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-2

I woke at 9 frelling a.m., got up and sat at the desk a few minutes, then said screw it, it's my gorram birthday and went back to bed. And woke at 11 with Sophie's blood sugar too high because she was supposed to get her breakfast and insulin at 10:30, and Spooky's a little freaked out, and this is what I get for sleeping in (and letting her do likewise). *sigh* Anyway, here it is. -2. Last night, I was thinking, wow, I was technically alive when John F. Kennedy was president. I was born about six months after his assassination. Which world is this again?

Time is a heavy damn rock.

My thanks to everyone who has sent well-wishes and/or gifts (and thanks to those who have yet to do so). Special thanks to Gordon (thingunderthest), Jada and Katharine (jadakath), Franklin (grandmofhelsing), Larne (brokensymmetry), David (corucia), Christa (faustfatale), William, Adelaida, Charlie, Amy, Sonya (sovay), and Jackie. Biggest thanks to Spooky. You guys make me feel not so alone as the days rush by.

Yesterday was spent proofreading and editing "Ode to Edvard Munch" and "The Black Alphabet" for Sirenia Digest #6. And, again, I must say, I'm really happy about the latter. So is Spooky. Now, I just hope others feel the same way. It's like a box of chocolate cordials, and some are very sweet, and others are only strangely spicy inside, and others, well, you'll see. If you've subscribed. Also, late last night, I got Vince's rough sketch for the "Ode to Edvard Munch" illustration, and it's gorgeous.

I also cleaned my office. Sort of. Which is to say I could not be bothered to dust nor to sweep. It's still a vast improvement.

I'm still trying to decide what's to become of my MySpace account and my silly Amazon.com "plog." I just can seem to bring myself to give publication rights for my journal entries to those asshole corporations for frelling free. Especially with MySpace being owned by Rupert Murdoch. I suspect they shall both simply sit there, gathering dust until I've forgotten about them.

Last night, another favourite ep of Farscape ("A Constellation of Doubt"), followed by the final three eps of Dead Like Me. On the one hand, I'm quite sad that there will be no more George and no more Rube and no more Mason and so on. But on the other, I thought the last ep ("Haunted") wrapped things up rather artfully. I don't know if that was intentional or not, if the creators knew the cancellation was coming. But that last ep works well as an ending. Which makes it not quite so bad. I just cannot abide unfinished stories.

At 2:30, I was in bed (isn't this where we came in), reading a redescription of the theropods Ornitholestes and Coelurus, my eyes crossing with exhaustion. Zoe Keating on the little Hello Kitty stereo thingy we keep in the bedroom. A thunderstorm approaching. It wasn't such a bad way to begin one's -2 birthday.

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delirium_child
May. 26th, 2006 04:09 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday! You are beautiful and the world is lucky to have you.
robyn_ma
May. 26th, 2006 04:18 pm (UTC)
There are, indeed, many of us who are pleased that you were born and continue to process oxygen. Therefore on this day we render thanks to the confluence of events that led to your existence.
chris_walsh
May. 26th, 2006 04:21 pm (UTC)
Huh huh. You thaid "confluence."

Beavis and Butthead can make anything sound dirty...
stsisyphus
May. 26th, 2006 04:26 pm (UTC)
Time is a heavy damn rock

Truer words have rarely been said.
Happy Birthday, Ms. K, and many more...or as many we get until the giant space meatball justly annihilates us all.

Speaking of which, when on the human calendar is Nar'eth's birthday?
greygirlbeast
May. 27th, 2006 03:45 pm (UTC)
Speaking of which, when on the human calendar is Nar'eth's birthday?

You know, I've never asked her. She hatched on a deep-space PK freighter. I'm just not sure. Hmmmm.
z0mb1e
May. 26th, 2006 04:32 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday :)
When you come visit New England I will give you a proper card/gift, because for some reason the idea of sending a present through the mail enrages me.
bosstweed
May. 26th, 2006 04:33 pm (UTC)
Happy -2! Hope it's another one of those good days for you.
chris_walsh
May. 26th, 2006 04:37 pm (UTC)
Have a spectacularly elegant day and year, Birthday Nixar. How do Nebari celebrate/mark/deal with their anniversaries of birth? (I'm woefully lacking in Farscape knowledge is why I ask...)
sfmarty
May. 26th, 2006 04:54 pm (UTC)
Happy day, I hope. I don't know why, but I don't think of you as being so very young. You are timeless.

My condolences to Spooky on the diabetes thing. I am a type 2 and it is certainly a pain to deal with.
robyn_ma
May. 26th, 2006 04:58 pm (UTC)
Also, a trip to www.davisdvd.com and a look at the news regarding the forthcoming new Blade Runner DVDs should brighten your day.
grandmofhelsing
May. 26th, 2006 10:55 pm (UTC)
Don't by the one coming out later this year. A special edition with the two versions so far and Scott's upcoming "true" director's cut is due in 2007.
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tactileson
May. 26th, 2006 05:33 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday! I haven't yet got my gift out to you, work has been keeping me too busy to get a book-sized envelope, but, rest assured it will be out by this weekend. I hate dithering too long on these sort of things.
sclerotic_rings
May. 26th, 2006 05:52 pm (UTC)
You're older than I am? Please: take it as a high compliment that I thought you were at least a decade younger than I am, and I turn 40 in August. (In my case, my claim to "fame" is not only being born four days before LSD became illegal in the States, but my predicted birthdate would have coincided with the premiere of Star Trek, and I think I popped out two weeks early to prevent that from happening.)
greygirlbeast
May. 27th, 2006 03:41 pm (UTC)
You're older than I am?

It's complicated...
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phaedrine
May. 26th, 2006 06:32 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you had a wonderful day. Happy Birthday!
sovay
May. 26th, 2006 06:46 pm (UTC)
Time is a heavy damn rock.

Only rock in town . . .

Happy Birthday!
lizziebelle
May. 26th, 2006 06:47 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday! We're not supposed to want to celebrate after we reach that old-sounding age of 40, but they say 40 is the new 30, so there. Celebrate all you want. It's an achievement to have made it. :)
mockingbirdgrrl
May. 26th, 2006 07:08 pm (UTC)
raising my vanilla milkshake in a toast to a most excellent day on your part.
headhouse
May. 26th, 2006 07:37 pm (UTC)
Heh. Happy birthday. :)
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