Monday, February 18, 2013

Best Friend Zone.

This is a serious matter that has been addressed once or twice on the greatest discussion board of our generation:  Facebook.  The topic is the Best Friend Zone.

This is Kevin Souder.  We call him Souder.

Cutie pie, hah?  And ladies check out that smile!
He is my newest friend, introduced to me by my best friend, this girl.

Hayleigh.  She's obviously the koolest girl in the world, aside from the fact that she avoided coming to see me this weekend, even though I was in town.  Probably cause she didn't wanna give me back my Spiderman shirt.
Well, the Best Friend Zone is a sensitive subject, and something that is not to be taken lightly.  Hayleigh has recently welcomed him in, but I'm still not sold.  I have, however, made a chart.

Blue represents the Best Friend Zone
You will note a couple of details.  First, you will notice that Hayleigh and I are photographed to the right of my head.  Been in the Best Friend Zone since we were 14.  Booyah.  Second, those earrings I'm wearing:  Oh thank you, best friend!  Third, the serious look on my face.  This is not a joke.  Fourth, the circles.  Cassie and Hayleigh = Best Friend Zone.  Hayleigh and Souder = Best Friend Zone.  While Cassie and Souder have not made it there yet, you will notice that the circles are still moving.  (Arrows indicate direction of movement.)  One day, Souder.  Don't give up.  We'll get there.  Until that day, quit trying to steal my best friend.

Chart Master

P.S.  The fact that Hayleigh and Souder's Best Friend Zone is bigger than Cassie and Hayleigh's is a completely inaccurate depiction.  So let that go.


  1. Wow, early in the morning and this is what I wake up too? haha! Just like anything else in life, it takes time. I, myself have trust problems because of my past. It all changed dramatically when I met Hayleigh a.k.a. Hayk at jury duty. I was at an all-time low in my life. I will not go into details, but at the moment of jury duty, I was diagnosed with depression. Hayk always had a smile and very positive attitude. Out of about 250 people, they split us up into smaller groups. Everyone in the room was tired and already wanted to go home and it had not even begun. Once the lady person said it could take until 1600 hours everyone started to get very groggy. A judge’s assistant came down for the third time to call yet another group. It was a group of 75. Once your name was called with a number the person goes up to the judge’s assistant and grabs the number. I did not want to make eye contact with anyone while walking up to grab my number. I was number 73 and Hayk was number 72, so we sat next to each other on the jurors benches.
    Like I said way up there ^^^ Hayk was a very positive person. I asked Hayk if she is usually this happy. She replied, “of course, why not?” I continued to ask Hayk questions and eventually getting to the big one, “What religion are you.” Hayk continued to tell me about the gospel, but what I did not know at the time is she only gave me a taste of the gospel. My brain would have exploded if she tried to fit everything in my noggin. Hayk said what many in my past have told me “You could always check out the church this Sunday or any Sunday.” I have heard that phrase or near it many times, but this one felt different. This one felt, unexplainable. I, as a true believer, now I know what it was, it was “my calling.” I was unable to put words to the feeling back then.
    I went to The Church of Latter Day Saints, located at 705 W Walnut St, Independence, MO 64050. November 11th of the year 2012, I will never forget that day. Why you ask? Is it because it is a day after the Marine Corps Birthday? (I was in the Marine Corps Infantry 3rd Battalion 7th Marine Regiment 1st Marine Division Kilo Company 4th Platoon 3rd Squad.) That had a lot to do with it, because I miss my beloved Corps, but it is something about working a 12-hour shift and getting off at 0600 hours in the morning and being at church at 0830 hours. I am a former Infantry Marine, but wow, I felt like a character off the “Walking Dead” and not the kind with a heartbeat.
    Hayk did her part, introducing me to the gospel and giving me the opportunity. I met the Elder missionaries at the church and it was over! It took 24 years to find my church calling, but honestly, I would not trade it in. I know how the world can be, and I know how easy it is to lose your way. I have heard “Ignorance is bliss,” but I have also heard “curiosity killed the cat.” Take your pick, but I have found out (personally) it takes less than a minute to break a commandment of God. The devil is always out there trying to turn the tide into his favor. Do not let it happen, stay focused. I found out recently, when the Visitors Center closes at 2100 hours the Sister Missionaries gather for some singing action out of the Hymnbook and then a closing prayer for the day. When I am feeling down, I like to listen to them to press the reset button.
    I guess the moral of the story is “Best Friends” can be anywhere. Some you have spent an entire lifetime with, some you have been through near life ending experiences, and others you have met through “Friends” or “Best Friends.” I am honored Cassie to have met you and your husband. I know it has been along Facebook battle of epic proportion to enter the “Best Friend” zone, but it is a blessing to be your friend.
    In addition, this is not copy righted so you are more than welcome to print this out and use it as a speech in school, but I need about a dollar a word. Thank you. Oh, and that “Best Friend” zone is to scale, do not be jealous.

    1. Kevin Souder wrote the above. I did not want to go through the drama of creating an account, blah, blah, blah. I am hungry.

    2. Haha! Ok. Most of that was awesome and I felt the Spirit as I read. But then! You make me laugh. :) Ok Souder . . . One step closer.

      Also, I have no need to be jealous because it absolutely was NOT to scale.

    3. Oh.... and follow my blog! That's definitely one of the first steps to joining the Best Friend Zone.

  2. You and Hayleigh are "best friends".

  3. Dang so much work. I bet I am Sexy Scalzi's best friend already. That's how men role. I will follow you little blog dealio thing, but because I want too not because you asked.

    Kevin Souder #41/0400

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    1. UPDATE. :)

  5. BUT SERIOUSLY... this whole blog is my favorite out of all of them.. i did feel the spirit with SOUDERS novel of amazingness, but then lost it with STEVENS jealousy. so therefore, i have put in my comment and am now finished, wheres your best friend zone STEVEN!! EXACTLY! YOU DONT HAVE ONE BC U AND SCOTT ARENT REALLY "BEST FRIENDS".

    that is all