I met Jill in beauty school back in 2011/12. Our friendship started when, having met her days earlier, I asked if she might attend a concert I had an extra ticket for (The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, if you're wondering) - she was on board, but we didn't end up going, either of us - out of pure laziness. Just that she was up for it, so soon after meeting, indicated how fun, open, and down-for-whatever she was - and that she was equally down for cancelling plans boded well for our future haha. I hoped we would get to know each other better.
Flash forward a decade+ and we have traveled to New Orleans together, gone on several beach weekends, and still see each other regularly for Monday trivia nights. Despite being the life of the party, Jill goes against-type by also being the most sensible one of our group, with the best advice. She's a point-you-in-the-right-direction type friend - a North Star.
Jill is smart, determined, funny, and kind. She asks if you want advice or just want to vent - and gives whatever you need of each. She loves birthdays and borderline-bad 90s comedies and is always up for spending way too much at bougie restaurants with her friends.
I love Jill for her warmth, honesty, sensitivity, and fun-loving, spontaneous nature.
I also met Lisa in beauty school and she also does trivia night with us most weeks. Truthfully, Lisa & Jill knew each other first and were initially closer. I've wedged my way in over the years and now the three of us mostly feel like peas in a pod, but I've gotten to develop a special bond with Lisa one-on-one, too. Lisa and I are co-encouragers (enablers? haha) and she'll pick up the phone if you call at 3am. She's a help-you-bury-the-body type friend.
Lisa is a Gemini to my Sagittarius - I haven't decided how much stock to put in astrology, really, but Gemini and Sagittarius are often described together as kindred-spirit trouble-makers who egg each other on, and that is certainly the case for us. If Jill is the voice of reason, Lisa is the voice of "yes - let's get another round". (To be honest, we are all three this voice at one time or another, but some - *ahem* - more often than not lol).
Lisa is sharp, caring, and thoughtful. She is on-to-your-shit, but absolutely will put up with it if she loves you. She loves dogs, all things Parisian, and will sit in the car with you an hour after closing just to finish talking.
I love Lisa for her vivacity, charm, kindness, and humor.
Mom: I’ll have the Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘N Fruity.
Joel: I’ll have the same.
Yeah, I love that guy.
Yep, I love that guy too.