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Happy Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] matociquala !!!

[ queue music: "Entry March of the Boyars" by Johan Halvorsen ]
[ queue inexpensive, but so tastefully done fireworks display ]

Hippo, birdie, two ewe ...
hippo, birdie, two ewe ...
hippo, birdie, beer ... jeer ... career ...
rats, Rats, RATS - I *hate* it when that happens !
hippo, birdie, deer, Elizabeth-hhhhh,
hippo, birdie, two ewe !!
Anemone, more !!!

[ queue exit music: "Mickey Mouse March" by James Wesley Dodd ]
[ extinguish raging fire started by amazing fireworks display ]
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[ queue incidental music - Jaromir Weinberger's Schwanda the Bagpiper - Polka & Fugue ]

[ queue excitingly original and spectacluar fireworks display ]

[ fade incidental music ]


Hippo, birdie, two ewe ...
hippo, birdie, two ewe ...
hippo, birdie, beer ... uh, Fleer ... uhm, career ...
rats, Rats, RATS! I ain't just late - I can't even carry a tune in a bucket!!

- - - [cough / hack / sputter] - - -

hippo, (bee-latte'd) birdie, deer [livejournal.com profile] arien_mommy (10/27th), [livejournal.com profile] maragold (10/29th), [livejournal.com profile] malinaldarose (11/2nd), [livejournal.com profile] crowy_reads (11/3rd), [livejournal.com profile] bardiphouka (11/5th), [livejournal.com profile] amberwitch (11/7th), [livejournal.com profile] queenbookwench (11/23rd)

... and in anticipation of Turkey Day, 11/27th - hippo, birdie, deer [livejournal.com profile] whitecrow0-00000 ...

hippo, birdie, two ewe !!!
Anemone more !!!!!


[ move knife-switch to off position - killing fireworks ]

[ queue exeunt music - Bach's Cello Suite #1 in G ]

I'm pretty sure I'm caught up now. I better be 'cause those fireworks ain't cheap.
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[ Also posted to TH ]

I want to take a moment here to thank everyone for the many greetings and best wishes I have received over the past several days, both on the birth of my first grandchild and my own birthday. I never ceases to amaze me - having such a large contingent of on-line friends on the two major de Lint E-mail Lists and on L-J. It is wonderful to see all of you each day and hear about (as well as be able to comment a/o offer advice on) everyone's Real Life (tm) adventures, books, music, etc. I couldn't ask for nicer crowd of friends.

You've read more than enough about Kaleb. Last word we got from Waterville QC was that they were expecting to go home last Friday but it might have been Saturday instead. Apparently Kaleb was refusing to nurse from momma so the doctor wanted to give him a bit more time and J. commented that she had the same problem with her eldest when he was born, so no big deal.

My birthday on Saturday was a blast. J. and I met my father for lunch at my father's usual Saturday lunch spot - Hooters for Three-Mile Island, double-dipped wings and a schooner or two of beer. My middle brother drove down from Decatur to join us. Apparently my youngest brother had a prior commitment.

If you haven't already read about it, Saturday was officially the Annual Birthday Book Binge (A-B-Cubed), where I picked up:

Anathem by Neal Stephenson (HC)
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (HC)
The Legend of Langdon St. Ives by James P. Blaylock (HC)
Urban Shaman by C.E. Murphy (TPB)
Madhouse [Cal Leandros #3] by Rob Thurman (MMPB)
Iron Kissed [Mercy Thompson #3] by Patricia Briggs (MMPB)
Bitterwood by James Maxey (MMPB)

I looked at but decided against Red by Jordan Summers. I had looked at it on-line and thought I could probably handle another Mercy Thompson-esque story, but when I got to the bookstore and saw it stacked in the Romance Section and re-read the Publisher's Weekly review, I was pretty quickly turned off the idea. I was hoping for more SF and less Romance. I will, however, be picking up New Tricks by John Levitt next week (unless it shows up in the bookstore sooner - twice now I've discovered that the Amazon-posted dates are 1 week later than reality.)

From there, we started in the general direction of home so we could catch the new James Bond movie - "Quantum of Solace". Rumor has it Daniel Craig will not do any more Bond movies, which is a shame because both J. and I believe he's the most exciting and successful post-Connery 007's ever.

And finally, because I didn't go hog-wild on the books as I usually do, I was able to pick up a few DVD's that I'd missed getting for my collection ... FF2-RotSS, X-formers, NT2, and a couple others.

Anyway, it was a great (and definitely momentous) birthday. Momentous in that the running joke around here is that I now officially qualify for ordering off the Denny's Senior menu. J. has been getting quite the mileage out of that, as you can imagine.

