on Saturday, one of my best friends graduated from Cal State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts. she is an INCREDIBLE artist and is basically going straight into the credentialing program with hopes of investing in art education throughout her future. Rach and i met in the spring of 2008 when i had been living in Orange County for approximately 7 months and had virtually no friends (that is a slight exaggeration - but you get the point). on March 30th i moved into a super sketchy house in Stanton and met Rach - my new roommate (she had the master suite, and YES i was jealous! that room was SERIOUSLY huge!). anyway...we only lived together for about 6 months, but it was the perfect foundation for an amazing friendship that we are confident will last a lifetime. i am poor and still paying off my student loans (i'm probably going to be saying that until i'm 40, so get used to it!), so i needed to get a little creative with my gift. i framed an "R" print for her and then created a card listing 25 reasons i love her and included a $25 check. i think she like it and appreciated the effort (although i am sure it doesn't even begin to compare to the diamond necklace iPad or massage...someday i'll be able to give that kind of gift, right?!?!!).