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Birthday post! [Apr. 20th, 2005|12:55 pm]
Greg
[Current Mood |excitedexcited]
[Current Music |Evita - "Peron's Latest Flame"]

The song I'm listening to isn't very nice. But it is catchy!

It's my birthday! Although April 20th and the 19th often have bad things happen on them (Hitler's birth, Rodney King riots started, the Branch Davidians standoff ends and the compound burns to the ground, Oklahoma City bombing, Columbine school shooting), everything seems OK this year. And it's George Takei's birthday, too (thanks, Wikipedia)!

So we have a new pope, Pope Benedict XVI. I wish him the best, but I'm not terribly optimistic about anything changing in the church - Cardinal Ratzinger was in charge of doctrine under John Paul II, and he labeled homosexuality "an intrinsic moral evil." But, you never know, and I was surprised to see today that he's interested in continuing the reforms of Vatican II. So, um, we'll see.

Going out to dinner tonight (steak!), and then the whole presents thing. Probably will just spend the rest of the evening at home with djedi.
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From: blamantin
2005-04-20 06:16 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday!
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[User Picture]From: gregstoll
2005-04-20 06:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :-)
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[User Picture]From: destroyerj
2005-04-20 06:29 pm (UTC)
Dude, you can't jinx things like that when there's still half the day left. I hope nothing bad happens, but man.. you like to tempt teh fate.

But Happy Birthday! Have your coworkers sang out loud for you to embarrass you and such?
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[User Picture]From: destroyerj
2005-04-20 06:30 pm (UTC)
Hmm.. no way to edit posts eh? I meant to say "sung".
*shrug*
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[User Picture]From: gregstoll
2005-04-20 06:33 pm (UTC)
Hmm, I thought there was a way to as well. At least you can edit posts (but not comments).

Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: onefishclappin
2005-04-20 06:29 pm (UTC)
Happy happy! Hope you guys have a blast!
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[User Picture]From: gregstoll
2005-04-20 06:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks! We'll do our best! :-)
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[User Picture]From: amorphousplasma
2005-04-20 06:44 pm (UTC)
Oh happy birthday! Yay! Hope it is a great one! How old are you now? Someday I should get all my fellow april birthday friends together and we should throw a huge party! There are a ton of us!
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[User Picture]From: gregstoll
2005-04-20 06:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm 23. And that sounds like fun :-)
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[User Picture]From: onefishclappin
2005-04-20 06:59 pm (UTC)
Back at Rice, we used to have a good early April joint birthday party... Ed was the 6th, I was the 7th, and Doug was the 8th. (See - I'm older than Doug!!)
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[User Picture]From: djedi
2005-04-20 08:33 pm (UTC)
Presents? I was supposed to get presents?
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[User Picture]From: djedi
2005-04-20 08:34 pm (UTC)
Oh and I watched (during lunch) the Evita episode of the Simpsons...pretty good stuff.
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