Different celebrities are strong supporters of Invisible Children and their efforts to stop Joseph Kony in violently displacing hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. Some of these celebrities include Sophia Bush, Harry Shum Jr. and Aaron Paul. Ryan Gosling, in 2007, helped lobby to pressure Congress to make sure the President stays committed to the LRA mission. There were some rumors I heard that Gosling would be returning this weekend to help support Invisible Children and this important cause. Like I said, RUMORS.
However, when I mentioned this to my roommates, without a beat, one says, "Oh cool! You should tie him up and bring him back here! Bring duct tape or something." The other roommate chimes in, "Yeah! Then he can sit in that chair (pointing to a chair next to our TV in the apartment) and we can stare at him!"
I found myself agreeing with everything they were saying finding these suggestions to be completely normal; but then I snapped to reality. I realized almost any other person would have suggested I get a picture with this celebrity or at least a handshake.
Later in the week, I was making plans with a friend I am meeting at the event in D.C. and I had to mention the RUMOR that Gosling may be attendence. (I think I do this because if I say it enough, it might come true, right?) This friend responds with, "I would die if Gosling was there...then kill him so we could be birds together." (In reference to his role in the film, The Notebook.)
I am going to take this time to say I am proud of the people I have decided to surround myself with. Not only are they just as weird as I am, but they support me, respect me, and are always there for me. I have the best of times with these people and wouldn't trade them for anything. We almost live in a different reality, and always understand what we mean. With my roommates, almost anything can be related to a Friends episode; and with everyone else, we can joke about pretty much anything without an explanation as to why that came into their mind.
The reason I am writing this goes back to the summer before my freshman year at college. I was sitting upside down on my couch trying to catch popcorn in my mouth while watching some romantic comedy. My sister walks in and jokingly said, "you are never going to make any friends in college."
While I knew full-well she was kidding, I started freaking out about starting my independent life at school, because technically, I am quite weird. As I look back on these years, I realize more and more each day of how blessed I am to have found such a solid group of people I proudly call my friends, just as weird or weirder than me. I love flowing against the current with these gems.
Love you all <3
I leave you with some "Hey Girl" Gosling photos that are circulating in the Invisible Children group I am a part of.