Other fans can post birthday wishes for Than over on blackgoldrush here. I'm getting word to Than about the post, so I'm pretty sure he'll actually see all the notes we leave for him. Go! Leave a birthday comment for him! Black Gold loves you, you know! :-D
In any case, I finally got my Tumblr account set up, partially, and have been posting a little bit over there. That URL is http://jenepherre.tumblr.com/
Twitter is still the best place to see what I'm up to though. It's just the easiest to post to. I like it. :-) http://twitter.com/jenepherre
Still, I'm not leaving LJ and I have auto-notifications set up for a lot of my friends' accounts here as well as some of the communities. Not that you'd be able to tell from the number of comments I leave, but still... I do read stuff here. I don't really read my f-list though. Just the stuff I have notifications set up for. Hmmm.
( More stuff... blah blah blah )
One last thing:
to my dear friend
I love you, hon!!
Today is my birthday. I posted the following on my Twitter early this morning, but wanted to post it here too.
It's after midnight now so - Happy Birthday to me! If any of you want to help me celebrate, what I would love most is the following:
Give just $1 to help fight cancer. Donate at http://tinyurl.com/1milli4mom/. And RT to your friends! Please. (thanks to @chipdorsch)
I'm a cancer survivor of 14+ years; my mom has been cancer free for 6+ years. We were lucky. Please help those who aren't so lucky. Thnx
(RT means "retweet" or forward the message on to your friends)
A friend of mine (Chip Dorsch of Red Bull Records) is doing a 22 mile bike ride on Memorial Day to raise money for cancer research. Both his mother and mine are breast cancer survivors. So that's what prompted my birthday request. That, and the fact that Mom just got a clean bill of health, cancer-wise and I just had my yearly mammogram and it came back normal. Definitely reasons to celebrate! My yearly thyroid cancer follow-up is coming up shortly too, and I'm confident that it will turn out fine as well.
Now onto other birthdays!
Happy Birthday Gio!!
Happy Birthday Em!!
Happy Birthday sfscarlet!!
Happy Birthday Jen!!
Happy Birthday varjokerubi!!
May the coming year bring you (and me!) all that you wish for!
Thanks so much to everyone who left me birthday wishes or sent me v-gifts or e-cards or even just thought about me on or around my birthday Sunday (that pretty much covers everyone, right? LOL). I had a very nice day with my brother, sis-in-law, niece and 3 nephews complete with Baskin Robbins ice cream cake - my favorite! The three older kids sang Happy Birthday to me, which was *hilarious!* All 3 really know how to ham it up! LOL
I've been here in Virginia for about 4 1/2 weeks now and I fly home on Saturday. I really want to stay though!
It's been an eventful month - both good and bad - and I hope you all will forgive me for being scarce. I've spent a *lot* of time helping with my new nephew, who is now about 10 weeks old. He's the fourth child for my brother and his wife, and the other 3 are really a handful, so I've had fun playing with the adorable baby who coos and smiles at me while the parents wrangle the other kids. Actually, all 4 kids are pretty wonderful and I'm going to miss them terribly when I leave.
Events (other than the Panic At The Disco concert in DC on April 30th, which I never really did a proper post about and probably never will now, but it was fantastic!!!) of the past few weeks:
A few days after the Panic concert, I slipped on the stairs and badly bruised my ankle (I thought that was the worse injury at the time) and bruised/possibly fractured my tailbone. My ankle is fine now. My tailbone? Not so much. I haven't been to the doctor or anything - not sure they're much they can do anyway other than confirm whether or not it's fractured - but it hurts a *lot.* I'm fine if I'm just standing or lying down or (in most chairs) sitting, but going from standing to sitting or vice versa is excruciating. It hasn't slowed me down too much though.
