glances are tools, they are part of an action called manipulation.
Never manipulate friends, unknowingly. If you are not in control of your own manipulation, accidents can, and will, occur. Always be sure of what you are doing and have a plan. For example, if you would like your friend to approach a teacher with a rebate, so that your grades will improve; simply drop hints as to what you would like accomplished. Do not be forthcoming and blunt, because your friend may ignore the chance at profit and view you as selfish. By the use of manipulation your friend will thank you for the idea and gain a new customer, and you will get that 4.0 you always wanted. Manipulation is wrong, as is lying, but everybody does both. The trick is not to get caught. The use of lies in manipulation is not wise for novices, but it is a necessity for the experienced.
Everything that has been discussed requires experience; yet experience cannot be gained without trial and error. The most significant piece of advice, I can impart upon your impressionable minds, is to live your life according to your own rules and morals. Always follow your heart, but never ignore your head; for you may lose it. Listen to your parents just to see if they are talking and then be on your way. Life is fast, so you must be faster. You have four years to improve upon your skills, and the rest of your life to think about it. Go, my young friends, and heed my words. You will survive.
We met on May 25, 2011 at 2:57 PM in Orlando, FL. Over Pina Coladas, by a pool.
Day 5: Since when have you been together?
Since the day we met ;), but officially January 1, 2012.
Day 6: What is the most random thing you know about him/her? and vice versa
Tom likes to wash his hands ALL the time. And he knows I yawn a lot when I lie :p
Day 7: How do you communicate with each other?
At the moment, the only means of communication we have is facebook.
Day 8: Favorite thing you’ve given him/her?
Ah, this string art I made for him of the map of Florida with hearts approximately where our locations are, it’s so cute.
Day 9: Favorite thing she/he has given you?
A princess vera bradley dress !
Day 10: Favorite thing about him/her?
Gawd, uhm. Everything. I love his laugh, and he laughs all the time. There’s this thing he does with his tongue when he’s bashful and he smiles and it’s adorable. Whenever I do something silly, the way he says “NINAAAA” makes me chuckle, he blows up his cheecks and just looks at me in shock and it is the most adorable thing ever. I think it’s the reason why I love him. mer!
Day 11: Pick one thing you miss and describe it in detail.
the way I am when he’s around. How confident I am, how nothing else matters but the present. How happy I am, how 20x better I am at everything.
Day 12: How would you define love?
Love is when your happiness consists mostly of that other person’s happiness, whatever it may be for them.
Day 13: What do you think is the hardest thing about distance?
Right now, for me, not being able to comfort him when he needs it, how the most I can do is comfort him with my words and to offer reassurance. How I can’t be there for him to hold him when he’s afraid. How I can’t hear his laugh and/or take care of him when he’s sick or put a blanket over him when he’s cold. How I can’t make him soup, or bring him his favorite food. Or sleep when he sleeps.
Day 14: Describe a moment you had with him/her last time you were together.
We were in Austin, TX spending our last night out doing what we do at the bars, hehe. The next morning, we had the most beautiful view from our hotel room and we wore robes and had the most delicious breakfast and danced in the balcony. It was lovely.
Day 15: Favourite love song?
Day 16: Favourite love movie?
Day 17: Favourite love quote?
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
Day 18: Post a picture of the two of you together. (If you don’t have one, post a picture of something you can/could relate to)
Day 19: I know there’s not one thing, but choose one of your favourite things to hear her/him say.
Day 20: Is there something you regret? (either about the relationship, or something you have done)
Not at all.
Day 21: Give us a little insight (as much as you’re comfortable) on your sex life (either with this person physically, or your general history, or over the phone ha, whatever you want)
sex is good. it’s playful, it’s sincere, it’s love-making, it’s all of the above!
Day 22: Share something cute. (A story, something either of you have done, a song, memory, wish, dream)
Lol, on our first date, I got so wasted off of wine we got and somehow we got it to go? wtf. But, I had to pee really bad so I apologized, then ran off from him and squatted at someone’s yard to go. He said he fell in love with me the second I ran off! LOL! I don’t know if that’s cute? LOL
Day 23: Do you have a song? Which one is it? (if you don’t, then what is something that always reminds you of him/her)
Day 24: Describe him/her physically and emotionally/personality-wise
Physically: he has the brightest most beautiful blue eyes I’ve ever seen. He has the CUTEST elf ears!!! perfect un-braces smile. perfect body composition.
Emotionally: Ahhhh, Tommy. He’s super introvert. He deals with things himself and never imposes on others. He’s very quiet, unless it’s a social event and he has to be friendly. He’s a romantic, very sweet - doesn’t say anything he doesn’t mean.
Personality: SUPER FUN. He is a great time. He can adapt to anybody’s personality and have them fall in love with him. He’s an amazing person with the biggest heart and he has the ability to take out the best in anybody. He’s hilarious, and he’s so so so so so so so so smart.
Day 25: One thing that he/she does that pisses you off
HE IS A GRANDPA WITH HIS CELLPHONE. It’s so hard to get a hold of him!
Day 26: Sweetest thing he/she has done for you
When I broke out in hives, he was suppose to go back to Melbourne, but he stayed with me one more night to make sure I was okay with my allergies. He bought me medicine, made me soup, and bought all my favorite snacks and covered me in histamine lotion on a 30 minute time span (and the hives were EVERYWHERE and it was really gross) and when I was f’d up on allergy medicine, he just tolerated everything I said and was in on the wagon. lol.
Day 27: If you had the money/time/connections/whatever to get him/her any gift in.
I would buy him Europe. He can’t wait to visit the country !!
Day 28: If you could have him/her with you physically for the next 5 hours, what would you do?
talk. talk a lot. hug a lot, kiss a lot. laugh a lot. and fall in love with someone who i’m already in love with.
Day 29: When will you see her/him next?
Next year. </3
Day 30: Where do you see your future going with him/her?
Let’s just say that I can’t see a future without him.