It's Jessamyn's birthday. Greet her. September 5, 2007 9:40 AM   Subscribe

Happy birthday to the lifeguard of our hearts.
posted by brownpau to MetaFilter-Related at 9:40 AM (150 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Yes. Happy birthday.
posted by OmieWise at 9:46 AM on September 5, 2007


Happy Birthday Jessamyn!
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:48 AM on September 5, 2007


Happy birthday!
posted by rtha at 9:50 AM on September 5, 2007


Happy happy happy happy hippy hoppy Birthday!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:50 AM on September 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


Snappy yurtday, lady.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:52 AM on September 5, 2007


Go Jessamyn, it's your birthday!
posted by porn in the woods at 9:53 AM on September 5, 2007


*lights candles, places on cake*
posted by NationalKato at 9:53 AM on September 5, 2007


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posted by dersins at 9:54 AM on September 5, 2007 [2 favorites]


Uh, i mean "happy birthday."
posted by dersins at 9:54 AM on September 5, 2007


*swipes finger quickly through icing, tastes finger, looks guilty*
posted by NationalKato at 9:56 AM on September 5, 2007


Does this mean we all get cake? ALL of us?
posted by DMan at 9:56 AM on September 5, 2007


Happy Birthday.
posted by doctor_negative at 9:57 AM on September 5, 2007


Hey Jessamyn, it's your birthday,
I'm in charge of the stars and I'm here to say
Hey Jessamyn, you're the big star today!
My name is Zoom and I live on the moon
but I came down to Earth just to sing you this tune
Hey Jessamyn, Happy Birthday today!
posted by -t at 9:57 AM on September 5, 2007


Oh, you are a Virgo. That explains it all. Congratulations!!! feliz cumpleaños!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by micayetoca at 9:58 AM on September 5, 2007


That's one more birthday, and one less.
Live it up!
posted by Floydd at 9:59 AM on September 5, 2007


Happy birthday to the lifeguard of our hearts.

Oh no...now I've got that stupid song in my head....

also, happy birthday jessamyn!
posted by vacapinta at 10:02 AM on September 5, 2007


Have a great day, Jessamyn! Thank you for being a great moderator.
posted by mattbucher at 10:02 AM on September 5, 2007


<3 small>my favoritest mod ever
posted by cowbellemoo at 10:02 AM on September 5, 2007


Happy Birthday, Jessamyn.
posted by timeistight at 10:02 AM on September 5, 2007


Happy birthday!
posted by Godbert at 10:03 AM on September 5, 2007


I received word from the usual asshats that, in your honor, they will hold off on the asshattery in the green today. Enjoy!
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 10:04 AM on September 5, 2007


to complete -t's classic song above:

A present for you
I wanted to find
An outerspace creature
A one of a kind!
A wild whop or a kukelchoo,
An apple drop or a buzzardstew
Or maybe a 3-eyed tickleshay
For your birthday

Did you ask:
"Uh, what's a kukelchoo?"
Well, up on the moon it's nothing new
But that won't do for you,
On your birthday!

I searched behind the clouds and stars
I even zoomed my bike to Mars
And met my friend the saucer man
And he said:
"Hey Zoom I got the bestest plan!
What your friend needs is something new,
So how about a song, just from YOU?"

And so tonight when you're in bed
I'll be singing to you as I zoom overhead
Singing, Jessamyn! Happy Birthday
Singing, Jessamyn! Happy Birthday
Singing, Jessamyn! Happy Birthday

To you!

Happy Birthday, Jessamyn!
See you next year!
posted by NationalKato at 10:04 AM on September 5, 2007


There once was a...

nah, I can't do it. Just happy birthday.
posted by Wolfdog at 10:04 AM on September 5, 2007


Again, happy birthday! (it's an mp3)
posted by micayetoca at 10:06 AM on September 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday, Jessamyn!

There once was a Mefi Admin
Whose lifeguard training kicked in
She saved Mefi tails
By omitting derails
Happy Birthday to our librarian!

(or something with better meter)
posted by misha at 10:07 AM on September 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


Happy! Happy!

Birthday! Birthday!
posted by TheNewWazoo at 10:10 AM on September 5, 2007


Happy birthday.
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 10:11 AM on September 5, 2007


!יום הולדת שמח
posted by ludwig_van at 10:15 AM on September 5, 2007


Sana Saïda!
posted by Liosliath at 10:24 AM on September 5, 2007


Happy birthday, Jessamyn!
posted by box at 10:25 AM on September 5, 2007


Happy birthday!
posted by anaelith at 10:27 AM on September 5, 2007


Happy birthday!
posted by Gary at 10:29 AM on September 5, 2007


Pool party at Jessamyn's!

