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~*...how did you meet your closest friends?...*~

that 420 guy

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friendship was the basis for the too kool for skool thread. i was curious to see where the most solid relationships are formed and when. looks like even talking about what schools we went to has connected people on this board (grabs yearbook), yet i've observed that it's not necessarily at school where you've met your closest friends (at least from that thread).

when i asked my friend's father why he chose to send his kids to private school, he said the he wanted to make sure his children were surrounded by the children of successful people to help them be successful in the future too (nepotism). he believed that the strongest relationships are the ones created during high school. i was curious to see if the tribe community created long lasting relationships from school.

i met my closest friends in school, more specifically in public school. i was fortunate enough (if that's what you'd call it...being ostracized as a browner) to be placed in a gifted program from gr.4 on. that meant that i had the same group of people in my class from gr.4 all the way through high school (they had a gifted program at mdhs). and i continue to nurture friendships from my public school days today (hell, i run business with one of em). so for me, my closest relationships are the ones i've nurtured from school (public, high, and uni). it's a trip to look back on old photos and then compare them to the person standing in front of me 20 years later...and laugh :D

how and when did you meet your closest group of friends?
what attracted you to them in the first place?
what keeps you connected today?


- that met nuff of my good friends here on tribe guy
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Libradragon

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you have too many questions. fuck.

;)

my closest friends now i met through university and music.

what keeps us connected today? we all work hard and play harder.
 

Eclectic

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Originally posted by that 420 guy
how and when did you meet your closest group of friends?
what attracted you to them in the first place?
what keeps you connected today?

High School, various years.

They introduced me to Mary Jane...she's a hottie!

Everyone grew up together and basically has the same interests.
I live with 2 of my best friends who I didn't really hang out with but knew in high school.


And my best friend...I've known for the last 12 years and she's such a sweetheart.
 

silver1

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A few of my closest friends I have I've kept from grade school.

The other few from when I started partying.
 

tablist

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My closest friends I know mostly through skateboarding. I've known most of my best friends since I was like 12 years old, skating beasly park and shit. I guess through music too, but it was through skating that we developed strong friendships.:)
 
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The Watcher

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Originally posted by that 420 guy

how and when did you meet your closest group of friends?
what attracted you to them in the first place?
what keeps you connected today?



I've met my closest friends through many different means. Some people I just clicked with right away, others was over time they became closer and closer.

I have one friend I keep in touch with from school. Since I finished high school a year early and went straight to college without doing oac's I was 2 years ahead of most of my friends and I suck for keeping in touch.

MSN keeps me connected today, and well... I drop in on old friends all the time unexpectedly. I hate the phone, so I never call people. But all my good friends know I'm always there for them and it doesnt take much to get back together and hang like old times.

-Nick
 

that 420 guy

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Originally posted by Libradragon
you have too many questions. fuck.

;)

my closest friends now i met through university and music.

what keeps us connected today? we all work hard and play harder.

then don't answer them then! :p i realize not everyone is comfortable sharing, especially with people they don't know on a messageboard.

if you think i got too many questions...you're probably right ;) i'm just learning to ask the right ones. how am i doin?

- that ask jeeves guy :cool:
 

littlenutty

TRIBE Member
my closest friends, i met through my boyfriend, one since JK, a couple through random encounters and the rest i met through my part-time jobs in highschool.
 

Eccentric (LRG)

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how and when did you meet your closest group of friends?
mines not a group...well if you count her 3 other personalities I guess she could be a group?!
High school, grade 9.
what attracted you to them in the first place?
We were loners, both cronic depressives, and I stole her boyfriend. She was artsy like myself. We had to much in common not to become friends. ;);)
what keeps you connected today?
Our past..And we understand each other far better then anyone else we've ever met.......I love my Daun.
 

the_fornicator

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by that 420 guy
how and when did you meet your closest group of friends?[/B]

I have serveral groups of friends. One from elementry (I was the only big asian kid in the school and could beat up the old bullies so I was taken in by the g33ks, heh). Another group through my brother (used to be their dealer... after I stopped we became friends that chilled). And another group that I now mainly hang around with (met through University).

