Happy Birthday Kerstin! Kerstin is the the other cute girl on the side of me (Left). Kerstin was my very first roomate EVER! We became fast friends at the Glenhole in Provo. She was such a trooper to be my roomate. I was messy and worst of all...mean! Gosh...I really AM a mean person! I think I made her cry once. But I think she may have forgiven me by now. I just love this girl! She nicknamed me Chicabee, then it sort of turned into just "chick". She has always been a big sister to me! I love that she's scared and I mean TERRIFIED of spiders! ( I just went to post a picture of a creepy spider...but then I thought I could actually feel it crawling on me...so sorry but there won't be ANY spiders on this post!!) I love listening to her tell me stories of her battles with spiders! The best two are when she was about 5 years old and when she saw a spider on the outside of her windshield. I won't go into details because I know they are horror stories for her, but they really do make me laugh out loud when I think of her telling me about them. I don't think I've ever met anyone that knew EVERYONE! Seriously, Kerstin knew EVERYONE! She was friends with everyone on every athletic team...and even set me up a few times! She was always trying to set me up with guys at BYU. I never really worked out because I like this big nosed dork in MI. She's so funny! I remember at time when we were moving into our second apt together at Devonshire and she put these socks on her hands and did a little puppet show for me to a Beatles song. So, you had to be there...but it's still funny in my head! She loved clubbing and would often DRAG me out to go when I was sitting on the couch on a Friday night excited to watch some LAME movie and eat Tamale Casserole! :) Kerstin as notorious for telling me little white lies! She used to have this CD called "Deep Forest". It's music from a Pygmy tribe. Well, me being the GULLIBLE person I am, I asked her what they were saying. Without so much as a blink she turns her head toward her stereo and says, "They are saying...why are these men in our forest...? When will they leave? Why are they taking so many pictures...?" ect! So OF COURSE I believe her! And I really DID believe her. So, one day I was bragging about how I can translate pygmy and tell my friend "what" the pygmy tribe was saying in front of Kerstin...and she just started laughing! Then I knew she had fooled me! Then there was the time that she told me that the chirping sound at crosswalks was for the deaf. I BELIEVED her! (I'm not too bright) But she was sooo fun! I always had fun with Kerstin! One time while I was sleeping, she turned on her "rain" CD and convinced me that it was raining outside and that I needed to close the window! Of course, when you're sleeping you'll really believe anything!! Another time I was sleeping she woke me up to tell me about her date. I wanted to hear, I really did, but I was so tired. I tried really hard to keep my little peepers OPEN. I started just talking just so she'd think I was awake. Then I heard myself say something that totally didn't make sense. And I remember thinking...what did I just say? That made NO sense! Then I must have dosed off, but Kerstin must have realized what was happening, so she took full advantage of the situation and started asking me questions and I would answer. I finally woke myself up and heard Kerstin asking me...."Ya, but how do you KNOW he's gay?" Oh, that Schmeerstin! One thing I so miss was that she made us a sleep tape. A tape that she'd put on when we were going to sleep. I still can't listen to Billy Joel's "She's got a way..." without going back to our fun times at the Glenhole. I remember that our window at the Glenhole was on the third floor directly in the middle of the pool area. We (me, Amy and Kerstin) used to yell things from the window and hide so those listening below didn't know who was yelling weird things at them. Amy used to yell, "I'll let down my hair" and Kerstin would imitate a deranged monkey! I was quite funny if I do say so myself!! Kerstin and Amy (our other roomate) were the only two people that I cared, truly cared about introducing them to the guy I was dating. So, when Coby and I were getting married, I couldn't be more thrilled to introduce him to them. Coby LOVES them! He calls Kerstin "Schmeerstin"! And tells me that she and Amy are some of the few friends that he'd prefer me hanging out with! He knows they will keep me on my toes!
Anyway, I am rambling on, but I just wanted to wish Kerstin a happy birthday! I love ya girl! And wish you lived closer! How long is MED SCHOOL anyway!!!