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THIRTY-SIX! - helen-louise
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THIRTY-SIX!
Yesterday, when I went to bed, it was grey and drizzling, and I thought "hooray, that's my birthday rain". I've had less than 10 dry birthdays in 36 years. There's an actual reason for it, too, but I can't share it with you because it's from an old copy of The Times and they now want a login for it - even though it's from before they started charging for online content! You'll have to make do with my summary from the time.

Today I have received the best birthday present ever, which is a drawing from stellarwind. Everything in the picture is a reference to something in my life, and I don't actually EXPECT anyone to get all of the references, unless they're me :) It's still pretty awesome to share, though. I need an emergency spoon dispenser in real life, and the "thirty-six impossible hydrogen bonds" is both a double pun AND based on an actual problem that I've been having with my work.

I don't expect to get any more birthday presents until I have time to use them, which is fine by me. Work is being awful, and doing that thing it does of expanding to more-than-fill the time available. I've spent three whole days trying to get a program to work with certain files, and if my supervisors can't come up with a magical solution today, I'm going to throw them out, because I can't afford to waste any more time on this part of the project. I'll just write about the files which did work.

I hate being under an impossible time pressure.

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dannilion From: dannilion Date: 22nd June 2012 08:12 (UTC) (Link)
Happy birthday!

I also would like an emergency spoon dispenser. I got lots of penguins for my birthday though so I'm happy :)

My birthdays (18th June) tend to be either really hot or really wet. This year I got both, which was nice :P
barakta From: barakta Date: 22nd June 2012 11:56 (UTC) (Link)
Happy birthday for yesterday! I didn't realise you were a Solstice birthday person.

Good luck with the files.

I love personal picture presents, a mutual friend did one for another friend and he really treasures it 10 years later. I love your one, I can see some of the references :)
jinian From: jinian Date: 22nd June 2012 15:19 (UTC) (Link)
Happy birthday!
kshandra From: kshandra Date: 22nd June 2012 16:02 (UTC) (Link)
That is a marvelous drawing, as it should be, for you are a marvelous person. Happy birthday, love. *hugs*
wandra From: wandra Date: 22nd June 2012 23:19 (UTC) (Link)
Happy Birthday from me too!
firecat From: firecat Date: 23rd June 2012 16:24 (UTC) (Link)
Happy birthday!
epi_lj From: epi_lj Date: 25th June 2012 14:36 (UTC) (Link)
Happy belated birthday! :)
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