Happy birthday, Jessamyn! September 5, 2019 11:41 AM   Subscribe

In the grand tradition of celebrating jessamyn day every year, happy birthday to you up there in VT and to me and all the other MeFites whose day it is! You were one of my very first Internet Heroes, who just seemed comfy in knowing things and being good to people.
posted by lauranesson to MetaFilter-Related at 11:41 AM (55 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

Happy birthday Jessamyn! Hope the Virgo month of leisure manages to be relaxed!
posted by ellieBOA at 11:45 AM on September 5


🎂
posted by Doktor Zed at 12:04 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Birthdaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!
posted by Burhanistan at 12:10 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Many happy returns, dear Jessamyn!
posted by Lynsey at 12:25 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]


happy birthday!
posted by brujita at 12:28 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Happy, happy birthday! May your new year include lots of 📚 and 🎂.
posted by bookmammal at 12:28 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]


I have not yet wished jessamyn Happy Birthday. Watch very closely for the removal of this comment.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:39 PM on September 5 [14 favorites]


Happy birthday, jessamyn! You illuminate the internet.
posted by Pallas Athena at 12:40 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday jessamyn and all other Mefites who share this day!
posted by nubs at 12:45 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday to my favorite librarian superhero!

(I think I say this every year and to me it never gets old. Btw I would love to read a librarian superhero comic about jessamyn fighting the good fight.)

Happy birthday September MeFites!
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 12:54 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]


!

Edited to add:

!!
posted by bondcliff at 12:59 PM on September 5 [2 favorites]


Wow great!
posted by Meatbomb at 1:18 PM on September 5 [2 favorites]


Happy Birthday!
posted by briank at 1:21 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday Jessamyn!
posted by wellred at 1:24 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday you kickass weirdo! I came here to make the same joke as IRFH but I was trying to figure out some way to make it about a warrant canary birthday card and I got distracted, so here I stole this thing from the internet for everyone to sign.
posted by loquacious at 1:28 PM on September 5 [3 favorites]


You live your life like a warrant canary in a library
You get some presents and some cake 'cause it's your birthday
Warrant canary in a library
Warrant canary in a library
Warrant canary in a library
You get some presents and some cake 'cause it's your birthday
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:42 PM on September 5 [3 favorites]


Happy birthday!!!
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 1:45 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday jessamyn! Here's a cake in the shape of a Little Free Library®!
posted by avocet at 2:15 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday!! :-) All the best.
posted by Fizz at 2:21 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday!!!! Read some books!
posted by Namlit at 2:36 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday, person who is ten days older but thirty years wiser than me. May you have a splendid one, with excellent cake and correctly made tea.
posted by Wordshore at 3:53 PM on September 5 [2 favorites]


Happy birthday!

Seems like a good place to note my general Jessamyn appreciation that I’ve had in the back of my head for awhile now: I always enjoyed your excellent moderation but I really love that post-mod work here you now have time to participate over on AskMeFi more, thank you for so many helpful answers over the years to such a breadth of questions! You’re a librarian to all!
posted by the thorn bushes have roses at 3:57 PM on September 5 [4 favorites]


Happy birthday Jessamyn! Always a pleasure to read your thoughtful Ask answers & hear you on the podcast. Have a good one!
posted by penguin pie at 5:05 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday!
posted by clavdivs at 5:09 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Yay! Happy birthday!
posted by lazuli at 5:10 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]


!
posted by jenkinsEar at 5:28 PM on September 5


Happy birthday and many happy returns! Glad you were born!
posted by sallybrown at 5:29 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]


🥳🍻
posted by rodlymight at 7:20 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday to you!
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 7:22 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday!
posted by Huffy Puffy at 7:45 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Thanks! If you are on twitter feel free to leave me a GIF. It's a weird year for me since it's the birthday after a milestone birthday, a year that saw me getting shingles a month before I was eligible for the vaccine, and then a year that maybe saw them come back (look for "YANMD but...." AskMe thread at some point, I am fine for now). So, I'm back in Vermont early and not doing my usual "Me, my sister and Jim all do some wacky stuff" like usual. It's the first time in a while I've been home in Vermont for my birthday and it was a pretty good day, noodling around saying hi to people, dealing with chilly weather, unpacking, saying happy birthday to all the other Virgos, and checking in here as I am poised to beat Jim in a birthday Scrabble match.

Happy birthday to all the other MeFi birthday-havers today (remember you can look this stuff up!) and thanks lauranesson for kicking this off and your kind words.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 8:15 PM on September 5 [9 favorites]


Pshew! Squeaked in just in time for Jessamyn Day! (Waves hat, puts noisemaker on head) I hope your year is full of celebrations and really very good tea.
posted by Nancy_LockIsLit_Palmer at 8:30 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Happy Jessamyn Birthday!
posted by AugustWest at 9:25 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Have a bunch of cake and your favorite beverage, old bean!
posted by vrakatar at 9:59 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]


Happy still-your-birthday-by-server-time! Have some technically-cake!
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 11:41 PM on September 5 [2 favorites]


Happy birthday, Jessamyn!
posted by Faint of Butt at 5:19 AM on September 6 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday! Wishing you many warm and fuzzy socks to keep you warm until your heat gets turned on!
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 5:48 AM on September 6 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday Jessamyn! Glad you're in the world.
posted by cybercoitus interruptus at 9:15 AM on September 6 [1 favorite]


WOOHOO! JESSAMYN DAY IS THE BEST DAY FOR THE BEST JESSAMYN!
posted by rmd1023 at 12:40 PM on September 6 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday Jessamyn!! Always fun to meet you in person.
posted by peacheater at 1:14 PM on September 6 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday, Jessamyn!!
posted by sarcasticah at 1:59 PM on September 6 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday!
posted by The Ardship of Cambry at 2:38 PM on September 6 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday Jessamyn! MeFi wouldn't be the same without you and I'm glad you're here.
posted by NoraCharles at 2:59 PM on September 6 [1 favorite]


Happy and healthy birthday!
posted by Splunge at 3:19 PM on September 6 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday weekend! *clink*
posted by heyho at 3:56 PM on September 6 [1 favorite]


Birthday: Have One, Preferably Happy.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 8:59 PM on September 6 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday!
posted by mordax at 9:00 PM on September 6 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday!
posted by frumiousb at 6:42 AM on September 7 [1 favorite]


Happy 45 minutes after your birthday in that there eastern time zone! I guess I can officially be first to wish you a happy early next birthday. And! I’m grateful to know you & I hope you have many more great birthdays to come.
posted by Devils Rancher at 9:49 PM on September 7 [1 favorite]


Oh, I was a whole day late. That’s my new style, man.
posted by Devils Rancher at 9:51 PM on September 7 [2 favorites]


Happy belated!
posted by blurker at 7:40 AM on September 10 [1 favorite]


Late to wish you a Happy Birthday... OR AM I VERY EARLY?

All the best, Jessamyn!
posted by Capt. Renault at 12:58 PM on September 10 [1 favorite]


!
posted by Mutant Lobsters from Riverhead at 6:39 PM on September 10 [1 favorite]


*checking up on MetaTalk during podcast recording*

oh shit happy birthday btw
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:01 PM on September 30 [2 favorites]


Josh!
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 2:48 PM on September 30 [1 favorite]


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