I sat on the couch crying. Literally crying. Tears were streaming down my face and I couldn’t breathe. I was trying to explain to Gary the text conversation I was having with my best friends and the words couldn’t even come out of my mouth I was laughing so hard. I finally just fell over and buried my face in the pillow to let it absorb my giggles…as if that would help. But the laughter didn’t subside.
Let me back up…
My best friends and I group text basically all day, every day. For the most part we all live in different places so something about it makes it feel like we’re still together. We always talk about publishing a book of our text conversations (which seriously needs to happen)…because they are pretty ridiculous sometimes. And last night was no different.
Stefanie had recently met a new guy and he has been a topic of our conversation a lot lately. Who doesn’t love blossoming love? She’s going to be seeing him in a few weeks so she enlisted our help to assist in finding the perfect outfit. We texted back and forth pictures of dresses and rompers and finally landed on shoes. We discussed which shoes would be appropriate for September even if it was warm out. We weighed boots vs. heels…and finally landed on wedges. Stef was concerned about certain shoes making her look short and asked us to send pictures of possible shoes with low vamps. Sara and I just brushed it off because wtf is a vamp? So we start blowing up the conversation with shoe picture after shoe picture of the cutest wedges you ever did see…accompanied by Sara’s amazing commentary. Stef would respond to each one with “cuuuuute”…”saaaaaassssy”…”oooooh“…and finally summed it all up with “those are some really high vamps.” Now this is the part of the story where it gets a little “you had to be there“…but bare with me.
Sara and I immediately sent confused face emoticons because apparently this vamp business is a real thing. And for those of you who are like Sara and I and have no idea what a vamp is…let me enlighten you.
Vamp or vamps may refer to:
- Vamp, short for Vampire
- The upper part of a shoe
- Vamp, synonym for femme fatale
- A volunteer firefighter
As soon as we realized Stefanie was completely serious about wanting a shoe with a low vamp we all lost it. Misspelling every word because we were typing so fast and laughing hysterically at the same time. We couldn’t decide what was funnier…the fact that Stefanie knows what a vamp is in the first place or that she is basing her shoe buying decision completely on it. Either way…we all died laughing. Immediately followed by picture texts of the tears running down our faces followed by texts about how much we love each other. Because while this story is probably completely uninteresting to most of you…I can’t stop laughing as I sit here typing this. Not because of high vamps or low vamps…but because of three girls that literally complete every single part of me. Three girls that let me be completely myself…that get me on a level that most people don’t even know exists…and who have the ability to make me cry on the couch even though they are hundreds of miles away.
Stef, Sara and Sid…love you guys more than life itself. I hope when we’re 80 we’re still sending selfies of the tears streaming down our wrinkly faces as we live off the insane profit from our New York Times Best seller….Girls who Text. Life without you guys would just be plain boring and I am so thankful every day that I have best friends like you. Love you!!!!