Originally posted by that 420 guy
what attracted you to them in the first place?

elementry group - they had good snacks in their lunches. :p
brother's friends - brother was head bouncer at club so he let me walk in with drugs and wheel.
university - don't remember the initial reason why i gravitated towards them.

Originally posted by that 420 guy
what keeps you connected today?

elementry group - been through too damn much to lose contact. a bunch of honest mother fuckers (and one of my friend's sisters is an absolute bombshell) :D

brother's group - again, been through too damn much. been through thick and thin with these guys. honest, honest, mother fuckers.

university - again, I love honest people. I only keep good people around me. tend to veer away from the rest.
 
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University, and the sorority.
Then (more recently) acquiring more friends who are friends of friends.

I have distinct groups of friends though, many of whom don't interact.

Shenannigan friends, drinking friends, shopping friends, talk once in a while friends.
 

sugar

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how and when did you meet your closest group of friends?
- school (grades 4 - post-grad)
- raving (age 16+)
- tribe (age 21+)

what attracted you to them in the first place?
- intelligence
- imagination

what keeps you connected today?
- ability to communicate online
- potluck dinners ;)
- stuff
 

Zorro

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I grew up on the same street as my bestfriend.
We meet when we were 4.
Now he leaves in the apartment above mine. No need for a phone just a stomp of the foot or a bang of the baseball/Hockey stick. :D
 

MoFo

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Claire Evil - in highschool graphic design, we had to pick our seats the first day. I sat with this girl who turned out to be the most annoying girl at Wexford. Claire and her friend Amy had known of me for a while since 9th grade science. So she upped and came over and asked what I was doing. I was drawing a caricature of Anne Marie. She said "oooooh, draw me one." I replied with "but I don't even KNOW you." She permanently installed herself next to me. We exchanged phone numbers. And we became the dynamic art duo of Wexford. Ever since then, we've been through everything. 9 years and counting.

Henry (Quadratic on the board) - I knew him in junior kindergarten because Chinese people in the community always know each other. We sat together to eat lunch in a senior kindergarten field trip to the zoo. I remember because everyone always brought lunch while my mom always gave me money for McDonald's. On the first day of grade 1, we came into the class to hang our coats up on the hooks and Henry was beside me. I looked at him and said "Oh, it's YOU." Haha. 20 years and counting. My best friend.

Shannon (Aphrodite) - in 7th grade, I thought she was the BIGGEST bitch because she always gave me the look-down when I passed by her in the halls. So I knew her name because I asked someone who she was and why she always stared me down. In 8th grade, we both got stuck in this really horrible class where all my cool friends were in this class with a teacher who made coffee for everyone and was obsessed with Madonna. Meanwhile, we had all the juvies and a teacher who wore pink socks. We were partnered up to write about each other and then present it to the class. "Shannon is 13, she likes 60's music like The Doors and drawing..." It took forever for me to hug her. And a long time for her to get my number. I was such a loner. But she was different than anyone I had ever met: brash, unafraid, careless, caring, affectionate, HILARIOUS... Our WHOLE friendship is based on humour I think. And that is something I cherish. 11 years and counting.
 

Booty Bits

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i met my closest friends (who are still my closest) from a bunch of different places
-1 was my friend since kindergarten and we walked to school every day together until i left high school for university
-1 i met in like, grade 3, cuz our older brothers were friends
-1 i met in junior high and we went to jr high, high school and university together
-1 i met at sleepover camp when i was 12 and she used to make me laugh so hard that i would hyperventilate
-1 is my boyfriend who i met through friends while at university
-the rest are this rag tag bunch of awesome folks that i can honestly say i met through the tribe message board. and no, i dont care how geeky that sounds. i<3 you guys, you know who you are.
 