Happy birthday, you fine librarian, you.
posted by Elsa at 10:32 AM on September 5, 2007


Hope you are enjoying your birthday.
posted by caddis at 10:37 AM on September 5, 2007


Happy birthday
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday
Happy birthday to you

Well, it's time to celebrate your birthday, it happens every year
We'll eat a lot of broccoli and drink a lot of beer
You should be good and happy that there's something you can eat
A million people every day are starving in the street

Your daddy's in the gutter with the wretched and the poor
Your mama's in the kitchen with a can of Cycle Four
There's garbage in the water
There's poison in the sky
I guess it won't be long before we're all gonna die

Happy birthday
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday
Happy birthday to you

Well, what's the matter little friend, you think this party is the pits
Enjoy it while you can, we'll soon be blown to bits
The monkeys in the Pentagon are gonna cook our goose
Their finger's on the button, all they need it an excuse

It doesn't take a military genius to see
We'll all be crispy critters after World War III
There's nowhere you can run to, nowhere you can hide
When they drop the big one, we all get fried

(Come on boys and girls, sing along, ok?)

Happy birthday
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday
Happy birthday to you
wow! (background screaming, sound effect)

Well there's a punk in the alley and he's looking for a fight
There's an Arab on the corner buying everything in sight
There's a mother in the ghetto with another mouth to feed
Seems that everywhere you look today there's misery and greed

I guess you know the Earth is gonna crash into the sun
But that's no reason why we shouldn't have a little fun
So if you think it's scary, if it's more than you can take
Just blow out the candles and have a piece of cake

Happy birthday
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday
Happy birthday to you
wow!

Happy birthday
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday
Happy birthday to you

(Happy Birthday!)

And a pinch to grow an inch!


— "Weird Al" Yankovic, "Happy Birthday", 1983
posted by WCityMike at 10:41 AM on September 5, 2007


Hippo birdies two ewes!
posted by Toekneesan at 10:42 AM on September 5, 2007


Um, nothing personally meant by the lyrics. Just going for weird. :)
posted by WCityMike at 10:43 AM on September 5, 2007


Someone to Baywatch over us! Happy birthday, Jessamyn.
posted by Abiezer at 10:43 AM on September 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday, Jess! Extra Bannings for EVERYONE!!
posted by jonson at 10:47 AM on September 5, 2007


Happy birthday!!! WCityMike stole the song I was going to post. :(
posted by ObscureReferenceMan at 10:52 AM on September 5, 2007


This user flagged as too cute to ban, librarian, comrade when backs are up against the wall, and talks about butt too much.

Many happy returns of the day, Jessamyn!
posted by ottereroticist at 10:52 AM on September 5, 2007


happy birthday!

was great seeing you today.
posted by terrapin at 10:58 AM on September 5, 2007


[jessamyn is good]
posted by everichon at 11:03 AM on September 5, 2007


OH NO I ATE BEFORE POSTING! CRAMPS! SAVE ME BEFORE I POST SOMETHIGN STUPID TO ASKME!

(Happy birthday!)
posted by klangklangston at 11:03 AM on September 5, 2007


Yeah, Yeah, it's your birthday.

No, really, thanks for being an awesome mod!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:08 AM on September 5, 2007


Happy Birthday!
posted by MarkAnd at 11:11 AM on September 5, 2007


In honor of your birthday I am going to read a book.

OK, maybe tomorrow.
posted by desjardins at 11:16 AM on September 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


Yay! Happy birthday! Have fun!
posted by triggerfinger at 11:16 AM on September 5, 2007


By the way, I can't swim.
posted by desjardins at 11:16 AM on September 5, 2007


May your day be filled with very little snark :)
posted by Duncan at 11:18 AM on September 5, 2007




Happy birthday!
posted by brundlefly at 11:20 AM on September 5, 2007


Happy Birthday! Don't dive anywhere I wouldn't dive!
posted by cashman at 11:20 AM on September 5, 2007


*strips naked, dances on table*
posted by loquacious at 11:21 AM on September 5, 2007


С днем рождения!
posted by languagehat at 11:22 AM on September 5, 2007


Oh man, thanks everyone! It's been a great day so far -- thanks for lunch terrapin -- and I'm off to the pool. My Mom puts up photos of me and my sister from when we were kids on our birthdays on Flickr. Start here and click back a few times.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:23 AM on September 5, 2007


In honor of your birthday, I'm going to make a comment in AskMe so you can delete it.
posted by found missing at 11:24 AM on September 5, 2007


Smiley face icon.
posted by found missing at 11:25 AM on September 5, 2007


buon compleanno!
posted by matteo at 11:28 AM on September 5, 2007


Happy Birthday, Jessamyn!

