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It is Jessamyn Day, so Happy Birthday, user 292! Jessamyn's 10^2 photo set from an August trip to London. posted by Wordshore to MetaFilter-Related at 12:30 AM (70 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

Happy Birthday to our most beloved and admired former-mod and my perpetually wise older internet-sister. You make me want to be my best self, and I hope all the people celebrating with you today are being their most delightful and wicked selves. Big love from Australia.
posted by taff at 12:52 AM on September 5, 2014 [8 favorites]


I went to one of Jessamyn's meetups on that trip and can confirm that she is exactly as awesome as I expected. Happy birthday from one of your London fanclub :)
posted by greenish at 2:03 AM on September 5, 2014 [2 favorites]


Happy birthday! Before meeting you at a meetup (I think at Cornwall's?), I remember thinking for some reason that you were around six feet tall. (Which, in retrospect, is bizarre.) Although I was shocked by your actual height, you turned out to be as cool or cooler than any six-footer out there!
posted by ignignokt at 2:54 AM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday, Jessamyn!
posted by Pope Guilty at 3:01 AM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


What day is today?
It's Jessamyn's birthday.
What day for a birthday,
Lets all have some Bean(plate).
posted by Twain Device at 4:12 AM on September 5, 2014 [3 favorites]


I remember thinking for some reason that you were around six feet tall.

Wait. How tall is Jessamyn? Because now based on precisely nothing I realize I've always assumed she was tall (like on the order of 5'9"/5'10", not quite 6 feet but easily an okcupid 6 feet).

I feel like this is one of those fake facts that publishers put into their book of Jessamyn facts just to see how plagiarized it got.

In conclusion, Jessamyn is the Philip Columbo of tallness and happy birthday.
posted by phunniemee at 4:49 AM on September 5, 2014 [4 favorites]


How tall is Jessamyn?

Tall enough to go on the ride. Tall enough to reach the ground. Tall enough to know better.

Happy Birthday, Jessamyn.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:49 AM on September 5, 2014 [4 favorites]


Happy birthday!
posted by Dip Flash at 5:56 AM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


I know it's a typo, but I was amused by the "Manga Carta Close Up" in the photos from the London trip. If ever a document cried out to be manga-ized, it's that one.
posted by Liesl at 5:56 AM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Woo! *celebratory happy dance*
posted by rmd1023 at 6:01 AM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Happy Cake And Candles Day, your Empress Mod-ly Emerita-ness.
posted by wenestvedt at 6:04 AM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Happy happy birthday! Wishing you a year of good health, great books and love!

Consider yourself flagged as fantastic!
posted by kimberussell at 6:05 AM on September 5, 2014 [2 favorites]


Best of MetaFilter! Happy birthday!
posted by rtha at 6:07 AM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday to a true modern badass.
posted by Invisible Green Time-Lapse Peloton at 6:09 AM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday, Jess! Come back to NYC soon and you will be treated. With treats.
posted by griphus at 6:15 AM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday!
posted by bondcliff at 6:17 AM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Many happy returns of the day!
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 6:25 AM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Jessamyn is 6 foot 20. Everybody knows that.

Happy Birthday!
posted by cashman at 6:35 AM on September 5, 2014 [4 favorites]


Happy birthday, may all your books be fun!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:40 AM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


We're not talking tallness here, we're talking greatness. Happy Birthday!
posted by Namlit at 6:47 AM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday! Hope you have a good one!
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 6:54 AM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Jessamyn is 6 foot 20. Everybody knows that.

Fucking killing for fun?
posted by phunniemee at 7:00 AM on September 5, 2014 [2 favorites]


Hope the awesomeness gets better and better.
posted by Mooski at 7:07 AM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday!
posted by radioamy at 7:26 AM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday, Jessamyn! Nicest Internet sheriff in town.
posted by arcticseal at 7:32 AM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Happy happy!
posted by OmieWise at 8:15 AM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday Jessamyn! The world is a better place because of you.
posted by Lyn Never at 8:42 AM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday, Jasmin.
posted by marienbad at 8:48 AM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday! It's been great to see you around still. Still being wise and awesome and making this place a Better place. And here's to you for another year!
posted by ldthomps at 9:00 AM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


A Happy and Healthy birthday to you!
posted by Splunge at 9:23 AM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Happy happy birthday!
posted by adrianhon at 9:25 AM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday Jessamyn! Sorry we can't all be there (but how awesome a party that would be!).
posted by pjern at 9:30 AM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Hipy Papy Bthuthday Thuthda Bthuthdy Jessamyn!
posted by Sophie1 at 10:10 AM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


I am 5' 2" and headed to the beach with not_on_display. Thanks very much for the well-wishes everyone.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 10:15 AM on September 5, 2014 [9 favorites]


Happy birthday indeed! Here is a lovely picture of the hermit thrush! Since it is your state bird I thought it appropriate. Also it is adorable.
posted by winna at 10:17 AM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]




Aha. I AM already at the beach. Pretty darn hot out here btw.
posted by Namlit at 10:36 AM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Waves hi from over here -- have an excellent day at the beach, you two!
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:46 AM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday, Jessamyn! ♥
posted by Lynsey at 10:51 AM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


On this day in 1698 Tsar Peter I of Russia imposed a tax on beards.

