Happy birthday to the Person Who
-helped me with a darn good History Day project in 8th grade, only to decide after I (and the other girl in the group) left, that the title would really look better if it were glued, not stapled, onto a red background, so she re-did a big part of the display board on her own because she's THAT. COOL.
-Snorts uncontrollably when she laughs really hard.
-Learned to drive on a car with no vowels, a Honda C V C, that used to provide complimentary (and spontaneous) mulching services.
-Agreed to skip out of school lunch to go to McDonald's senior year, under the condition that if her mom was working the drive-thru, she would have to hide under a coat.
-Is so courageous that she not only faces her inner demons, but kicks their @sses Buffy-style.
-Makes friends wherever she goes.
-Loves dark-chocolate-covered strawberries.
-Has endless admiration for her younger sister, endless patience for her youngest one, and endless love for them both.
-Strongly believes that birthdays not only remain important as we get older, but that the "presents/cake-and-ice-cream/blowing out candles/making wishes" part is absolutely essential.
Happy Birthday, Mel!