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July 19th, 2005
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Public service announcement
As this week has so far been an exceptionally busy one, and as it promises to continue that way (mostly due to one of the Journal's other paginators being on vacation), please be advised that

Baxil's birthday

-- which would normally occur upon the date of July 20 -- is being POSTPONED this year until his next day off,

Friday, July 22.

Accordingly, Baxil will remain 27 for an additional two days.

Please WITHHOLD birthday wishes until Friday, July 22. Birthday wishes offered on July 20 are EARLY, and will be graciously accepted but treated as such.

Birthdays will resume their normal schedule in 2006. Thank you.

--

n.b.: I'm quite serious about this. If people born on February 29 can vote and drive 18 years later, then "birthdays" are obviously a social construct and I reckon I'm allowed to shuffle my day around once in a while. I wouldn't normally take such an extreme step, but right now it's being rather A Week.

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From:thrames
Date:July 20th, 2005 07:12 am (UTC)
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I'm leaving an early birthday wish then, seeing as I don't know if I'll remember, even for the short two day delay. So, yeah, happy birthday, B-dog.
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From:baxil
Date:July 20th, 2005 10:50 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!

Apropos of nothing, I just wanted to thank you for your July 4 links. I read them all, got some nice food for thought, but got sidetracked with work (what else) and never got around to saying so.

I'm not sure I have anything to add at the moment to a longer discussion of them, but I wanted to at least acknowledge they were good reading.
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From:lonita
Date:July 20th, 2005 07:36 am (UTC)
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*grumbles and chews on her fingers and hums and hahs and frumps and waits patiently*
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From:dark_harvest
Date:July 20th, 2005 08:13 am (UTC)
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Happy bir... oh, wait. Nevermind.

*crawls into a hole for two more days*
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From:puropis
Date:July 20th, 2005 08:15 am (UTC)
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I hope your week goes as well as it can.
From:raki
Date:July 20th, 2005 10:49 am (UTC)
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Would still like to make a chat date, but I dunno when I'll be free. Early next week sometime. Hope I catch you online on the 22nd. If not:

Happy birthday! {hug}
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From:tyraelis
Date:July 20th, 2005 03:47 pm (UTC)
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So, by this logic, my birthday, a week from yesterday, I could ask to come a week early and be able to go and get insurance rates changed?

I guess you must be able to view and respond to happy birthdays constantly.
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From:baxil
Date:July 20th, 2005 10:47 pm (UTC)
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As birthdays are social constructs, you would certainly have that right. However, as birthdays are social constructs, your ability to affect change depends on your ability to convince others of the need for it.

I encourage you to give your insurance company a call, but if it's not in their financial interest to recognize the change, I would take a dim view of their willingness to work with you.

(Now, if you wanted to move your birthday back and pay higher rates for an extra week ... ;))
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From:lysana
Date:July 20th, 2005 04:47 pm (UTC)
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A fair number of Vietnamese folks, when immigrating to the US, pick a birthdate that may not be the same as their actual one when they fill in the paperwork. A lot of them pick January 1. Others may choose Christmas, the day they filled out the papers, or whatever. So you're right; it's more of a construct than people think.
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From:arethinn
Date:July 20th, 2005 06:01 pm (UTC)
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Is that because they don't know their actual one, through lack of good record-keeping wherever they were born? Or is it because they feel it doesn't matter? Does this cause problems with anything later in life (like getting Social Security), or is their Vietnamese history pretty much erased?
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From:arethinn
Date:July 20th, 2005 05:59 pm (UTC)
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It's weird the number of people I've often thought were older than myself who turn out to be almost the same age (I'm 27 next month)...
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From:dewhitton
Date:July 21st, 2005 05:26 am (UTC)
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Our birthdays usually overlap (21st here, 20th there) but I can't stretch mine out that long. Bugger.

Happy unbirthday.
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From:baxil
Date:July 21st, 2005 07:23 am (UTC)
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Perhaps if you go on Baxil Standard Time and stay up real late ...?

Anyway, happy birthday to you! Hope you're having a good one. :)
From:(Anonymous)
Date:July 21st, 2005 05:26 am (UTC)
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A Very Merry Unbirthday to you..............
I'll wait until Friday then!
Your "even with no birthday I'm still younger" sister!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:July 21st, 2005 07:55 am (UTC)

Well met

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well You don't know me but I just felt like wishing you a happy birthday.. what ever day you choose it to be... so far I like your web-page.. Who knows you might be seeing me again..

~Cyn
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From:yoje
Date:July 22nd, 2005 05:17 am (UTC)
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As per BEO (Baxil Executive Order) 190705, here is your officially ON TIME birthday greeting! :P

Have a very happy birthday! And today is my dad's birthday too! (And mine was yesterday, it's officially a birthday trifecta!)
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From:baxil
Date:July 22nd, 2005 06:25 am (UTC)
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Many thanks! ]B=8)

It's not quite yet midnight here on the West Coast -- so I hope you'll accept some on-time birthday wishes from me as well!
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