How long does it take to get to know everything about a person? Normally for me it takes about 3 years. This goes for both friendships as well as intimate relationships. Here I’ve been thinking that my roommate Holly and I were so very different, when this weekend, I realized what it is that makes us the same. On the surface Holly is incredibly frugal. Me, not so much. Holly is a worrier. I’m definitely not. Holly falls in love easily, while I take way too long. Then she tells me this story about how Corey Matthews/Ben Savage from Boy Meets World won’t stop texting her. First of all, I have never heard her talk about him in 3 years of knowing her. Not that he’s some huge celebrity by any means, but Boy Meets World was a show that most everyone my age watched growing up. It is basically equivalent to me getting texted by Dawson or maybe that guy Joey dated for a while but he turned out to be gay. Anyways, I learn that just a few years ago Holly made out with Corey Matthews AND she made him call her Topanga. How ridiculous. I never knew Holly had the potential to be so creepy and hilarious!
I realized at that moment that Holly and I are onions. She started this trend by calling me a onion a few months ago because apparently I have many layers so it takes a while to get to know me but each layer gets better and more flavorful. For the record, those are her words, not mine:) The outer layers are what people learn first about you and what you reveal right off the bat. As different as the two of us are, we really are alike in that way. She is definitely easier to get to know that I am, but I think she hides her quirkiness more than I do. I look at it as an asset and the weirder, the better is how I feel. She looks at her quirkiness as something that scares off potential husbands…I have told her the only thing that is going to scare off a guy is if she makes him split U-Verse movie rentals each month. Now, that is scary stuff