Feliz cumpleaños, Mary-Hall!!!
What do you do when your best friend and co-blogger turns the big THREE – OH? You make them an impromptu birthday card involving your cat, of course. And you post an embarrassing birthday related photo of them that they probably don’t have a clue that you found in a photo album in your mother’s attic last time you were home.
So. First things first. Booger the cat got all excited about Mar-Hall’s birthday (or maybe it was just the little horn thing that i was waving in front of his face) and teamed up with this llama pinata to wish her all the best.
And now, even though it isn’t Foto Friday (but boy……do we have a doozy coming up tomorrow!) I’ve reached back into the vault to show you this photo of Mary-Hall, celebrating a birthday past (perhaps 18? 19? Help me out MH) at La Fiesta Brava, Columbus Mississippi’s finest Mexican establishment (“at La Fiesta Brava, the accent is on the taste, cha cha cha”). I guarantee she was none too happy about the sombrero or the Spanish birthday song (see the guy behind her is clapping!) But she held out like a good sport at least long enough for me to snap this photo. If only I’d known then how valuable it would be later on.
I was lamenting tonight that of all the things we’ve kept (what little pack rats we are, thank goodness!) I have a feeling the “Ode To Mary-Hall” poem I wrote for her 15th birthday has probably long gone the way of file 13. I don’t remember what it said except that it was printed on pink cardstock and framed in a black frame. Yes, framed. But today, I salute you, Mary-Hall…..the friend who:
*helped me establish my first email account (firstname.lastname@example.org…long defunct) and my first website (on geocities.com)
*introduced me to the wonders of cumin, my now-favorite cooking spice
*shares an undying love for the Muppets movies (all of them)
*also lacks the ability to eat a pop-ice without sneezing
*and many many more.
And just like that, the first of the “Two Girls Turning Thirty” has turned thirty.