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"I'm Gonna Marry This Girl"

He said, 'Hey man, you see this girl right here? I'm gonna marry her one day. She's gonna be my wife,' and his buddy just said, 'Yeah, dude, I know. And I'll be standing right there with you when it happens.'

It was so sweet and it was so hard to not just tear up or smile or anything. But when things are tough I sure do think of that night."

A Not So Happy Christmas Memory
A Not So Happy Christmas Memory

"When I was 7 years old, I was laying in my bed four days before Christmas after my dad dropped me off at my mom's from a visit. My dad came in to talk to my mom and stepdad about how I would spend time with each of them on Christmas.

I remember laying awake staring at the ceiling hearing my stepfather talk about how he would kill my dad if it wasn't for me and yelling at him to get out of his house and all this other stuff. I love my dad more than anything in the world, and I knew from a young age I was his primary source of happiness. Hearing him just walk out and the door close broke my heart.

I just got back from an incredible spring break snowboarding trip with my dad from Colorado, and we have grown very close over the past year. My stepfather has always wanted me to be his son and treated me well, I have just held a resentment for him since this incident, however, we are on good terms and he certainly does a lot for me."

Getting Out Of Trouble
Getting Out Of Trouble

"I've pretended to be asleep on multiple occasions.

On my way back from a race in Colorado and my buddy got pulled over for speeding in Iowa. I was on the bench seat sprawled out trying to sleep, when we pulled over I asked what's going on. My friend told me, 'We're getting pulled over.'

I promptly said, 'You guys deal with that, I'm going to sleep.' I pretended to be asleep and heard the cop go, 'What's up with your buddy? Is he okay?' and he proceeded to give my friends a ton of trouble for having me asleep in the back. The cop didn't try and wake me, though.

Now that I think of it that's not even the first time. I was a freshman in college and a couple friends rented a house in RI and us all being underage idiots proceeded to have a massive party. Well, the cops raided it. I ran upstairs and jumped in a bed and just passed out. The cops barged in looking for whatever they could find. They were shining their flashlights in my face but I still pretend to be asleep. They call over and are like, 'Hey. This kid's passed right out.' They laughed a little, found a substance on the other bed in the room, and proceeded to let me sleep through everything."

The Good Kind Of Gossip
The Good Kind Of Gossip

"I had been sleeping on the couch in my CCA room in school, and I heard my name just as I woke up so I stayed put to eavesdrop. A couple of mates were talking about me in a positive light and saying nice things about me without knowing I was awake. It was really nice to hear it especially since I was a relatively low point at that time. Every time I think about this I feel good, even though it's been a half dozen years or so, and it always reminds me to uphold those good characteristics."

She Was There For It All
She Was There For It All

"For my friend's 20th birthday party, we rented out a big place so that everyone could have somewhere to sleep for the night.

While I was trying to fall to sleep, I overheard one friend tell her boyfriend that she was pregnant, but that she and the guy weren't in the best situation (no job, still studying), so they were discussing what to do (and they were really confused).

They were whispering trying not to wake me up but since I wasn't asleep yet I overheard the whole conversation. I couldn't even move because I knew it was an important discussion, and I didn't want to disturb them.

A few weeks later, at another party, they were both devastated and were angry at each other.

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