Excuse me fair readers, this message is intended for only one pair of eyes.
How’s it going. Happy Birthday buddy. I hope the day has treated you to a few laughs and delicious food. I know you were probably hoping that I’d mention your birthday here and that it would be a sweeping tome of romantic imagery expressing elating praise.
Alas, this is not the tone of this piece.
Instead I wish only to articulate cold, hard facts: you are very funny and I appreciate your bravado, generosity and sincerity. While we disagree on open mic etiquette, I enjoy your company and wish that your next quarter century will wield many more rewards than the last. Happy Birthday again.
P.S. Do you want me to bring anything like chips or potato salad to your party?
[Photo by Shawn Robbins]