Thank you for being the sort of friend that I can not talk to for weeks and when we do see each other everything is easy and fun and natural. Thank you also for being the sort of friend that I can confess that when I made you a pie* for your birthday, I ate it so I had to make you a second one.
That is a mark of a very good friend.
*No meringue on mine, FYI. I'm anti-meringue. But pro-pie and pro-Laurie.