I have known Jason Fleigel for almost 20 years now. He started as a part-time telemarketer for me at Lerner Newspapers. While he wasn't a very good (or motivated) telemarketer, he turned out to be a great friend. Part brother, part friend, part cohort, Jason has been an important part of my life.
Last year, he married Heather and I have never seen him happier or more at peace. It is almost unsettling, but he does deserve all the happiness he can get. He is a great guy and they are an excellent couple.
One of my proudest days was when I was one of Jason's groomsmen. I know he has several good friends and to be selected to be there with him on his most special day meant a lot to me.
Today I wish a great birthday to my bud Jason. I am sure he will be celebrating with his beloved bride, ensconced in their happiness. That is the best birthday I could imagine for him (unless the Hawks popped in for a visit).
Happy birthday Jason! To quote the immortal Ric Flair, "Woooooooooooooooooooooo!"
Jason Fleigel and me in June 2013.