Happy Birthday to you from me too, Sam.
I’m wishing you a lot of raw meat and onions with salt and pepper on crispy wheat rolls!
You know me, other than Cokie I am no one for lengthy comments, and I can’t talk about my punctuation or my verbs because they are always perfect. 😉
But Cokie said it so well, because of Sam (and Alex of course) the world got a little bit smaller. Friendship doesn’t know boarders.
In my case it wasn’t fanfiction that brought me here, it was Alex and H5-0. But nevertheless it was because of you that I started writing fanfiction in English, I left my ‘German words comfort zone’ and just did it. And you gave me a forum to share my literary outpourings with the world. I will be forever grateful for that (can’t speak on behalf of the world, though).
Meeting you, Cokie, McBear and Captain Lou then in real life has been awesome, although we just ‘knew’ each other from talking per WhatsApp there was no awkwardness, we just clicked. At least I felt that way, hope you both did too. And some time later we met again in your hometown where Captain Lou took a ride on hubby’s bike. I am so looking forward seeing you again soon, and I should warn you (both of you!) that there are no Diamond Head-like excuses allowed when we are climbing on top of the Dom.
Looking forward to tons of WhatsApp messages in between, and to illustrate what I am talking about, you readers out there look at this little story: A few days ago I went to a restaurant with my dog (and hubby) and as I took a look at my phone after taking place at our table it showed 38, thirtyfreakingeight, messages from Cokie and Sam. On the way to the restaurant hubby had to carry my phone because I forgot my purse and had no pockets. He said: ‘it’s vibrating’ every single 38 times.
That’s what I am dealing with, Ladies and Gentlemen.
And I love it.
But nothing ever tops the scream that reached my ears early in the morning some day in summer that was full of Alexpressive power!
So here’s to more next year!
Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Sam! ~leiCa