BFF-defining moments can be very sweet, like sharing a grilled cheese sandwich in a car to ease nerves before the first day of an improv class. Most of my friendship-defining moments are a bit more macabre, like laughing about how awkward it is that one of your eight mutual friends on Facebook is dead. I love you, Kat.
My favorite “yes, we are officially best friends as of this moment” moment started with an innocent conversation about how Swedish dudes piss everywhere, and that the small town we lived in was probably covered in Swedish dude piss. Every train, every bus, every sidewalk — Swedish dude urine. Oh, and put this in the context of living in Sweden, because I used to do that. Surprises — I got ’em. Anyways, my friend Caitlin and I had never peed in a public place, and we were going to make it happen.
We took a bus to this art forest called Wånas. It’s the kind of place Yoko Ono puts on art exhibits in an attempt to look cool/pretend to be relevant in other areas of the world. It’s basically just a forest that’s an art museum and that has a $15 salad bar that everyone accidentally steals because they think it comes with it. We got off the bus with some friends to explore the art forest, while we repeated “we’re doing this. we’re doing this.” to each other. We quickly realized there were bathrooms everywhere in the art forest, but whatever, we were doing this. We spent the greater part of an hour exploring the art, and by that I mean looking for the perfect place to lose our outdoor urination v-cards. This blog post is quite charming. We found an abandoned-looking (art) building that made weird river and ghost sounds. And we did it.
Believe it, achieve it, BFF it.
Feel free to share your most memorable BFF moment in the comments 🙂