Dean on We Heart It.
#TBT Warped Tour 2004
The 2014 Vans Warped Tour is happening now & we’re posting our favorite photos from year’s past every Thursday. Today’s throwback is Fall Out Boy on the Warped Tour stage in 2004. Look out for ‘DECADES: Warped Since 1995 - Through The Lens Of Lisa Johnson Rock Photographer’ a photo exhibit that will be at each stop of the tour this summer. Grab tickets for your city at vanswarpedtour.com
Photo: Lisa Johnson Rock Photographer
This week’s #warpedtour #TBT from Vans
World’s cutest kitten promoted to Queen of the Clovers
marry someone who has a different favorite cereal than u so they wont eat all of urs
So, I never really do these, but this is gonna be a personal blog post about stuff going on in my life right now… I just feel like I need to put it all down somewhere. ~
Ever since you’re young, you always wonder who you’re going to end up with later in life. Especially as a little girl, I remember playing games with friends saying we were married to a prince (I always chose Disney’s Prince Eric) or to the boy who lived next door… It was nice to play house and let the imagination run wild.
But as we get older, one learns we want certain things to happen… Everyone dreams of that ‘love’ that will take your breathe away and make everything okay. We want those magical fireworks/sparks and a dream come true… True fairy take ending. But in reality, this fantasy leads to utter heartbreak which we’ve all experienced in our dating dabbles.
Which, brings me to my own personal experiences and kinda stumbling into my own sort of Prince Charming along the way. :). As many girls, we date all the wrong guys at some point and at this time in my life, I was dealing with an over obsessive ex wanting me back and pushing anything he could to make me fall back for him after our last debacle leaving me with a bit of anger and a broken heart. Frustrated with his constant pursuits of having me back, I ended up taking my angry and annoyed self to see a few friends, hoping it would cheer me up. They make me smile for a while, but soon enough the aggressive texting from my ex would begin once again and I would be alone to face the degrading and mean texts from someone who was angry I wants coming back, swarming to their feet.
Seeing my friends later on in the week after a long day of class/lab was soon my saving grace. Or maybe it was the food that beckoned my ass to the large campus picnic where I would, so gracefully, literally bump into the guy who would turn my life around.
This guy, was Cody. A sophomore athlete and Graphic Design major… And it so happened he was a mutual friend of a few of my closer friends, but we never had the opportunity to meet.
Getting to know him better by it ting down together, even hanging out, my whole world changed. From being in this constant frustration, everything was happier… I even laughed and smiled only a few days of knowing him and I slowly forgot about my looming whiny ex boyfriend. Sure enough, the angry comments from him still came… But all I focused on was the strong bond I had with Cody, getting to know him turned into a beautiful friendship and I was happy.
Over the next few months we became closer, hanging out more and I even told him things that my other friends weren’t totally clued into, like all the crap I was getting from my ex boyfriend. (Some of the texts/comments hurt, really hurt and just mean.) But Cody told me first hand to ignore the douche, move on and find someone who would care about you…(well who would have known I was looking at him)
Another month past of our growing friendship and I soon learned from a few other friends, there was definitely some speculation of something brewing between Cody & I. One witness, Christina, even told me that week that at a party she had, Cody couldn’t stop talking about me.Of all people, I was on his mind. True some alcohol was involved in this situation, but my name came up…. Not once, but multiple times. I took this to heart as ‘okay, that’s kind of cute’ but it also got my head spinning, he was kinda cute but there were a lot of red flags that reminded me of previous failed relationships that I saw in him.
But soon enough, pressure from friends came along…. And one faithful night in November after watching the hockey game on tv… It happened. Cody asked me out on an official date. Ever since it has been history…. Getting rid of my evil ex for good and falling for my own personal Prince Charming.
In these short 8 months of dating, I have learned so much about a good relationship and being HAPPY for once… Not always doing what your partner at the time tells you to do. You are a team, work together through things. I know what it finally feels like to have a guy that treats you right, not one that sees you just as their girlfriend… But a princess. (FYI, he says goodnight to me as his princess every night )
Cody has put my world for a tailspin, but most importantly showed me the light when I was in my darkest of places and has made me the happiest girl in the world as I have gotten to know him.
We always want those moments in movies, those dramatic ‘I love you’ scenes or the romantic getaway… I’ve got all those wrapped in one package it seems. Finally being in a happy relationship feels good and I hope in my sake it continues…. I’m in my own little fairy tale and I want this to be a happily ever after. :)
1999 - Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus in ‘Shake, Rattle ‘N’ Roll’.