**The video above is just a small sampling of how ridiculous I look when I am in the throes of total joy, along with a considerable amount of images of Bridget and I together (both traveling and not). Prepare to marvel. ****Times have been super tough for all of us in the last few years. Things seem to be turning around for a lot of us. But, in the spirit of not constantly waiting for the other shoe to drop, I'd like to seize the moment and take a trip with my friend. I have been invited to join one of my very best friends on her work trip to Japan in May. Many of you know Bridget...the most awesomest person on the planet. Trashcan kicker, bar patron tripper, tiny little troublemaker, and phenomenal human being who took me into her home out of the kindess of her heart at one point. To reward all of these awesome qualities, I'd like to reward her with my presence. SIKE. I realize this may sound like a hollow campaign but for me, after the last few years, there would be no greater reward than getting to do this. Bridget and I have known, and traveled with eachother, for more than ten years. The level of laughter and joy we find together, at EVERY moment or trip we are together, is beyond description. We also have an unhealthy obsession with Lost in Translation, and it seems most urgent to me to not miss out on being together in Japan. Laugh if you will. You should. It's completely ridiculous. If that aint enough....just imagine all the amazing chili I've made for you, drinks, stellar advice, tear-catching, referrals or most importantly HILARIOUS WIT I have given you!!!!! It's also my birthday April 29th. Thanks. I love you.