Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Happy Birthday, Jonny!

I was the arts & entertainment editor at the university newspaper when he walked into the newsroom.

"I'm interested in joining the school newspaper and I was told to come here," he said, in a slightly southern drawl. He was 18 and absolutely adorable.

A couple weeks later, he approached me after a staff meeting. He wanted to cover the upcoming Barbra Streisand concert for my section. I was delighted. He also told me he loved my skirts and dresses.

"I work at the Gap, so any time you want to buy something, let me know and I'll use my employee discount," he said.

It was an offering of friendship that sealed the deal on fate.

Jonny and I have been best friends ever since.

And today is his 25th birthday.

I often feel sad that Jonny lives far away now. (Well, four hours away, ha). But, in reality, not everyone is as lucky as me. Not everyone has a best friend who is more than a best friend. He's my family.

He was there for me when my college sweetheart smashed my heart into pieces. He gave me a shoulder to lean on when I plummeted through comical dating disasters. He helped me stalk my current boyfriend. He offered distraction when I hit rock bottom.

I believe he would say the same about me.

Here is a look at me and Jonny throughout the years.

Happy birthday, Bunny! Love, your Jenny Benny. xoxo


anhesty said...

awww too cute!

Couture Carrie said...

Awesome story and pics!
Happy bday, Jonny!


Francesca R said...

This is sooo sweet! happy bday jonny!

Antonia said...

Great story of you two guys! Happy B day!!^^

See ya! ;)



Courtney Erin said...

That's so cute and sweet - and happy, happy birthday to him!

xoxo ~ Courtney

the nyanzi report said...

how cute do you two look. that's so sweet. said...

Happy birthday to Jonny.
You are both very lucky for such a sweet friendship.

Ashley/ MILK TEETHS said...

oh man, you two are too sweet. Happy birthday Jonny! :D

Barry said...

You guys look great together!

Happy Birthday Jonny!

fashioneggpplant said...

Happy Birthday Johnny! Wish I had my own "Johnny" too! :)

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Mouthwash said...

Awwe! You two are just too freaking sweet. This post made me so happy! And Happy Birthday Johnny!!!


Josie said...

HOW adorable are you two? So fun. Happy birthday to Jonny -- I'm so glad that he's such a good friend to you, gorgeous!
xo Josie

Mimi said...

aww, that sounds like a really beautiful friendship! i wish i can find a guy best friend like jonny. :)

<3, Mimi
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Vivek Nanda said...

OO that is so sweet :)
Happy Birthday Johny !!

A BRIT GREEK said...

Awww, big happy birthday to your buddy!

I missed your outfit posts... girl you're so pretty! Who cares what you weigh, it's personal style and how you carry yourself is what matters!

Plus you so need to find yourself an agent and get a book going, cos I'd buy it!

creativefashionglee said...

Happy birthday to Jonny! You both are looking adorable in these photos. It´s very sweet to have a best friend through thick and thin. Indeed, you´re one lucky girl. :)

Sherin said...

Happy Birthday to Jonny! I've heard so many great things about him already, I feel as if I know him! He sounds like an amazing friend to have.

Audrey Allure said...

So sweet :) Happy Birthday to Jonny!

JoaNNa said...

awww you guys ;)
happy birthday Jonny!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Awww...the two of you are so adorable together, Jennifer! Happy, Happy Belated Birthday, Jonny! :)

Silver Strands said...

Wow - you can't be more blessed than that. A kindred spirit indeed!

BlueVanilla said...

This is too sweet! I love good solid friends that last for year! :)

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Al Penwasser said...

What game were you at? Oh, crap, you're not supposed to end a sentence with a preposition. How about this: what game were you at with Jonny?

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Aww I loved reading about how you met. Happy birthday Jonny!

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Chyrel Gomez said...

Aww! I made a blog post when my friend turned 25th as well. Happy birthday to your friend. :)

Anonymous said...

Aww, Happy Birthday to your friend

Bhav x

Anonymous said...

did you know there is a band called jenny & jonny (johnny)???

i saw earlier them earlier this year and they were really good - they looked very happy together, just like you two.