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Aug. 16th, 2004

This was not, I think, one of my better birthdays.

Joe's mother died over the weekend, as expected. This made today rather depressing, since every time I talked to anyone on the telephone I had to pass along that news. Meanwhile, within the office we were talking about the funeral plans, how much to spend on flowers, and so forth. I have more of the same to look forward to tomorrow.

On the way out tonight, I jokingly asked Ginny if she thought I should buy myself a cupcake on the way home, to eat as a birthday cake. She gave me a horrified look. Apparently, with all that was going on, she'd completely forgotten even though it was on the calendar. I had just assumed that under the circumstances, we were just skipping it, and if everybody felt the need to eat cake and sing badly, we could do it next week.

I was certainly not forgotten, however. I had e-cards from notjustcamilla and my mom; LJ greetings from soupkills, daeron, and ourika; telephone calls from Melissa and daernhelm; and an email from the Bujold-list Birthday Tixie. And, of course, I'd seen turtle_morn, amy_pearlman, blackfog, and demongrey over the weekend. My heartfelt thanks to all of my friends for making up for an otherwise crappy day.

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turtle_morn
Aug. 17th, 2004 10:30 am (UTC)
Happy birthday anyway... Maybe you can pick a better day next week and try to have a birthday again?
collacentaur
Aug. 17th, 2004 01:35 pm (UTC)
I think that's now the operative theory for the office... for me, I don't really need it. Once a year is quite enough.
demongrey
Aug. 17th, 2004 01:05 pm (UTC)
Just call it happy digital camera day.
collacentaur
Aug. 17th, 2004 01:34 pm (UTC)
*grin* Yeah.

I have about half a dozen crappy pictures of my living room now... but I can play them on my TV!
ourika
Aug. 17th, 2004 02:33 pm (UTC)
Oh dear - it's good that the birthday parties have been postponed so you'll get a chance to try again at a good birthday!

Did you get the cupcakes?
collacentaur
Aug. 17th, 2004 02:45 pm (UTC)
Nope. I didn't want one, it was just a joke.
ourika
Aug. 17th, 2004 03:10 pm (UTC)
:-(
collacentaur
Aug. 17th, 2004 03:11 pm (UTC)
Whyfore the sad face?
ourika
Aug. 17th, 2004 03:13 pm (UTC)
Cuz your birthday sucked and you didn't even get cake.
collacentaur
Aug. 17th, 2004 03:28 pm (UTC)
*shrug* But I didn't want cake, so that's OK. Will you feel better if I tell you I did have ice cream? And I meant to light candles, but I forgot.
ourika
Aug. 17th, 2004 03:54 pm (UTC)
Ice-cream is a treat. Cakes are unnecessary, but a treat for self is all that is needed :-)
collacentaur
Aug. 17th, 2004 03:46 pm (UTC)
...and Ginny and Toni just managed to surprise me with a cupcake and a balloon and a card.
ourika
Aug. 17th, 2004 04:14 pm (UTC)
LOL
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