As some of you may know, I have never had anyone guest post on this blog. I’ve wanted people to post here, but as time went on, the pressure built up as to who the first person should be. The Chosen One.
My best friend/roommate approached me with the idea of writing a guest post for my birthday. When I realized I’d be able to take a day off during NaBlowMe, I wept with joy. This is better than any material gift a person could buy. Turning
Sexy years old 32 years old has never been so great.
Please welcome my best friend Aric, President of the Hooked on Tonic Fan Club, and lead exotic dancer in my dreams. (P.S. He’s single, ladies! Inquire within.)
Hello fans of Jen, one and all! I’m here to celebrate the awesomeness that is Jen and Tonic on her special day. Her birthday! You are all very important to her. She values the closeness and sense of community you each have a part in creating at Sips of Jen and Tonic. I thought it would be worthwhile to give you all a peek into what life is like living under the same roof as this fun-sized, creative tornado.
Please ask any questions that you may have burning in your hearts about Jen in the comments section. My intention for this post is for it to be interactive, and I’ll gladly tell all! It’s hard to expose a woman who exposes herself to strangers regularly, but, you know, I’ll try. My name is Aric by the way. It’s nice to formally make your acquaintance. I’ve heard great things about most of you, and some terrible things about some of you. Rest assured, your secrets are safe with me, and her, and the neighbors.
Speaking of neighbors, it isn’t just strangers on a hike that she flashes: people letting their dog poop outside her window (which she loves, especially in the summer), the landscapers, prospective renters, etc. I’m pretty sure the influx of creepers we’ve had recently is due to her burgeoning reputation. I’ve thought about putting up a sign in my window that reads, “You’re looking for the next window over.”
Jen has an outstanding propensity for many things: shrewd judgment of character, collecting scarves, all things moustache and The Hoff, and much to my amusement, losing small items in the apartment. She doesn’t do it intentionally; I think these things just jump out of her hand after she’s finished with them. Three month old candy wrappers between the couch cushions, her cell phone in the fridge, bobby pins…these are just some of the things she leaves in her wake.
Yes, she’s just as funny in person as she is online, even more so probably. She’s a whirlwind of unfiltered, insightful, and creative jesting. You never really know what’s going to come next. She’s as likely to start twerking as she is to give your question serious consideration, and one of her favorite games is to make a fart sound anytime I bend over or sit down.
All joking aside, Jen is a wonderful, amazing person that I feel lucky to have in my life. She is intelligent, thoughtful, warm, kind, generous, genuine, energetic, adorable, and hilarious. I love her tremendously and I’m proud to call her my best friend. I hope you will all join me in wishing her a fantastic day and another great year.
Happy birthday, bestie!