today is michele’s birthday

shes 24.

i get along pretty well with almost all of my xgirlfriends

but one of the few ive lost touch with is michele, my first california gf.

she taught me the beauty of poetry, she was a journalism major. she was the first environmentalist i ever met.

and she turned me onto the cure and malibu. as if thatd be difficult.

theres no way id be who i am today without her early influence on this very bland boy from illinois.