My ID Monday: Mark Allen

December 15, 2009

When I first met Mark, he was known by the Hill girls as “Hot San Diego Boy.”  This was mostly to due to a Padres hat that Mark never seemed to be without.

Mark and I lived in Fremont after college in a house that produced strong friendships and married men.  Mark easily has the title of my most loyal friend. His love for you is consistent and loyal.  Once you have it, he will never leave your side.

Mark and I have many many memories together, and I’ve had a wonderful time looking through some of our best photos to add to this post, but see below for a note that he gave me. Mark had a few ID cards that he knew I wanted and instead of merely putting them on my desk, he sent me on a scavenger hunt around our house.

I eventually found them in the copy of GO WEST‘s Greatest Hits that Mark gave me for my birthday. And yes — it was a pretty intimate gift. Mark and I have always had a bond over cheesy 80’s pop. You can’t tell me there isn’t something intimate about your friend knowing how happy you will be with a GO WEST cd.

When Keatley took the our headshots, we had so much fun with Mark’s photo.  He seemed to be taking himself way to seriously — as this was such a departure from his real demeanor, we convinced him to sign a stack of these headshots as “Mark Allen: Motivational Speaker.” I still have a stack with classic encouragements such as, “Play for Keeps!” and “Keep on Truckin” — let me know if you want one for your fridge. Your time management will improve and you will have a better outlook on life.

Good luck on with what is ahead Mark.  I’m praying for you.

Another9 cards and a few old pics after the break.

Please email me if you would like to be a part of my collection, or if I currently have your ID card, write and give me permission to post it online.

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