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 Um hey...been a while.

I'm mainly on tumblr..https://www.tumblr.com/blog/bylillian

So, I'm 51 today. Not feeling it--I've been kind of down lately, thinking about my sister who died just about 2 years ago. Now all I have as a direct relation is by brother, and we don't communicate. 

ANYWAY. I've had some very good shows. SoonerCon was good and shows signs of being one of those cons that will get better the more often I am there. I have ArmadilloCon in a couple of weeks, and I do pretty well there too. I keep being asked to do one day pop up shows outdoors and I'm all NOPE. No more outdoor shows until the fall.

Spencer Cat got into something last night. I've been letting him out in the evenings; he usually runs around for a bit and then just lounges on top of my car. Last night he was coughing a little and today I can see scratches on his head and ears. He's kind of grumpily curled up in the smaller cat bed, but he did eat last night and he did come out to supervise the AC guy this morning. So I'll keep an eye on him.

Work is...work. I'm starting to sniff around in the job market, since I don't have a hope in hell of advancing much here and I'm really bored with the actual job. I've been here 15 years though, hard to break that habit.

Going to see Minions tonight with J & L. Will celebrate with the family after the World's Best Niece and Her Fabulous Finace (they're getting married next year!) come back from Comic Con. I am soooo jealous. I need to go back next year.
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Well, I asked and was gifted: the Austin Municipal Court rescheduled my court appearance for the 14th of July. So I don't have to spend half of my birthday dealing with traffic court, which is awesome.

Birthday plans continue apace--if you live local to Austin and want to come, the party is at Mr Tramps on July 10 from 7-9. Presents totally optional but loved (as I am 12).

I now have new glasses! They are very hipstery:




Yes, that is chain detail at the temples. I am such an old metal nerd.

POSTCARD CALL! I'm going to San Francisco in a couple of weeks and I'll be finding and sending postcards. Let me know if you want one. (You can message me your address if you've never gotten a card from me or if your address has changed in the interim.)

 
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House.... )
Cancer... )

On a lighter note, my birthday week (aside from crappy sister-related news) has been...interesting. I was massively stressed out before the inspection, but I did make it to the gym both days this week. My trainer is greatly supportive and he was shocked to learn I was turning 49--he swore he thought I was 39! Nice ego-boost.

Had dinner at my favorite place--24Diner--on my birthday with my niece, her Hot Boyfriend, and my brother. Went next door to Waterloo Records afterward and bought my They Might Be Giants ticket for the October show. Thursday I saw Pacific Rim with [personal profile] dremiel and OMG it's amazing. I really want to see it in IMAX now. Had dinner tonight with L & J. Got many random fun cards and some nice prezzies.

I also got into FenCon as a dealer this year!

Tomorrow I'm helping my friend Karen move and then into the workshop I go. I have a Steampunk Gathering on Tuesday and I need to add to my inventory. Plus, it's good therapy to make things.

...so, it's just as well I backed out of the house deal, huh.
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....this makes 46. Huh. The scenery doesn't change much.

Over very lovely Whole Foods mousse cake and Mexican (aka made with real sugar) Cokes yesterday afternoon, it was brought home rather forcefully* that we are hiring folks young enough to be my kids. If I had kids. Anyway, somehow someone mentioned the last time we had Real Snow (1984-ish), and I replied that I was in college at the time and had a great time sledding all over a local golf course. Then that person mentioned he was 4 or so at the time, and  saw our youngest member mouth "I wasn't born yet." Ah, well.

Anyway, I will be going out to dinner with my friends L & J, and tomorrow going to see Predators at the Alamo Drafthouse with the fam. That's after I hack a new path through the weedy jungle out behind my workshop. I am kind of tired of getting burs in my hair. Plus the vines are making a real assault on the back door.



* Even more forcefully than a couple of weeks ago, when I replied to something a co-worker said with, "Well, when I was 14 I couldn't imagine owning a cell phone." To which she replied, "Me either! Kids weren't allowed to have cell phones when I was a kid." (Heh. When I was 14, we barely had cable TV and blow dryers. Cell phones? Not even on the horizon.)
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Good god. I'm 45. And it's the 21st century. Why aren't I vacationing on Mars?

I have no idea what I'll be doing to celebrate--I know I'm going out for Indian food either tonight or tomorrow, and I'm getting my hair cut tomorrow. Woo hoo!

It's supposed to be 104F today.  According to the National Weather Service, it was 105F on the day I was born. Hm. This is indicative of something, I'm sure.

