Jessamyn Day 2015 September 5, 2015 7:16 AM   Subscribe

It is the 5th of the 9th, which means it is the correct day to wish Jessamyn the most splendid of birthdays. Some of the Further Adventures of Jessamyn are pictorialised on The Flickr, and here be links to previous Jessamyn Days.
posted by Wordshore to MetaFilter-Related at 7:16 AM (81 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

What is the proper cheese to serve in observance of Jessamyn Day? I have always wondered.
posted by GenjiandProust at 7:18 AM on September 5, 2015 [5 favorites]


Green cheese, since you Askme
posted by Rumple at 7:31 AM on September 5, 2015 [9 favorites]


A splendid Jessamyn Day to all, most especially to jessamyn herself.
posted by jaguar at 7:34 AM on September 5, 2015 [4 favorites]


And many many more!
posted by Quietgal at 7:45 AM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Hooray! It's Jessamyn day!
posted by mogget at 7:50 AM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Happy day, Jessamyn! Party like you have two days to recover!
posted by EvaDestruction at 8:00 AM on September 5, 2015 [2 favorites]


🎂 🎉 🎶 👯 🚽 🛀🏻
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 8:07 AM on September 5, 2015 [3 favorites]


This Jessamyn day is the best Jessamyn day! Happy Jessamyn day, Jessamyn!
posted by languagehat at 8:17 AM on September 5, 2015 [2 favorites]


Hope you have the best day! Happy birthday!
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 8:25 AM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Long may she wave.
posted by Mr. Yuck at 8:33 AM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Yay! Jessamyn is the best Jessamyn! Jessamyn day is the best day!
posted by rmd1023 at 8:33 AM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


I wondered why today seemed particularly lovely - now I know! Thanks, Jessamyn! Happy birthday!
posted by rtha at 8:38 AM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


You remain the keenest, Jess.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:39 AM on September 5, 2015 [3 favorites]


Happy happy birthday!
posted by kimberussell at 8:53 AM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday, Jessamyn!
posted by Alterscape at 8:54 AM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


BIRTHDAY BIRTHDAY BIRTHDAY!! Have a happy one!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:01 AM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Have a good one.
posted by Pendragon at 9:13 AM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Happy B-day, Jessamyn. I don't have emoji fonts installed, so I brought you an ASCII cake:
    ,,,,,    
   _|||||_   
  {~*~*~*~}  
 _{*~*~*~*}_ 
`-----------`
posted by benito.strauss at 9:29 AM on September 5, 2015 [2 favorites]


Happy birthday, Jessamyn! Imma eat cake for you!
posted by Foci for Analysis at 9:31 AM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday! I'll look out for some cool moss today in your honor.
posted by ignignokt at 9:35 AM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday! Have a great year!
posted by Room 641-A at 9:39 AM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Although, if jessamyn could get the southern New England humidity brought down a bit on her day, that would be very nice.
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:43 AM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Happiest of birthdays, Jessamyn!
posted by bondcliff at 9:48 AM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Hartelijk gefeliciteerd, Jessamyn!
posted by Too-Ticky at 9:52 AM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Yay Jessamyn! I celebrate your presence in the world!
posted by cybercoitus interruptus at 10:00 AM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday! You might like these pictures of libraries of all sizes.
posted by pb (staff) at 10:07 AM on September 5, 2015 [5 favorites]


I'm gonna go read a book to celebrate! Happy birthday, Jessamyn!
posted by bitter-girl.com at 10:46 AM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday!
posted by brujita at 10:50 AM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday, Jess! This tiny hedgehog is eating birthday cake in your honor.