As a librarian, I thought you'd appreciate some birthday-related book trivia - on your birthday in 1957, Jack Kerouac's On the Road was first published.

As a mefi mod, I thought you'd appreciate some birthday-related admin trivia - on your birthday in 1793, the Reign of Terror began in revolutionary France.

You also share a birthday with composer John Cage, and the man whose namesake is responsible for canceling countless beloved television programs, A.C. Neilsen.

So you see Jessamyn, silencing users, deleting threads, and reigning over this site with a lifeguard whistle of terror is not merely a hobby for you as you might have thought. It is your birthright. It is your destiny.

Happy Birthday, Jess.
posted by Pastabagel at 11:39 AM on September 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday! I made you a cookie-- but I eated it.
posted by hermitosis at 11:42 AM on September 5, 2007


Happy birthday, Jessamyn
posted by Shave at 11:43 AM on September 5, 2007


We are all Vikings on our birthdays! Enjoy yours, Hildigunn!*



*Viking for jessamyn
posted by Mister_A at 11:46 AM on September 5, 2007


Wait, wait, wait... You're a lifeguard as well? My god, is there nothing you can't do?

*begins to formulate theory that Jessamyn is actually a superhero named The Librarian!*

Happy Birthday!
posted by quin at 11:54 AM on September 5, 2007


Happy Birthday!
posted by tommasz at 12:12 PM on September 5, 2007


Happy birthday, jessamyn!
posted by sveskemus at 12:12 PM on September 5, 2007


Happy Birthday, Jessamyn!
posted by juv3nal at 12:17 PM on September 5, 2007


Oddly enough, it's also my friend Jesse's birthday. (Or so says Friendster.)
posted by klangklangston at 12:18 PM on September 5, 2007


So Owl wrote . . . and this is what he wrote:

HIPY PAPY BTHUTHDTH THUTHDA
BTHUTHDY.

Pooh looked on admiringly.

"I'm just saying 'A Happy Birthday'," said Owl carelessly.
posted by lekvar at 12:27 PM on September 5, 2007


Virgo August 23 - September 22
For Wednesday, September 5 -You can help other people without being too critical today, but you will have to be honest about what you think. Right now, there is no point in sharing your thought unless you share all of them. The good and the bad, the objective and the subjective, the helpful and the pointless. Being critical is an art form, but it is one at which you excel. Due to your healthy balance between diplomacy and compassion, you always know just what to say. Don't worry.
(from astrology.com)

This seems oddly in line with the Radical Honesty post
posted by jasper411 at 12:27 PM on September 5, 2007


Ain't no party like a J. West party 'cause a J. West party don't stop.

Happy Birthday!
posted by arto at 12:30 PM on September 5, 2007


Happy Birthday!
posted by PinkButterfly at 12:33 PM on September 5, 2007


Happiest of birthdays, Jessamyn!
posted by astruc at 12:41 PM on September 5, 2007


Happy Birthday!
posted by tomcooke at 12:43 PM on September 5, 2007


Sheesh, what a bunch of suck-ups.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:44 PM on September 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


Unccl Oveguqnl, Wrffnzla!!
posted by rmd1023 at 12:50 PM on September 5, 2007


Flickr is having a massage.

I hope Birthday Girl is, too.
posted by Devils Rancher at 12:57 PM on September 5, 2007


Happy Birthday!
posted by iamkimiam at 1:02 PM on September 5, 2007


Joyeux anniversaire, chère voisine. :-)
posted by bru at 1:09 PM on September 5, 2007


Happy Birthday Jessamyn!
posted by Pope Guilty at 1:11 PM on September 5, 2007


Feliz Cumpleaños, Jessamyn!
posted by CrazyLemonade at 1:15 PM on September 5, 2007


Happy Birthday.
posted by shmegegge at 1:15 PM on September 5, 2007


It has gone from a message, to a full blown hissy fit.

