my mom reminded me that karisa is one of my longest california friends

who wasnt a girlfriend and who didnt go to school with me

which is true. which is hard to believe. especially because we have gone through a lot together. yes including some pretty intense fights.

for that im very grateful of/for/to her.

i am not always the easiest person to befriend. sure its all rainbows and lollipops when you read the blog, but what if you find yourself In the world famous busblog? or what if you are a fairly private person who doesnt even like photos of yourself in public places and your bff is a blogger? is everything strawberry shortcakes and whippets then?

i also like to put photos of people up that they dont like. for example, karisa doesnt like the one above. too bad. that was the day i got stung by a bee at her pool when she lived in hollywood down the road from marilyn manson in a little section of LA called the hollywood dell.

im sure out of the deal ive gotten way more from our friendship than she has gotten. she has taught me about health and exercise, sushi and ice luges. she turned me on to one of my favorite books: white oleander. and she coached me as i dated teens, azn hotties, and fans of this url.

id say that shes probably one of the three people in my life who know me the best, but whats weird is id guess she probably only knows about 40%, which is far more a reflection on me and my trust issues than her. she rarely judges. unless youre trying to climb a gigantic mountain and you’re about to have a heart attack.

i dont know too many speed readers who can drink the way she can. i dont know too many babes who look as good in heels as she does who can also remodel your spare room. and i dont know anyone who was a Missed Connection, let alone one who can give you a word-for-word freestyle from Eazy-E’s first solo cd.

karisa j is definitely one of a kind. and easily worth two birthday tributes since she’s put up with twice as much from me and this blog as she has deserved over the years.

please come back to america and party with us on the west coast soon!