It's with an extremely heavy heart and blurry eyes that I have to report that we have lost one of our own here. Kris85, as most of you knew her, or Dara, to those close to her, has passed away suddenly, at the all too young age of 36. I can't believe I have to even write this, but I wanted to say a few things about her.
Dara was my best friend. It feels weird saying that, about a person I never got to meet in person, a person I met over a wacky website like this (which remains my most guarded secret to those I do know in person), someone who I interacted with only through text and a handful of phone calls. I have my inner circle of buddies, and those guys are "best friends" too, but I would without hesitation put Dara in that echelon of friendship.
She came out of nowhere, she just messaged me one day a few years ago saying she thought my posts were funny. We got to talking, and we just never stopped. She told me all about Western Canada where she was from, and I told her all about my hometown of Boston. We quickly found out that we were two peas in a pod, I swear we were practically the same person. We even have the same birthday, just one year apart. And we were both all about the party life. My recent emojis always included 🍻🍹💃🎉🎊 because of our texts.
I'm in so much pain over this, but the one comfort I can find is that I know she was happy. Her life was going really well. She had divorced a couple years earlier, and to say she was doing well on the open market would be a major understatement. Let's not mince words, she loved to fuck, haha. I'll always remember the weekend morning texts with hilarious messages like "welp...just woke up next to a 19 year old." Chick just always did it big, she was such a badass. Snapchat brought our friendship to another level, as I could see pics of her partying-in-progress, haha. She was also going to school, and was performing very well, and she was excited to embark on a new career path. And she was second to none as a mother. She leaves behind three children: a 9 year old son, and two daughters, 7 and 4. She loved her children so much. That's another thing I loved on Snapchat, her pics of her kids, often with the girls in sassy poses. My heart is absolutely shattered for them, but I know they will be in good hands with their father, aunt, uncle, and grandmother.
As for GAG...well...she's tell you herself that she was kind of a bitch on here, and I thought that was hilarious. She was such a great person, but we both roll our eyes at a lot of the tomfoolery that occurs here, and she never pulled punches in dressing them down, whereas I generally hold my tongue and sent her screenshots or links to stuff and we'd laugh privately. To those of you who gave her shit for sleeping around, I promise you she'd still tell you to fuck off🖕 If you were a creepy/thirsty guy, a catfish, or someone fishing for compliments, she would likely roast you. But there were a select few of you that she really liked. I'll tag you guys, but forgive me if I miss anyone, I'm a mess right now.
Again, sorry if I missed anyone, but you know who you are.
I could go on all night talking about her. She was beautiful, she was smart, she was cool, she was funny, and she was Canadian as FUCK. I'm getting a little overwhelmed here, I'm still in disbelief that I'm writing this, I'm sick to my stomach, so I'll wrap up and just say: Dara, I love you so much, I'm going to miss you terribly, and I feel so blessed to have had this friendship with you, I will never forget you as long as I live. My only regret is that we never got into "shenanigans" together in person. I always imagined us finally meeting at an airport somewhere, engaging in a huge bear hug, and then going on an epic bender and leaving some poor unsuspecting city in ruins. Like you once said though, "we live so far apart because the world couldn't handle so much awesome in one place." But you know that if we ever meet up in that big bar in the sky, the Paralyzers are on me! Rest in peace, buddy, I love you, and thank you for being such a great friend! Hope we see each other somewhere, someday, and shenanigans will ensue! Until then, "later, skater"👊😘😭