DITTO

one night i was at my friend's house and he said, "XXXXXX is biting your deuces."
"huh?" i replied.
"you know, she's your copy cat."

and this is true.
i have this friend.  who is an amazing person.
but she is copying me!
at first, i thought it was just the camera thing.  i take my 35mm almost everywhere and after we met, she started hunting hi and low for a film camera.  i thought, oh cool, someone to shoot film with!  and didn't think anything of it.  and then she bought the exact same camera strap as me.  ok... coincidence.  i'm not the only one in the world with this camera strap.

"yesterday she cut her hair like yours."
and then i started thinking, the last time i saw her she was saying she wanted to grow her hair out and i said "i like my hair short, in fact i'm cutting it next week".  and then she cut her hair into the same bob that i have.

that was about a year ago.  and i tried not to care.  but once the idea is incepted... i started noticing more things.

my watch broke.  so i got the nixon newton.  and then she got a square watch too.  ok... more coincidence.  square watches are pretty trendy.

we went to a garage sale and i found some polaroid film.  "you have a polaroid??!" she asks.  "yes, i'll bring it around sometime.  now i have a lot of film since impossible project is full speed ahead!" i say.  and next month she has a pola + impossible film.  i guess i brought up the subject so what can i say...

i bought a new bike.  she bought the same bike.  i have a white helmet.  she bought the same helmet- even after repeatedly saying she doesn't like or want to wear a helmet.

she traded in her nikon DSLR so we would both have canon DSLRs.

i have pink vans, she bought pink sneakers.  i bought blue mascara, she bought blue mascara.  i like XCM, she buys a couple of decks of cards and asks me to teach her the werm.


i'm feeling a little conflicted.
am i overreacting?  maybe we are friends because we are similar and she's not a copying me... but i just get this funny feeling.  should i be flattered?  should i just ignore it?  why should i care?  i don't know.  maybe i feel like my "essence" is being stolen. whatever that means.  maybe i'm not the most original person either, but i try to have my own style.  i should be flattered that someone likes whatever style possess but i am not flattered by this blatant plagiarism.

this is kind of a self indulgent post/rant so i'll just stop here.


i need to pump some lactic acid.
today i biked around diamond head

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