Meet Phat Tony

The day I met Phat Tony was when I was waiting in the hallway to try out for the Dance Club as a freshman in college. There was a bunch of girls in a group giggling and then there was this other girl over in the corner alone. I went over to the loner girl and introduced myself, which is unlike me to just introduce myself to a stranger. We hit it off right away and found out we were also in English class together so I had a new friend.

I could thank PT for many things: It was because of her I joined chorus in college. It was because of her I went to Montreal and met some other really awesome girls. It was because of her I got the tattoo on my back and she’s the reason it’s bigger than it was supposed to be. It was because of her I gave Erik a real chance and ended up falling in love.

It’s because of her that I had a lot of the experiences I had, she’s always had a knack for pushing me to do things I otherwise might not want to do.

As with most friends we’ve had our ups and downs but despite having drifted a bit over the years I’ve found we can always find our way back whenever we get a chance to get together. I don’t think most people understand what it is like to have the kind of bond I had with PT at a time when my sense of self was disoriented.

Our friendship is, complicated to put it lightly, but such a big part of me. I’m ok if we lose touch for a while, as long as I know she’s there if I need her.

To know Phat Tony is to only know a small part of her, there is always more of her around the corner. There are some people who stay the same and there are some people who are always changing, PT is always changing. She absorbs life and attacks life on a daily basis like nobody I’ve ever seen.

When she finds something she wants she goes for it until either she gets it or decides she doesn’t want it anymore. She can easily drive you crazy and you either love her or you hate her. I can’t imagine what my life would have been like if I’d never met her, a lot less interesting that’s for sure.

  1. sharlet

    May 23, 2006 at 5:54 pm

    Quote: “but despite having drifted a bit over the years I’ve found we can always find our way back whenever we get a chance to get together” :thumbsup: Yep. *That* kind of a friend stay with you for life.

  2. moenkopi

    May 23, 2006 at 10:22 pm

    I have some friends like that. Unfortunately, I’m usually the one doing the drifing. Must be better about that!

  3. Caryn

    May 23, 2006 at 10:26 pm

    Okay, I just noticed that since I was logged in it lists me as Moenkopi instead of, well, me. And no link is provided. You’ve probably been wondering who this Moenkopi person is, and maybe wondering why I haven’t been commenting?

    Oh, and while I’m not on the subject, the radio just started playing “Eye of the Tiger” and the animated smileys above are all moving in perfect time to the beat. I almost don’t want to submit this comment and mess it all up…

  4. Robin

    May 24, 2006 at 6:41 am

    :lmao: Caryn…I could go and change the names for you on the comments. Looks like you fixed it for yourself nicely though.

  5. Caryn

    May 25, 2006 at 7:25 pm

    No problem! Just didn’t want you to think I wasn’t stopping by. 🙂

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