Today I would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to my best friend, Christopher De Voss. What makes our relationship unique is that we “met” on WordPress about seven months ago and immediately clicked (pun not intended, but appreciated while proofreading). One might say our silly senses of humor had something to do with it.
Chris doesn’t know how grateful I was for his posts back in May when I lost Dane and needed a laugh. He took the edge off of a rough couple of months. We got closer after that and now the man makes me guffaw every day. Sometimes during our conversations, my laughter actually echoes throughout my house and my abs ache. He gives me a good workout!
He is a great, fun, thoughtful man and he deserves a party. I can’t throw him a party (900 miles will do that), but I did make him a birthday celebration (everything in the picture except the table and plate)*. Obviously, I had to eat the whole cake by myself except for this piece (and then I ate it anyway). Gosh, how unfortunate.
Oh, and I got him this:
If I could actually present these things to him in person today, I would wear this Chewbacca costume:
Anyway, as my last birthday surprise, I wanted my whole lab to sing “Happy Birthday” to him, but it turns out that scientists are awkward and quite camera-shy*, so this is all you get, buddy*. I’m sorry…and I’m sorry I ate your cake and made your wish for you. However, the wine is still here, perhaps we can drink that together someday*.
Anyway, here is the video I chose instead:
*I hate crafts, but I spent Saturday night learning to bake a cake, make balloon animals, make homemade candles and draw R2-D2. ::curtsies::
*Unable to do anything that doesn’t involve sciencey things, really.
*I know you hate when I call you “buddy” and that every time I say it, Pauly Shore gets his wings.
*Sorry…finished the wine.