Many happy returns of the day September 4, 2017 9:16 PM   Subscribe

Happy birthday, jessamyn! Here's to you! May you have as much company, and as much cake or pie, as you want today.

(I wanted to thank you especially for helping out with some of my shifts in the last few weeks, even though it's been a busy time - thanks!)
posted by LobsterMitten to MetaFilter-Related at 9:16 PM (44 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

It is an Eellogofusciouhipoppokunurious Day because it is Jessamyn Day!

The happiest of birthdays to our sometimes returning moderator: the determiner of delenda, and slayer of teterrimous comments; yearner of a ruricolous life; advocate of the phrontistery; yare of mind and wit; obstrigillator of library wasms; and bryologist supreme. May one spend today receiving desired gifts and services from tintinnabulate requests.

Previously:

2016: Happy birthday to the First Librarian!
2015: Jessamyn Day 2015
2014: ...but not retired from being awesome
2013: Who's Your Favorite JP/Librarian?
2012: It's Jess's Day!!!
2011: Jessamyn Day 2011
2010: Jessamyn Day!
2009: They say it's your birthday!
2008: How is this not BirthdayFilter?!
2007: It's Jessamyn's birthday. Greet her.
2006: Jessamyn's birthday thread (2006)

Jessamyn is active on The Twitter, distributes a newsletter via The Internet, and is rumored to frequent libraries.
posted by Wordshore at 9:23 PM on September 4 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday, other-person-who-signs-emails-J-sometimes!
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:23 PM on September 4 [1 favorite]


Many happy returns!
posted by ellieBOA at 9:26 PM on September 4 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday, jessamyn!
posted by rtha at 9:42 PM on September 4 [1 favorite]


Hope the cats get you a good gift this time.
posted by ctmf at 10:06 PM on September 4 [1 favorite]


Party like it's 2017.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 10:08 PM on September 4 [1 favorite]


All the best to you, you ARE the best!
posted by a humble nudibranch at 10:42 PM on September 4 [1 favorite]


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posted by SpacemanStix at 10:58 PM on September 4 [7 favorites]


Jess, you're one of the very few for which we can honestly say "You're not getting older, you're getting better.'
at my birthday later this month, I'll be getting rigor mortis
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:12 PM on September 4 [1 favorite]


B I R T H
posted by poffin boffin at 11:29 PM on September 4 [1 favorite]


Who else grows a year younger and wiser?
posted by Cranberry at 12:04 AM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Keep on Jessamyning!
posted by Burhanistan at 2:05 AM on September 5 [2 favorites]


Happy birthday to my favorite librarian superhero! Wishing you many happy returns. Thank you for being you, and for your continued help and contributions here on MeFi, Mltshp, and beyond!
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 2:11 AM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Happy Happy, & thanks for keeping us sane
posted by Wilder at 2:23 AM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Hippity, Hoppity, Happity Berfday :D
posted by Faintdreams at 3:12 AM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday!
posted by the quidnunc kid at 4:03 AM on September 5 [1 favorite]


🎂🎂🎂🎊🎊🎊🎉🎉🎉🍹🍹🍹
posted by Rosie M. Banks at 4:28 AM on September 5 [3 favorites]


Have a wonderful birthday!!!
posted by ChuraChura at 4:32 AM on September 5 [1 favorite]


WOOHOO IT'S JESSAMYN DAY! HOORAY FOR JESSAMYN!
posted by rmd1023 at 4:44 AM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday!
posted by Chairboy at 4:58 AM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday moss! (via)

my name is jess
i cleen the site
wen coments spin
or scrach and bite
and wen its nise
and smart in hed
i reed and post

i lik the thred
posted by taz (staff) at 4:59 AM on September 5 [26 favorites]


Happy Birthday! :)
posted by Fizz at 5:23 AM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday! I hope Other_Jim did something nice for you. If not, let me know and I'll give him a stern talking to.

Also, eat some cake.
posted by bondcliff at 6:23 AM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Pie. Most certain that it's pie.

Happy Day of special importance for the one true Jessamyn!
posted by mightshould at 6:45 AM on September 5 [1 favorite]


I said it before, and I'll say it again: Happy birthday! The best is yet to come!
posted by languagehat at 7:52 AM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday!
posted by iamkimiam at 9:09 AM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Aw man, happy belated birthday, jessamyn!
posted by limeonaire at 10:08 AM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Feliz cumpleaños!
posted by CrazyLemonade at 11:24 AM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Thank you! I am mostly offline today having a bang-up time.

Whoever thought that early this morning would be a good time to try to steal Jim's identity, I just have to say NOT TODAY FUCKERS, we are living well. It is the best revenge. Will update later with list of today's cool things.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 1:16 PM on September 5 [7 favorites]


Oh happy day! I hope you get to read something delightful besides our posts here, of course!

Many happy returns!
posted by Lynsey at 1:26 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday!
posted by TrishaU at 2:18 PM on September 5


Happy birthday!
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 2:43 PM on September 5


Happy birthday, birthday twin!
posted by kimberussell at 4:04 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Much happiness and healthiness on your birthday!
posted by Splunge at 4:06 PM on September 5


Happy birthday!
posted by Chrysostom at 4:26 PM on September 5


That Jessamyn she rocks. Happy Birthday, Cake and Ale.
posted by adamvasco at 5:14 PM on September 5


Happy Birthday Jessamyn.
posted by AugustWest at 5:47 PM on September 5


Hoppy bird-day!
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:52 PM on September 5


Happy Jessamyn Day!
posted by Hairy Lobster at 6:12 PM on September 5


Happy birthday!
posted by fedward at 6:56 PM on September 5


Yay! Happy birthday!
posted by lazuli at 7:57 PM on September 5


We had a great day of eating lunch at our favorite local place, learning that our beloved youngster-groundhog was indeed alive and living under the juniper bushes, and just generally goofing off. We took a nice walk through a friend's neighborhood in Tiverton, RI. It was a pleasure being her arm candy as we toodled around. Thanks for the wishes for the birthday girl, everyone!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
posted by not_on_display at 9:04 PM on September 5 [4 favorites]


D A Y
posted by enfa at 9:05 PM on September 5


I enjoy birthday weekend. When I was a kid it was always a headache to have a birthday right when school was starting. Now it mostly works. Me and Jim and my sister spent most of the weekend down in MA at my dad's place. An incomplete list of things we did....

- visited a cat sanctuary that we'd donated some money to (one of those "give us your car" things) to see their semi-feral cat colony.
- goofed around with the stuffed animal heads that Kate had gotten "for the house"
- food, so much food, and cake
- Frugal Franks snack run
- aforementioned groundhog spotting
- pretty amazing Portuguese food
- Went looking for swans but only saw a goose. Kate chatted up the Harbormaster about how you DNA sex a swan
- finished one book, started another
- saw some gigantic bugs at Town Farm and tried to coerce donkeys to get head scratches from us
- enjoyed the social media birthday machine

Then last night I went to bed in an empty house, after everyone had gone home and felt fortified to get up and start easing back into my Real Life™ a place I haven't seen much of since the 4th of July. Thank you everyone.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 7:15 AM on September 6 [12 favorites]


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