Thanks again, y'all, for all the b-day greetings, etc.
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[ queue incidental music - Dvorak's Symphony #6 in D ]

[ queue profound, but tastefully festive, fireworks display ]

[ fade incidental music ]


Hippo, birdie, two ewe ...
hippo, birdie, two ewe ...
hippo, birdie, near ... uh, leer ... uhm, career ...
rats, Rats, RATS! Some days it just doesn't pay to get outta bed, ya know?

- - - [cough] - - -

hippo, birdie, deer [livejournal.com profile] deus_x and (in anticipation of tomorrow) [livejournal.com profile] kajivar-rrrrr ...
hippo, birdie, two ewe !!!
Anemone more !!!!!


[ throw fireworks switch to off ]

[ queue exit music - York's Jubilation ]

Wow, that's 2-in-a-row - I'm on a roll!
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[ queue incidental music - Gioachino Rossini's Il Signor Bruschino: Overture ]

[ queue magnificent, and exceptionally loud, fireworks display ]

[ fade incidental music ]


Hippo, birdie, two ewe ...
hippo, birdie, two ewe ...
hippo, birdie, peer ... uh, we're ... uhm, spear ...
rats, Rats, RATS! Some days you're the dog - some days you're the hydrant!

- - - [cough] - - -

hippo, bee-latee'd birdie, deer [livejournal.com profile] xstacie and hippo, birdie, deer [livejournal.com profile] puddock-kkkkk ...
hippo, birdie, two ewe !!!
Anemone more !!!!!


[ snuff fireworks ]

[ queue exit music - Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty - Finale ]

How fitting !!!
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[ queue incidental music - G.W. Chadwick's Symphonic Sketches ]

[ queue colorful, yet tasteful, fireworks display ]

[ fade incidental music ]


Hippo, birdie, two ewe ...
hippo, birdie, two ewe ...
hippo, birdie, beer ... uh, mere ... uhm, nuclear ...
rats, Rats, RATS! Must be 'cause it's a Monday, ya think ?

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hippo, (bee-latte'd) birdie, deer [livejournal.com profile] erce (bee-latte'd) and [livejournal.com profile] ellen_kushner-rrrrr ...
hippo, birdie, two ewe !!!
Anemone more !!!!!


[ hose down the fireworks display - don't need no wildfires ]

[ queue exit music - Shostakovich's Ballet Suite #3 ]
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[ queue incidental music featuring The Raleigh Ringers ]
[ http://www.rr.org/gallery/audio/farandole.html#More ]

[ queue outageously expensive fireworks display ]

[ fade incidental music ]


Hippo, birdie, two ewe ...
hippo, birdie, two ewe ...
hippo, birdie, tier ... uh, career ... uhm, Chanticleer ...
rats, Rats, RATS! I always HATE it when we get to this part !

- - - [ahem] - - -

hippo, birdie, deer [livejournal.com profile] mooseloon and
(in anticipation of this coming Sunday) [livejournal.com profile] chamisa-aaaaa ...
hippo, birdie, two ewe !!!
Anemone more !!!!!


[ quench outrageously expensive fireworks ]
Spared no expense - could you tell?

[ help load 45 ft. Raleigh Ringers Tour bus for return trip ]
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[ queue 42-gun broadside ]

[ queue "No quarter - No mercy" announcement ]

Hippo, birdie, two ewe ...
hippo, birdie, two ewe ...
hippo, birdie, peer ... seer ... sear ... AVAST !
rats, Rats, RATS! Bring 'er around, ye scurvy dawgs !!

- - - [ahem] - - -

hippo, birdie, deer [livejournal.com profile] dreadpiratetait-ttttt ...
hippo, birdie, two ewe !!!
Anemone more !!!!!

Arrrggggghhhhhhh !!!!!!!

[ boarding party away ]

[ reloading the 42-guns ]
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[ queue trumpet fanfare ]

[ queue impressive and long-running fireworks ]


Hippo, birdie, two ewe ...
hippo, birdie, two ewe ...
hippo, birdie, peer ... seer ... sear ... DAMN !
rats, Rats, RATS! Ain't that just the way things go on a hump-day !!???

- - - [ahem] - - -

hippo, birdie, deer [livejournal.com profile] podling-ggggg ...
hippo, birdie, two ewe !!!
Anemone more !!!!!


[ quench fireworks ]

[ stifle 42-piece orchestra band ]
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Sincerest apologies. In an effort to take advantage of the fact that I switched from a 'free' account (courtesy of the internationally famous [livejournal.com profile] shadesong) to a "paid' account, I had been trying to put forth some extra effort to try and post something every week and especially acknowldege all my LJ_Friends birthdays.

