Sunday, February 27, 2011

happy birthday mia!

Mia is the BESTEST FRIEND a girl could have! She has the best sense of humor, spends birthdays @ the oscars, & is always up for dressing as a baker for a party! She was most helpful in my diagnosis as a pleaser with jennifer lopez syndrome (thanks- I have gotten that slightly under control). She knows every creepy little thing about me and I know MOST creepy things about her! Happy Memorials Days!!! For the past 15 years we have shared (daily) each other's triumphs, meals, dramas (like all the times I sent emails to the wrong people), worries, babies (well hers, not mine), lip gloss purchases, funny dilemmas, love triangles (I don't think we've had these, but it sounded funny), matching white boy outfits, craziness, awkward moments (walking like a dog in central park, " you look like you've lost 1,000 pds"), the break your arm/ marc jacobs pant cuff incident, heartbreak, cooking lessons from Jen, excitement, dingo boots and straightening irons - so you know we have to be close!I make sure to consult with her on every decision, making me very codependent! She gives the best level headed advice, even when I don't want to hear it! We tend to talk in code & it's hard for others to fully understand - (Bernstein, Jubilees, "I'll fax you", Squillatti, FBF, punks)Mia is always on my team and to my delight, she consults me before spray tans (so I have the opportunity to stop her) - I would do the same if I ever had one! She is an AMAZING dancer & Nike shorts winner! Mia is famous! - which is always a nice quality in a friend - oh and she has fabulous taste in rugs & is a doting mother!
Mia is supportive of my sewing and looks good in Lee press-on nails and purple eye shadow on halloween! She has the cutest dishes, enjoys Anthropologie, interviewing celebrities and golden retrievers (sounds like a singles ad).
There's a special place in her heart for Dahlia, Gavin, Dwight, sandwiches from Gelsons, taking me to musicals, the laundromat on 3rd street, being frank magazine, Duane Reade, Frank Sinatra, sleeping in castles, Cafe Habana corn on the cob & the boat entree,  Abbott Kinney & Cynthia Nixon's GF! If she says she'll meet you at the gym, she really will!
Together we have perfected the head tilt/ leg in the air/ skinny arm and cheek to cheek pose!
Mia has red hair! - She is often mistaken for Mariah Carey, an old classmate, Jenna Fisher, a squirrel, Chloe Sevigny, an Olson twin, a doctor, Hillary Duff or "someone familiar"!
She has the same birthday as her lovely husband, Gavin!
Mia is always up for laying low, giving make-up to homeless people, strolling cute neighborhoods, a mani/ pedi, thai massages, watching bad tv shows or fish gazing. Mia and I lived here - but then again, so did rock lobster the rat with wings, occasionally the babies or ice cream, hank the perverted madonna & english patient fan, bible beaters, hot dog carts, sweaty gus and JB-K! ahhhh NYC!! Mia has the BEST memory! As mine seems to slip, she can remember that Lake Bell is the one that liked my Shoe Pavillion shoes! She looks cute in flats and is cool if you yell out "Good Night Nancy Reagan!" and knock vigorously on her wall at bedtime! She is the best! Mia is my go to girl, my wing woman, the giver of plus 1's!
I look forward to growing old with you on a cul-de-sac in Portland!!!


mia said...

Just need to go over my favorite lines:

Mia is often mistaken for a squirrel

She looks cute in flats and is cool if you yell out ‘Good Night Nancy Reagan’ and knock vigorously on her wall at bedtime

Mia is always up for laying low and giving makeup to homeless people

Gavin is a stand up guy and a lover of danger

Anonymous said...

Cute post Meg. Happy birthday Mia! And I understand a lot of the references here. But what does the fax one mean? J

sarah said...

I was laughing at "looks like a squirrel" comment too! That's hilarious! Happy Birthday Mia!