Jessamyn Day 2011 September 5, 2011 5:02 AM   Subscribe

Today is one of the great Metafilter holidays. Happy Jessamyn Day, everyone! Especially to Jessamyn!
posted by zizzle to MetaFilter-Related at 5:02 AM (141 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

Wooo! Happy Jessamyn Day!
posted by limeonaire at 5:04 AM on September 5, 2011


Everyone take the day off!
posted by limeonaire at 5:04 AM on September 5, 2011 [6 favorites]


Happy BirthJay!
posted by Dano St at 5:07 AM on September 5, 2011


I've mentioned this several times before, but I still want my What Would Jessamyn Do? T-shirt.

Happy Birthday!
posted by Gator at 5:13 AM on September 5, 2011 [6 favorites]


happy birthday!
posted by jammy at 5:13 AM on September 5, 2011


Happy birthday, from one Virgo to another! I believe in the Forer Effect and don't read horoscopes, but it's nice to feel like we're on a team!
posted by bilabial at 5:14 AM on September 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Fun Fact: One of the moderators for Metafilter Jamaica is Jessamon.

Happy birthday American mod Jessamyn!
posted by babbyʼ); Drop table users; -- at 5:18 AM on September 5, 2011


Happy birthday!!!!!!!!!
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 5:22 AM on September 5, 2011


Wishing you the best today, Jessamyn. Happy birthday!
posted by MonkeyToes at 5:32 AM on September 5, 2011


WOOHOO JESSAMYN DAY!
posted by rmd1023 at 5:33 AM on September 5, 2011


As a birthday present to you, Jessamyn, I won't do anything on the site today that'll piss you off.
posted by item at 5:40 AM on September 5, 2011


Heh good luck with that Item, Happy Birthday Jessamyn!
posted by wheelieman at 5:45 AM on September 5, 2011


May your birthday be a dry and joyous one!
posted by Hobgoblin at 5:47 AM on September 5, 2011


Hope your day be filled with fun, enjoyment , free of drama and bad grammar.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:50 AM on September 5, 2011


Happy birthday!
posted by Namlit at 5:59 AM on September 5, 2011


Happy birthday, Ms. Myn. :-)
posted by Malor at 6:01 AM on September 5, 2011


So uh, I came to work today and no one else is here.

On the one hand, I work in IT and we're pretty laid back about hours.

On the other hand, today is labor day and I wish I'd known that before I went to work.

That's what I get for not checking metafilter before I go to work.
posted by empath at 6:01 AM on September 5, 2011 [4 favorites]


Happy Birthday, dear Jessamyn.... [raises glass]
Happy Birthday to you!
posted by jaruwaan at 6:04 AM on September 5, 2011


Also, happy birthday, Jessamyn :)
posted by empath at 6:05 AM on September 5, 2011


Its a labor of love for her to handle all you nutjobs I bet
posted by wheelieman at 6:06 AM on September 5, 2011


Happy Birthday Jessamyn! Cake for everyone!
posted by arcticseal at 6:17 AM on September 5, 2011


Shhhh, let her sleep.
posted by cjorgensen at 6:17 AM on September 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


Happy and Healthy to you.
posted by Splunge at 6:24 AM on September 5, 2011


Happy birthday, Jessamyn!
posted by brina at 6:39 AM on September 5, 2011


And a little joyful Elizabethan Birthday music.
posted by Namlit at 6:46 AM on September 5, 2011


Yay, hope it's a good one! May your birthday be MeTa-free (other than this one, of course).
posted by Devils Rancher at 6:48 AM on September 5, 2011


Happy jessamyn day, jessamyn!
posted by rtha at 6:49 AM on September 5, 2011


Yay jessamyn day!
posted by sperose at 6:53 AM on September 5, 2011


Here is Chris Thile playing a happy little ditty called Jesamyn's Reel on the mandolin. Just in case anyone is inclined to a moment's dancing.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:00 AM on September 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


HBD JW!
posted by lampshade at 7:02 AM on September 5, 2011


Happy happy!
posted by heyho at 7:04 AM on September 5, 2011


Happy birthday and thanks for all you for us.
Jim
posted by JimN2TAW at 7:20 AM on September 5, 2011


Happy birthday!
posted by SuperSquirrel at 7:32 AM on September 5, 2011


A fellow Labor day birthday celebrant! Don't you just love it when your birthday coincides with the holiday? I'm not so lucky this year (mine's tomorrow), but it's one of the perks, for sure.

