Apr 232008

The package sat in the foyer all evening one night last week, because I thought it was the replacement batteries for our iPods, and I wasn’t in the mood for close work.  But instead, it was a surprise.  Look what my cool friend Amy did for my birthday:

Isn’t that nifty?  It is, of course, occupying premium shelf space in my cave.  Sheesh, I Amazoned her for her birthday.  Need to do better.

I miss Amy.  She hired me into my first “real job” 14 years ago, and we were fast friends.  I used to call her the Queen of Smooth, because she’d bludgeon someone in a meeting and be walking away with everything she wanted, plus a couple of additional things she thought of during the melee, before her opponent even realized he’d been hit.

I love powerful women.

Yeah.  So.

I saw her fairly regularly until several years ago, when a mad scientist kidnapped her to a faraway land.

(OK, he’s an astronomer, and they got married and moved to Baltimore.  But still.)

Too long since I’ve seen her.  Need to see about getting together soon.

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  3 Responses to “Happy Birthday from Amy”

  1. That’s a riot. It took me a second to get the joke, but I’m on it now.

    I love celebrating my birthday over the course of days (or weeks, even, if I can get away with it). This one seems like a good one for you, huh?

  2. I can never hear or see the name “Baltimore” without that Randy Newman song coming into my brain.

  3. Hey Bo — I’m glad you like it. It’s a ‘payback’ (i.e. thanks) for the wonderful press release you wrote for me on my birthday in 1997 — the mayor of Huntsville and Madison were cc: on it and as I recall the surviving members of Led Zeppelin played at the free concert held in my honor.
    Needless to say, it was an ‘event’ — This ode to my birthday still hangs on my wall in my sewing room, where I ‘dabble’ whenever I get the chance. It’s on paper, otherwise I’d be wearing it. It reminds me on a daily basis that there is NOTHING in life as wonderful as true friends like Bo, who will always hold a huge place in my heart despite the distance. Now I have to think of something for Bo’s 40th birthday, if in fact, he EVER turns 40!
    Happy Birthday, Bo!
    love ya and when are you and yours getting out here for a visit? Amy

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