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mienai ito de musuba rete ru mieru desho?
the wren that searches for an unchanging song
can you see that we're all connected with an unseen thread?


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05 May 2005 Thursday


slated in days at 4:50 pm

Happy May 5, 2005.

(next year’s 6.6.6… oooh… this is supposed to be a very dangerous year and next few, neh?
but cinco de mayo in 2005! that’s either auspicious, or just simply fun. either way. tread is mexican. and has a llama.)

04 May 2005 Wednesday

happy birthday Eric o^_^o

slated in days at 9:38 pm

I really hope I have it right this year. I can’t remember all the details, but I do very much remember one very bizarre year that involved me writing three birthday cards to one person, all for different birthdates, all in the same year. Only one of those cards were delivered on their correct day. And none of them were because anyone forgot!

Surely this year had its share of eventfullness too, and many more than three birthday cards … but not all by the same chagrined individual.

Anyway, Happy Birthday to you Eric. And many more beautiful days to come.

25 April 2005 Monday

happy birthday Andrew o^_^o

slated in days at 9:40 am

Today is the birthday of Andrew Waer. At the time of this posting, birthday is still “tomorrow”. No wonder you’re always up “so late”!! Man!!

Well, since I know he has more sense than to actually put a chocolate chip under his pillow, i’m just going to hope that someone besides the chocolatechipcookiefairy comes through for him and feeds Andrew some cookies, ice cream, or even some cake. That would be reasonable.

I’ll do my part and try to consume some of the aforementioned, tomorrow in Andrew’s birthday’s honor.

Enjoy the no work, the sleeping in, and the expectantly very happy birthday, Andrew.

24 April 2005 Sunday

happy birthday Mrs. Rivera o^_^o

slated in days at 7:33 pm

Spiritually sending best wishes..
‘hope all is well with you; that the flowers and sunshine nicenesses of recent have been pleasant enough that the bits of cold and grey as current are felt short-lived.

Very best regards to you and yours.

09 February 2005 Wednesday

happy birthday Philip o^_^o

slated in days at 3:55 pm

Happy simultaneous birthday and Chinese New Year to cousin Philip Chong who turns the big 0-5 today. That’s halfway to double-digits!

I’m told that being a Dragon in the year of the Rooster is quite auspicious, because the Roooster—being of the Phoenix family—complements the Dragon. Must be further auspicious, then, to have a Dragon birthday on the Rooster Chinese New Year Day. :)

Here’s hoping this year is full of even more smiles and laughter for you than you constantly give to everyone else.
Happy birthday, Philip.

Gong Xi Fa Cai

slated in days, mused at 6:31 am

Happy Chinese New Year everyone. This year, 2005, is the year of the Rooster; I guess that doesn’t necessarily mean a whole lot to everyone, but it’s something for me. Whether you’re a rat or a rabbit or tiger or dragon or goat, dog, pig, ox, snake, horse, monkey, or …

I’m not totally sure how to feel about the Rooster sign… it’s a Rooster / Cock… it’s not a Hen. So…what does that mean for female Roosters? Also, is it a chicken, a domestic bird that waits everyday for a new dawn, or is it the small form of a phoenix, able to rise from every dust and carry the sun through any day?

I think… some things are innate; sub-conscious / feelings…. and not everyone can choose to be something they’re not..
but everyone can choose to try, and everyone can choose to be or do something different.

There’s only so much room in the present, and in the past.. Find new room in the new years.

12 December 2004 Sunday


slated in moments, days at 5:00 am

I’m up later than I’d intended. not too late though. ‘gonna get ready for bed. hopefully i’ll be in before 10.

p.s. happy birthday Henry

now playing: Death Cab for Cutie – ‘Passenger Seat’

25 November 2004 Thursday

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slated in days, moments at 6:50 pm

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

I guess I’ve been sukoshi quiet around here lately… A lot that I’m trying to get done.. and more than that, which should get done.

