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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-06-06 05:49
Subject: [personal] So you say it's your birthday
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Tags:birthday, child, convention, family, friends, healthcare, writing
Today is my twelfth annual thirty-seventh birthday. Which means I'm forty-eight.

Festivities got under way yesterday with spending much of the day (and evening) helping an injured friend through the medical system. [info]calendula_witch had done yeoperson's duty in taking our friend to the ER around midnight the night before, but I picked up the day shift. I tool her back to the ER for some pain management intervention, then to the orthopedic clinic for an urgent consultation, plus all the stuff you do for someone who's suffering from significant trauma as well being doped to the eyeballs on pain killers.

The best part was the reaction you get when you're a large man walking into the ER with small woman suffering from multiple fractures and contusions. No, really, I didn't do this to her. No, really.

So, no writing yesterday for good and obvious reasons, and severe neglect of the birthday oriented email that began flooding in.

Today is my actual birthday. Celebrations will include an hour with my therapist, lunch with [info]kenscholes, a birthday visit with @PDXjerseygirl, a very nice dinner with my family at the Chart House, and another birthday visit with an out of town friend after dinner.

Tomorrow is more out of town friend stuff, plus [info]the_child gets back from her eighth grade trip. Friday, JayCon prefestivities start with a party for the out of town visitors. Saturday, of course, is JayCon XII. [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]. Sunday is the wind-down from JayCon, plus the eight grade end-of-year picnic.

So, yeah. My birthday has morphed into a six-day celebration observed through hospital visits, hot tubbing and visitors from half a dozen states.

Most of all, thanks to my friend cancer, I'm quite surprised to still be alive.

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Kevin Roche
User: kproche
Date: 2012-06-06 12:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Happy Birthday. Wish we could be there for JayCon!
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Jim C. Hines
User: jimhines
Date: 2012-06-06 13:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Happy birthday, Jay!
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2012-06-06 13:08 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Happy birthday! See you on Saturday, albeit probably a bit diminished since I'm still dragging from the sick/asthma thing (the asthma thing is what's still dragging me down).
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Queen of the Skies
User: queenoftheskies
Date: 2012-06-06 13:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Happiest of Birthdays, Jay!
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scarlettina: Happy birthday cupcake!
User: scarlettina
Date: 2012-06-06 13:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Happy birthday cupcake!
Happiest of happy birthdays, Jay! I, for one, am delighted that you're here.
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2012-06-06 14:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Many Happy Returns.
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User: deire
Date: 2012-06-06 14:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Happy Birthday!
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Magenta: Books
User: magentamn
Date: 2012-06-06 15:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Happy Birthday!!
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User: debmats
Date: 2012-06-06 15:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Happy Birthday, Jay!
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User: lindadee
Date: 2012-06-06 16:43 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Happy birthday, Jay. And many, many (healthy ones) more.
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User: fledgist
Date: 2012-06-06 16:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
May your natal anniversary be celebrated by you many, many more times Jay.

Ob copy-edit: Eighth grade.

Edited at 2012-06-06 04:48 pm (UTC)
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User: martianmooncrab
Date: 2012-06-06 16:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
morphed into a six-day celebration

The Queen only got a couple of days for her Diamon Jubilee..
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Peter Isaac Blanton: Death Records
User: daedalus_x
Date: 2012-06-06 17:05 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Death Records
and we're glad you're still alive as well. Keep it up!

and Happy Birthday
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Sean P. Fodera
User: delkytlar
Date: 2012-06-06 17:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Best wishes for the natal festivities, Jay. I'm doing the old "move up a demographic" tomorrow, but our festivities won't continue for as many days as yours.

And, yes, we are very glad you are here to celebrate.
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russ: masereel
User: goulo
Date: 2012-06-06 18:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Feliĉan naskiĝtagon!
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crows o'clock: Bandanna
User: sheistheweather
Date: 2012-06-06 19:42 (UTC)
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I'm glad you are alive, and a very happy birthday to you.
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User: ladyblue56
Date: 2012-06-06 20:37 (UTC)
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Happiest of birthdays to you!
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User: jakobdrud
Date: 2012-06-06 21:18 (UTC)
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Happy Birthday! (Or 'Til lykke med fødselsdagen' as we say around here).
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User: melissajm
Date: 2012-06-06 22:02 (UTC)
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Happy birthday!
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evannichols: birthday cake
User: evannichols
Date: 2012-06-07 02:49 (UTC)
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Keyword:birthday cake
I think birthday celebrations can span days (if not months), so let it morph! Happy Birthday!
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Rowan aka: The Seticat: * cat - stars - djinni.jpg
User: seticat
Date: 2012-06-07 02:50 (UTC)
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Keyword:* cat - stars - djinni.jpg
Happy Jay-Day! I'll hoist a SoBe in your honor.
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User: jetse
Date: 2012-06-07 08:29 (UTC)
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Happy Birthday, Jay, and that many may follow!

I can't be there this Saturday (even if I was in the US just last week), but will celebrate the birthday of one of my best Dutch friends on Saturday, and will raise one drink in your honour.
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Rhonda Parrish
User: rhondaparrish
Date: 2012-06-07 16:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Happy (belated) birthday :)
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