D: A! A, wake up, woman!
A: Huh-what? I’m awake, D.
D: Oh really?
A: Okay, maybe I was taking a bit of a catnap—
D: Whatever, woman – it’s time to get moving. Do you have any idea what today is?
D: . . .
A: Saturday, April 12?
D: We’re going to do this again?
A: Well, yeah. I mean, what would you do without me being obtuse? Or confounding? Or generally a foil to your, um, majesty.
D: This is true.
A: See, I’m fulfilling a very important role for you, D. Have been for a whole year.
D: You did that on purpose.
A: What, steal your thunder and announce that we’ve been blogging for 365 days as of today?
D: Yeah, that.
A: And you’ve put up with that sort of behavior for fifty-two weeks now.
D: Are you quite done?
A: What, with announcing that we’ve been entertaining, infuriating, and talking at one another, celebrating creativity and acting as creative-community cheerleaders for 12 months exactly?
A: Ah-ha! I saw that smile, D. Don’t try to hide it. Come on, you’ve had fun for most of the 8765.81 hours this blog has been alive.
D: You are incorrigible.
A: I’ve learned from the best!
D: Speaking of the best. . .
A: Oh no, I’ll let you announce this one – see, I can be nice.
D: Your graciousness knows no bounds. A and I are incredibly pleased to announce we share an anniversary with one of our very favorite people. Today not only marks a year for The D/A Dialogues, but it also marks the birthday of a one Helena Hann-Basquiat, dilettante extraordinaire!
A&D: Happy Birthday, Helena!
A: Helena, and her delightfully creepy alter-ego Jessica B. Bell, is an incredibly talented author who has been a great friend to me, and to celebrate her day, you should boogie on down to Amazon and pick up one–
D: Or all–
A: Of her books.
D: First, there are the Memoirs of a Dilettante, Vol. One. Her anecdotes are, by turns, hysterical and touching, and well worth the read.
D: Or off, if you’re not A, and scared of everything that goes bump in the night.
A: For once, he’s not wrong!
D: I’m never wrong.
A: Indeed, D. Here’s to another year of laughs, chills and all-around fabulousness.
D: Well said, A
D&A: Happy Birthday, Helena.
A: And happy birthday, blog. Thank you all so much for finding us, and sticking around once you realized we’re a little nuts! Have a great weekend!