Weird things what happened on this day:

1913Death Valley, California hits 134 °F (~56.7 °C), the highest temperature recorded in the United States.

births:
John Calvin, French religious reformer (d. 1564)
Friedrich August von Quenstedt, German geologist (d. 1889)
Adolphus Busch, German-born brewer (d. 1913)
Donald Sinclair, British hotel manager, inspiration for Fawlty Towers (d. 1981)
Bobo Brazil, American professional wrestler (d. 1998)
Jerry Nelson, American puppeteer
Zoogz Rift, singer/songwriter and wrestling booker
Tom Meents, American monster truck driver

Anyone know of any other obscure facts?
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You know, I've done this for a lot of people, but never me. Well, me and [personal profile] sandy_s, that is...


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Someone gifted me with an LJ gift certificate. Decisions, decisions! 

Got my first birthday card in the mail today.  Yay for birthday cards!

...you know, for someone in her *cough*midforties*cough* I'm going to be celebrating my birthday in a very juvenile way. And I like it. (Thanks to [personal profile] dremiel for having the idea!)

...does anyone have this CD? (Specifically, I'm looking for his version of "The Stars and Stripes Forever".)

More glass pics tomorrow.  Only 2 more classes! Woe!

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Happy, happy birthday to my lovely friend [personal profile] dremiel.

Many cool things happened on this day, besides her birth. But I think her birthday is the important one. :-)
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Sorry I'm running so late today. I will post (hopefully) tomorrow about how this week has been like having a crazed, rabid weasel shoved down my pants....



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Well, I had FIVE DAYS OFF. Did I accomplish anything I had planned? Not so much. :-)

I did sneak into another jewelry class in order to get the Box From Hell closer to being finished. I have gone through my library, as it is long overdue for a good culling. (I think I'll have a little sale in front of my apartment next weekend.) I mopped. I shopped; replacing the (sob) really good Liz Claibourne shorts I wore to work all the time--they ripped right across the butt in the wash last week. I went to dinner. I saw no movies. I watched a lot of rain. Mostly, I slept and read and watched TV. This is probably the longest I've had off with (almost) no responsibilities--i.e., work or family--in several years. I think it's been good for me.

[personal profile] lillian78 gave me a virtual stack of prezzies! My first birthday present! 

Here is my usual silliness about her birthday!

 

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Sorry I'm running late today! Everybody had to get everything done today--end of the quarter, right before a long weekend....I was at the office until 8:30 last night and barely escaped for class today. Good grief. I know it's after your birthday where you are, but what the heck.

Anyway--here's your day!



HOPE YOU HAD A MOST EXCELLENT DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuce!

Writer, actor, producer, director, Old Spice huxter, you are teh coolest guy in showbiz.

Feel free to post more Bruce stuff/links in comments.

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We cannot be together today, though we are only 3 hours apart.  Here is some silliness for your day...

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Well, given the time zone differences, it's now the day after your birthday, but....

You share your birthdate with:

