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Most memorable times


Not too much of a funny story, just the best conversations I'de ever had with Ian. I can distinctly remember these few times that seemed to pass by so quickly. I'de be sitting just where I am right now, the phone would ring, it would be Ian. "Wanna go for a drive?" was the question that was always asked. Of course I could never turn it down. If I had something that was bothering me, some funny story, or just needed someone to talk to, it was Ian I turned to on those nights around 10:30pm. I'de pick him up and we'd end up driving for a good hour, not realizing that so much time had passed and we'd have to go to school in the morning. WE'd talk about whatever was on our minds (school, boys, girls, whatever..) Those are the times I'll always cherish and I wish that he was still here to talk to. I know we'll all be together soon, and I know he's watching out for all of us. I love you Ian.


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Meeting Ian


The first time I met Ian was when I was six. I was over at Tyler Cahill's house at the Ball Housing. Me and Tyler were out in the playground playyng and frolicking. Ian was there but I dodnt really know him. I really had to pee so I went to the bush line and started to pee, Ian ran over and tackled me midstream. He made me pee all over myself and coincidentally him too. From then on I remembered him as the big kid I peed on. About a week before the accident I was riding in his car and told him the story. His response was, " Really, thats awesome!" He said it with one of those Ian contemplative smile/Smirks that I will never forget.


a little something...


Someone sent me this a little while ago and I thought that it was something we all should read...also because I know that when I first started becoming good friends with Ian, I knew that he was meant to be in my life for some reason, and that I, as well, was in his life for a reason, and I am so thankful that I knew Ian, and that I love, I'm sure, all of you are as well.... ~Sometimes people come intoyour life and you know right away that they were meant to be there, to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson, or to help you figure out who you are or who you want to become. You never know who these people may be-a roomate,a neighbor, a professor, a friend, a lover, or een a comlete stranger-but when you lock eyes with them, you know at that very moment they will affect your life in some pofound way. Sometimes things happen to you that may seem hrible, painful, and unfair at first, but in reflection, you find that without overcoming those obstacles you would have never realized your potential, strength, willpower, or heart. illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness, ad sheer stupidity all occur o test the limits of your soul. Withoutthese malltests, whatever they may be, life would be like a smoothly paved straight flat road to nowhere. It would be safe and comfortable, but dull and utterly pointless. The people you meet who affect yur life, and the success and downfalls you experience, help to create who you re and who you become. Even the bad experiences can be learned from. in fact, they are sometimes the most important ones. If someone loves you, give love back to them in whatever way you can, not only because they love you, but because in a way they are teaching you to love and how to open your heart and eyes to things. If someone hurts you, betrays you, or breaks your heart, fogive them, or they have helped you to learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to whom you open your heart. Make every day count. Appreciate every moment and take from those moment everything that you possibly can for you may never be able to experience it again. Talk to peope that you have never talked to before, and listen to what they have to say. Let yourself fall in love, break free, and set your sights high. Hold your head up because you have every right to. Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself, for if you don't believe in yourself, it will be hard for others to believe in you. You can make anything you wish of your life. Create your own life and then go out and live it with absolutely no regrets. And if you love someone tell them, for you never know what tomorrow may have in store. Learn a lesson each day that you live.~


Back in the day


This isn't an outrageously funny story or anything, but it's a story that Ian and I used to recall a lot. When we were in elementary school we had the same babysitter for a little while. I was such a lucky girl to share a babysitter with The Ian Kortbek. This one time, around Christmas, Ian and I decided to burn the little Porky Pig Santa Claus in my mom's display. We laughed about it for years after, and I guess it might not seem like much but it's something I can remember that we did. I have such a bad memory and I know that there is so much more I can say, and I will say it when it comes back to me. Love you Ian, miss you everyday!


The Rules to a Party


Ian and I loved to party! Most people will agree with me when i do say Ian was one of the center pieces at most of our social gatherings and to me alot of the time the social atmospher hingde on his attitude. Ian and I secertly loved for some reason all those dumb teen movies that were made fun of "Not another Teen Movie" and idolized for some reason the big party at the end of each movie. After watching countless hours of "You Drive Me Crazy", "American Pie" 1-2,and "Whatever it Takes" we came up with a list of rules for a good party: 1. The very first rule we had to state was from a classic movie "Dazed and Confused" (the party at the watch tower). The party had to be spontanious, not a planned thing or there would be too much pressure on the party itself. 2. We seldomly agreed that their had to be lots of hmmm... fruit punch ... 3. There had to be a respectable amount of pregaming so that there is a relaxed attitude right form the start. 4. Ian figured that considering we lived on block island and there are limited numbers to make it feel like there was alot of people at a party they must be held in small places. This way there will always feel like alot of people. (e.g. Tracy's Barn) 5. We found that every great teen movie had back ground music to each setting. We came to the conclusion that we must have music. Thus, with Ian's DJ skills and my lack of Karokee skills we had some great music to accompany our night festivities. 6. With our great beach settings (Ballards) and our cold winters (Boyscout camp) a fire was always needed. 7. If anyones there are some long cold winters on the block, and this ussually equates to alot of sauge fests. So when summer comes (Ian's favorite time may I add) there must be at least an equal number of females. 8. Although, we didn't like this rule it had to be said. Every good party has some drama. We figured that it had to be included or there would nothing really big to talk about the next day. 9. If you notice next time u watch a teen movie a good lot of the time the kids are standing. We noticed this and we found it is true, when people stand they are more excited and more likely to have fun and not be think it is a lame party sitting around. Now, you all may think this was stupid and I agree it is. But this is the kind of stupid stuff we stressed over and for some idotic reason we lived by this rules (for the most part).


God Bless You


i was thinking about some times ian made me laugh. it brought be back to the beginning of last summer. ian went through this "god bless you" stage..which he said to everyone.i think it was jsut ian marykate and i. ian was skating and this old lady yelled at him to stop. and ian played it well and stopped. after she left of course he got back up and did waht he loved to do. bout 10 min later she came back. and flipped out on him. haha he said he was sorry..and as she walked away he yelled "god bless you". haha it was soo funny the way he just acted so calm about it i try and say it to as many ppl as i can.jsut cuz it reminds me of ian and its a sweet thing to say.god bless you ian.luv n miss you.


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