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Oh you dearest of friends. You all have made me a better person, someone I’m kinda OK with being. You were my oasis of strength, support, fun and comfort in this absurd, soulful, chaotically colourful and challenging three months. I doubt I’d have loved these months as much without you. Thank you, for teaching me, amongst others that:
is actually pretty OK Texas
- There is a difference between the South, the Deep South and then
. What I’m not sure but hey! You got to begin somewhere right? Texas
- ‘Foreign’ is a term of endearment – who knew that being culturally insensitive/racist/ethnocentric was in fact a show of love???
- The frattiest bro you’re likely to meet is a sucker for a stuffed toy, a yellow baby chicken to be specific.
- It is possible to be really good friends with Conservative Republicans. Yes multiple. I’m still a flag burning liberal socialist though, not to worry.
- Being tossed over someone’s shoulder is a particularly unpleasant experience
- Glee brings people together. Oh wait… I already knew that!
- Riding a horse sounds like the scariest thing ever.
- Your friends are musical geniuses when drunk and tone deaf when sober
- An abandoned rubble pit on a steep slope is actually a fun place to hang out at when drunk
- UN parties are fun to crash. As are US Embassy parties. Especially if you’re an Indian dressed as a Texan and your friend is a Texan dressed in your Sari
- Feathers make for great fashion accessories
- ‘Sounds like my prom night’ (a friend’s invention) allows for waaaay more versatile usage that ‘that’s what she said’
- ‘WORD’ is a really popular slang term. Who knew?
- People will pretend to find law and legal discourse interesting just coz they love you so much
- It is possible for 23 completely different, polar opposite, disparate people to be really good friends, to get along, genuinely like one another and make a lasting impression on your life
- Your tribe is forever (well a really long time if nothing else) – the memories, the lessons and most importantly, the people