She's the best kind of fan: a positively enabling kind of fan, selling (as a longtime independent bookseller) all sorts of swag based on stuff she likes. Especially the vastness of Doctor Who, both old-school and new-school.
She's a live-out-loud person, willing to be brash, and also able to make people comfortable with her when she's brash, a skill not every brash person has. Also deeply honest and direct, with others and with herself; I've learned a lot from her already, and we met in person only last year.
Give norda a Pepsi and she'll move the world.
Happy birthday, Patty. I hope for the best for you and yours.
*hugs*, 'cause I can!