Today is my BFF Jonathan’s 32nd birthday and it’s imperative I write my well wishes for his special day—especially as he is running for his first office! I’ve often previously written about how Yonny and I became friends when I started working for Baylor Athletics as a student worker in 2016. One of the days before school started prior to my sophomore year, all of the Communications student workers had to meet at McLane Stadium for an introduction meeting, stadium tour, and “photoshoot” for the Media Guide. Somehow my dumbass didn’t receive the email from my former boss Heath (the best person in the world) telling us where to meet and what to wear, so I showed up at the Athletics offices in a dress (not the pants I was supposed to wear). Of course I didn’t have a car at the time either, so once my other boss realized I was in the wrong place, he made Yon drive me to McLane. A fun fact is that Yonny hates everyone, especially student workers, so he despised me immediately for making him leave his office where he often hibernated like a raccoon (not the right animal I know). Every time I think about that scenario now I crack up because he must’ve been so angry and I was terrified of everyone and everything at the time and there was just zero probability of us becoming friends after that. Thankfully Yonny enjoyed scaring me and capitalizing off of my anxieties and I made him speak to me more by bothering him in his office every single day after school. Lo also helped as the three of us quickly became extremely close and we were texting and snapchatting almost every day. Now of course there are too many hilarious and unforgettable memories to share for Yonny’s 32nd birthday (we spent his first birthday as best friends together at our favorite Fossil Rim) like being groomsmen in his wedding to the delightful Urn, cry laughing at every softball and soccer game we worked together, taking four-five hour lunches at Chili’s or the Compound, driving forever away to get the best donuts ever, he and Lo taking care of me when I had mono during my ultra depression year, my most recent Waco visit in March last year where we shared many a meal together, and when Urn and Jonathan had their first bebe ever in the form of Jameson aka Yam. Yonny should receive all of the best gifts, wishes, and a re-election to his MCC Board seat for this 32nd because even though we had the worst ever first impression interaction, we are now BFFs forever (barf) until we decide we hate each other!