I'd have thought it would be really, really hard for this year's birthday to even come close to last year's. But today, I was sitting in my office hours1 in Dan's office when a guy walked in. He looked a little old to be one of my students. He said, "Hi! I'm looking for..." and glanced at a sheet of paper. I waited for him to say "Dan Friedman". He said, "...Lindsey. Would that be you?"
When I said yes, he handed me a vase of beautiful purple irises and yellow daffodils.
The card said:
Lindsey! I love you so much. Hope you're having a fantastic birthday. Can't wait to see you! It's going to be all kinds of awesome. *smooch!*
I have the best boyfriend in the whole world.
- Did you know I have office hours? I have office hours! Mondays, 1:00 to 2:15. You should come by. You know -- with questions.