Sunday, November 30, 2008

Bobby



I suppose it's all subjective, but I have found that the benefits of a relationship with my best friend overwhelmingly trump the drawbacks. We got to skip the awkward first dates, the small talk, the games. We already knew we had similar tastes and opinions on more important matters. He knows my entire family already (they adore him and vice versa), even the distant relatives, and his parents and I already have a mutual love for one another. It seems so logical, but I was apprehensive about it, at first. At this point, any past anxiety seems irrelevant,  because I can't tell you how wonderful it has been. Maybe I'm finally more concerned with my own happiness, rather than the opinions of others. 

It's no secret that I'm a difficult girl to handle. In addition to my better traits, I am stubborn, emotional, annoyingly independent (and sometimes quite the opposite), messy, anxious and a hermit. Not to mention my disregard for ever truly growing up. For some weird reason, he loves me, despite what a handful I can sometimes be. I hate to rhapsodize, because it makes me and everyone else uncomfortable. Suffice it to say that he is wonderful, beautiful, kind, thoughtful and just about as disgustingly perfect as someone can be. 

In short, if I didn't like him so much, I'd probably want to throw up all over his shoes. Icky love stuff still gives me the jitters. Did I mention I'm five years old?

-Keiko Lynn

17 comments:

  1. i can totally relate to you.. My husband, 100% put together, me on the other hand, I will probably never be interested in anything adult like sans politics..
    He is my best friend, and he somehow puts up will all the crud i dish up.

    it's amazing, and 1 in a million! Hang on to that one!!! <3

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  2. it needs to be asked- have you two been in love with one another the whole time you've known each other?

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  3. I'm with anonymous! Also...I hope I didn't miss a message about this somewhere before this...because this is big news! I'm just...beside myself and grinning...

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  4. God..whoever got him to get that coat is so amazing.....

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  5. Uh, you forgot to mention that the fella can write! Seriously, though, despite not knowing either of you, I’m still pretty dang pleased that you two have such a mutually appreciative, supportive and loving relationship.

    I will say, the necessity for a ton of solitude is what gets me with relationships. I think it’s a trait of most creative people. We need so much stimuli to get us going, but we also need time to process and translate it. You sure as heck are going to be hard pressed to create genius while sitting in a poorly lit bar smelling of last week’s staled beer every night.

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  6. I can't speak for Bobby, but on my end, our friendship was just friendship for a good few years. When we met, I had a boyfriend and he had a girlfriend and I just never looked at him in any other way than as a friend. Plus, we were both very different back then. I think that as time went on, we went in similar directions.

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  7. ieatkittens:

    Actually, the guy who got him to get that coat is a total poser who pretends he eats kittens but really just hugs them and knits them tiny little sweaters. He designs nice things but he's a horrible person.

    Love!

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  8. Gorgeous photos, he's a very good-looking man! And I relate to being a handful but being lucky enough to have someone disgustingly perfect. :D Thank goodness, otherwise I would be a hermit with too many cats. Instead I'm a hermit with one cat.

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  9. I'm a hermit with two cats and a dog! At least we wouldn't be lonely hermits:)

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  10. To put it in as simply as I can, I've followed your livejournal for a while and all in all I find you inspiring in most every way.
    Thank you for being yourself, being beautiful, classy, intelligent, artistic, and completely you with no apologies, from the other side of the internet and the other side of the USA you are one of my role models, as ridiculously cheesy and Miss America pageant acceptance speech-y it is.
    You have a beautiful life. I hope to someday shine a fraction as bright and pure as you.

    eek at the creepiness!

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  11. I've been following your blogs off and on for a while now and I had no idea that you and Bobby were more than just friends. But I always kind of wanted you to be. :) Happy for you both!

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  12. i followed your blog a little while back, then just recently re-found you...i always thought to myself back in the day, "do those two date? they should...they seem like they like each other??" ...then, when i re-found you, i was pleased :)

    hope that doesn't sound too stalker-ish. haha. i was just happy :)

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  13. you guys were meant for each other girly.

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  14. i hate that you arent on livejournal anymore! i cant believe this news its so exciting! im so happy for you. what a beautiful couple

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  15. That is really Awesome! I'm in a similar relationship. Andy and I are going 5 years strong with only marriage in sight. We'd known each other since freshman year in High school so we had been friends for 10 years before we started dating and it is AMAZING. Almost never anything to fight about and we just understand each other so much better then any other relationship I've been in. KUDOS~!

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  16. Very cute post :) Bobby is such a beautiful man as well! You two must be really really bright when you walk down the street together :)

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