Happy [birth|beach]day!
posted by Hairy Lobster at 11:03 AM on September 5, 2014 [4 favorites]


Happy birthday.
posted by Michele in California at 11:20 AM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday! May the coming year be amazing!
posted by Lexica at 11:53 AM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Hurrah for Jessamyn being born and being with us all this time! Also, miss your modding. Have a happy, happy Bday.
posted by bearwife at 11:58 AM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday, Jessamyn!
posted by homunculus at 1:08 PM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday!
posted by Aizkolari at 1:09 PM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Happy Day of Appreciation!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 2:20 PM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday Jessamyn! Enjoy the waves!
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 4:09 PM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday! I hope the beach treats you right.
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 4:29 PM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Hippo birdie two ewes!
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 5:32 PM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


...but not retired from being awesome

indeed not. happy birthday!
posted by sweetkid at 5:37 PM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday, Jessamyn!

...but not retired from being awesome

This * many. It's always a pleasure to read your comments.
posted by Pudhoho at 6:06 PM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


On this day in 1698 Tsar Peter I of Russia imposed a tax on beards.

Did you know that was the fact I chose for today's OpenLibrary tweet? I even found an image of the coin you could carry when you'd paid your tax, with a picture of a beard on it!
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 7:14 PM on September 5, 2014 [8 favorites]


today's OpenLibrary tweet

How did I not know about this? Corrected! Followed! Yay!
posted by Lexica at 7:29 PM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Thanks, Jessamyn, for being Jessamyn.
posted by aubilenon at 7:41 PM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday!
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 8:04 PM on September 5, 2014 [2 favorites]


Huzzah -- happy birthday, jessamyn! You are my favorite librarian superhero. Hope you had a wonderful day!
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 8:59 PM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday! Very glad you're here!
posted by cybercoitus interruptus at 9:16 PM on September 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!
posted by blurker at 10:05 PM on September 5, 2014 [3 favorites]


Happy Day Jess!! Many more, many more!!
posted by pearlybob at 5:54 AM on September 6, 2014 [1 favorite]


Did you know that was the fact I chose for today's OpenLibrary tweet?

Oh cool! I followed that account on your rec a little while ago but did not know you were doing the authoring of said tweets.
posted by Devils Rancher at 6:13 AM on September 6, 2014 [1 favorite]


Did you know that was the fact I chose for today's OpenLibrary tweet? I even found an image of the coin you could carry when you'd paid your tax, with a picture of a beard on it!

I'd never heard of this before, so was led to some very enjoyable reading. I wouldn't have guessed that I'd ever be giving Ivan the Terrible a thumbs up:

As Ivan the Terrible (1530-1584) had once put it, “Shaving the beard is a sin the blood of all martyrs will not wash away. It would mean blemishing the image of man as God created him.”
posted by Dip Flash at 6:15 AM on September 6, 2014 [1 favorite]


Tillykke med fødselsdagen Jessamyn! Hope you have an awesome day!
posted by Dysk at 6:39 AM on September 6, 2014 [1 favorite]


Feliz cumpleaños Jessamym!
posted by CrazyLemonade at 10:06 AM on September 6, 2014 [1 favorite]


Missed it by one day. Happy Birthday, Jessamyn! Your awesomeness has made a huge impact on this long-term lurker. Thank you for existing.
posted by quiet earth at 11:32 AM on September 6, 2014 [1 favorite]


Happy Belated Birthday. If it weren't for you, I wouldn't be able to participate on this wonderful site. Hope your day was all awesomeness.
posted by kathrynm at 4:13 PM on September 7, 2014 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday! Loved your London photo set.
posted by heyho at 7:45 PM on September 7, 2014 [1 favorite]


I missed this thread owing to being on the beach my own self last week, so happy belated birthday Jessamyn! Many happy returns!
posted by gauche at 5:50 AM on September 8, 2014 [1 favorite]


Oh my. I'm quite late. ...Happy early birthday and a week!
posted by halifix at 8:24 PM on September 11, 2014 [1 favorite]


I just want another favorite.
posted by Invisible Green Time-Lapse Peloton at 8:52 PM on September 11, 2014 [3 favorites]


I'm still lobbying for jessamyn to do a tour of the Carnegie libraries. (Oakland has five. Ahem.)
posted by Lexica at 10:54 PM on September 12, 2014 [1 favorite]


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