A lot of my attention has been tied up in a Textpattern community site that i wanted up and running sooner than later… it came about kind of suddenly, actually… that’s what happens when i’m sitting somehwere, being told i should be concentrating on a specific task or subject… i very quickly find something else far more interesting to devote my attention and energy to. So that was opened last night and there’s still a fair amount of work to be done on it, and that will happen and that will be good. Thank goodness for Remillard—how would it have even begun to work nicely without conditionals on the custom fields? And I think the company was the best part… tens more fun to build a site/a publication/anything when you have good people working with you and sharing your enthusiasm. Thank you.
Ever bit of feedback and small comments received by other Textpatterners in this regard have each meant a lot to me also.. whether criticism or compliment.. Very appreciated, and very useful.

So that’s happy.

We’re having a fair-sized Thanksgiving gathering at our house this evening… family friends… Dad’s taking care of all the traditional Thanksgiving foods: the best (organic, of course) turkey ever, cranberry soft, homemade stuffing (i helped cut the vegetables :)), mashed potatoes (it’s not Thanksgiving without mashed potatoes) with mushroom gravy (i think we’ll have to stop by the store to fetch mushrooms among other things, today), and either biscuits or muffins or popovers (whichever Dad’s decided to make..) and then Mom’s making “her apple tart/pie” (it’s a world premiere…) and i’m told that ham will be coming, along with assorted Asian dishes… so… we won’t starve tonight. And soup and sandwiches for the next few weeks, of course.

It’s been pretty warm here for the past weekish (please don’t let this statement jinx it please don’t let this statement jinx it).. the windows in my room are partially open and at times i don’t even need a light jacket arund… there has been a bit of rain and cloudiness here and there at times, but… it’s usually freezing by this point in the year, and the only happy place is under 10 quilts and blankets in my room, or after sitting in front of the fireplace for 5 minutes and having regained feeling in my fingers.

i’ve been keeping a lamp on Rhine and Abra from the time i wake til right before i sleep, to keep them warm. they seem to be doing quite alright..

i should go downstairs soon and see where else i can assist with this whole Thanksgivingness… and so much else i want to do…

22 November 2004 Monday

happy birthday Victor o^_^o

slated in days at 6:02 am

Dear Victor, the reverent and venerable*.

Hwell. Practically halfway to 30. How does it feel? Probably even better after you get a couple (dozen) slices of cake in you… but then… maybe later while all that cake is digesting.. then it might not feel quite so good.
But it gets better. Especially if you acquire some ice cream.

I hope you’re writing these past years down. Cuz you’ll never believe yourself later when you’re trying to remember; or when someon else is remembering your younger self to your older self. You know how in Jack and Bobby, it’s cool because you get to see this unique, young boy.. and you know that he grows up to become someone great and influential and widely loved. Well, I really don’t know exactly who you’ll grow up to be and what you’ll end up doing with the world, but knowing you now is like looking at Bobby, always knowing he’s already a greater person than anyone can expect.

It’s a little weird, referring to characters in a TV show.. but I figure you grasp what I’m trying to convey.

Your world will become increasingly interesting, and you’ll become increasingly interesting to the world.

That’s what I’m saying.

So Happy Birthday, Victor. Today’s a good day for everyone.

*you should know that i wanted very much to use the ‘word’ “reverable”, but apparently it’s been reserved for those cooking companies and similar oddities referring to Paul Revere. as if he ever did anything to deserve it. humph.

13 November 2004 Saturday

happy birthday Anahi and Mr. Rivera o^_^o

slated in days at 11:42 pm

here’s wishing a very happy birthday to Anahi, and a slightly belated *early happy birthday to Mr. Rivera.

i started to write a few things… but they were rambly and sappy… so i’m going to simply say that i hope every birthday finds each of you ultimately better and more well than the year before, and i hope today (and yesterday,..and tonight..and tomorrow….) are beautiful for you.

very best regards,

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