Monday, February 14, 2011

Reds


When I was about 16, I was single on Valentine's Day. I had just broken up with a guy, or more accurately, he had been seeing someone else for most of our "relationship" and I found out about it. I was upset and hurt that a lot of people I had considered to be my friends had known about the other girl and didn't tell me. So, Valentine's Day comes along and everyone was going out but I declined to join them because the ex and his new girl would be at the same party.

I was set to spend the night home alone, locked i
n my room listening to the same song on repeat and writing shitty, angsty teen poetry but my best friend Ewic had other plans for me. I was home alone, so I almost didn't even answer the door because I figured it was a neighbor looking for my parents. But, when I did, I saw Ewic holding a single red rose, a pack of Marlboro Reds, and a 6-pack of Budweiser. He said something corny like, "All my favorite Red's favorite reds."

He skipped the party to hang out with me.

I've been thinking about Ewic a lot recently. I've been going through some stuff and I really wish I could call him, he was always my first phone call when I was upset. I miss him terribly, but I'm thankful for memories like this that remind me what an awesome friend I had.






21 comments:

Erasmus said...

Far too many people missing others on Valentines day. Starting to think this day makes people feel bad more than better.

Lost.in.Idaho said...

OBAMA self.... don't wanna be... OBAMA self... anymore...

Happy V-day. <3

724427 said...

The same happened to me this V Day, I'm single.

Wobbles said...

I'm with Erasmus. It's cool if you're with someone, but most people seem to be dragged down by V-Day.

AugustineOfRhino said...

Damn, you still smoke cowboy killers? My kind of woman.

Rodrigo said...

I've spent every single VDay of my life alone. Not a forever alone tho, I just dont see myself having a relationship before 25.

Daan said...

being alone at valentines day suck!

BlowingInTheWind said...

its nice you have great memories like that, and pics to remember them by :)

The Smith said...

nostailga is good but new memories can be even better :)

BTK said...

Yea V-Day sucks if u love someone but she didn´t care

kaboomix said...

I thought corny stuff like that only happened in movies:)

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Jcache said...

I say we get together a petition to get rid of Hallmark--I mean Valentines Day.

Ono Mock-O said...

That's what I call a valentines story.

c0pywasted said...

i don't care for this holiday.

jeebus said...

That dude looks like Jude Law

Alan said...

aww that is beautiful.

but i really don't care for this holiday

mr. toaster said...

Valentine's day is fairly pointless I think...

Mac said...

I was alone for valentines :(

FoodForThought said...

:] Awwww, that's nice. Thanks for the idea for future V. Days

Hom Diddly said...

I'm sorry you lost him :(

I'ts really important to have a really close friend like this. My best friend, charlotte, lives 1200km away but whenever either of us needs to talk its only a phone call away. It's good knowing that no matter what happens that person is there for you.

Brawno604 said...

I passed so many v-days alone...it sucks,I know

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