I met Olivia on the first day of graduate school in 2013. We had both gotten to orientation super early, sat in the second row (not the first! that would be too anxiety provoking!), and took avid notes while Prof. Anis Bawarshi explained all things composition. When it was time for the ice breaker, they asked us to find someone and tell them our favorite pump up jam. Mine, unsurprisingly, was old white man music (Bruce Springsteen's "Waiting on a Sunny Day") and Olivia's was a song from a super cool band called Sleater-Kinney, to which I responded "I've never heard of them" (sorry, liv, I still can't remember the song name, haha). In other words, it's miraculous that she gave me a shot at being her best friend. Anyway, we both brought our lunch like the nerds we are, so we chatted on the first day, became best nerd friends, and then dragged/cheered/supported each other through our MA/PhD program. If we ever graduate, it's because of each other. Olivia is the most generous, supportive, and thoughtful friend, and I am so beyond blessed to have her in my life. Not only does Olivia make my music and art and general popular culture insight better, but she also makes my world brighter.