...I was cool with it, the more the merrier yes? So he added her to the call, we never ended up playing the game. When she answered the phone she was speaking yoruba to someone and I remember thinking, how cool! I never hear young people speaking yoruba to one another. So yeah we just ended up just gisting about various topics. Then Ebuka said "You california people" and I was like what? You're in California? and she was like yeah, San Francisco. I got so excited! That's like 2 and a half hours from Davis! I love SF and I hang out in the city a lot. We discussed our favorite SF spots till Ebuka started feeling left out. lol
|And that was the beginning of a long friendship, I can't imagine how many miles I put on her car with all the back and forths. I remember telling my mom about her and how we met and then my mom spoke to her and fell in love.|
Overtime I came to love not only her but this wahala dog "Buddy" we have a complicated relationship but I do love her.
Seyi was with me during some of my most difficult times
read breakup ever, ready with a box of tissues and several bottles of wine. We had great times in my apartment. She never missed my birthday and we always spent them either on my couch or bed singing off key and drinking wine and then stuffing our faces at sushi buffet later.
One of my favorite memories with her was new year's eve 2009, we had been at a party banquet thing(such a fun fancy party) then at a quarter to 12 we decided we didn't want to party into the new year so we started rushing home, needless to say we didnt make it and ended up parking in front of a 7-eleven and praying into the new-year.
Our many beach escapades (see Living on the edge) were always so much fun! it pays to live on the coast.
If I were to describe Seyi in one word it would be "Selfless" when she cares about you she will always make your needs a priority. She also is the definition of "I don't send" I love her spirit. I remember anytime we went into a store she would dance sing and just generally embarrass me just for the heck of it. (ugh why is this starting to sound like an eulogy? God Forbid). A lot has changed since I first met her, for one she no longer wears only distressed boyfriend jeans I mean she must have had like 10 pairs(pictured below)! And she is no longer a cynic. In fact she makes even me do the puke face sometimes, yeah that cheesy in love). But she still collects perfume and she still has one of the strongest spirits I've ever met.
|I'm definitely blessed to have met her just by chance. I only hope I''ve brought as much joy into her life as she has to mine.|
So Seyi, When you read this (and forgive me for reducing your street cred) I just want you to know I love and care for you deeply. As you start this next chapter of your life I wish you utmost happiness and God's guidance and protection. Take time out for yourself so you can continue to be as amazing as you are. You are a special person, beautiful inside and out and I am privileged to call you my friend!
Have a great weekend everyone!