Friday, September 26, 2008

55 Flash (Non) Fiction Friday #13: I Know Something (most of) You Don't Know

We interrupt your regularly scheduled program for the following special announcement:

This Friday is a special occasion. Special enough that I'm giving my Punjabi heroine the week off (deal with it). Because today, 26th September, a special woman, and incredible human being is celebrating a birthday. If you're a regular to the 55 Flash Fiction world, you're already familiar with her work. If you participate in Wordless Wednesday, Thematic Photographic, Head or Tails, Through The Lens or occasionally Half-Nekkid Thursday you've seen her art.

I have had the privilege of seeing all of this, and having a few online discussions outside the blogosphere as well. And I can honestly say that Smoofus is one of the most fundamentally good people I've ever cyber-met. Besides being the one who introduced me to 55 Flash Fiction Friday, and encouraged me to join in it, she's been a source of encouragement, a friendly ear, and a trusted friend. I hope I've been half the friend to her that she's been to me.

I had to post this a little earlier than usual because our dear Smoofus is going out of town for the weekend in celebration, and I wanted to be sure she got the chance to revel in your adoration before she set off.

So read on, and when you're done go visit Smarmoofus, wish her a safe and wonderful trip... and the happiest birthday ever.

And from me, Smoofus... I give you all I can offer. These 55 are just for you.
With half a country and ahem years between them, he couldn't honestly say he knew her. He could however say that he admired her. Beating the odds, and knocking every pitch life threw her out of the park. He wanted to give her something special. But all he could come up with was fifty-five words.

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smarmoofus said...

Mojo, you know how I love words. And your words were lovely. The loveliest, even. Thank you for such a generous birthday wish. You've reduced me to sniffles and sheepish giggles.

And you have been the friend you hoped you were. Thank you for that, too.


Pam said...

this was a fabulous tribute...smarmy really deserves all the good things in life.

happy birthday, smarmy! gonna go to your blog now and wish you same in case i miss you somehow lol

Melissa Russell said...

smarf you're looking good. I thought you look a year older, what was that age again 25.

Happy 55 and have a great weekend

That was sweet Mojo

G-Man said...

I concur wholeheartedly with you Mojo, Smoofy is indeed quite a talent, and quite a friend!!!
Excellent tribute in 55 words..
Have a Great Week-End

Akelamalu said...

If someone came up with 55 such lovely words about me I'd be thrilled.

Lovely tribute to a lovely lady. :)

Mona said...

Well, those are VERY SPECIAL 55ve words!!!

They are a tribute!

Happy Birthday to Smoofy!May you have wonderful year up ahead & may each year coming year be better than the last one!

Mojo! my 55ve is up too! ;)

Kimmie said...

You are such a wonderful weaver of words. Beautifully written 55 for Smoof's Birthday. :-) I went over and wished her a Very Happy Birthday.

BTW...Mine is January 6th Mojo. I am a "Little Christmas" baby. Just sayin'. I don't think I have given you my birthday info yet. *Winks* So, mark your calendar! You know how much *I* love your beautifully written *stories*. And their must be cake! I love cake! :-)

Mojo said...

@Kimmie: I thought 6 Jan was... Epiphany or something like that... But hey, I'm certainly no expert.

Daryl said...

What a totally Mojo thing to do ... lovely words .. yummy looking cake ..


Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Happy Birthday to Smarfy and excellent use of those 55 words!

Kimmie said...

Hey Sweetie,

FYI: Now you can be an expert.

*Little Christmas*

Also called Women's Christmas,
Women's Little Christmas,
Nollaig na mBan,

Observed by Christians in Ireland, and the Irish diaspora around the world, particularly women.

Type Christian, Irish

Significance: visit of the Three Kings to Jesus, former date of Christmas.

Date January 6

Observances religious services, gift giving, family gatherings, meeting friends.

Related to Christmas, Epiphany.

Mojo said...

Who knew?

Kimmie said...

I think there are many who know about *Little Christmas*. You missed it somehow. Probably the *guy* in you. LOL!


carmilevy said...

"And I can honestly say that Smoofus is one of the most fundamentally good people I've ever cyber-met."

I can easily say precisely the same thing about you. I blog because I want to be surrounded by people who inspire. I'm privileged to have crossed your AND her path.

snowelf said...

Aw Mojo!! I LOVE Smarmy!! She is an absolute doll and a wonderful writer. You have definitely given her a well deserved and awesome b-day post indeed! *<:)

Sending more Birthday Wishes to Smarmy!!