H
A
P
P
YadhtriB
posted by edgeways at 1:21 PM on September 5, 2007


Indeed.
posted by mmahaffie at 1:23 PM on September 5, 2007


This is the shittiest call out ever.
posted by item at 1:26 PM on September 5, 2007 [4 favorites]


Hippy Yard Bath!
posted by trip and a half at 1:31 PM on September 5, 2007


And as a birthday gift, a day without any (other) MeTa posts!

Uh-oh, jinx?
posted by brain_drain at 1:42 PM on September 5, 2007


Happy birthday, jessamyn!
posted by Nathaniel W at 1:43 PM on September 5, 2007


Grattis på födelsedagen, jessamyn!
posted by soundofsuburbia at 1:48 PM on September 5, 2007


Happy birthday, jessamyn! Many more!
posted by ourobouros at 1:50 PM on September 5, 2007


snark snark snark snark hppy snark snark bday snark
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:58 PM on September 5, 2007


Golden lucky blessings upon you, my sister.
posted by Meatbomb at 2:01 PM on September 5, 2007


You totally look like a girl I went to high school with, who was also named Jess West. Except I went to high school in Massachusetts. Kinda freaked me out a little. Anyway, happy birthday!
posted by Koko at 2:09 PM on September 5, 2007


I never thought I would ever go to an internet cafe to log in to comment on a METATALK thread but here it is and a damn good reason.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESSAMYN!

*whuffles*

wait, can we do that here?

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!
posted by SassHat at 2:17 PM on September 5, 2007


Happy Birthday Jessamyn!

This one time, I really am just waving.
posted by jamjam at 2:17 PM on September 5, 2007


Except I went to high school in Massachusetts.

Um, I went to high school in Massachusetts. Who are you? [email in profile, etc.]
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:18 PM on September 5, 2007


Happy birthday, Jessamyn!
posted by angeline at 2:26 PM on September 5, 2007


As usual, in your honor, and out of respect, I will NOT be singing the Russian Happy Birthday song to you.
posted by konolia at 2:42 PM on September 5, 2007


Um, I went to high school in Massachusetts. Who are you? [email in profile, etc.]

Of course, one of you two will have to let us know what happens here.
posted by DMan at 2:45 PM on September 5, 2007


More birthday trivia: I heard on NPR that September 5 was the day the first U.S. Congress convened.
posted by terrapin at 2:53 PM on September 5, 2007


Palju õnne sünnipäevaks!
posted by flashboy at 2:54 PM on September 5, 2007


Happy birthday!
posted by adrianhon at 2:59 PM on September 5, 2007


Sorry I'm late to the party (stupid job), Happy Birthday Jessamyn!
posted by gummi at 3:05 PM on September 5, 2007


Happy Bday Jesssamyn.

(and how much do I love that your mom is a very active flickr user. ::sniffs back a sappy tear::).
posted by jamaro at 3:05 PM on September 5, 2007


happy birthday!
posted by kuujjuarapik at 3:14 PM on September 5, 2007


お誕生日、おめでとう!
posted by woodblock100 at 3:23 PM on September 5, 2007


Happy birthday.
posted by Tuwa at 3:25 PM on September 5, 2007


Happy Birthday! And congrats on the lifeguard certification!
posted by amyms at 3:25 PM on September 5, 2007


Χρονια πολλα!

or, in Greeklish, "Kronia polla!"
posted by taz at 3:34 PM on September 5, 2007


Yay! etc. Happy Birthday.
posted by Jofus at 3:43 PM on September 5, 2007


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by snsranch at 3:45 PM on September 5, 2007


Hi Lady, happy happy birthday. Can I ask another question so you can answer some more damn questions on your birthday?

I'll assume so and if you don't want to answer it I'll be ok.

Thus:

Your flikr id/jammie is IAMTHEBESTARTIST, I know that from a graffito from my childhood, which was spent in Soho, New York. It was always signed Rene?

Any confluence?

I hope you are having a fine day. I got my whatever the step below lifeguard was card when I was 15 and I was damn hell ass proud.
posted by Divine_Wino at 3:56 PM on September 5, 2007


Happy Birthday. I like your pictures of Vermont.
You ought to delete this post - that would be funny.
posted by Flashman at 4:00 PM on September 5, 2007


I promised myself no more one-liners in MetaTalk.

So Happy Birthday Jess.

