Being BFFs in the digital age means—if you are both creative types (or think you are)—that much of your friendship will be public (in that it will be accessible online). This is especially true if you do not live in the same locale as your BFF. And it may also mean that when birthdays come along—as one has now—that they are celebrated in public.
So, yes: happy birthday Samuel!
Much of our best-friendship is accessible online. Not our childhoods, or our summer-camp years, or our amazing dinner parties, but some things. Including:
- the birthday video I made for Samuel last year;
- the hilarious speech Samuel gave at my wedding;
- an assessment of Samuel’s online presence, by yours truly (and his response);
- rules for my friendships with others, by Samuel;
- our greatest hits collection (to date) of funny email subject lines;
- the Facebook prank we pulled on my boss on his birthday;
- AND our friendship has a business card, how weird is that.
Below is another example of our hilarity that I haven’t yet had the chance to post in any kind of relevant way, and I will now be using this post as an excuse to do just that. It is a survey, put together by Samuel, and emailed to me to fill out, after I reminded him to keep me in the loop about his travels (apparently he had gotten a few too many such emails? and this was his reaction?):
With that, I sign off, because I can wish Samuel a happy birthday in no better way than by celebrating his sense of humour in public. He will JUST LOVE that.
(Samuel, please also attend the mail slot at your parents’ home this week, for no particular reason…)
Samuels are what August Fifths were made for.