Category archive: Birthdays

Birthday week update

As I mentioned last week, I decided not to have a birthday party this year. And I'm not really particularly... (More...)

The non-party of the first part

I had been planning to have a birthday party this year; partly just because it's been a long time since... (More...)

Assorted updates

I feel like there are dozens of things I want to post here, but I have a lot of time-sensitive... (More...)

So far this morning

Today would've been my mother's 72nd birthday. Hard to imagine her at 72. As usual, here's a link to some... (More...)

Birthday week so far

Pro: Am in Hawaiʻi. Con: My suitcase didn't arrive on my flight, and the airline person wasn't even a little... (More...)

My mother's birthday

My mother would've been 71 years old today. I've apparently been confused in past birthday entries about what year she... (More...)

Happy birthday to my co-birthdayites!

Happy birthday to Jessica E, David H, Theo P, and Wendy B! I commend you all on an excellent choice... (More...)

Birthday week

I was going to try to do my usual birthday-week thing this week, spreading out fun stuff over the course... (More...)


Friday night, I belatedly remembered that I have strategies and techniques for improving my mood. So I rewatched a Gilmore... (More...)

Birthday week, sorta kinda

In recent years, I've been trying to spread out my birthday, so that if not everything goes exactly perfectly on... (More...)

Happy birthday to my co-birthdayites!

Today is my birthday. It's also David H's birthday, and Jessica E's birthday, and Theo P's birthday, and Wendy B's... (More...)

Today's birthdays: Traces and echoes

Today would've been my father's 73rd birthday. It's also the 32nd anniversary of my mother's death. I'm doing okay today... (More...)

Marcy's birthday

My mother would've been 69 years old today. So far I've been mostly okay, but with a couple of gusts... (More...)

Travel, wedding, dragons

After a short weekend sojourn to LA, I got on the plane to go home. Arrived at Mary Anne's place... (More...)

Birthday week definitely improving

Some good things from today: People sent me happy birthdays on Facebook and in email all day. A steady stream... (More...)

Happy birthday to my co-birthdayites!

Happy birthday to Jessica E, David H, Theo P, and Wendy B!... (More...)

Perhaps not the best choice of birthday week

Saturday, I spent much of the day full of mullygrubs and out of sorts, for various minor reasons. Kam came... (More...)

Commenceth the birthday week

In keeping with my tradition of late, I hereby declare today to be the start of my birthday week. I'm... (More...)

Bibs and Bobs

Had a social weekend. Ended up canceling one dinner invitation last week due to illness and two others (sort of)... (More...)

Ten years of blogging

Something roundaboutly reminded me yesterday that I missed my blogiversary: September 14 was the tenth anniversary of my first entry.... (More...)

Marcy's birthday

Today would have been my mother's sixty-eighth birthday. (Sixty-eight? Really? She was only thirty-seven when she died; it's really hard... (More...)

Happy birthday, Mary Anne!

Today is Mary Anne's 40th birthday. If you haven't already done so, I recommend wishing her a happy birthday in... (More...)

Good birthday

I woke up this morning to find a couple dozen “happy birthday” notes waiting for me on Facebook. That was... (More...)

Birthday week commences

Tomorrow is my birthday! I started getting happy-birthday notes a couple days ago, which initially startled and confused me, but... (More...)

Missing parents

Today would have been my father's 71st birthday. It's also the 30th anniversary of my mother's death. I was mostly... (More...)

Marcy's birthday

Today my mother would have been sixty-seven years old. I'm not sure I can really imagine her at sixty-seven. She... (More...)

Happy birthday to others, too!

I always forget how many birthdays are on my calendar this time of year. For example, today is now also... (More...)

Happy birthday, Kam!

It's now Kam's birthday. Yay, Kam! Happy birthday!... (More...)


Happy birthday to my co-birthdayites Jessica E and David H and Theo P and Wendy B! And thanks to everyone... (More...)

Running away to watch the circus

Kam and I went to Cirque du Soleil's Ovo this evening. It was a really good show. They didn't have... (More...)


Happy Valentine's Day to those as celebrate it! To those as don't, happy Arizona Statehood Day! And to Certain People... (More...)

A bit fragile today

Today would have been my father's 70th birthday. Hard to imagine him being 70. But then, even while he was... (More...)

Happy 0th birthday, Anandan!

Today, Mary Anne gave birth (via C-section) to her and Kevin's new son Anandan. Welcome to the world! Sounds like... (More...)

Happy birthday, Mary Anne!

Amid my flurry of posts last night, I completely forgot to post this: Today is Mary Anne's birthday. Happy birthday,... (More...)


A bunch of birthdays this time of year. Friday was Sally C's birthday. And L. Frank Baum would've been 153,... (More...)

Zeppelin highlights

For my birthday, as I noted at the time, a bunch of friends got me a zeppelin ride, and the... (More...)

Happy 0th birthday, Juniper!

I only just learned that Juniper has arrived in the outside world (the morning of Monday the 30th), after an... (More...)

Zeppelins and other air travel

It occurred to me Saturday morning that I had no idea how to dress for a zeppelin ride. I could... (More...)


I forgot to say last night: Happy birthday to Jessica E, David H, and Theo P! Also to Matt W,... (More...)

Birthday zeppelin!

It's now my birthday. Yay! And a consortium of friends has put together an amazing present: they got me a... (More...)

Birthday week 2009

My birthday is next Saturday, so I hereby declare today to be the beginning of my third annual birthday week.... (More...)


I've been sadly remiss in sending people birthday greetings, both here and in email. So a quick happy birthday this... (More...)

Happy birthday!

Quick happy birthday to Twig, in the last few moments of the day! Also to Charles N and Emma C.... (More...)

