While leading her interesting life, Dusti's worked at zoos, animal clinics, seasonal haunted houses -- she builds them (and as she's FAR better with tools than I am, this is good) then acts in them -- cable-access TV shows, and, at this moment, a garden. She's been good to people, to animals, and to plants. This is a good track record. They're among the signs she's a good person.
Dusti's also this comely mix of elegant and goofy -- she's one of the many very funny people I'm privileged to know -- and she inspires fondness. She also inspired me on her birthday last year to write a sort of fable.
Happy Birthday, elionwyr. You know how glad I am to know you. *hugs*