We took all of the kids to see Speed Racer in IMAX. Not a movie I would normally care about, but watching it with the kiddos made it *so* much fun! They were literally dancing to the music that played over the end credits. It was so cute. :-D
My uncle - the one who had the brain aneurysm a few months ago - passed away about a week ago. I wanted to go to the funeral so badly - he really meant a lot to me - but there was just no way. My parents drove up to Idaho for it, but I stayed here in Virginia. My aunt was very understanding, of course, but I wish I could have found a way to be there that didn't cost close to $1000. If I'd been home in California at the time, I could have driven up with Mom & Dad, but... ::shrug:: That's the way it goes sometimes, I guess. My uncle did pass very peacefully at home in his own bed during his sleep, and we can't ask for much more than that, can we? It is a comfort to all of us to know that he's no longer trapped in a body that no longer allowed him to do the things he loved to do, or even the simple everyday things we all take for granted.
My internet time has be limited due to all of the above things, combined with only having an internet connection in one room of the house - a room you can't keep the kids out of no matter how hard you try. Heh. I'm not used to having to censure everything I read and view online. I've had to avoid porn and even most of the fanfic I usually read! It's been awful! Although darksylvia still hasn't posted any new bandslash, so I didn't miss anything there. Better get crackin' though, L. I'll be home in less than a week and I need new fic from you!!
TV watching has been non-existent. My brother doesn't have cable. Or satellite. Or even rabbit ears for his fancy widescreen TV home theater system. Can you imagine? I did see the movie Transformers though. With my 3 year old nephew shouting "Bumblebee" every few minutes. LOL But alas, I have seen no new episodes of Supernatural, nor have I seen Galeface's episode of Desperate Housewives. Though I heard his scene is really short? Hmmm.
It should come as no big surprise that I haven't kept up with my f-list at all. Happiest of birthdays to anyone whose birthday I missed. Hugs to anyone who needs them. High-fives (or my lame attempts at them - just ask Jon Walker haha) to anyone who has had happy, exciting moments.
It should also come as no surprise that... I think I had more I wanted to say, but I can't remember what... fairly typical of me really. If nothing else, I am predictable. ::lame grin::
ETA: LJ's spell-check:
bandslash band slash, band-slash, bands lash, bands-lash, bounteously
YES! The bandslash should be bounteous!!! Please share links to your fave PATD bandslash stories from the past month or so! Any pairing. Porn preferred. ;-D
birthday wishes to
my dear SandiD!!
As you've already realized, your birthday site from last year is still up, and now it's growing with 2008 birthday wishes! There are already a couple of new items on the Cyber-Gifts page, and I'm sure people will be over there leaving new birthday wishes in the guestbook. Click on your birthday graphic below to go to the site. :-)
Sandi's Birthday Site
Love you, Sandi. It's a pleasure and an honor to call you my friend. ::hugs you::
Part 1 (which includes notes 2 people left for... me? wow.) and Part 2
Whomever left the notes for me... I love you. And Severina - you're just the sweetest for putting it all together. I feel bad that I wasn't keeping up with my f-list and didn't know about it until after the fact. Totally my fault. I'd like to think I would have left notes for a ton of you, my friends. There's no question that I owe you all hugs and gratitude for your friendship and fabulousness! Words have never been my forte, though, in case you hadn't noticed. Heh.
With that in mind, happy belated Valentine's Day! ( Some of you have already seen this, but have another laugh at it - on me. )
P.S. - Doing much much better re: the Demon Super!Cold, though it sure doesn't want to let go of me. But my 6 weeks is about up, Mr. Cold. Time to be leaving already. But really... doing so much better than I was.
But I swear I can feel pus pockets developing in the back of my throat. ( That's not really the bad part though. )
Having said all that, I actually do have something positive to say. Two awesome people are having birthdays today, and although it'd probably be better to put this in a separate post, I'm not going to so I can go to bed sooner. Sorry ladies! I still wish you both many happy returns of the day.
Happy Birthday QAFHappy!!
Happy Birthday MsJudi!
Have some champagne with Brian to celebrate!
Well, I finally got around to doing it again. Only about 7 weeks or so before the same niece's 7th birthday. Ha.
( Click here for the pics )
To file under Misc. - LJ stuff I just noticed (good, for a change):
1 - to link to an LJ user, community or syndicated feed, you use the same code for all of them now: <*lj user="name of user, community or feed here"*> without the *'s of course. No more trying to remember which way to code it, and it automatically puts the correct icon in front of the name indicating which of those 3 things it is.
