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happy & sad

someone apparently ordered snow for my birthday yesterday, which was very nice. however, it would have been even nicer if it had actually kept on snowing during the day. due to quite a bit of work (which will most likely continue at least the next couple of days) we kept the 'party' short, sweet & sober. saskia & i and one or two friends should go out and do something fun sometime soon. we really should.

oh hey this is some of the cool stuff i got for my birthday:
elaine dundy's the dud avocado
hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world by haruki murakami
the first season of californication on dvd
animal crossing: let's go to the city for the wii

it appears that the news has started spreading beyond the realm of lj support now, but for those who haven't heard yet:
SUP laid off about half of its US-based LiveJournal staff. a few days' notice and no severance; that's outrageous! big big hugs, not just to those i consider friends, but to all who lost their job. i don't really want to talk about it anymore right now. i was already sad and angry after reading a very emotional email from a dear friend. she is originally from lebanon and the email is basically a rant about israel's violence against the palestinians. she knows i'm here for her anytime she needs to pour her heart out. i really think she should make some of her writings public though. i should try to convince her that there are still a few sensible people left on this earth who don't think criticizing israel equals anti-semitism..


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Jan. 7th, 2009 12:37 am (UTC)
happy belated birthday!
Jan. 7th, 2009 05:56 am (UTC)
belated happy birthday! and hopefully things will get better, for those laid off as well as those in war stress... but at least, as you pointed out, there are silver linings, and your birthday went well. :D
Jan. 7th, 2009 06:10 am (UTC)
Happy birthday. I hope you got my message.

Yeah, it sucks about them laying off people. Hopefully some good will come of it.
Jan. 7th, 2009 10:53 am (UTC)
Happy belated birthday!

Ik zag net pas je sneeuwkristal v-gift.. lief! <3
Jan. 7th, 2009 02:15 pm (UTC)
Sorry dat ik het miste, maar alsnog gefeliciteerd! Nog vele jaren!!!
Jan. 8th, 2009 01:42 am (UTC)
Oh dear, I am sorry I missed your birthday. As you might imagine I have had some difficulty regaining balance and getting to a place that feels normal. I have avoided getting online lately knowing i have emails to get through that will bring emotions up. I am doing better now, thankfully the holidays are over and the new year starting actually helped to bring some sense of closure.

Anyway, enough about me- HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY to you my Dear sweet and wonderful friend.
Jan. 8th, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC)
happy belated b-day!
Jan. 12th, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC)
HBW&tEotW is just about my favorite Murakami (that and Wind-up Bird Chronicle). Enjoy!
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