Okay, okay, I’m late

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I had really wanted to post some happy birthday wishes for my girl, Amy earlier in the day.  Unfortunately, I got stuck trying to remember a really funny text message she sent to me during her graduation ceremony (see photos), convinced that I’d written it down somewhere and by the time I caved and accepted the fact that it wasn’t going to happen, well, I was what some might called screwed for time.  Alas, this isn’t the only way I’ve failed one of my favourite friends on this, her birthday.  Nope, I also managed to assert my disorganization by discovering her packaged birthday present still sitting on the table by my door as I rushed out for the aforementioned obligation that, again, prevented me from doing anything to correct that either.  Maybe if I kiss her ass enough now, tell her how much I love her, she’ll forgive me.

Amy was dropped into my life almost two years ago (minus about nine days, I believe) when we found ourselves sipping wine side by side at a winery just outside of Portland.  I very rarely meet anyone while traveling.  I tend to keep to myself both home and away, but for some reason, some twist of fate, I looked at her, one sample ahead of us in the menu, and said "So, how’s the red?"  And from there a friendship was born.

We kept in touch by email and sometimes the phone and met again when I was in town for a Blazers game the following spring.  Since then, she’s been up to visit me twice and I’ve been back down to visit her two times as well.  We met in the middle once.  In that time, we’ve done a lot of eating and drinking, a bit of shopping, she did some graduating and we’ve talked a lot about politics, social issues, We Are Scientists and Maurice Lucas.  For all the things we have done together and with others, my greatest memories are of the few and far between moments that Amy and I get alone together.  She is sharp and witty and oh so intelligent.  When I stop to think about it, I’m amazed that one single moment, one tiny little question, could bring into my life a friend I am sure I will cherish forever. 

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until
they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. – Anais Nin

Happy birthday, Amy!

Click here to view our very own FaceBook photo album.

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2 Responses to “Okay, okay, I’m late”

  1. Dex Says:

    Thank you. Thank you. No worries on the presents. Just send something to kill this devilish hangover!

  2. flap Says:

    Happy Birthday Amy!!!!!

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