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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Hello, hello, darlings! Thanks for stopping by today! Today’s post isn’t a traditional one—instead, it’s a celebration of my dearest friend Eileen from Singing and Reading in the Rain! She’s one of my best friends, and it’s her fourteenth birthday today, and so we are celebrating how utterly fantastic she is. So, today, I’m going to talk a little about how I met her and why I love her so dearly.

Once upon a time, when I first joined twitter, I went around looking for other book bloggers to follow. So, @EileenLi8 comes up as a suggestion when I followed someone else, and her bio was cute (although I don’t remember what it was) so I was like, okay, why not? So I followed her, and then I think there was this period of time where I followed her and that’s it.

Then one day, I replied to one of her tweets, which led to a full conversation, which led to both of us realizing that we were completely crazy and therefore completely perfect friends. We’ve gotten closer and closer, and now we’ve gotten so close that we have like no boundaries. Seriously. When I meet her (hopefully SOON) I will legitimately, actually tackle hug her. And possibly smash a red velvet cake in her face.

Eileen is my Twinny. I call her that because we’re alike in all these crazy, random ways. Like, we both like the same colors of Skittles and only eat certain, specific cough drops. We both love red velvet and wearing socks. There’s a ton more stuff but we’d spend the rest of our lives here listing it all. It’s weird but kind of awesome, because most people are like “OMG ANNABELLE YOU’RE SO WEIRD” and Eileen is just like “I FEEL YOU” and it’s the best thing ever. It’s also fun because every time we discover something else we have in common we have these happy dance moments. Plus, our birthdays are very close, so that’s another awesome thing we have in common.

Plus, she is like super SUPER amazingly generous. She is always giving me books and it makes me feel totally bad because I am actually super lazy about going to the post office (not a surprise to those who know me, probably) but yeah. I don’t even know how she became so nice. She sends me like package after package and she is so excited about it and it’s so cute.

Which brings me to my next point. She’s flipping adorable. She is the most adorable person you will ever ever ever meet. I’m not even kidding, you guys. She is literally, actually so cute it kills me. I mean, it should be illegal to be that cute. Seriously. It isn’t fair. At all. I think she stole all the cuteness. But then she is so cute she can totally get away with it. It’s a catch-22 of epic proportions.

Also, I love her so much. So so so so so much. She will probably say that she loves me more, but she is lying. I totally love her more. So don’t forget it! But I might let her win the argument today, since it is her birthday and all. However, every other day of the year I love her more. Forever.

To wrap this up, Eileen is literally the most adorable person in the universe, and the sweetest, most genuine person ever. I love her tons, and I am so happy to have met her. I am certain that we will always be close friends. (We have to, because she’s already going to be one of my bridesmaids. Not that I am getting married right now, obviously. In the future.) In short, Eileen is amazing, beautiful, incredible, wonderful, and I adore her. I hope this birthday is the happiest one so far and that there are many more to come.

Okay, roses, now I want to ask a little favor. Can y’all go wish Eileen a very happy birthday? Please? Please please please? I will love you forever and ever if you do. I mean, I will love you forever and ever anyway, but still. Come on. Pretty please? With ice cream and red roses on top. Because whipped cream and those maraschino cherries are gross.

Anyway, I am getting off topic. So, I would majorly appreciate it if you could do that for me. You guys are, as always, the best.

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Where does Eileen's birthday bash stop next? I'm totally not telling. You can, however click on this link and find out.



  1. What a fun idea to have this scavenger hunt. I think it's so sweet and awesome. Eileen really is one of the most adorable, sweetest people I know and I hope her day is the best ever!

  2. AWWW Annabelle this is the sweetest thing it's not fair I totally get to love you more because it's my birthday and I get to win at everything on my birthday :D

    Just kidding,but did you know that I was supposed to be born on the 18th but came out ten days early? O_O


    I love you too Annabelle ahhh this is such a sweet post and, speaking of socks, my feet are really cold.

    *leaves to put on socks*


    But seriously, you're are too sweet ahh I LOVE YOU <3333333333

    (We totally have to do a slow-mo run towards each other!)

  3. You are the sweetest ever Anna! I love it!! And you guys are so twinsies. Cutest around! Happy birthday to Eileen!!

  4. Awe, Happy Birthday to Eileen!! :)


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