This got me to thinking (a la Carrie Bradshaw, you know how she always thinks and wonders), what else do I not want to believe even though I probably should? So many things but let's not get too crazy, I mean, come on now. Oh and what's this? A LIST!
//Diet Coke will make me feel bloated and it's not good for me even though that chemical taste is oh so delicious on my tongue buds.
//Hogwarts is not a real place (besides the one in Florida but Dumbledore isn't there).
//Josh Duhamel is Fergalicious's baby daddy and he is not going to randomly knock on my door and confess his undying love for me.
//Aragorn is not real and we will never go to Middle Earth and walk the Mordor Trail.
//Breaking Bad is over.
//I'm old enough to know better, like when I eat too much candy and then feel sick. I know better than to do that.
//I will never get to compete on Legends of the Hidden Temple. Or GUTS.
//I can't sing like Carrie Underwood.
//Kool-Aid will never taste as delicious as it did 15 years ago.
//Neither will eating the plain Kool-Aid powder with a spoon.
//I'm in my mid-twenties.
//The Disney channel sucks.
//My nail beds suck, I have man shoulders, and my hairline is so weird. (If you don't get that reference then you can't sit with us.)
Also, today is a really great day because it's Cristen's birthday! Cristen and I have known each other since we both worked at Subway 9 years ago (and she'd let me stay at her house and talk to a stupid boy online all night long), and I'm blessed to be able to call her one of my very best friends. Even though we haven't lived in the same town since 2006, we've stayed in touch and always managed to just pick up right where we left off, and that's something I'll never take for granted. She is always encouraging me and everyone in her life to go after their dreams, and when she sets her mind to something there's no stopping her. I'm serious. In school, in fitness, in being a mother to the cutest little boy... in everything, when she's determined to do something, she does. She is, put simply, the best.
Cristen, I'm so proud of who and where you are today (even though I wish you were still in SLO)! You work harder than most people I know and you deserve the very best, today and every day. Thank you for always being there and for being such an encouraging, supportive, and hilarious friend. I can't wait to celebrate you this weekend!! Get the champagne ready because we'll be popping bottles and downing chips and salsa like nobody's business. I love you!