My best friend and I still talk every week, and he’s still a source of deeply quotable quotes. Last night’s call included meaningful italics and a nihilist’s approach to personal beauty. So a good week, really.

First, the italics:

Me: “Have I told you that I want tattoos? Sean, I want tattoos.”
Him, in the verbal expression of an eye roll: “Oh, great. That’s really great news, Karen.”

Later in the conversation I told him that I was thinking whatever “looks” I had were more due to youth than actual looks and that they were fading along with my youth:

Him: “Well, it’s regrettable that you’re older, but examine the options.”
Me:  “‘Examine the options‘?”
Him: Well, yes. If you weren’t getting older, you’d be dead. That’s the inevitable alternative.”