May your day be even more insanely adorable and deeelightfully delicious than that! 👑🐝🎂
posted by taz (staff) at 10:57 AM on September 5, 2015 [5 favorites]


Have wonderful birthday!
posted by ChuraChura at 11:30 AM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday, Jessamyn.
posted by ogooglebar at 11:38 AM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Happy day, and may you long outlast the copyright on that stupid birthday song. (not this one)
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:00 PM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


A toast to you, Jessamyn! Many, many happy returns of the day!
posted by S'Tella Fabula at 1:01 PM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday!
posted by The Whelk at 1:02 PM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday!!!
posted by dipping_sauce at 1:17 PM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Grattis till födelsedagen, Jessamyn!
posted by Namlit at 1:23 PM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Til hamingju með afmælið, Jessamyn!
posted by Kattullus at 1:25 PM on September 5, 2015 [3 favorites]


Well, I should have written "Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag," actually.

dressing up as a Swede for pete's sake, why
posted by Namlit at 1:28 PM on September 5, 2015 [2 favorites]


!יום הולדת שמח
posted by benito.strauss at 1:56 PM on September 5, 2015 [2 favorites]


Oh god I've turned a birthday party into a Unicode stress-test for everyone's browser. Forgive me.
posted by benito.strauss at 1:58 PM on September 5, 2015 [3 favorites]


Happy birthday!
posted by sarcasticah at 2:02 PM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]




I image searched "jessamyn cake" because, hey, I thought maybe I'd link to some hilarious picture of a cake with JESSAMYN awkwardly spelled out across a rendering in frosting of Taylor Swift's face or something equally dumb. Instead, this came up. Happy birthday!
posted by item at 2:30 PM on September 5, 2015 [3 favorites]


Jessamyn rocks! Happy birthday!!!
posted by rogerrogerwhatsyourrvectorvicto at 3:08 PM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Many happy returns!
posted by pemberkins at 3:12 PM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


I wasn't sure the right way to honor Jessamyn, but I thought a librarian might be appreciate a donation made to Room to Read in her name, so I did that. Thanks for being awesome, Jessamyn.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 3:12 PM on September 5, 2015 [8 favorites]


Happy milestone birthday, hope it is splendid!

September 5 Zodiac

"As a Virgo born on September 5th, you are known for your great organization skills and will power. Even in hectic situations that would overwhelm others, you can always find a way to bring control and order. Your skills become especially evident in group settings, where your understanding of others allows you to naturally take on the leadership role. When dealing with challenges that you find particularly important, your friends and family are amazed at your ability to do whatever necessary to get the job done."

You share a birthday with an interesting variety of people, including Freddie Mercury, Raquel Welch, Dweezil Zappa, and Carice Van Houten.
posted by Lynsey at 4:18 PM on September 5, 2015 [2 favorites]


Happy Birthday, Jessamyn!
posted by MonkeyToes at 4:56 PM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Hear, hear. Really one of the very few Internet People I genuinely, personally, admire.

Many, many more, Jessamyn.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 5:01 PM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


☀̤̣̈̇ː̖́.[̲̅̅H̲̅][̲̅̅A̲̅][​̲̅̅P̲̅][̲̅̅P̲̅][̲̅̅Y̲̅].ː̗​̀☀̤̣̈̇ː̖́..ː̗̀☀̤̣̈̇ː̖́.[̅̅​̲B̲̅][̲̅̅I̲̅][̲̅̅R̲̅][̲̅̅T​̲̅][̲̅̅H̲̅][̲̅̅D̲̅][̲̅̅A̲̅​][̲̅̅Y̲̅].ː̗̀☀
posted by SpacemanStix at 5:18 PM on September 5, 2015 [2 favorites]


Happy Birthday Jessamyn!
posted by chococat at 6:59 PM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday, Jessamyn! *The Secret Language of Birthdays* says that yours is The Day of the Fanciful Sovereign. Sounds good to me!
posted by Atrahasis at 7:28 PM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Happy B-day!
posted by nubs at 7:39 PM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday, jessamyn! I always smile when I see you pop up in AskMe threads and on MeFi in general. Thanks for all of the insight/answers/advice you're continuing to share.
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 8:41 PM on September 5, 2015 [2 favorites]


Thanks! I spent the day hanging out with not_on_display and my sister doing various birthday things (walks, cake, receiving phone calls) and it was great. Appreciate the well-wishes and hope you all had a great day also.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 9:08 PM on September 5, 2015 [16 favorites]


Outside of card: HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESSAMYN!!

[when you open the card it makes a *sproing* noise]

Inside of card: You are definitely one of my "favorites"!
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 10:06 PM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Hey, happy birthday! I got you a sheet of "not my problem" stickers, you can put 'em on whatever needs 'em. (Glad you guys had a nice day, yay!)
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 10:51 PM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


I almost missed it but it's still Jessamyn Day here on the left coast. Yay me for just making it. Yay Jessamyn for making the planet all the more delightful by her presence (which is to say intelligence, compassion and personality).
posted by Bella Donna at 11:24 PM on September 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


394.2 !!!