1455 - Pietro Accolti, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1532)
1493 - Anne de Montmorency, Constable of France (d. 1567)
1591 - Alexandre de Rhodes, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1660)
1638 - Shunzhi Emperor of China
1666 - George Bähr, German architect (d. 1738)
1684 - Francesco Durante, Italian composer (d. 1755)
1713 - Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, French astronomer (d. 1762)
1767 - Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States (d. 1845)
1779 - Lord Melbourne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, (d. 1848)
1809 - Joseph Jenkins Roberts, first President of Liberia (d. 1876)
1813 - John Snow, English physician (d. 1858)
1821 - William Milligan, Scottish theologian (d. 1892)
1821 - Eduard Heine, German mathematician (d. 1881)
1821 - Johann Josef Loschmidt, Austrian scientist (d. 1895)
1824 - Jules Chevalier, French priest (d. 1907)
1830 - Paul Heyse, German writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1914)
1830 - Élisée Reclus, French geographer (d. 1905)
1835 - Eduard Strauss, Austrian composer (d. 1916)
1835 - John Henrie Kagi, American abolitionist (d. 1859)
1838 - Karl Davydov, Russian cellist (d. 1889)
1845 - Thomas Custer, Brother of George Armstrong Custer & 2-time Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1876)
1854 - Emil Adolf von Behring, German physician; Nobel laureate (d. 1917)
1865 - Johan Halvorsen, Norwegian composer (d. 1935)
1874 - Eugène Fiset, French canadian politician and Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1951)
1882 - Jim Lightbody, American runner, (d. 1953)
1884 - Angelos Sikelianos, Greek poet and playwright, Nobel Prize for Literature candidate (d. 1951)
1890 - Boris Nikolaevich Delaunay, Russian mathematician (d. 1980)
1897 - Jackson Scholz, American runner (d. 1986)
1899 - George Brent, American film actor (d. 1979)
1905 - Berthold von Stauffenberg, German lawyer and Nazi opponent (d. 1944)
1907 - Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer (d. 1981)
1912 - Lightnin' Hopkins, American musician (d. 1982)
1913 - MacDonald Carey, American actor (d. 1994)
1914 - Aniello Dellacroce, American gangster (d. 1985)
1915 - Joe E. Ross, American actor and comedian (d. 1982)
1916 - Harry James, American musician and band leader (d. 1983)
1918 - Richard Ellmann, American biographer (d. 1987)
1918 - Punch Imlach, Canadian ice hockey coach and general manager (d. 1987)
1919 - Lawrence Tierney, American actor (d. 2002)
1920 - Lawrence Sanders, American novelist (d. 1998)
1920 - E. Donnall Thomas, American physician, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
1924 - Walter Gotell, German actor (d. 1997)
1926 - Norm Van Brocklin, American football player (d. 1983)
1927 - Stanisław Kania, Polish politician
1927 - Carl Smith, American singer
1927 - Christian Marquand, French film actor and director (d. 2000)
1929 - Cecil Taylor, American jazz pianist
1930 - Zhores Ivanovich Alferov, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1932 - Alan Bean, American astronaut
1933 - Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
1933 - Philippe de Broca, French film director (d. 2004)
1934 - Aldo Giorgini, Italian artist
1935 - Judd Hirsch, American actor
1935 - Jimmy Swaggart, American televangelist
1936 - Howard Greenfield, American songwriter (d. 1986)
1939 - Jack Whyte, Scottish-Canadian Author
1940 - Phil Lesh, American musician (Grateful Dead)
1941 - Mike Love, American musician (The Beach Boys)
1943 - David Cronenberg, Canadian film director
1944 - Sly Stone, American musician
1944 - Jacques Doillon, French film director
1945 - Mark J. Green, American public official
1946 - Bobby Bonds, American baseball player (d. 2003)
1946 - Howard E. Scott, American musician (War)
1947 - Ry Cooder, American guitarist
1948 - Sérgio Vieira de Mello, Brazilian diplomat (d. 2003)
1948 - Kate Bornstein, American transgender author
1950 - Jørgen Olsen, Danish singer and Eurovision Song Contest winner
1954 - Craig Wasson, American actor
1955 - Dee Snider, American singer (Twisted Sister)
1956 - Clay Matthews, American football player
1957 - Park Overall, American actress
1957 - David Silverman, American animator (The Simpsons)
1957 - Víctor Muñoz, Spanish football manager
1959 - Harold Baines, American baseball player
1959 - Renny Harlin, Finnish film director
1959 - Lisa Holton, American writer
1959 - Fabio Lanzoni, Italian model
1960 - Chris Sanders, American animator and director
1961 - Craig Ludwig, American ice hockey player
1962 - Sananda Maitreya, American-born singer
1963 - Bret Michaels, American musician (Poison)
1967 - Naoko Takeuchi, Japanese artist
1968 - Kahimi Karie, Japanese singer
1968 - Mark McGrath, American musician (Sugar Ray)
1968 - Sabrina Salerno, Italian singer
1969 - Rona Ambrose, Canadian politician
1969 - Timo Kotipelto, Finnish musician
1969 - Kim Raver, American actress
1970 - Derek Parra, American speed skater
1971 - Penny Lancaster, English model
1972 - Mark Hoppus, American musician (+44, blink-182)
1974 - Robert Fick, American baseball player
1975 - Eva Longoria, American actress
1975 - Will.i.am, American hip-hop musician
1975 - Veselin Topalov, Bulgarian chess player
1975 - Darcy Tucker, Canadian hockey player
1976 - Jennifer 8. Lee, American journalist
1976 - Jose Sanchez Zolliker, Mexican writer
1977 - Joe Hahn, American musician
1977 - Brian Tee, American actor
1978 - Takeru Kobayashi, Japanese competitive eater
1978 - Sid Wilson, American musician (Slipknot)
1979 - Kevin Youkilis, Major League Baseball player
1981 - Mikael Forssell, Finnish footballer
1981 - Young Buck, American rapper
1982 - Emily Kennard, American actress
1983 - Sean Biggerstaff, Scottish actor
1984 - Kostas Vassiliadis, Greek basketball player
1985 - Antti Autti, Finnish snowboarder
1985 - Eva Amurri, American actress
1989 - Caitlin Wachs, American actress
1992 - Sosie Bacon, American actress
1992 - Mary Lou, American actress 