Happy happy, and thanks for being the best starred mod on MeFi!
posted by cooker girl at 7:36 AM on September 5, 2011


Happy Jessamyn day to you, let us wear orange and eat maple syrup, as is the custom.
posted by The Whelk at 7:38 AM on September 5, 2011 [11 favorites]


( as a representative of the Libras, I wish only the very best for our hard working and well organized Virgo cousins)
posted by The Whelk at 7:43 AM on September 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday!
posted by Ahab at 7:49 AM on September 5, 2011


Wishing you the happiest of days Jessamyn!
posted by NoraCharles at 7:50 AM on September 5, 2011


Birth!
posted by pemberkins at 7:52 AM on September 5, 2011


Happy day day!
posted by shakespeherian at 8:07 AM on September 5, 2011


Wait. Jessamyn was born on Jessamyn day? Can't explain that.
posted by dws at 8:11 AM on September 5, 2011


She is a fantastic lady and I wish her the best, today and all other days!
posted by Narrative Priorities at 8:11 AM on September 5, 2011


Wait. Jessamyn was born on Jessamyn day? Can't explain that.

Coincidence, or... synchronicitywoo woo!
posted by Devils Rancher at 8:15 AM on September 5, 2011


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Oh shit, I mean happy birthday!
posted by to sir with millipedes at 8:16 AM on September 5, 2011


Happy birthday Jessamyn and John Cage! Have you ever had a birthday party where everyone silently stood around a cake for four minutes and thirty-three seconds?
posted by mintcake! at 8:24 AM on September 5, 2011 [4 favorites]


That sound you are hearing is the blood in your eardrums.
posted by The Whelk at 8:28 AM on September 5, 2011


I thought it was my 5150.
posted by seanmpuckett at 8:31 AM on September 5, 2011


Happy Birthday!
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 8:32 AM on September 5, 2011


Oh wait... no, there it is again.
posted by seanmpuckett at 8:32 AM on September 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


happy day!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:38 AM on September 5, 2011


Isn't every day Jessamyn Day for Jessamyn?
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 8:43 AM on September 5, 2011


Birthday Panda wishes you several tasty cakes.
posted by introp at 8:46 AM on September 5, 2011


Happy Birthday Jessamyn! Hope you're enjoying the cooler weather!
posted by garnetgirl at 8:47 AM on September 5, 2011


So Jessamyn is actually Freddie Mercury's handle in the witness protection program?

Happy Birthday!!
posted by infini at 8:59 AM on September 5, 2011


This weekend is a total friend-birthday cluster for me - three friends today, one yesterday, and two on Saturday. Virgos are the best!

Happy birthday, Jessamyn!
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 9:03 AM on September 5, 2011


Happy birthday, jessamyn.
posted by Errant at 9:08 AM on September 5, 2011


Happy My Son Is Also Named Bort Day, kiddo.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:12 AM on September 5, 2011 [3 favorites]


According to Wikipedia, notable events today include

1698 – In an effort to Westernize his nobility, Tsar Peter I of Russia imposes a tax on beards for all men except the clergy and peasantry.
1800 – Napoleon surrenders Malta to Great Britain.
1882 – The first United States Labor Day parade is held in New York City.
1977 – Voyager program: Voyager 1 is launched after a brief delay.
2000 – Tuvalu joins the United Nations.

