CONFRONT: Kate was wondering if any of you ever had braces?
JOSH: Yeah Dude. I had braces, a retainer and a head gear.
MATT: (Laughing) You had head gear?
JOSH: Yeah I did! It didn’t go over my whole head, it went around my cheeks and around the back of my head and I had to wear that shit to school for 2 YEARS!
MIKE: My brother had to do that, I felt so bad for him.
JOSH: For the first day, I thought it was cool because I was like a Cyborg. But then when I got to school I was like Oh wait! I’m a horribly, horribly disfigured boy!
CONFRONT: What’s the one word you love the most?
MIKE: One word…
JOSH: That’s going to be tough for this guy. (speaking of Mike)
IAN: SHIT! I’m going to pick shit!
MIKE: One word I love the most?
MIKE: No… well maybe a name… but no it’s not good enough
JOSH: You know what? I’m going to say FUCK! It’s the most useful word.
MIKE: I like “garfinkle”. I like that word, it makes me happy.
I’ve always ever thought of Lover Dearest as a song about heroin and nothing else and since I’ve never been a drug addict I really couldn’t relate to it. But today I realized that Lover Dearest is about more than just Josh’s struggle with heroin. It’s about what every person with any type of relative addiction (such as cutting, an eating disorder, depression, etc.) feels when they are faced with recovery.
Think about it.
“Don’t you leave me.
Well I’m not sick of you yet,
Is that as good as it gets?
I’ll just try to hide it, or I could slip into you,
It’s so easy to come back into you.
It hurts me to say that it hurts me to stay
And it might be alright if you go
It hurts me to say that I want you to stay
But it might be alright if you go.”