I love hearing from friends on my birthday. Especially when they inform me they are drinking in my behalf. Even more especially when they follow up after their night of drinking concludes. And even more more especially specially when they are half way across the world.
Lance, this is classic.
Here’s the timeline:
September 17th, 2012 4:21 PM MDT (12:21 AM on September 18th, 2012 EGYPT Time)
Happy birthday Hydle!
I just put back a shot of shitty Egyptian whisky in honor of you. Cheers!
1 DAY AND 4 HOURS LATER
September 18th, 2012 8:07 PM MDT (4:21 AM on September 19th, 2012 EGYPT Time)
I’M REALLY DRUNK. I’M TYPING SRREAM OF CONCIOUSNESS IWITH NO BACKSPACE. I HOPRE YOU HAD A GREA T BIRTHDAY. I’M REALLY DRUNK. I GOT DROEN HOME BY A REALLY DRUNK M1-A1 MECHANIC ENGINEER GUDE. HYDLE I THINK YOURE A GREAT DUDE. I’M CLOSING MY EYES NOW. PERIOD. I’M SO DRUNK. ANYWAOYS, I THINK YOU’RE GONNA GO GREAT PLACES IF YOU DON’T PARTYT OO MUCH AND YOU KICK ASS ORE THA YOU GET DRUNK. BUT I’M REALLY RDRUNK NOW. SO KIICK ASS NOW. EGYPT IS COOL. I’M GOT REALLY DRUNK WITH AUSTRALIA’S #2 DIPLOMAT AND KICKED HIS ASS AT POOL. ANYWAYS, I THINK YOU’RE GREAT AND ARE GOING TO BE AWESOMENESSSSSSSS AT SOMETHING. I’M DRUNK. OKAY, LANCE. WRITE ME AN ENCOURAGING EMAIL BACK, FUCKER. ALANECE I’M DRUN BUT SOYK SHOULD STILL BE ENCOURAGING MR BLAKKCBOX#2 CAUSE I’M THE GENIOUS BLEACKBOX. K, LOVE YOU-LANCE.
My reply was simple.
Dude … 1000% Awesome.
Can we talk on the phone next time you are in this state of mind!?