It's also the birthday of The Sun King so you've got that going for you.
posted by The Whelk at 9:21 AM on September 5, 2011


Happy Birthday!!!!!
posted by mygothlaundry at 9:22 AM on September 5, 2011


Also, Werner Herzog and Raquel Welch
posted by The Whelk at 9:23 AM on September 5, 2011


Yay!!! Happy birthday! Favorites for everyone!!
posted by DiscourseMarker at 9:24 AM on September 5, 2011


Happy birthday! Gold stars for everyone! Jessamyn!
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:41 AM on September 5, 2011 [4 favorites]


Happy birthday, Jess!
posted by flibbertigibbet at 9:46 AM on September 5, 2011


happy birthday jessamyn!! Do not moderate your celebration.
posted by Lutoslawski at 10:06 AM on September 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Many happy returns!
posted by Doktor Zed at 10:11 AM on September 5, 2011


Happy birthday!
posted by Quietgal at 10:32 AM on September 5, 2011


Jessamyn's gold star should get a birthday crown! Happiest of birthdays to you!
posted by ersatzkat at 10:36 AM on September 5, 2011


Happy birthday!

This.
posted by UbuRoivas at 10:37 AM on September 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Happy J Day, all.
posted by fake at 10:43 AM on September 5, 2011


Hoppy buthyay Jessamyn!
posted by subbes at 10:43 AM on September 5, 2011


clearly you get wiser with your years - may you continue to share that wisdom with us for many more to come!
posted by batmonkey at 10:49 AM on September 5, 2011


OMG Happy Birthday Jessamyn. It's my doggy's birthday too, so you know, you're in good company :-D
posted by 1000monkeys at 11:20 AM on September 5, 2011


One year older & wiser!

Happy birthday!
posted by carsonb at 11:45 AM on September 5, 2011


Wait, so I have the same birthday as John Cage, Freddie Mercury, AND Jessamyn?! Excellent!
posted by honeydew at 11:48 AM on September 5, 2011


Each orbit of the Earth is about 584,000,000 miles.

Considering all that travel, you look GREAT!

Happy Birthday, Jessamyn!
posted by hippybear at 12:12 PM on September 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


Happy Jessamyn Day, Jessamyn. Your present was a holiday weekend with no 2am dramabombs dropped into MeTa, and even an entire day with no MeTa threads at all!
posted by Riki tiki at 12:21 PM on September 5, 2011


When all is said and done, there will be tales told and songs sung about Jessamyn.

Happy birthday.
posted by Sailormom at 12:26 PM on September 5, 2011


It's my granddaughter's birthday too, she's two. I hope she grows up to be as awesome as Jessamyn!
posted by mareli at 12:32 PM on September 5, 2011


The Scorpio People of Omicron-Persei-8 wish Jessamyn and the other Libras a very satisfactory Jessamyn Day.
posted by Navelgazer at 12:34 PM on September 5, 2011


Thanks everybody, you don't know how much this means...

Wait, Jessamyn?!

Damned cool kids and their cool-kid birthday parties....
posted by lekvar at 12:40 PM on September 5, 2011


Thanks for the party, Jessamyn. The cake was delicious and I really enjoyed the giant blow up bouncy thing. Sorry I spilled fruit punch on your party dress. I do think you could have come up with better entertainment than cortex in clown make up and a ukulele. I hope you like the board game, my mom helped me pick it out.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 1:07 PM on September 5, 2011 [4 favorites]


Happy birthday, Jessamyn!
posted by bondcliff at 1:08 PM on September 5, 2011


Happy birthday, Jessamyn!

And...

1698 – In an effort to Westernize his nobility, Tsar Peter I of Russia imposes a tax on beards for all men except the clergy and peasantry.

Free beards for me! Woo hoo!
posted by Pater Aletheias at 1:15 PM on September 5, 2011


Happy birthday, Jessamyn!
posted by juv3nal at 1:48 PM on September 5, 2011


Minor side question for that stat gurus: What day has the most Mefite birthdays?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:55 PM on September 5, 2011


"Happy Birthday, Jessamyn!"