Alas, with all the hardware moves over the summer and then running right into student registration and add-drop, I've missed a lot of birthdays.

While I have been posting some things, principally tagged as Family, Progeny, they are currently flagged as private, for my eyes only, until I get all of my LS archives edited, cleaned up, and appropriately tagged before I re-release them for Friends-only viewing, as many of them are a record of the correspondence between myself and my youngest son and daughter-in-law, now residing in Waterville, Quebec, Canada.

However, I have been flagging all of the birthdays I've missed over the past 2 months, and am determined to acknowledge them, one-and-all, today to get myself caught up. Each and every one deserve to have my signature Birthday Song sung to them by The Rubicund Penguinel and the Cutthroat Reavers Chorus from the rolling deck of The Huzzah Hussy, somewhere out to sea. And so, from the most recent and working backwards, here you are ...

[ queue fanfare ]

[ queue fireworks ]


Hippo, birdie, two ewe ...
hippo, birdie, two ewe ...
hippo, birdie, seer ... beer ... jeer ... DAMN !
rats, Rats, RATS! I hate it when that happens!!

- - - [ahem] - - -

hippo, birdie, deer [livejournal.com profile] luis_mw-wwwww & [livejournal.com profile] stronae-eeeee ...
and
hippo, bee-latte'd birdie, deer ...
[livejournal.com profile] gothwalk-kkkkk (9/9/08)
[livejournal.com profile] bheansidhe-eeeee (9/8/08)
[livejournal.com profile] dreamingcrow-wwwww (9/5/08)
[livejournal.com profile] dreamingplace-eeeee & [livejournal.com profile] eudaimonia-aaaaa (9/3/08)
[livejournal.com profile] wolfette-eeeee (8/24/08)
[livejournal.com profile] missbiscuit-ttttt & [livejournal.com profile] dustyskinandall-lllll (8/21/08)
[livejournal.com profile] cmpriest-ttttt (7/30/08)
[livejournal.com profile] anoisblue-eeeee (7/22/08)
[livejournal.com profile] ariedana-aaaaa (7/17/08)
[livejournal.com profile] iroshi-iiiii (7/16/08)
[livejournal.com profile] silme-eeeee (7/13/08)
[livejournal.com profile] willow_aileen-nnnnn (Wed, 7/12/08)

hippo, birdie, two ewe !!!
Anemone more !!!!!
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[ queue fanfare ]

[ queue fireworks ]


Hippo, birdie, two ewe ...
hippo, birdie, two ewe ...
hippo, birdie, seer ... mere ... Fleer ... DAMN !
rats, Rats, RATS! I hate it when that happens!!

- - - [ahem] - - -

hippo, birdie, deer [livejournal.com profile] two_star-rrrrr,
hippo, birdie, two ewe !!!
Anemone more !!!!!
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[ queue fireworks ]




Hippo, birdie, two ewe ...

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hippo, birdie, two ewe ...

- - - [hack] - - -

hippo, birdie, beer ... DAMN !
hippo, birdie, clear ... RATS !!

- - - [ahem] - - -

hippo, birdie, deer [livejournal.com profile] moderngypsy-yyyyy,
hippo, birdie, two ewe !!!
Anemone more !!!!!
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Hippo, birdie, boo U. ... crap!

- - - [cough] - - -

Hypo, crudely, ... Crap!!

- - - - - [sputter] - - - - -

Hello, DAMN!!!

- - - - - - - [smacks Ipod] - - - - - - -

Hippo, birdie, two ewe,
hippo, birdie, two ewe,
hippo, birdie, jeer, mere, fear ...
rats, Rats, RATS ! At this rate, I could become a techophobe!!!

- - - [ahem] - - -

hippo, birdie, deer [livejournal.com profile] nin_harris-sssss,
hippo, birdie, two ewe !!!
Anemone more !!!!!
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My apologies for being behind. I have been out of town, in Sanford, Florida as it happens, and was not available to send out my usual birthday wishes to my LJ friends. However, y'all are always in my thoughts and as most of these are very long-time friends, I simply cannot let these slide on by without acknowledgment - bee-latted as most of them are.

The high today in the North-Country will be in the upper 90's with an HI of 100-103, so it is only fitting that we turn to "cooler" music, like ...

[ queue music - Sibelius' Finlandia ]

[ queue fireworks ]

[ admire the pretty deep-blue icebergs floating past ]

[ wring your hands and look anywhere else but at the penguin eyeing at you suspiciously ]


In shiveringly cool black and white and quality high-deaf - we bring y'all ...


