What Stace had to say on Friday, August 11th, 2006
Give me a Birthday Present

Okay, I wasn’t going to say anything, but today is my birthday. And so you know what you should do?


If you’ve been reading here and not commenting, or if you’ve commented once or twice but not often, or whatever, comment now. Tell me something about yourself. How you found me. Things you like or don’t like. Your favorite food. Whatever you want to say.

(This doesn’t excuse anyone from commenting about my post below, btw. It’s an additional duty you must perform because today is my birthday, and as we get older those days get considerably less special, don’t they?)

21 comments to “Give me a Birthday Present”

  1. S. W. Vaughn
    · August 11th, 2006 at 12:01 pm · Link



    (that’s confetti)

    I’m not de-lurking; I’m conti-lurking. Or re-un-lurking. Anyway, one does not lurk when one cannot stop typing!

    Hope you have a happy blast of a day!

  2. barista brat
    · August 11th, 2006 at 12:31 pm · Link

    happy birthday!

    i originally came upon your blog when i first started reading miss snark’s blog.

    and to prove how small the blogosphere really is…
    i often visit photo blogs and i commented on one, which in turn the photographer commented on mine and when i looked at her other blog – there was a link to you!

    something about myself?

    hmm… i write YA and i’m currently looking for an agent – how many times have you heard that before? haha.

  3. Jenn on the Island
    · August 11th, 2006 at 12:45 pm · Link

    Happy Barfday!!

    Try not to.

    How did I find you….Well, you posted on the HRC message board. I’m the moderator and I snoop when new members post. So I checked out your site, read your deadjournal, and found this blog.

    About me…I wear red sneakers. I love that I can stand naked on my deck and no one can see me.

  4. Bernita
    · August 11th, 2006 at 2:28 pm · Link

    Not a lurker.
    If you want to know anything about me, you have to ask….hmmm…didn’t think so.
    Happy Birthday!…child.

  5. Southern Writer
    · August 11th, 2006 at 5:34 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday, December, who I always kind of thought was born in December. Hope it’s been a great day for you and that you’ll be doing something really fun to celebrate.

    I am not a lurker. Lurking would require having the time to lurk.

    About me? Oh, I’ve got one you’ll love, but it’s too private to share. Something else … I like wandering around in cemeteries and reading the headstones.

  6. Isabella Snow
    · August 12th, 2006 at 4:26 am · Link

    Oh, I was out with Mr. Big and didn’t see this until now! Happy B-day!!

    And I’m with SW.. kind of assumed you were born in the winter, girlie. 😉

  7. Bernita
    · August 12th, 2006 at 5:15 am · Link

    Oh, and I found you from the other crapometer – and so glad I did.

  8. Robyn
    · August 12th, 2006 at 7:05 am · Link

    A day late, but Happy Birthday! I hope it was a good, fun day for you and your family.

  9. Sam
    · August 12th, 2006 at 2:24 pm · Link

    Hoppy Biffday! Hippy Bathday!
    Happy Birthday!
    (whew – got it right!)

  10. cyn
    · August 12th, 2006 at 7:52 pm · Link

    happy birthday to you !!!

    i just started reading
    your blog and am enjoying
    it much.

  11. cyn
    · August 12th, 2006 at 7:54 pm · Link

    oops. let’s see, i found
    you through swv, i think!
    i love pumpkin scones
    and muffins and pies.
    i don’t like sleep deprivation!
    my favorite food is chinese.
    my husband is an essex boy
    and we are traveling back
    to england for crimbo with two
    little ones. whew! =)

  12. Erik Ivan James
    · August 13th, 2006 at 6:03 am · Link

    Hmmm…I’m late, I see. Well, Happy Birthday belated.

    I followed you from Bernita’s. Glad that I did. I enjoy and respect the honesty of your posts.

    I was born in December. Um, a long time ago.

  13. Sherrill Quinn
    · August 13th, 2006 at 8:35 am · Link

    I’m really late with this, but happy birthday, hon! :)

    Hope you had a good day!

  14. Anonymous
    · August 14th, 2006 at 6:35 am · Link

    Happy Birthday -late I know.

    I lurk because I have nothing else to do at work!

    I also spend time on Miss Snark and Evil Editor’s blogs. I often check out the profiles of folks that make good, common sense entries and that is how I found your blog -which I like a lot.

    I won’t bore you with details about me. -JTC

  15. Anonymous
    · August 14th, 2006 at 6:41 am · Link

    Oh, I almost forgot. jenn, can you give me your GPS coordinates? It’s not like I have a pilots license or anything. -JTC

  16. December Quinn
    · August 14th, 2006 at 7:33 am · Link

    Thanks everyone! And thanks for posting the little bits about yourselves, too!

    Whose blog was it, barista brat? Oh, I hear you on looking for an agent! :-)

    Thanks, Cyn! What is it about those Brits, anyway? So you’ll be in Essex come the holidays?

    December what, Erik? Spill it!

    I’m so happy to have people here to wish me a happy b-day–and it was, a really nice day, so thanks all of you!

  17. cyn
    · August 14th, 2006 at 10:29 am · Link

    december, i assumed you were british, too! i will be in southend for crimbo. the in laws
    moved closer to the water recently. as for the essex boy, i met him online! in 1994!

  18. Beth
    · August 14th, 2006 at 11:42 am · Link

    Well, a bit late with this, but…

    Happy Birthday!!!!

    And you found me first. Though I’d already noticed you on Miss Snark and Evil Editor.

    I write fantasy, dabble in digital photography, have a wonderful husband, and three teenagers. That seems to take up most of my life right there.

    I’ve had one story published in an anthology (it was also on the Nebula preliminary ballot for 2005, and what a shock that was), but at the moment am mostly working on finishing this big epic thingey.

    Favorite guilty comfort foods–popcorn (homemade, not that nasty microwave stuff) and really dark rich chocolate anything.

    And I think that as we get older, birthdays become more special, because, after all, consider the alternative. [g]

  19. Erik Ivan James
    · August 14th, 2006 at 12:46 pm · Link

    [chuckling] December 18.

  20. barista brat
    · August 15th, 2006 at 12:43 pm · Link

    hi again.

    it was samantha winston’s photo blog.

  21. December Quinn
    · August 15th, 2006 at 3:24 pm · Link

    Beth, my Dad used to make popcorn on the stove every Sunday before football (or NASCAR) came on. I wish could do it the way he did, it was so good, so light.

    I never thought about birthday being more important as we get older, but I guess you’re right. :-)

    Ah-ha! I’ll remember that, Erik.

    Aaaah…right, Barista Brat.

    So glad you all are here!

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