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Happy Birthday, Lauren! <3

Reasons I love Lauren, and why you’ll totally love her by the end of this, too!


1. She’s my bestest, best friend…though that’s kind of a no-brainer.


2. We first met our freshmen year of high school through a mutual friend, and it wasn’t long before she found out I’m a belly dancer. Shortly thereafter, she became a belly dancer, too, and she’s one of my very favorite people to dance with.


3. We used to stalk Orlando Bloom together.


4. She’s totally into corsettes and breast daggers, which, frankly, is just a cool combo.


5. She introduced me to BUFFY!


6. “What do you mean I can’t take off my sweater?! It’s HOT!”


7. She’s one of the few people I can call at 2 am for any reason at all, and she won’t hang up on me.


8. She’s still the ONLY person I’ve ever spent more than 6 hours on the phone with.


9. She’s all about female power.


10. She’s been doing the NorCal Ren Faire for the last several years, and it’s always super fun to wander on out there and visit her while she’s in character.


11. She indulges me in my weird fixations…like that one time we drove all over Salinas looking for John Steinbeck’s grave.



12. She’s basically the best ice cream and movie buddy ever.




13. Three words: Lola, Kitty and Panda.


14. The first time I watched, “The Ring,” I couldn’t sleep for two weeks. Then I watched it again with Lauren in her living room, and we laughed the whole way through it.


15. I’ve got her back in a bar fight, and I know she’s got mine.


16. I told her once that if she was afraid, it didn’t matter–she could be afraid and I’d be brave for her. She’s been brave for me more times than I can count.


17. Hef loves her. This is a rare thing, and it clearly means Lauren’s just that special, since half the time, Hef doesn’t even love me anymore.


18. Every time anyone has ever upset me, she’s always the first to offer to kick ass and take names. And, as an added bonus, she’s adorable when she swears. 😉


19. Some years, she gives me multiple birthday and Christmas cards, because she can’t decide which one she likes the most.


20. She’s a total nerd. Ask her about Star Wars. You’ll see.


21. She decided she wanted to watch “The Big Lebowski” with my dad and I so she could see what it was we quoted all the time. And then she quoted it with us. 🙂

22. “Ha! I moon you! Bah, ha, ha, ha, ha!”


23. “Ugh! No more bean burritos before bedtime.”


24. She gives the greatest hugs. Fact.


25. She’s so truthful, honest, caring and loving–seriously, all the saints could take a lesson from her.


Lauren, I’m so glad we’re friends. I love you, love you, love you! Happy 25th!




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  1. Lauren Scheier
    November 9, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Oh My, God! This is so sweet! Thank you so much, Kari! You’re the best friend anyone could ask for and I am so grateful to have you in my life. 😀 ❤ ❤ ❤

  2. November 9, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Lauren is AWESOME! I’m so glad for your friendship, and that she’s now part of my life, too. Happy 25th birthday, Lauren! And darn fine tribute, Kari =). Love, Mom

  3. Wade Dickinson
    November 9, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Ok, #16 made me butst into tears right there in Tanforan Mall while on deliveries; my client looked very worried for me! If there weren’t a million reasons why Lauren and Kari are so great that one would stand on its own.

    Also, when we all watched The Big Lebowski together I thought we should adopt Lauren as our “Other Daughter” for good.

  4. Lauren Scheier
    November 9, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Aww, thank you Wade and Laura! Thank you for always making me feel like part of your family. I would be honored to be considered the “other daughter” in a strong Viking clan such as yours. 😀

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