April 10th, 2014


Dept. of Getting Back on the Bicycle

Birthdays, Birthdays, Birthdays

I think birthdays are notable anniversaries. We can like or dislike them, but they are our own form of time travel. The first time the earth traveled completely around the sun after you were born, it returned to the place it was when you were born.That's a long journey, and one it makes repeatedly. It amuses me to think of it as the earth returning to acknowledge the importance of everyone born when it was last at any given point on its rounds. We're part of the earth's journey, repeatedly. We're part of its team.

Which is why I like to acknowledge birthdays, even if my acknowledgements come late.

Happy Birthday, sarah531; you celebrated on March 31, and I hope you did it in good health, with friends and family, in the way you enjoy the most. Here's to much more fannish enjoyment of Dr. Who, movies, interesting crafts and other fascinating things!

[personal profile] silverr 's natal day was April 1. Happy belated birthday - I always enjoy your comments when I see them (and one of the reasons that fandom_secrets is a new favorite communities) and I wish you all the best in the coming year.

Here's to you, lauraenright - your birthday was April 4, and I'm pretty sure you had a good time. I wish you much more success in your writing career, and still hope we can sit down and watch some Dr. Who together (even if you're not a Moffat fan, we can put our differences on the shelf and catch Capaldi as the 12th, perhaps.

mizzlaurajean also celebrated on April 4, and I trust that you had a good day with friends and family. Here's to your energy, determination, intelligence, sense of humor, work ethic, imagination and pure awesomeness!

The stylish, gently sardonic, and witty [personal profile] mishalak celebrated on April 8 - I wish you a year of good recipes, good beer, good company, love and loads of interesting thoughts.

And the long-vanished [personal profile] stickykeys633 also celebrated on April 8. At least I hope she did - it's been a long time since she was in any corner of teh Intarwebz that I inhabit, but I still remember her no-nonsense attitude toward life, her fiercely gentle philosophy and her wit. Happy Birthday, wherever you are.

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Rory cries

Dept. of What Is This I Don't Even

It Would Be Boring If It Wasn't Worse Than That

I'd sort of fallen off the map, journal-wise, and finally congratulated myself today about getting back into action by wishing folks happy birthdays, belated and otherwise. Then I'd planned to talk about all sorts of things; my continuing crazed work experience, thoughts of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, maybe one or two other fannish things, and updates on my brother, who came home Saturday. He still sounded weak, but he was on the mend. And I wanted to talk about things that were going well, or at least things I could grind my teeth about, but in a lively and maybe humorous way. I was going to upload the picture of my first 2014 Spring Robin. It was really plump, its breast was red, and it was sturdy and cheeky, and the picture made me smile, and I thought it might make you smile, too.

Mac called me today; he'd collapsed while talking on the phone and woke up to find paramedics and police in the house. I'm really glad that he was on the phone when it happened, although he says he doesn't even remember making the phone call. His red blood cell count is dropping, and they can't figure out why, and they're trying to reverse it, and figure out what's going on. So he's back in hospital.

I can't ... my mother went in to hospital. She went through a successful operation and came home. And she went back in, and she never came out. And I know this is a vastly different situation, but it all started happening with Mum just about this same time last year.

I have stories to write tomorrow, and things I have to deal with for the condo association, and some union stuff, I think. In the meantime, I've finally watched the latest Agent of SHIELD, and taken enough pseudo-kinda-trankey stuff to get me to sleep fast tonight.

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