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S: Jim Van Over : 33

FC: James Edward Van Over : Big Damn Hero

1: Jim: On this, the day of your 33rd year on the Earth, I want you to know that you are so unbelievably loved. | "Don't you understand anything that's going on?" Buttercup shook her head. Westley shook his too. "You never have been the brightest, I guess." "Do you love me, Westley? Is that it?" He couldn't believe it. "Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches! If your love were -" "I don't understand the first one yet," Buttercup interrupted. She was starting to get very excited now. "Let me get this straight. Are you saying my love is a grain of sand and yours is the other thing? Images confuse me so - is the universe business of yours bigger than my sand? Help me, Westley. I have the feeling we're on the verge of something terribly important." ~ Princess Bride

4: Let's rewind 15 years. | You looked like this: | I looked like this: | Why on earth would those two paths cross? I blame these people.

5: If they had never dragged my goth ass to Ren Faire, I never would have met you. And granted, I don't remember that initial introduction very well, as I was still very angry about being chased by the Puritans screaming about burning the witch (that'd be me) at the stake. But I do remember the following day; when you were the only person who picked up on anything I said, when you drove too fast down Highway 17 and sang along to terrible 80's music, when you loaned me your coat, when you told me stories that I still remember. Over the past 15 years, you've been my best friend and my worst enemy, my favorite target and my partner in crime, my co-conspirator and my foil. We've brought out, in turn, the best and the worst in each other. Nearly half our lives have been spent doing this dance... and I, for one, look forward to filling my dance card for the next 15 years and more. I guess the only other thing I can say is: Happy Birthday to us.

6: Here's a picture of that time Jim and Leah and I and Grig went to the zoo. It's Super Authentic (TM). - Sam Marcus

7: "Today you are You. That is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You!" - Dr. Seuss Happy Birthday, Jim. I'm real glad you're You. Your sister in another life, Darcy Jo

9: We had style back in the day! Love, Jenn Wear

10: "Jim, dear..." "Yes, darling?" - Katherine Xavier | Nice of you to introduce me to your girlfriend. =) - Brendan Bradley

11: "Greetings Starfighters, you have been recruited by the Star League to... are you fucking kidding me? Who hired these guys? Jim's busy macking on the hot chick while Aaron's staring stupidly at a gunstar..." - Aaron Sherry | I know of a stud named Jim Who's chock full of class to the brim. A dear friend indeed, Always there when in need, If I was a chick I would do him. - Brent Russell

12: Dear John...JIM! Dear Jim! The fact that you jumped off a bridge dressed as a bat, because you thought you could fly, testifies to the length that you will go to entertain your friends! Yes...that's the reason! Or maybe that wonderful girl of yours was running around down there, and you thought "oh boy, oh boy! I gotta get down there somehow ASAP!" ... Or maybe you saw a turkey leg or something and you were really hungry, although I'm not sure that bats actually eat turkey, although you weren't really a bat... so, WHY IN THE HELL DID YOU JUMP?! Good times. :) Have a very happy birthday, and may all your wishes come true! All the best, Mr. Sir Tim Brandt

13: A memory I will never forget. After finishing a performance of "The Comedy of Errors," the Dromios greet the audience... Kid: "Are you really twins?" Jim: "Michael?" Michael: "Jim?" (The boys dramatically remove their wigs and hats. Blue-eyed, blond Jim stands to his full height. Brown-eyed, brunette Michael returns to his normal posture. Kid passes out from shock.) The "twins" smile and put their arms around each others' shoulders, satisfied with an acting job well done. And Michael finds a hero.

14: To the only guy who isn't afraid to treat me like I'm dead. Happy birthday. -Justin Beardsley

15: To my most excellent friend on his birthday. Love always Alice

17: Jim, there are not many pictures of us out there - mainly because I'm the resident photog. But out of the few that exist, this is my favorite. Here I am, dead and distracted. And here you are, focused and most likely kicking ass. I'd like to state with certainty that this is your official modus operandi in all scenarios: focused and most likely kicking ass. Which is why I'm glad we're friends. And why I really hope that Ashley and I can stop studying a little more frequently so we can all hang out more. Happy birthday, Mr. Van Over. I hope this is a start of another awesome year on this planet - which hopefully involves a picture of the two of us where we are both looking at the camera. Cheers! Ellyn

18: BIRTHDAY WISHES | From our early years as Swing Kids to our current years as Guildies, and all the Mafia/Fantasmic/New Year's Eves/Plaid/late-night Denny's/Eddie Izzard/Rod at Coke Corner moments in between, I hope this is the BEST birthday yet. Love you lots, Jena Allison | Happy Birthday to the kindest boy I know in LA! Of course, you are a scorpio, we were destined to be friends! All the best on your birthday, Amy Wray

19: BIRTHDAY WISHES | Happy Birthday, you fuckin' fuck! Julia Martinez | I don't have a photo of me with the colossal asshole, but happy birthday anyway! Danny Smith

21: Love. Can know all the math in the 'Verse but take a boat in the air that you don't love? She'll shake you off just as sure as a turn in the worlds. Love keeps her in the air when she oughtta fall down...tell you she's hurtin' 'fore she keels... Makes her a home." - Captain Malcolm Reynolds

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