To all who participated in the video compilation,
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I got plenty of attention over my birthday weekend, so I'm not trying to keep hogging the bday spotlight, but I wanted to step out one more time in order to thank you all for your wonderful contributions to the video that Erika made!
I may not say this enough, but my friends are probably the most important thing in my life. To me, life is pointless without you. The most memorable and fun experiences I have occur while I'm laughing uncontrollably with any one of you, or working on something creative together that we just know is going to be great, or sharing the stage somewhere we only imagined we'd be.
As I watched the video, this is all I could think about: You are all incredibly talented, smart, kind, beautiful, and awesome people, and you each enrich my life in your own special way. I hope that I can provide even a small percentage back to you, what you give to me.
I had to pat myself on the back for surrounding myself with so many amazing humans (and animals too!). I am filthy rich with great friends! Nothing will make me forget that, and I thank you all for being who you are! Each of you make the world a better place just by being in it!
I'm excited to enter my 30's knowing what I've learned about life from the experiences I've shared with you all!
To my lovely girlfriend, Erika.
I can't thank you enough for everything, I love you more than anything, and my whole life revolves around making sure that you're happy. I'm so sorry I can't be there for your birthday, I hope it's a good one in spite of my absence, and additionally, it crushes me that I can't help you decorate our little tree and listen to christmas music in our home while you make amazing deserts for us, or spend Thanksgiving keeping you company while you make the most delicious non-bird-related dinner ever. I love you and miss you, and the dog. Please take Lula to chase the cats out back for me, it's the key to her little heart.
I will be home soon and I expect to see plenty of all of you next year!