Having only gotten to know Alexys in the last month or so, two things are clear.
1) She doesn't tell people it's her birthday until mere hours before.
2) She is awesome.
It's really true. As well as being overburdened with empathy and calming tones, she's also one of the smartest people I know; insights seemingly way beyond her years. She's intellectual, erudite, creative, and completely messed up in the best possible way. She is, in short, my kinda gal. Those who've spoken to her in the Make-Up thread can attest to her skills as an artist, and her unending patience with answering pleas on everything from lip tar to exfoliant. Without her in our lives, we would be condemned to walking around shellshocked and paint-splattered, unable to tell a Sephora from a Wallmart.
In a world without Alexys, this is our future:
I think we can all agree that is no future worth living.
So join me in celebrating Alexys' Sweet 16, with many more to come. Happy Birthday Alexys!