Is this girl hot, or what? This is my friend Lori Loo. She is not only gorgeous, she is kind, generous, full of life, and HILARIOUS!
I first met Lori at Gottschalks in Chico, CA. I was applying for a job at the Lancome counter, and she worked at Estee Lauder. I walked up to her counter while waiting for my interview and she looked bored as hell.
When I got the job, Lori and I quickly became shift buddies, and I would be seriously bummed if I came in to work and she wasn't there. Shifts were so lame when I didn't have Lori to make silly faces at me, or to spray Youth Dew on me. Gag. I think I got her back once by spraying Magi Noir in to a fan and blowing it in her direction. Anyone reading this who doesn't know what I am talking about, next time you go to a department store, go smell those two perfumes and you will understand how funny this is.
Then there was that drunk guy during the brown out. "YOU GIRLS ARE BEAUTIFUL! YOU AND YOU AND YOU AND ESPECIALLY YOU! I WANT TO TAKE ALL YOU GIRLS HOME! GLLLLLAAAAAAAAHHH"
There was the girl who came in every once in a while and breathed through her mouth and just kind of stared and walked around the counter but never really talked, but giggled to herself and made me feel especially nervous.
There were the endless nights of Napoleon Dynamite quotes, and laughing until we almost peed, though I think I actually did pee once or twice.
Lori has been there through a lot of hard times for me. She has always been supportive and never failed to amaze me. Her friendship is so precious to me. She sat and listened as I cried and cried because I couldn't get pregnant, and hugged me without a word when my grandfather died. She knew I couldn't talk about it, she knew I just needed a hug.
Every once in a while, you meet someone truly truly special- someone you know that you have known in another life.
Sometimes we go a few months without talking, and that breaks my heart, but then, when we do get the chance to talk, it's as if no time has passed at all. We laugh, and sometimes we cry, but we are there for each other.
I am so happy that I am a part of her life, and that she is a part of mine. I miss her like crazy, and if we do get to move back to Chico next year, I will be so happy that I will get to not only talk to her, I will get to see her beautiful, sunshiney face whenever I can!
Lori, I love you mucho, and you are truly one of my best friends. I know I can count on you for anything, and that means the world to me. You are an angel.
Doesn't she look amazing?! I just got this picture in my email today. I am so happy for her. She is going to be a mommy, and I just want to kiss her little baby bump!
Thank you for letting me be a part of this time in your life, my beautiful friend.
Love you long time,