When I started writing this blog in 2006, my office mate - our IT guy, completely made fun of me. First he thought it was rediculous that I even was interested in embroidery and secondly, that I would tell anyone about it, let alone the whole world via the internet. There was some comment made about Satan having sex on a tea towel.
He was joking, but he was a little bit serious as well. So to pass the joke right back, I embroidered Satan on a tea towel and gave it to him for his birthday. 2007 rolled around and he got a sugar skull. By 2008 he was much more encouraging and interested in my creative endeavors, and since our politics run the same, I made the VOTE tea towel that I posted on election day. Last year, I highlighted one of his favorite movies, Vertigo.
And now it is his birthday yet again, and although he is no longer my office mate, I do miss him and our politically fueled coversations, our discussions of music, current events, technology and SNL digital shorts. And after last Saturday's Rally to Restore Sanity, I was inspired.
Plus I know he's a Cat Stevens fan.