02-12-04| 10:46 pm

In junior high they warned us never to give our locker combination to a boyfriend or best friend: These relationships end, they said, and then it's too late. But of course we always knew better. My junior high best friend was going to be my best friend forever.

Fast forward and friendships are more volatile, explosive from the start. Toxic, nothing more than masochism for the girl that lets herself be hurt. Good thing I'm impenetrable.