2 - You can set up a notification for the birthdays of everyone on your friends list. Just go to your Manage Message Settings page and it's in the second section, titled "Friends and Communities." Now if they would just add support for custom friends groups to that, it'd be perfect. Not sure I need a birthday notification for every single person/group/whatever on my f-list, no offense. ;-)
No idea how long these two things have been this way, but they were new to me, so they'll probably be new to someone else too.
Thanks to everyone for the kind birthday wishes yesterday. I'm still going to try and reply to each of you individually and finish going through my flist since I found out there are a few posts there that I really should look at. I know I said I never check my flist anymore, and I don't, but jeez... I think I can manage to do it one day out of the year at least, right? Heh.
My birthday kind of sucked, but not in the way I expected. I came down with some stomach bug or maybe a mild case of food poisoning, so my birthday dinner was chicken soup and I had a little bit of raspberry sorbet in lieu of cake. Will have to do the actual birthday dinner a little later. Oh well.
Got some nice prezzies though!! A graphic design book I wanted, a CD, a couple of DVDs (that I totally wasn't expecting - thank you thank you thank you to you-know-who-you-are!) and a pretty new bedspread and pillow shams for my bed. Oh - and another DVD that I got early, which was good because I absolutely could not wait for that one! Will Kemp!! Dancing!! Yum. ;-) A couple of lovely drawings by one of my nieces, who is quite the artist. She used aluminum foil as wrapping paper for some reason her mom couldn't understand, but hey - shiny! LOL And I've been told that at least one gift is yet to come, so... despite the food poisoning, I guess I can't complain too much, huh?
Anyway, thanks to everyone for the gifts, kind wishes, limericks, virtual LJ gift and everything else. It all made turning... um... that number of years I've been alive now... suck slightly less. Plus, I think the higher dose of my antidepressant might be finally starting to work a bit. ::fingers crossed::
Now then... I already wished my dear armandlegg a happy birthday for today, but apparently it's also sfscarlet's birthday!
Happy Birthday to paddies today!
Pity Party for Me Tomorrow
Unfortunately there's no alcohol, so don't bother coming. Heh.
Happy Birthday to armandlegg on Saturday!
FYI - I don't read my flist at all anymore. But I will see comments on this post. In case it matters to anyone.
I suppose this is where I should point out that life really sucks right now, mainly because we just changed my antidepressant and haven't got the dose right on the new one yet. Great timing, huh? WTF was I thinking? ::shaking head::
With help from a lot of other people who love you, Sandi, I made a birthday page for you with a guestbook. A lot of people have signed already, and I'm sure lots more will be as word gets out. There are also some special gifts from some of your friends - fanfic, fanart, limericks ;-D and so forth. Everyone go take a look and sign the guestbook while you're there!
One classic view for now (I'll have to try and erase all the people on the one balcony/patio thing... of course there was no way to get a pic without them there):
Not much else to tell. We were planning to do a boat tour up the Potomac for my birthday on Thursday, but it looks like the weather will be better on Tuesday, so we'll probably do it then instead. Just from Alexandria to Georgetown and back. Should be fun.
Might skip touring the Capitol on Wednesday though. Just not that interested in it, and I'm getting kind of sick of sight seeing.
Coming home on Friday... will no doubt be jet-lagged. Had no trouble when we came out here, but I think going back is going to be a lot harder. Um, as far as jet lag anyway. Other than that, it'll be nice to be home. Love it here, love my brother and his family, but I also love my own bed and my own computer and my nice, quiet home.
Hope everyone else is doing well. I'm still not reading my friends page at all, so I would have no idea. Pathetic, I know. (That also means I won't see any birthday wishes that get posted in any of your LJs... not saying I expect anything, but if someone were to send me b-day wishes, I'd want to know so I could thank them. Does that make sense?)
Must get to bed soon. Plus my sis-in-law wants the computer. Heh. Later!