Today is my niece Laura's birthday. To celebrate, I will do some birthday magic.
If you take the last two digits of her birth year and subtract that from 100, then add 18, you'll get her age. Magic! That's sort of an inside joke between the birthday girl and me, but if you follow Facebook, you'll often see the insipid meme which spawned this joke.
Laura is awesome. She's strong, opinionated, sarcastic and funny. I love her dearly, even if she didn't update my iPod whenever I ask, even if she didn't laugh and join in on my Julia Child insanity, even though she is not a fan of clowns (or at least my clown character Kazmir).
She'll probably be celebrating with some close ones and her favorite pooch Marley. I'm celebrating her here though.
Happy birthday Laura! I hope your day is as great as you. I love you!
Laura Fitzpatrick and Delaney Jane Parker in Tinley Park, IL-April 2018.