Thursday, June 21, 2007

Today is my dear dear DEAR friend Lisa's birthday. Boy howdy, am I glad that she's still part of my life after (drumroll please) ......... TWENTY-FOUR YEARS!

WA HA HA - I can't believe we've known each other that long!! How can we be THAT OLD???!! We met when I was a senior at Penn and she was a sophomore, and we were both working at the late-lamented Eden Restaurant in West Philadelphia. I won't go into the many evenings we spent on the deck at Eden. They had a policy that you could have one drink after your shift was over.(Is that a wise policy? Considering we were all drunken college kids and the bartenders were all drunken college kids, I would say no.) But it was a blast, and our friendship was solidified and has survived a hundred different jobs, a thousand different boyfriends, cats, dogs, wonderful and not-so-wonderful roommates, a million phone calls (and that was just trying to track each other down at the airport the last time!), one billion emails, four trillion gallons of beer, and moves to San Francisco, Chicago, Wheeling West Virginia.

I love her strength and humor and kindness and bravery, and even after 24 years, I still can't get over that I have such a cool person for a friend!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, LISA!!!!
XXXOOOOOOO

3 Comments:

Anonymous Eric P. said...

Happy Birthday Lisa!

http://www.birthdaycelebrations.net/songs.htm

6:53 PM  
Blogger CurlyGirl said...

Happy Birthday Lisa!! Everyone should have friends like that!

and, um, that is a LOT of beer. I'm just saying...

9:51 AM  
Blogger Mighty Momogus said...

EPP - not to be anti-German or anything, but "Zum Geburstag Viel Gluck" sounds very, um, unfestive.

CG - I think I actually underestimated the amount of beer.

1:21 PM  

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