QFT.
posted by ErikaB at 1:57 PM on September 5, 2011


Woot! Woot! Woot!
posted by SPrintF at 2:10 PM on September 5, 2011


1698 – In an effort to Westernize his nobility, Tsar Peter I of Russia imposes a tax on beards for all men except the clergy and peasantry.

Previously.

Also, I am now famous! I'm the 9th beard down. How much tax do I owe?
posted by cjorgensen at 3:02 PM on September 5, 2011


Happy day, Jessamyn!
posted by angiep at 3:11 PM on September 5, 2011


Happy Jessamyn Day and happy day, Jessamyn! Already the day is looking brighter!
posted by andraste at 3:29 PM on September 5, 2011


Happy Birthday to you.
posted by longsleeves at 4:03 PM on September 5, 2011


Angrycat and her two non-angry cats wish Jessamyn a happy day.
posted by angrycat at 4:21 PM on September 5, 2011


Happy birthday, jessamyn! Wishing you lots of laughs, fun, good music, schmoopyness and cool moss.
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 4:27 PM on September 5, 2011


Happy birthday Jessamyn!
posted by IndigoRain at 4:27 PM on September 5, 2011


Happy Birthday!
posted by Great Swell at 4:40 PM on September 5, 2011


Yay! I hope you had a completely unmoderated good time!
posted by smirkette at 4:41 PM on September 5, 2011


Yay! I hope you had a completely unmoderated good time!

I did! Or, rather, I took the day mostly off and spent time eating food and hanging out playing board games and drinking beer and cooking hot dogs with friends. I went for a walk. I did some cleaning, walked around in a short that said BIRTHDAY GIRL and a I saw a rufous sided towhee which is a bird I'd never seen before.

Happy Birthday also to anaximander, dearwassily, droob, Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific, GrinnyGog, jdfan, ladygypsy, lauranesson, Measured Out my Life in Coffeespoons, milovoo, PhriendlyFace, randomination, robot rex, salem, socratic, timepiece and any other MeFite who didn't tell us your birthday. Really appreciate all the well-wishes and I'm off to take a bath.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:01 PM on September 5, 2011 [8 favorites]


Happy JDay, Jessamyn!
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 5:21 PM on September 5, 2011


HIPPY BIRDIE!

May all of your library patrons be recently bathed and prone to keeping their pants properly fastened shut.
posted by loquacious at 5:25 PM on September 5, 2011 [4 favorites]


Well, that sounds like a great birthday! Happy birthday once again, and thanks for helping make this place so spiffy.
posted by wintersweet at 5:49 PM on September 5, 2011


Most happy of days, Jessamyn!
posted by liquorice at 5:54 PM on September 5, 2011


Happy birthday!
posted by jason's_planet at 6:12 PM on September 5, 2011


Happy, happy brithday!
posted by not.so.hip at 6:21 PM on September 5, 2011


Damnit! Happy bithrday!
posted by not.so.hip at 6:22 PM on September 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Argh! Hpapy birthday!
posted by not.so.hip at 6:23 PM on September 5, 2011


Ahem. Happy birthday, Jessamyn!
posted by not.so.hip at 6:23 PM on September 5, 2011


Happy Day Jess!! Thanks for all you do, and the ass that you kick!!!
posted by pearlybob at 6:30 PM on September 5, 2011


Happy Bathday to you!
posted by toodleydoodley at 7:06 PM on September 5, 2011


Happy bathday too.
posted by Quietgal at 7:11 PM on September 5, 2011


Oh Happy Day!!
posted by Sassyfras at 7:34 PM on September 5, 2011


Oh Happy Day!!

When jess'myn washed (when jess'myn waaaashed...)
When jess'myn washed (when jess'myn waaaashed...)
When jess'myn washed (when jess'myn waaaashed...)
She washed my sins away!
Oh Happy Day!
Aaaaaah's a happy day!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:06 PM on September 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
You look like a monkey, and you smell like one too!

