Tuesday, July 17

It was a great birthday. Thanks everyone.

The salon was great, but we're all going to learn how to quickly take communion and then move on. He's a great blogger, among the best, and I love him dearly. (And as of last night he's a member of the crew which definitely bumps even him even higher.) He's one of us, though, and I'm just as proud of Tengrain, Zaius, Cap'n, Drifty, Mark, PZ, Bad Astronomer, D-Cup, Manila etc etc etc. Left some out there were over twenty there and unless I took off my bra (which being in a cafe wasn't gonna happen) I couldn't count that high.

BTW we're all particularly proud of Bad Astronomer who turned down an interview re NASA with FOX based on their lies and bias. He apparently did not post his letter at his blog but he did post it at salon last night and it kicked ass. Proud as punch, BA.

And a special thanks for my favorite evil twin, AL of Threading Water, who was actually here live and in person for my birthday. She gave me the hand-sewn work of art postcard shown above. AL, did you know my Dad made mail-art for many years? This one she made says, "little do they know evil twins are real." And the envelope describes me among other things as

blogger, teacher, mom, writer, knitter (and my favorite)

champion of small voices

Thank you for that.

I'm reading Miranda July's "No One Belongs Here More Than You." and OMG you have to read it.

I posted a link to her website about the book and OMG you have to see that too if you haven't. Keep clicking the arrows and watch what an artist can do. And her stories remind me of Nathaniel West's Miss Lonelyhearts...they're that funny and that sad and take your breath away. Just like that.

And then my Auntie Em sent me for my bday a DVD of July's movie "Me and You and Everyone You Know" and I sat this morning in Akabini's living room knitting and watching that movie with AL. Closest I've been to heaven in days and days.

And I swept up the plate I threw/smashed across the kitchen BEFORE I went over there to knit. So maybe I'll get some clarity for a late bday present. Looking forward to it.

More political stuff later this week. Thanks again, everybody.


  1. thanks for the party. It was fun; I had never tried that before. Cheers.

  2. Thanks for the link love. I'm still pleased with myself too. :-)

    And Happy Birthday!

  3. Anonymous10:06 PM

    Glad your day was good - we love ya, BG!

    Many more in your future, Gurrrl.

  4. Anonymous11:13 PM


    damn 3 hour time diff.

    Sounds like you had a lovely time, though. Many happy returns!

  5. Happy belated, Blue Gal. You got added to my Pantheon of Pals over at Lotsa 'Splainin' 2 Do as of this morning. I'm sure your web traffic will just skyrocket with hits now.

  6. Anonymous7:59 AM

    thanks for the book recommendation. July's movie is really cute and quirky and I've read her stories in the New Yorker. I really like her.
    I put her collection of stories on my reserve list at the library.

  7. Sounds like you had some A-list guests!

    Wish I could've gotten my Q-list ass to the shindig.

  8. it sounds like it was just about perfect!

  9. Correction Evil Spock, we use fibonacci sequence to rank our guests so everyone gets a turn at number A.

  10. Anonymous4:54 PM

    And it seems July is indeed a good month for birthdays... Happy Monkey turns 40 something on the 27th!


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