Hippo, birdie, two ewe ...
- hippo, birdie, two ewe ...
- - hippo, birdie, beer [hack] ... sheer [cough] ... jeer ... *KER-SPLAT*
- - - Oh My Gosh. It melted ??? [hic !] It shouldn't have [hic !!!] melted !!!!!
- - hippo, bee-latte'd birdie, deer [livejournal.com profile] jadecat9, [livejournal.com profile] elionwyr, [livejournal.com profile] trouvera, [livejournal.com profile] dragonmom7, [livejournal.com profile] jennifer_crow, [livejournal.com profile] ladymew, and Pre-hippo-birdie to [livejournal.com profile] bethynyc and [livejournal.com profile] melintur-rrrrr
- hippo, birdie, two ewe !!!!!!!
Anemone more !!!!!!!!!

[queue sparklers]

[ fade music ]
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[ queue music - Paul Duka's L'apprenti sorcier ]

I picked that especially for [livejournal.com profile] greygirlbeast and Alabaster [ insert maniacal laughter here]

[ queue fireworks ]

In stupendously fine penguinesque style, I bring y'all ...


Hippo, birdie, two ewe ...
- hippo, birdie, two ewe ...
- - hippo, birdie, sear [choke] ... tier [sputter] ... meer ... *KA-THUNK*
- - - Well, crap, the damn thing quit on me. [hic!!]
- - Must be that cheep gas I picked up. [ahem]
- hippo, bee-latte'd birdie, deer [livejournal.com profile] docbrite and [livejournal.com profile] greygirlbeast-ttttt,
hippo, birdie, two ewe !!!
Anemone more !!!!!

[queue sparklers]

[ fade music ]
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[ queue music - The Stars and Stripes Forever ]
[ queue fireworks ]

Well, the embedding thing - not so much. I'll have to search around for something else. Something absolutely penguin-amous. Meanwhile ...


Hippo, birdie, two ewe ...
- hippo, birdie, two ewe ...
- - hippo, birdie, beer [cough] ... seer [sputter] ... jeer ... [hack]
- - - [hic !]
- - Must be a frog in my throat [ahem]
- hippo, birdie, deer [livejournal.com profile] straif (bee-latte'd) and [livejournal.com profile] midnightbex-xxxxx,
hippo, birdie, two ewe !!!
Anemone more !!!!!

[queue sparklers]
[ fade music ]
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- - - - - [ looking at busted A-rod ... tie-Rod ... I-rod ... I-roc ??? ] - - - - -
Well, the music machine is now kaputt and I can't carry a tune in a bucket, so we're gonna have to get super creative here (and be quick about it before that penguin finds that I've gotten loose again) and get a little help from some friends:




Hippo, birdie, deer [livejournal.com profile] skylerlark-kkkkk
hippo, birdie, two ewe !!!
Anemone more !!!!!
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I've been trying to take this ~*~

Zippo, cruddy, zoo ... damnit!

~*~ thing in and get some kind ~*~

Fractal, booty, crumb, ... Damnit!!

~*~ repair work done on it ~*~

ZAP - - spark - - fizzle - -

DAMN-IT!!! - - - - - [throws Ipod against the wall] - - - - -

Hippo, birdie, two ewe,
hippo, birdie, two ewe,

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hippo, bee-latte'd birdie, deer [livejournal.com profile] mendoza-aaaaa
hippo, birdie, two ewe !!!
Anemone more !!!!!
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Hippo, birdie, two gnu ... crap!

- - - [cough] - - -

Hymnal, wordy, ... Crap!!

- - - - - [sputter] - - - - -

Hypno, DAMN!!!

- - - - - - - [smacks Ipod] - - - - - - -

Hippo, birdie, two ewe,
hippo, birdie, two ewe,
hippo, birdie, sear, beer, Mir ...
rats, Rats, RATS ! IPods ... IPhone ... IQuit!!!

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hippo, birdie, deer [livejournal.com profile] tanaise-eeeee
hippo, birdie, two ewe !!!
Anemone more !!!!!
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Harpo, Byrd, tea, pew gnu ... damn!
- - - [sneeze] - - -
Zeppo, curd, bee ... Damn!!
- - - - - [cough, hack, sputter] - - - - -
Gummo ... DAMN!!!
- - - - - - - [smacks CD player] - - - - - - -

Hippo, birdie, two ewe,
hippo, birdie, two ewe,
hippo, birdie, seer, bleer, career ...
rats, Rats, RATS ! Somethin' is definitely busted in here!!

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hippo, birdie, deer [livejournal.com profile] d2leddy and [livejournal.com profile] naominovik-kkkkk
hippo, birdie, two ewe !!!
Anemone more !!!!!

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