(That's librarian speak...)
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 12:50 AM on September 6, 2015 [1 favorite]


Belated (at least in this time zone) best wishes. Thanks for all you add to so many people's lives
posted by Megami at 7:20 AM on September 6, 2015 [1 favorite]


Happy Walks-'n'-Cakes!
posted by griphus at 7:32 AM on September 6, 2015 [1 favorite]


👫👟🎉🎂☎️📬🍰!
posted by clavdivs at 10:00 AM on September 6, 2015 [2 favorites]


You are definitely one of my "favorites"!

We should sell cards that say,

You = [+]

and then send them all to Jessamyn and other mods on their birthday
posted by SpacemanStix at 12:08 PM on September 6, 2015 [2 favorites]


Happy birthday, Jessamyn!
Have some sweet peas!
posted by plinth at 1:11 PM on September 6, 2015 [1 favorite]


happy annual event!
posted by sciencegeek at 1:35 PM on September 6, 2015 [2 favorites]


Alles Gute zum Geburtstag! Hab einen schoenen Jessaymtag!
posted by Hairy Lobster at 5:35 PM on September 6, 2015 [1 favorite]


Happy yesterday!
posted by heyho at 6:42 PM on September 6, 2015 [1 favorite]


Sorry for party linking.


posted by jessamyn (retired) at 6:50 PM on September 6, 2015 [28 favorites]


So, that night when I went to sleep, I had a dream in which a pekingese was licking my face.

The next morning in a pre-coffee haze, I walked into the room and gasped aloud because the head to the costume was sitting on the table next to the TV.

WAS IT ALL A DREAM???
AM I STILL DREAMING????

posted by not_on_display at 11:29 PM on September 6, 2015 [13 favorites]


Happy and Healthy to you!
posted by Splunge at 6:42 AM on September 7, 2015 [1 favorite]


The only shared September 5th birthday that matters to me is that of my baby sister, who I ALSO wished well a day too late.

Oh god, TWO?????? IT'S THE 7TH???
That would explain why I got the EXTRA thorough beatdown, and not just the open-palm guilt slap.
Please no more hitting
posted by jake at 3:27 PM on September 7, 2015 [1 favorite]


(I meant, "only" aside from Jessamyn, somehow the "happy birthday cool lady" part got cut out, that was the whole point of posting. I'm just going to go back to work now)
posted by jake at 3:30 PM on September 7, 2015


Happy Belated Jessamyn Day!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 4:22 PM on September 7, 2015 [1 favorite]


Hooray for jessamyn!
posted by ocherdraco at 6:13 PM on September 7, 2015 [1 favorite]


basso profundo:
Happy birth day! (ugh!!)
Happy birth day! (ugh!!)

May the candles on your cake
Burn like cities in your wake!

Happy birth day!

a voice, as in the distance: one year closer to death!
posted by the man of twists and turns at 10:20 PM on September 7, 2015 [2 favorites]


Silly rhymes that popped into my head:

Jessamyn, mightier than ball point pen,
Riding higher than dorsal fin!
Stronger than Jay Leno's chin!
It's Jessamyn!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:18 AM on September 8, 2015 [1 favorite]


Belated happy!
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 10:00 AM on September 8, 2015 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday, Jessamyn!
posted by blurker at 10:05 AM on September 8, 2015 [1 favorite]


here be links to previous Jessamyn Days

Someone should backtag those. Librarians love metadata, right? https://metatalk.metafilter.com/tags/JessamynDay
posted by zamboni at 11:48 AM on September 8, 2015 [1 favorite]


Happy belated birthday!

I've just started listening to the MetaFilter podcast (and no, I don't have any plans to sell the rock I've been living under, so please, no drop-by offers. :) ). It's been neat to put a voice to a screen name.
posted by Flipping_Hades_Terwilliger at 2:59 PM on September 8, 2015 [2 favorites]


Happy belated!
posted by needlegrrl at 8:50 AM on September 9, 2015 [1 favorite]


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