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[Apr. 14th, 2008|10:02 am]
Whole lotta labia.
Things I learned from the birthday girl:

  • Before you do something think to yourself "If this goes wrong, will it kill me?" And if the answer is "yes" then don't do it.

  • There is no shame in leaving early if you're not having fun.

  • Rule number 1: Always bring a book.

  • Rule number 2: Actually, bring two.

  • What Would Otters Do? They'd play all day, eat dessert first, and bite mean people on the ankle.

  • The only thing better than a plan is a list. The only thing better than a list is a list with sub lists and little ticky boxes.

  • You are your child's parent, not their friend. If you parent right, you end up being a friend anyway. Good parenting is a Grow Your Own Friend program.

  • There are few problems in life that can't be solved through the proper application of cider, journals, travel, or graph paper.

It feels as though someone is sitting on my chest as I write this, but I'm smiling anyway thinking of the salsa we'd have and the egg custard pie I'd make you and the talks we'd have about where we're going to travel this year. I love that when you turned 40 we were touching down in Venice and I passed you a note that said "Happy Birthday" and you reached forward from your window seat behind me and you squeezed my hand and I thought I'd never known anyone like you.

Happy Birthday, wilfulcait.

[User Picture]From: maitheas
2008-04-14 02:27 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: make_your_move
2008-04-14 02:47 pm (UTC)
I love you so much.
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[User Picture]From: ravenscathedral
2008-04-14 02:49 pm (UTC)
and this, this is why I love you.
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From: starfishchick
2008-04-14 02:49 pm (UTC)
What Would Otters Do? They'd play all day, eat dessert first, and bite mean people on the ankle.

Thanks for this list, Melly. And thanks to wilfulcait, for everything.
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[User Picture]From: wizardglick
2008-04-14 03:04 pm (UTC)
I don't know what to say....

I'm going to tag this post as "memories"
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[User Picture]From: ipso__facto
2008-04-14 03:22 pm (UTC)
Ilu. I'm glad you wrote this. And if you want to do lunch this week let me know. I can give you big hugs.
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[User Picture]From: traveller
2008-04-14 03:23 pm (UTC)
may we all be so blessed as to find one to inspire us so.

I love you, Mellies.
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[User Picture]From: kiltsandlollies
2008-04-14 03:35 pm (UTC)
oh, Melly. ♥ for both of you.
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[User Picture]From: cchan8
2008-04-14 03:41 pm (UTC)
This is a touching tribute and indeed you were both so lucky to have such a friendship.
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[User Picture]From: minervacat
2008-04-14 06:44 pm (UTC)
i love you, mellies.
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[User Picture]From: the0neru
2008-04-14 10:27 pm (UTC)
<3. what a fantastic way to honor today.
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[User Picture]From: slightlytricky
2008-04-15 12:59 am (UTC)
You should write a book about her. Call it, "Five things make a life"

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[User Picture]From: mamatata
2008-04-15 11:57 am (UTC)
also missing her
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From: clayra
2008-04-25 08:41 pm (UTC)
I don't even know you, but I drop in here when I'm missing Rise on the off chance that you'll mention her. Thanks.
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