Me and two of my best friends - from way back in the emo archives, yes c'est moi on the right.
My Dad always used to tell me about his best friend and him. They could go years
without seeing each other and when they got together it'd be like they'd never been apart.
As a kid I couldn't understand how that could work but now I get it.
I met my best friend about 10 years ago at school. We didn't really speak all that much in Year 7 but in Year 8 we became very close.
We did all the typical things teenage girls do: played the Sims on console for days straight, obsessed over members of Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance, went to gigs, ate rubbish food, woke up at 11AM and made cookies.
My best friends Mum was often a part of this; she is a brilliant lady who tells it like it is and has so many tales to tell.
She always likes to embarrass us and tell people stories of 'the great unwashed weekend'.
What happened was, The Sims Urbz had just come out on PS2. My friend got it on the Friday night and I stayed until Sunday night. She claims that we didn't move all weekend and were glued to the Playstation. I have nothing in my defense apart from; I'm sure we must have moved for food at least.
Most of my favourite memories with my best friend were playing the Sims and trying to speak Simlish and all the daft things we used to say.
We see each other less now as I have a job and she has university but every time we get together it's like we've never been apart.
When you're growing up it can be hard to figure out who your friends are and unfortunately that's part of growing up. I've been wrong about it a few times as well.
There will also be people who you think are your best friends but somehow you'll just drift apart.
Your best friend will be there for everything: not just the big things or the tough times, they're there for the small things too like obsessing over a new song by a band, talking about cats or a book.
On behalf of everyone - best friends you are awesome people.