Sunday, September 28, 2008

This BFF of Mine...


Thank you for being a friend
Traveled down the road and back again
Your heart is true your a pal and a confidant.

And if you through a party
Invited everyone you ever knew
You would see the biggest gift would be from me
And the card attached would say thank you for being a friend.
-words by Andrew Gold

Double Dees has been my best friend since 2003. We meet back in 1999 through an old friend named Wayne while we were in undergrad. Double Dees moved to Atlanta a year after I did. I invited him to my 25th birthday party and after the party, we started hanging tight. Many people have rotated in and out of my life in the last five years (seven roommates, four boyfriends, countless acquaintances) but through it all, Double Dees has been a constant stay.

We fight about small things, just like an old married couple, but I know he knows me and understands me. He accepts me, flaws and all and I love him for that. His love is unconditional… Let me give you an example.

Background: Double Dees and Parker are not friends.

This Saturday, Chris (my old roommate, see first entry) had a party for his best friend in Roswell (45 minutes from my house). Parker and I, along with Double Dees and Seddy were going. Parker and I drove to Double Dees. When we got in his car, Double Dees’ seat was too far back on Parker and he had a generally rude attitude. I got an attitude back (do you know any Scorpios? If so, you know how emotive we can be…), said some things I truly regret, and got out of his car. Needless to say, we did not go to the party together.

Parker and I made the trip to Roswell sans Double Dees and Sed. I had a classic “Corey Moment” as Double Dees called it, where I overreacted and made an as@ of myself.

Well, after being at the party for twenty minutes, I go to my car, and it does not start. Parker is drunk and I am tipsy and my car fails to start. I ask Chris to borrow his car and he agrees but he wants me to bring the car back. Parker cannot drive me back (he’s drunk) so I call Uncle Mallory (who does not answer) and Thirsty (who has no gas due to the ATL gas shortage- he has a BMW and there is NO premium gas in the city) and realize that there is only one person I can count on to help me in such a bind and he’s the person I have always counted on to go with me places no one wants to go or give me money when I failed to manage my funds or to just make me laugh when my mess of a life is falling apart… Double Dees.

I know that he has to be at work at 9 the next morning and it is 2 in the morning. I KNOW I would not have answered my phone. But amazingly, he does. He answers, asks no questions, and agrees to trail me back to Roswell (45 minutes away) and to bring me home.

I was in tears the entire way to his house. Double Dees is the person I have taken for granted the most, who has done the most for me, and who has done for me what I probably would not have done for him and I was humbled beyond belief. Again, I am learning more about myself at this time in my life than I ever imagined.

And the car… I’ll update you on that soon…

15 comments:

D-Place said...

A word of warning...cherish those that you know have your back.

Acoustic Soul said...

Double Dees sounds like a true blue friend.

Be careful not to abuse the friendship you two have.

I'm sure he feels the same way about you. That's why he keeps coming through for you.


that

Seddy said...

yes!!!...amen to you opening up those eyes...

Turn me up a lil said...

awww.....

ya'll don't ever have anything....water, gas...whats next graphic tees???!!!!

bLaQ~n~MiLD said...

A mess... Corey, Imma shake tha shit outta you if you don't start to treat ya friends better!

Anyway, talk to you soon.

~Damnit!

deonte' k said...

Aww....good friends are hard to come by.;-)

Q said...

Hold on to him boy, cause these girls out here are crafty. They will smile in your face and cut you at the same time...

Corey Keith said...

d-place, you couldn't be more right...

acoustic, Double Dees is true blue.. or true black and gold, rather...

Seddy, you would know better than anyone...

turn me up... I am sure the graphic tees will last..

blaq.. call me or text me or something..

Deonte, you are so right...

Q, don't you know how these girls really are a mess..

fuzzy said...

first I want to open by saying that I live those words. They open one of my favorite shows "Golden Girls"!

I love these kind of people that you can depend on! I mean really really count on in a bind! Double Dees is a great catch for a BFF!

fuzzy said...

first I want to open by saying that I live those words. They open one of my favorite shows "Golden Girls"!

I love these kind of people that you can depend on! I mean really really count on in a bind! Double Dees is a great catch for a BFF!

Chet said...

People who need People is the song that comes to my mind when I read this blog, but trust the Golden girls theme music hits home too.

Corey Keith you are blessed to have a BFF so many of us have had people walk in and out of our lives that one can never be to sure if the friend we consider our BFF is really going to hold that title forever.

I have a handful of real friends compared to back in the day when I had a considerable amount more, it becomes harder to make friends (real friends) when you older. I do have a BFF her name is Debbie and just like your BFF she has been there through thick and thin and do mean been there for the good and the bad.

Damn man how many boyfriends, roommates and significant others in less than six years. Shit! Must be nice, I would loose my damn mind not that I haven't already gone mad. so much to choose from in Atlanta.

Darius T. Williams said...

Ahh - we love Double Dees! We really do.

Thaddeus L. Works. said...

Please, by all means, Do not let nothing come between you and Double Dee's friendship..nothing, nothing. Let NOTHING separate the love of you and he...you will regret it for the rest of your life.

Promiscuous X said...

Awww dats wats up man. Dam I felt you in this post man werd up dam...Its good to have someone to call on when in need.

Dam no Premium Gas ...dat is sum bullshit. WOW

I'm mad your car didnt start. Dam son

If Only You Knew said...

wow i'm falling behind in blogs. Nice post. And what's up with ATL not having gas. And who the hell fill their BMWs with premium. lol.

-- Dusty.