No Surprise

Several weeks ago, I had a brilliant idea to have our friend Brian brew up a special beer in honor of Luisa's birthday. We talked about beers she liked, beers that are good at this time of year and conspired to create a unique gift. Beer takes several weeks to brew so I was extrememly proud of my proactive birthday thinking and couldn't wait to see the look on her face when her personalized beer was delivered to her. A few days passed and Brian sent me a message telling me that he'd bought all the ingredients and was going to start brewing. The very next day, I was at Target scrolling threw twitter as I walked the aisles and I saw this:

For those who don't know, geekydyke is Luisa's twitter name. I read the tweet, gasped and yelled, "NO!" People at Target stared. I frantically sent Esther a message like, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING?! THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A SURPRISE!" Then, shortly after that, Luisa sent Esther a message saying something like, "Um...I'm guessing that was supposed to be a surprise?" Only a few seconds passed before my phone rang and Esther was verbally tripping over herself to apologize. In the days of old, birthday surprises were spoiled by a loose-lipped friend or relative over dinner and drinks. Today, any number of people can blow it with a virtual blurt. See how much more efficient social media makes everything!

Today is Luisa's birthday and I sent her to pick up her birthday beer. Later, I hope we'll crack a couple open in her honor. Happy Birthday Luisa! I love ya!