I just want to send out a big ole Happy Birthday to a wonderful friend and colleague who has done so much for me over the years.
It's tough to come up a definition of what a friend is, but Laura is always there with bells and a healthy cynicism that compliments mine. She's a damn fine cook, all around good girl and mother and makes the best paprikash and dumplings around. She also is generous with her supply of tequila, which comes in very handy on occasion.
I know this will embarrass her greatly, but I don't care.
Happy Birthday, Laura, and may many, many more follow!