Emotional Algebra

Category: i invented the friend zone

Anaïs. 20. Southern California: born and bred. Music aficionado, shameless admirer of the human physique, and overall people watcher.

I watch that stupid MTV show about teenaged werewolves and friends.
And you tear me down in the best way
  • Me: Sometimes I don't know if I can stay friends with you...
  • Him: Please don't ever let me go...
  • Me: Do you know how selfish that sounds?
  • Him: I don't care. I like you.
  • Me: *I wish I could tell you how much I wish that was enough*


you are a push and pull away; a pocketful of things I wish I could say.

That moment when you hear a song that narrates everything you are feeling at the moment.

I was always in a way just a long shot;
I was never in the clear of that.
I am lucky just to be a potential,
but I will always make a mess of that.

It has come to my attention…

that I don’t know how to be a girl. I just don’t know how to flirt…
…or be mysterious…
…or play with my hair (too short)…
…or sexily bite my lip…
…or flutter my eyelashes…
…or giggle.

Being in the friend zone is roughly the equivalent of a guy going to a job interview and being told, “You have a great resume, you have all the qualifications we are looking for, but we’re not going to hire you. We will, however, use your resume as the basis for comparison for all other applicants. But, we’re going to hire somebody who is far less qualified and is probably an alcoholic. And if he doesn’t work out, we’ll hire someone else, but still not you. In fact, we will never hire you. But we will call you from time to time to complain about the person we hired.”

— Story of my life.
  • Track Name: If it Kills Me (From the Casa Nova Sessions)
  • Artist: Jason Mraz
  • Album: We Sing - EP

"I’m just tired of being in the friend zone. I mean, Molly Ringwald always gets the guy at the end. Watts got Keith in Some Kind of Wonderful. It’s these fucking movies. My life is neither a quirky coming-of-age romantic comedy nor a John Hughes movie. I’m tired of waiting for my happy ending."

I doubt I will ever send that letter.