"I really like that series where the people are trapped in a survival game where they have to rely on their phones to stay alive,
the main character is a loner who eventually comes out of his shell,
his partner is a pink haired girl whom he calls his stalker,
and there`s a white haired guy who`s totally gay for the protag.”
Except one of these is trash and the other is The World Ends With You.
Happy Birthday, beautiful boy ♥
You could be here, eating the 33rd birthday cake dedicated to you (& sharing with me hahaha), paying your bills & student loans, fixing that leaky faucet in the kitchen, changing the oil in the car, taking your cat to the vet, getting ready for work, helping your kids w/ their homework, calling your mom to check on her, hanging out w/ Byron’s family at Thanksgiving, visiting your buddy Nate in FL & getting a sunburn, kissing your sweetie goodnight before both of you fall asleep……but none of that was meant to be. Not in this time or place. I hope you are at home & at peace. And if you don’t already, just know that you will have a love someday, someone who is you in a way :-)
Rest in peace the 13 victims of the Columbine massacre, murdered in cold blood by the above and his partner on April 20th, 1999:
Cassie Bernall, whose parents called her “Bunny Rabbit” and whose favorite movie was Braveheart.
Steve Curnow, who loved Star Wars so much that fellow fans organized an international memorial day when the Phantom Menace was released a month after his death.
Corey DePooter, who had been working part-time at a golf course to save up for a fishing boat with a friend.
Kelly Fleming, who loved vampire fiction before the Twilight craze hit and aspired to be a published writer.
Matt Kechter, who played on both offensive and defensive lines of the football team and maintained straight-As on the honor roll.
Dan Mauser, who loved The Simpsons and The X Files and had recently returned from a 2-week trip to Paris with the French club.
Dan Rohrbough, who worked on his grandfather’s farm harvesting wheat from the age of three and used the money he earned buy Christmas presents for his family.
Rachel Scott, who had recently quit smoking and was working on writing an original play for her senior year.
Isaiah Shoels, who had overcome a heart defect to go on to play football and wrestle, and who dreamed of being a music producer.
John Tomlin, who worked after school with trees at a local nursery and who once drove to Mexico to help build a house with a poor family.
Lauren Townsend, who was a candidate for valedictorian and who went by the nickname “Lulu”.
Kyle Velasquez, a special needs student who aspired to join the Navy like his dad and who kissed his mom on the cheek every morning before leaving for school.
Dave Sanders, who had 5 grandchildren and who coached the girls’ basketball and softball teams at Columbine.
Do not insult these people by showing more humanity towards the memory of those who stole their futures from them. Remember them.