The above may or may not be true.
posted by Duke999R at 8:19 PM on September 5, 2011


Many happy returns of the day!
posted by jasper411 at 8:39 PM on September 5, 2011


Happy Birthday Jessamyn!!!
posted by TooFewShoes at 8:41 PM on September 5, 2011


Happy birthday! I hope you had lots of cake!
posted by MissySedai at 8:52 PM on September 5, 2011


OMG! {forehead smack}

I knew it was somebody's birthday today! Happy happy birfday, Jess! <3
posted by Lynsey at 9:00 PM on September 5, 2011


Fuck.
posted by cashman at 9:04 PM on September 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


In your honor, I:
1) Watched the sun set over the Olympics while stuffing myself on grilled King Crab legs
2) Smoked a nice cigar and drank a beer while the moon rose to meet the twilight
3) Poored myself two fingers of The Macallan 18 Year Sherry Oak Cask single malt Scotch. Well, to be honest, I haven't poored the Scotch, yet, but I'm about to. So, glad you had a happy birthday.
Cheers! You're the best.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:09 PM on September 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Belated Nth of the best wishes!
posted by kmennie at 9:43 PM on September 5, 2011


Taking my cue from Flo I'm about to have some port and read an MR James ghost story. In your honor, of course.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 9:48 PM on September 5, 2011


Oops.. I appear to be a little late to the party - Regardless, Happy Birthday Jessamyn!
posted by Bron-Y-Aur at 10:24 PM on September 5, 2011


Happy Birthday, jessamyn ★!
posted by Space Kitty at 11:02 PM on September 5, 2011


merry jessamas
posted by cj_ at 11:21 PM on September 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Happy Chanukkyn!
posted by not_on_display at 12:04 AM on September 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


Sorry to be late to the party. Happy Belated Birthday, jessamyn!
posted by cybercoitus interruptus at 12:19 AM on September 6, 2011


Happy birthday, Jes--DAMMIT!
posted by davejay at 1:48 AM on September 6, 2011


Thanks, jessamyn! Happy birthday to you, too! As far as I remember, we also share it with Jesse James (the bandit, not the mechanic) and Bob Newhart. Also, I guess I'm in my thirties now, so that's something.
posted by lauranesson at 1:59 AM on September 6, 2011


Don't worry, the 30s pass really fast.
posted by cj_ at 2:15 AM on September 6, 2011


Then the 40s just fly by.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:30 AM on September 6, 2011


Happy belated birthday Jessamyn !!! Hope you had a great one !!!!
posted by marsha56 at 3:25 AM on September 6, 2011


and then the 50s are ... oops. i forget.

but happy birthday anyway!
posted by msconduct at 6:02 AM on September 6, 2011


and then there are the 60's and you weren't even born then,
HBTY
posted by Xurando at 6:27 AM on September 6, 2011


We were gonna change the world, man...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:49 AM on September 6, 2011


I'm a day late! Nonetheless! YAY!

Happy Birthday Jessamyn.
posted by quin at 8:16 AM on September 6, 2011


If you can remember the 60s, you weren't there.
posted by seanmpuckett at 8:54 AM on September 6, 2011


To follow up on this. What if it weren't Jessamyn's birthday?
posted by Xurando at 9:33 AM on September 6, 2011


Happy belated birthday, Jessamyn!
posted by mitzyjalapeno at 10:23 AM on September 6, 2011


Happy belated!
posted by griphus at 10:58 AM on September 6, 2011


The 70's are the decade of disco, flared trousers, and othopaedic shoes.
posted by not_on_display at 2:19 PM on September 6, 2011


I hope your birthday was great, Jessamyn!
posted by scottymac at 4:30 PM on September 6, 2011


How could I forget Jessamyn day again? My apologies, and belated best wishes.
posted by klausness at 3:17 AM on September 7, 2011


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