My Beautiful Beast

Some of my friends are very absorbed in their work and families.  Not that I blame them, but I don’t hear from them often.  As I scanned my emails this morning, one was particularly unusual.  I clicked on it.

“Hello my beautiful pastie!” it said.

Pastie?  As in a nipple cover for the sweater kittens?  I didn’t think that was what she meant. Mine are more like niblets than hooters.

I squinted and tried again.

“Hello my beautiful BEASTIE!”

Beastie?  I thought we were on speaking terms.  We had such a good time at Champagne-a-looza last summer.  And I drove her home, in her car (so she would have it in the morning), past the cops as she sang with her bare feet up on the dashboard.

I patted around the top of my desk looking for the new reading glasses I purchased.

“Hello my beautiful Bestie.  Happy Birthday,” it read.

Bestie – as in Best Friend.

Oh yes, thank you.  It is so great getting old together.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. April
    Oct 24, 2012 @ 15:24:54

    HAPPY Birthday Cousin! Hope it was a good day!

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  2. April
    Oct 24, 2012 @ 15:27:41

    Oh maybe I should say HAPPY BIRTHDAY COUSIN, because clearly your eyesite is going.

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  3. Beej
    Oct 25, 2012 @ 17:36:36

    Happy birthday, my dear daughter. I hope your eyesight improves going forward. Such a lovely cake….very rich.

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  4. LmbK
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 00:20:54

    As I recall – before memory fails us as well – her eyesight was ‘going’ since she was in about 3rd grade?!!? So it’s not so much age as “She’ll look smarter with glasses”. Anyhoo, HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY CHEERS to you and your BEASTLY BOYS as well! Kanpai!

    Reply

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