Charming, adorable, cute?

The YouTube Award winners were announced a week or so ago. The winner in their "Adorable" category, "Laughing Baby," was... (More...)

Good news?

A few years ago, I posted an entry asking for good news. The resulting comments were great, and very much... (More...)

Good art?

Read any good books lately? Seen any good movies? Enjoyed any good symphonies or songs? Seen any nice paintings or... (More...)

More nice

Yesterday, I asked that y'all do something nice for someone this week. Today, I have another birthday wish: do something... (More...)

Replacement throat (and other sort-of presents)

It occurred to me the other day that the warranty on my nose and throat are probably about to run... (More...)

Nice week

Here's what I would like as a birthday present, from as many of you as are willing to participate: Be... (More...)

Birthday week

I hereby declare this week to be my birthday week. See last year's birthday week entry for more thoughts about... (More...)

Upcoming birthday

Eighteen days from now, I'll be turning forty. I normally like having birthdays, but I haven't been looking forward to... (More...)


Today is my brother's birthday; for the next month, until I catch up, he gets to be only a year... (More...)

Happy birthday, Mary Anne!

Today is Mary Anne's birthday. Y'all should stop by her latest journal entry, where she asks readers to "Tell [her]... (More...)


Lots of birthdays this time of year. Today, for example, is Lola's birthday. Happy birthday, Lola! In the past couple... (More...)

Welcome, baby Kavya!

Mary Anne's sister Mirna just called to let me know that Mary Anne and Kevin's baby, Kavya, was born at... (More...)

Birthdays this week

Yesterday was Sally C's birthday, and it would've been L. Frank Baum's. It also would have been Alex's 39th. I... (More...)


Thank you to all who posted comments and/or sent email and/or e-cards. It was a good day, made even better... (More...)


I'm now 39. Yay. Tuesday featured a bunch more good stuff. Thank you for all the birthday wishes in journal... (More...)

Birthday week

Wednesday will be my birthday. As I've noted now and then in the past, birthdays are important to me, though... (More...)

Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss!

On my way to bed, I checked my calendar for tomorrow/Friday, and discovered that it would've been Theodor Seuss Geisel's... (More...)


Happy birthday to my brother Jay! As usual this time of year, he gets to be only one year younger... (More...)


In an effort to avoid editing, I wrote two long philosophical-musing-type journal entries tonight, both of which I've been meaning... (More...)

Nearly a century

Yesterday was my grandmother's 99th birthday. Happy birthday, Grandma! I didn't end up calling her, but I'll be going up... (More...)

Tim Pratt at 30

I believe this is clue #10 in the Great Birthday Treasure Hunt Extravaganza. As you know, Bob, Tim Pratt's works... (More...)

Travel, comics, TV, spam, Halloween, birthdays

Sorry so out of touch lately. I have dozens of things I want to post about, as always, but somehow... (More...)

Birthdays this week

Earlier in the week, we had Gandhi's birthday on Monday, then Melissa S's on Tuesday, then Jim M's on Wednesday.... (More...)

Birthdays and anniversary

More and more, lately, it seems like I have both happy and sad things to post about on the same... (More...)


Just a quick sleepy post to say: Happy 35th birthday, Mary Anne!... (More...)

Father's Day plus assorted miscellany

Belated happy Father's Day to all y'all fathers! I hope you had a splendid day. My day was okay. Slow... (More...)

Mother's Day and birthdays and such

Belated happy Mother's Day to all of the mothers reading this! I'm always impressed by y'all. And, more generally, yay... (More...)


It's now my birthday. Yay. Birthdays in general are a fairly big deal for me; like having one's own personal... (More...)

Long week

Assorted bits and pieces from the past week or so (some good, some not): (More...)


I've been falling down in my self-appointed task of calling attention to people's birthdays. And I don't have time now... (More...)

In memoriam

Today would have been my father's 66th birthday. It's also the 25th anniversary of my mother's death. I'm staying home... (More...)

Life 'n' stuff

Somehow everything I've thought about posting lately seems simultaneously too trivial to be worth posting about and too big and... (More...)


Happy birthdays this week to Gandhi, Melissa S, Jim M, Damon Runyon, David M, Arthur H, and Sigourney Weaver. Happy... (More...)

Various notes

Long and tiring day today, mostly spent couch-shopping. The saleswoman at Ethan Allen continued to be clever; for example, as... (More...)

A few good things

Some good things that've happened recently: Had lunch with Susan G, whom I hadn't seen in much too long. Had... (More...)


Mary Anne mentioned that yesterday was her and Kevin's thirteenth anniversary (happy anniversary!) (see also her note from last year... (More...)

Memorial site expansion

Today was several birthdays: L. Frank Baum would've been 139; I meant to try to get in touch with Sally C., but... (More...)

Good stuff day

Assorted good stuff today (by which I mean Friday, though posted a little too late for "today" to be officially... (More...)

Miscellaneous notes

Today is the 22nd anniversary of my mother's death. Also my father's birthday. And my friend Mikala's; funny, someone just... (More...)

Anniversaries today

Today is Ray Bradbury's 82nd birthday. It would also have been Dorothy Parker's 109th, were she still alive. I continue... (More...)

Timing is everything

It is now Mary Anne's birthday, in the location where she now resides. It has been her birthday for a... (More...)


Somehow the subject of anniversaries (of all sorts) has been coming up a lot lately. For example, July 4th (although... (More...)


And one more thing: today (more or less) marks 18 months since Strange Horizons launched. Go us! (It's also my... (More...)

Birth and death

I'm not sure whether it's a notable coincidence or not that Mary Anne's mother's birthday, Jenn's mother's birthday, and my... (More...)