Also:
44 BC - Julius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic, is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus and several other Roman senators on the Ides of March.
221 - Liu Bei, a Chinese warlord and member of the Han royal house, declares himself emperor of Shu-Han, claiming his legitimate succession to the Han dynasty.
351 - Constantius II elevates his cousin Gallus to Caesar, and puts him in charge of the Eastern part of the Roman Empire.
933 - After a ten-year truce, German King Henry I defeats a Hungarian army at the Battle of Riade near the river Unstrut.
1311 - Battle of Halmyros: The Catalan Company defeats Walter V of Brienne to take control of the Duchy of Athens, a Crusader state in Greece.
1493 - Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas.
1545 - First meeting of the Council of Trent.
1672 - Charles II of England issues the Royal Declaration of Indulgence.
1781 - American Revolutionary War: Battle of Guilford Courthouse - Near present-day Greensboro, North Carolina, 1,900 British troops under General Charles Cornwallis defeat an American force numbering 4,400.
1783 - In an emotional speech in Newburgh, New York, George Washington asks his officers not to support the Newburgh Conspiracy. The plea is successful and the threatened coup d'etat never takes place.
1820 - Maine becomes the 23rd U.S. state.
1827 - The University of Toronto is chartered.
1848 - Revolution breaks out in Hungary. The Habsburg rulers are compelled to meet the demands of the Reform party.
1873 - Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity is founded at Massachusetts Agricultural College
1877 - The first Test cricket match begins, between England and Australia.
1892 - Liverpool Football Club founded by John Houlding
1905 - Cretan revolutionaries announce the re-unification of Crete with the rest of Greece.
1906 - Rolls-Royce Ltd. is registered.
1909 - Selfridges department store opens in London.
1916 - President Woodrow Wilson sends 12,000 United States troops over the U.S.-Mexico border to pursue Pancho Villa.
1917 - Tsar Nicholas II of Russia abdicates the Russian throne and his brother the Grand Duke becomes Tsar.
1919 - The American Legion forms in Paris.
1922 - After Egypt gains nominal independence from the United Kingdom, Fuad I becomes King of Egypt.
1926 - The dictator Theodoros Pangalos is elected President of Greece without opposition.
1939 - World War II: German troops occupy the remaining part of Bohemia and Moravia; Czechoslovakia ceases to exist.
1943 - World War II: Third Battle of Kharkov - the Germans retake the city of Kharkov from the Soviet armies in bitter street fighting.
1944 - World War II: Battle of Monte Cassino - Allied aircraft bomb the German-held monastery and stage an assault.
1952 - In Cilaos, Réunion, 73 inches (1870 mm) of rain falls in one day, setting a new world record.
1956 - The Broadway musical My Fair Lady opens in New York City.
1961 - South Africa withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.
1963 - Victor Feguer, a Federal prisoner, is put to death at the Fort Madison, Iowa prison. This is the last execution of a Federal prisoner until the execution of Timothy McVeigh in 2001.
1965 - President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to Selma crisis, tells U.S. Congress "We shall overcome" while advocating the Voting Rights Act.
1970 - The Expo '70 world's fair opens in Osaka, Japan.
1972 - The film version of Mario Puzo's The Godfather novel of the same name, is released in theaters. It went on to be considered one of the greatest films of all time.
1988 - Publication of Marvin Minsky's Society of Mind theory.
1988 - The Halabja poison gas attack of the Iran-Iraq War begins.
1989 - The United States Department of Veterans Affairs is established.
1990 - Gulf War: Iraq hangs British journalist Farzad Bazoft for spying.
1990 - Mikhail Gorbachev is elected as the first executive president of the Soviet Union.
1990 - The Soviet Union announces that Lithuania's declaration of independence is invalid.
1990 - The ethnic clashes of Târgu Mureş begin on the anniversary of the Revolutions of 1848 in the Habsburg areas.
1991 - Germany formally regains complete independence after the four post-World War II occupying powers (France, the United Kingdom, the United States and the Soviet Union) relinquish all remaining rights.
2003 - Hu Jintao takes over presidency for the People's Republic of China.
2004 - Announcement of the discovery of 90377 Sedna, the farthest natural object in the Solar system so far observed.
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And a VERY happy birthday to [personal profile] blueraccoon!

You share a birthdate with:

Ivana Trump
Peter Strauss
Ray M. Cohn 
Gloria Vanderbilt
Kurt Cobain
Cindy Crawford
Enzo Ferrari
Joel Hodgson
Patty Hearst
Anthony Stewart Head
Poison Ivy Rorschach
Ansel Adams
Pierre Boulle
Sandy Duncan
Charles Barkley
Jon Brant

Also on this day:
1472 - Orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a dowry payment.
1547 - Edward VI of England crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey.
1942 - Lieutenant Edward O'Hare becomes America's first World War II flying ace.
1943 - American movie studio executives agree to allow the Office of War Information to censor movies.
1943 - The Parícutin volcano begins to form in Paricutín, México.
1947 - State of Prussia ceases to exist
1952 - The film The African Queen opens at the Capitol Theatre in New York City.
1962 - Mercury program: While aboard Friendship 7, John Glenn orbits the earth three times in 4 hours, 55 minutes, becoming the first American to orbit the earth.
1965 - Ranger 8 crashes into the moon after a successful mission of photographing possible landing sites for the Apollo program astronauts. 

May your day be filled with joy!

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