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MoFo

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Kavita - she failed 3rd grade so we were in the same class even though I knew who she was. We started hanging out at the swings at recess and she became my best friend. We were the STRANGEST pairing because back then, a Chinese kid and a Trini girl just DID not mix. Not in my neighbourhood. Not in the racist 80's. We went through a lot of flack and criticism including from my family. My parents always liked her so she was always welcomed. I lost touch with her a few years ago but I still think of her and she sends me Christmas cards periodically.
 

sk8

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lots of different ways

university and parties (they went together) in london is where i met my biggest group of friends and the ones i hang out with the most. i don't need to answer the rest of it since you fall in this category norm.

then i have a small group of childhood friends that i keep in touch with and am really close too. i didn't go to school with them, but we all met really young through mutual interests (lessons, camp, parents being friends etc.) they were my wedding party. even though we are pretty spread out now (kingston, toronto, halifax, parttime bc) we keep in touch by email and try to get together every once and a while for a good girls night.

my best girl friend is my sister. i met her when she came out of our mom. we are ridiculously close and i talk to her almost every day.

my best boy friend is my husband. he falls into category number 1 up there. i met him at a party when i was in university. absolutely everything about him attracted me and still does. except he's messy.


i actually don't talk to or see anyone from high school or elementary school any more.
 

the_fornicator

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Originally posted by sk8
my best girl friend is my sister. i met her when she came out of our mom. we are ridiculously close and i talk to her almost every day.

wow, my brother and I have so much difficulty getting along, we've sent each other to the hospital 3 times in a 4 year span.
 

MoFo

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Janiecakes - I met her at a dinner a few years back where she went on and on about her CRAZY ideals about open relationships and monogamy. I just couldn't understand her notions because #1, I was young. #2, I was a helpless romantic. Eventually, I was literally dragged out to jungle gigs because I was so afraid of everyone on Tribe. But I MADE myself go and I am so glad because I met one of the most caring, sincere, fun-loving and politically-aware people I know. I remember there was one pivotal drunken moment when she looked at me and said, "Sunny.. we should hang out more." I said, "OK!" Haha.
 

Jeffsus

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I still regularly see my good friends from grade ~4. Including Silver1, AdRiAn, Sporty Dan, and others.

-jM
A&D
 
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lucky1

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My sis- best friend - we shared my mom for 9 months ;)

My girls - we met in Junior high, and some in high school.

I wouldn't say I have tonnes of friends but the friendships I do I value and make the effort to keep in touch / close.

in the last couple years I've been meeting more people, mostly through other friends or my sister (she knows tonnes of people)

I feel like because I didn't go to Uni right after high school I kind of missed out on meeting a lot of new people. I sorta regret it now.

lately been meeting more people online which is cool. I find it hard to translate online friends into face to face friendships though. I don't think I'm an approachable person or something.... I dunno...
 

kmac

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Originally posted by that 420 guy

how and when did you meet your closest group of friends?
what attracted you to them in the first place?
what keeps you connected today?


My two best friends are from elementary school. We all had similar interests in grade school but drifted apart during highschool. Luckily, an old friend hosted a reunion a few years back and we all hit it off like a house on fire.

I think what keeps us connected today is our similarities and our stark differences. We all get along with each other's families and we know each other's history. It's kind of cool and I never take either for granted. I love my girls.
 

MoFo

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Booty Bits - I met her at a crazy sleepover thing at her place in London. We all went out to see Doublecross and Richie Hawtin (who stunk) spin at Core FX. It was really my first time ever being in that kind of atmosphere where it was a house full of people and I had no option but to stay. Liz was incredibly generous and didn't seem to mind that I knocked the ashtray over on her rug. Back in Toronto, I saw her more and I actually don't remember how we started hanging out more. I relate to her sense of self, particularly her cultural background. I think there are a lot of similarities between Chinese people and Jewish people. We don't see each other that much but I would do anything for this girl. She brings joy to my life and she was a big part of me coming out as an affectionate person. I couldn't even hug someone before. Lots of fun times vegging out, laughing our asses out and pigging out. She is the epitome of fun and all-encompassing love. Like Jane, I hope to know them for YEARS to come. Till we're all old and gray. I think I couldn't ask for anything more
 
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