*****Inside Joke Note:
Many moons ago, when Gwenyth and I first met at a company conference, I (unwittingly) refused to called Gwenyth by her actual name the entire week…. cheerfully exclaiming “Lucy!” (IMD, I swear I heard her say “Hi, I’m Lucy, …” when we met) as I hugged her at each happy encounter. She never corrected me, either. When, a full 1.5 – 3 weeks following the conference’s end, I discovered and addressed my faux-pas with Gwenyth, her only comment was “I wondered where ‘Lucy’ came from/ who ‘Lucy’ was! I guess I can stop trying to deduce the reason for my nickname now.”

From: Gwenyth NYC
Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 12:05 PM PST
To: Ses
Subject: RE: You say it’s your Birthday! (na na na na na na)

Best birthday email I’ve received thus far (not that I’m surprised). thanks cookie x
Agency, NYC Book Dept

From: Ses
Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 2:14 PM EST
To: Gwenyth NYC
Subject: You say it’s your Birthday! (na na na na na na)


Take the day off and go to the spa lovely one. Charge it to the agency. It’s totally cool. If anyone questions you, just tell them I approved it. They will definitely understand.

Seriously though, if I were there I’d have sung you the entire Beatles Birthday Song with my Beatles Birthday Dance. Nothing is too good for Lucy.

Ok Gwenyth, have the best birthday ever until next year. Cheers to you!!

xo – Ses
Agency, LA Music Dept