Wednesday, December 2, 2009

File this under: Stupid Crap that I did while I was in College

I met my best friend Erin in the fall of 1996. It was an instant friendship that has lasted through long distance and time. We did some pretty ridiculous things when we were first starting hanging out. We just had so much fun together doing the most mundane things. For example, once when we were bored, we headed over to the mall to waste some time. We found ourselves in the dressing room of G and G (which was a slutty store with cheap club gear) trying on skin tight vinyl pants. Neither of us could sit in the atrocious pants because they were so tight but we both marveled at how great our butts looked in them. They looked so good in fact that we started smacking eachother's asses and obnoxiously laughing. We would take turns spinning around and then "SMACK!" the sound of giggling and spanking could be heard throughout the entire store. We were so entertained and did this for so long that eventually a lady who worked the dressing rooms came to check on us. "Is everything all right in there?" a small voice called from behind the closed door. This just made us laugh harder.

In the end, Erin actually bought the pants and attempted to wear them to a concert. Which was hilarious because she couldn't sit in them. So, as we all sat and relaxed while we waited for the show to start, she just stood there in her fancy pants. One of our friends had a Korean exchange student for a roommate that came to the concert with us. He was feeling pressure from his family back home to find a wife while in America. He had his sights set on Erin in her tight pants and valiantly stood beside her giving her the eye. It was so funny to watch because she couldn't escape him.

Well, years later Erin met a boy named Matt. He was crazy about her and really put in some time to win her over. She told him this story about the dressing room smack down from years earlier and he drew this awesome cartoon of us in action. The moment has been captured in time forever. He even framed one and gave it to me as a gift as well. It totally worked. He got the girl and best friend approval. They've been married for 5 years.

19 comments:

MamaOtwins+1 said...

So awesome that he made a cartoon of the incident. So many things from college I wouldn't want in a cartoon!

BigSis said...

That picture is so cool! Although, I agree with MamaOtwins+1 - there's a lot from college I wouldn't want to see cartooned.

Alicia said...

haa!! i love it! he did an awesome job on that picture! and that's just an awesome story in general!

Danielle said...

Great story and cartoon.

The Crazy Baby Mama said...

great story, great cartoon, and GREAT GUY.

Erin Bennett Jenkins said...

Sure is a great guy! thanks leigh, knew u would put it on your blog if i scanned it for you.! :)

Theta Mom said...

What a story and you have that cartoon for life! How awesome?

Erin said...

This is so fun & fabulous. The cartoon is hilarious, too!

Amy said...

Love the cartoon.

Coincidentally, my college roommate's name was also Erin. And she was... well, she made Paris Hilton look like a Carmelite nun.

But in any event... nothin' like spending time with a good girlfriend. :)

kys said...

That is pretty cool! I'm glad nobody ever did a cartoon of my college escapades....,

Sarah said...

I love the fact that you still have that cartoon! I have a really great friend I met in my first year of college (1996) and we have been through everything since. It's so amazing to have people like that in your life, who know you soo well (and knew you way back when).

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

that is awesome and adorable and i love friend stories like that. glad to be back girl! cyber hugs!

Allyson said...

what a great story!!! that dude is one heck of an artist. that is awesome!

Sonja said...

LOL I love it!

--Sonja (fellow blog award winner from Busted Plumbing)

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

That is so funny! I want my own personal cartoonist! He could document my day to day going ons...

Anti-Supermom said...

What, there are no actual pictures of said concert with very tight pants?!

Raoulysgirl said...

What a great guy! He is definitely a keeper for the friend...too bad for the Korean guy!!!

The Wifey said...

What a great depiction! I have some pretty awesome dressing room stories with my girlfriends too. You have a way of always bringing up the best memories for me. :)

Lisa said...

This. Is a great. Story. And the cartoon is awesome!