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Dept. of Birthdays

Three Nice People

Three lovely folks, all vastly different, and I wish them all happy belated, or current, birthdays.

darkpike, who I met lo, these many years ago on TWoP, and who was always cheerfully snide, and unfailingly friendly, embarked upon a new year back on July 3. It's been ages, X, and I hope you're doing well, and that the coming year is good to you.

[personal profile] roachpatrol  got on my radar with their dense, dry, and emotionally draining (as well as satisfying) fic. They're another one who I've not seen around for a while (perhaps we now travel in different circles?) Nonetheless - happy birthday, back on July 3, and all the best to you!

Finally, [personal profile] laurel  - who I wish I could see again; there are a few people up in Mipple City that I'd like to see again after too many years, and she's one of them - is celebrating today. Happy Birthday, and may you have much bacon (from "bacon" "dispensers", natch), and many kittehz to pet!

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Jul. 5th, 2014 11:12 pm (UTC)
Please allow me to be the first to acknowledge your invention of the concept of the bacon dispenser.
Jul. 5th, 2014 11:25 pm (UTC)
Heh - it was actually laurel who discovered the secret of bacon dispensers, several years ago at Minicon. She it was, who realized that the odd heiroglyph on the mysterious machines one found in hotel and other washrooms - you know, the one with the stylized hand open under three squiggly lines depending from an equally stylized drawing of the machine itself - obviously meant that when you pressed the button, bacon was dispensed.

Sadly, although we checked all the public washrooms in the hotel that weekend, including those clearly marked for gentlemen, the bacon dispensing machines were all broken. None of them dispensed anything but hot air.
Jul. 5th, 2014 11:34 pm (UTC)
Befriended forthwith.

I now have an urge to have a collection of stickers made up that say:


it just gives hot air
Jul. 5th, 2014 11:34 pm (UTC)
It was rather fun leading co-ed expeditions to the large ladies restroom at the big Hilton to check them out. I believe Dean Gahlon actually first read someone refer to them as bacon dispensers on Usenet somewhere, but to say we all ran with it at Minicon would be an understatement . . .
Jul. 6th, 2014 12:09 am (UTC)
Oh, lord, Usenet, of blessed memory!

but to say we all ran with it at Minicon would be an understatement . . . And "don't" forget "the" "quotes" ....

Jul. 5th, 2014 11:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Kathy! I miss you guys. I should venture out your way sometime.

I've been meaning to thank you for your kind words last year for, um, I guess about a year now. Oops. They mean a lot and are much appreciated.
Jul. 6th, 2014 12:06 am (UTC)
Heh - don't worry. I'm a charter member of the "Oh, hell ... time got away from me again??!?" club.

It would be great to see you; Bob and I remember you with affection!
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