Tuesday, June 16, 2009


I consider MSKS the master at creating the A-Z list for other people's birthdays. In fact, I probably shouldn't even attempt to create one for HER birthday, since my creative juices don't flow quite as nicely as hers.
Still, June 16 is a special day. My oldest friend, Mary Straton (better known as "MSKS"), was born this day 28 years ago. I've been friends with MSKS longer than any other friend (26 years to be exact), and although our differences quite possibly outweigh our similarities, we're still the best of friends. Life without MSKS would be such a bore.
So, MSKS, even though my list won't be nearly as good as the list you created for me a few months ago, please know that I'm giving it my best shot! :) Mary Straton Karatassos Smith
Anthropologie. She loves it.
Beatles fan.
Creative. She can make, draw, bake, or paint anything.
Etsy. A favorite website of hers.
Fashion expert. I want her wardrobe, and I would like for her to dress me, fix my hair, and do my make up daily.
Greek. Well, half Greek.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Oh, how she loves those Whooos.
In style. Always.
Japan. MSKS has been to Japan and everywere else with that cool job of hers.
Kell: her cute hubby.
Lover of all music. Well...almost all (I'm still working on her become a fan of the country genre!)
Martha Stewart
Nursery at our church: where we became best friends in 1983!
Olive and Charlie
Phone talker? NO. Thank goodness for texting and emailing.
Quite a friend! We've been through it all together!
Recipes. Go to her for them. She has tons!
TV...Some of her faves include: Law and Order, House, and The Office
Unique. There is no one like her. I PROMISE.
Vomit. Don't even say the word around her.
Weight Watcher extraordinaire. Have a question about WW? She can answer it. She is, after all, a lifetime member.
XM radio.
Younger than me.
Zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba: She's the only person (besides myself of course) who can say the alphabet backwards. Although I don't really remember, I feel sure that we spend several hours at a camp one summer practicing this. 2 of a kind for sure!



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Heather said...

happy b-day, msks! Remember when Laura slammed your finger in the door? Or was it Laura's finger? I also remember Otter Pops and Doug on Nikalodian in Destin.
Fun times.

mtomlinson said...

(I made a goof on my previous post; sorry about that!) Anyway, what I WANTED to say was Happy Birthday, Mary Straton! I have many memories of you and Laura over the years. One of my favorites was when you told me (in a very serious tone) that Harris was sick. When I asked what was wrong, you said she "had the vomits!" I guess that was before you had an aversion to the word! Have a great day!

mary straton said...

thank you yaya! I am so glad you are my friend! We have come a long way from Little Miss Muffet and Little Bo Peep. :)

thank you for always being there for me. i yuv yaya!

Anonymous said...

Ya Ya...what a great post on the blog. Mrs. K