And Happy Birthday jessamyn.
posted by wendell at 4:18 PM on September 5, 2007


Happy Birthday Jessamyn! It's my birthday too. I used to hate it when this was the first day back at school. Hope your day has been as much fun as mine! Wishing you good health and great times in the year ahead - I like to think that the best is still to come.
posted by Kangaroo at 4:21 PM on September 5, 2007


Happy birthday Jessamyn. The pics your mom put up on Flickr are v. cute.
posted by mogget at 4:28 PM on September 5, 2007


happy birthday, jessamyn!
(I stole that from growabrain)
posted by madamjujujive at 4:41 PM on September 5, 2007


Happy birthday Jessamyn!
posted by malocchio at 4:49 PM on September 5, 2007


In honor this also being Anil's birthday perhaps we can make this thread have a white background....

and comic sans font, natch.
posted by terrapin at 4:56 PM on September 5, 2007


I just saw the picture labeled "lives in the country", and - you're going to have to interpret here - gr-r-owl. Woof, whine, beg.
posted by Wolfdog at 5:03 PM on September 5, 2007


Happy birthday, jess. Say hi to my nonno.
posted by jonmc at 5:26 PM on September 5, 2007


Say hi to my nonno.

Visit so we can have anther excuse to meetup.
posted by terrapin at 5:30 PM on September 5, 2007


Gefeliciteerd!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:31 PM on September 5, 2007


Happy Birthday, Jessamyn! Hope you're having a great day.
posted by emd3737 at 5:53 PM on September 5, 2007


Yay! Have some cake. Or pancakes!
posted by notsnot at 5:57 PM on September 5, 2007


Wow, I got to the party late. Have a happy one, Jessamyn. I rather like your guts in being a moderator of this ragtag crew.
posted by lleachie at 6:00 PM on September 5, 2007


Felicitations!
posted by The corpse in the library at 6:03 PM on September 5, 2007


YAY! Happy happy birthday!!! Hope it was deluxe!
posted by ugf at 6:56 PM on September 5, 2007


Happy Birthday Jessamyn!
posted by SteveTheRed at 7:02 PM on September 5, 2007


Bon ben, ben bon, Bonne Fête Jessamyn :)
posted by phoque at 7:14 PM on September 5, 2007


Happy Birthday!
posted by zamboni at 7:20 PM on September 5, 2007


and many happy returns!
posted by Quietgal at 7:28 PM on September 5, 2007


Any confluence?

I am a fan of Rene's work. Happy birthday Kangaroo!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:55 PM on September 5, 2007


Hope it was a good birthday, jessamyn!
posted by yhbc at 8:17 PM on September 5, 2007


This thread made me smile and feel better about the world today. Happy Birthday Jessamyn! Grattis på födelsedagen!
posted by gemmy at 8:20 PM on September 5, 2007


Happy Birthday, Jessamyn! (Phew, just made it!)
posted by StrikeTheViol at 8:43 PM on September 5, 2007


It's still your birthday on the Left Coast, and am I ever late to this thread but Happy Birthday, fellow librarian and many happy returns (book returns, that is - librarian humor, there, get it?)!
posted by Lynsey at 10:36 PM on September 5, 2007


Let me be the first to say: Happy Belated Birthday! I wish i had seen this thread sooner!
posted by numinous at 1:21 AM on September 6, 2007


!

(That's a candle.)
posted by dmd at 5:42 AM on September 6, 2007


jessamyn is indeed the same Jess I knew in high school. She once got concert tickets for me and my boyfriend (we were 17 and 16); I think it was for Violent Femmes (Hallowed Ground tour), and it would have been our first concert in the Big City (Boston). We were overly excited as kids are, and heaped big love on our pal Jess who was our hero.

Such a small world inside these internets!
posted by Koko at 6:22 AM on September 6, 2007 [6 favorites]


Happy B-day.
posted by nola at 7:38 AM on September 6, 2007


Happy Happy!
posted by DreamerFi at 8:06 AM on September 6, 2007


Koko: that's a cool story, thanks for sharing!
posted by DMan at 8:31 AM on September 6, 2007


Happy belated, jessamyn!
posted by heeeraldo at 10:54 AM on September 6, 2007


Don't miss the Mecha thread!
posted by IndigoRain at 1:07 PM on September 6, 2007


с прошедшим :(
posted by nasreddin at 1:30 PM on September 6, 2007


Co` latha breith sona dhuibh! x
posted by brautigan at 2:23 PM on September 6, 2007


*fires gun into air the appropriate number of times*
posted by vronsky at 6:10 PM on September 6, 2007




hippie bird stay!
posted by klausness at 8:22 PM on September 7, 2007


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