I'm in Austin for SXSW. Alexis, or Lexi as I affectionately call her, is visiting from Boston for a wedding. Calendar stars aligned and we found an excuse to meet up for drinks and some face time.
Lexi is one of my super BFFs. And she calls me by my first name, Lanha. I met her 17 years ago when she was assigned to me as my sophomore year suite mate at Boston University. I was studying science and she was studying communications. We spent many years together trudging down Lansdowne Street hitting all the night clubs. Venus de Milo on Thursday. Axis on Friday. Maybe another club on Wednesday or Saturday if we were feeling ambitious. It was with her that I could move any mountain and dance in cages all night. That's right kids. Dance in cages. But that was a long time ago. Today, we're reasonably reasonable adults. But when you get us together, it's the giddy gals all over again. When I'm with Lexi, I'm 19 again. And I wouldn't change it for the world.