primroseburrows: (DC)
"Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide."

"Fear is the foundation of most governments; but it is so sordid and brutal a passion, and renders men in whose breasts it predominates so stupid and miserable, that Americans will not be likely to approve of any political institution which is founded on it."

"....we should be unfaithful to ourselves if we should ever lose sight of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the purity of our free, fair, virtuous, and independent elections."


Happy Birthday, Mr. President!
primroseburrows: (nibbles/big chicken)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, [livejournal.com profile] patchfire!


Here, Willie wants to sing for you:




♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
primroseburrows: (Snoopydance)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, [livejournal.com profile] littlealex, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOOOOOUUUUUUU!!!!


Long days and pleasant nights, my dear. ♥&hearts&hearts
primroseburrows: (SA: anna)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, [livejournal.com profile] andeincascade!!!!!!!!!!


Frank and Cyril and I wish you the best day ever!

primroseburrows: (nibbles/big chicken)
Gah. I was AFK all day yesterday and wasn't able to officially wish [livejournal.com profile] patchfire a very happy birthday. So, this is the belated Official Announcement. Happy belated, darling. I didn't forget, honest!

I hope you did something wonderful for yourself, and if you didn't, go do it NOW. *twirls*
primroseburrows: (barry is my president)
Because Marilyn Monroe singing it is so overdone:

primroseburrows: (Isaac)
Today is the birthday of France, and also of [livejournal.com profile] mr_t00by, who turned twenty at eight minutes after midnight this morning. This makes me feel, oh, about as old as France. But yay, birthday! :D :D :D



Also, because I shouldn't be the only one addicted to this, here:

Mahjong solitaire

Say goodbye to your lives, y'all.
primroseburrows: (SA: anna)
I'm at work, but before I forget, happy birthday [livejournal.com profile] malnpudl! Yaaaay! *flails like kermit* Here's to you, dearie. *raises cup of diet soda*
primroseburrows: (nibbles/big chicken)
Happy birthday to my [livejournal.com profile] patchfire, sine qua non. *throws confetti*


♥♥♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥♥♥


Here, have a song:

Elton John - Elderberry Wine
primroseburrows: (Snoopydance)
*moseys in from semi-lurkerland*

Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] littlealex!!


It's still your birthday on this end of the planet, so I'm not late. :D I hope you had a lovely day, darlin'.

*throws confetti, moseys on out*
primroseburrows: (Isaac)
You know how people ask questions like, "Do you remember where you were blahblahblah years ago?" No?

Well, um. I definitely remember where I was nineteen years ago, because I'd just given birth for the fourth (and, alas, final) time. Despite my horrendous experience at Evil Baby Factory, the end result was, and is, pretty awesome. :D :D

Happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] mr_t00by, YAAAAY! *kermitflail*

I suck at sentiment, so I'll let someone more eloquent talk instead (and yeah, this is the same thing I quoted when Hannah turned nineteen, but I'm pretty sure [livejournal.com profile] mr_t00by will appreciate it more, seeing as how he's actually read the text in question).

On Being Nineteen )





And now for some pictures!

Baby!Isaac, circa 1991 )

This one's from last summer )

And this one was taken in San Juan during a cruise in January )
primroseburrows: (Snoopydance)
It's [livejournal.com profile] malnpudl's birthday!! *blats out a few bars on teh noisemaker*

YAAAAAAAY!!! *kermitflails*
primroseburrows: (ickle)

Dear Paul Gross,

Happy birthday.

Also, what she said.

Illegitimi non carborundum.

Love, love, love,

Me.
primroseburrows: (bluenose)
I'm home from work, I've taken out the recyclables, etc, made myself cinnamon toast a snack, and noticed that it has been [livejournal.com profile] dragonflymuse's birthday for eighteen minutes, Atlantic Time.

So! *raises bottle of Mike's Hard Lime* Here's to a happy and awesome and other words for way cool birthday to you, m'dear. *celebrates*
primroseburrows: (flame)
So, yeah, I was up all night.

And I took notes.


Apparently I'm not just a giant dork, I'm a giant dork whose marbles have mostly gone AWOL.

I mean, gods. I TOOK NOTES.



Also, note to [livejournal.com profile] bjohan57. I have a belated birthday thing for you, but it'll have to be tomorrow before I can post it. Mostly because I haven't sussed it all out yet. And I have to go to work. *weeps*
primroseburrows: (yawkey way)
First things first: Happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] topaz7! Also, belated birthday shout-outs to [livejournal.com profile] aukestrel and [livejournal.com profile] naadi. Keeping track of y'all's birthdays is hard! I hope a good time is/was had by all. :)

Now for the meme!

Google image meme from [livejournal.com profile] karabou:

1) Answer the questions and type into Google image search.
2) Post pictures from first results page.


answers under here )
primroseburrows: (Snoopydance)
Cannot cope. Off to Toronto.

But first! Many, many wishes for wonderful birthday joy to [livejournal.com profile] littlealex! *hugs* And if you happen to run into my (temporarily) Sydney-dwelling daughter, give her a hug for me. :D


*dashes off to do last-minute-type stuff*
primroseburrows: (DT: other worlds)
Yay, another holiday recap instalment! Now where was I...


Oh, yeah. So I spent the night at the Comfort Inn in Trenton and then left early the next morning for Ottawa. I thought I'd find a bank first and maybe get someone to cash my cheque. The woman at the motel desk gave me directions for a local bank, but naturally I couldn't find it, so I decided to go on to the next town. Just off the exit ramp there was a CAA office, so I figured I'd try to get traveller's cheques there, since I was an AAA member and they're either the same company or do reciprocal stuff. They wouldn't do it because apparently the only way to get traveller's cheques is with cash or a debit card. I obviously didn't have either. The woman at CAA was very nice, though, and gave me directions to the Bank of Montreal in Belleville, so I went there without getting my hopes up. Good thing, too, because they couldn't help me either.

At one point I stopped at a Starbucks and tried wiring money to myself. I'd been trying to do this several times without success and I couldn't do it here either because of course they wanted me to pay for internet access (have I mentioned recently how much I really, really hate Starbucks?). I didn't have a debit card and didn't want to spend the little cash I had on something that probably wouldn't even work, so I decided to move on and try something else. I later found out that wiring money to oneself is Not Allowed by Western Union. After I got back to RI I found out that it wouldn't have worked anyway because alternate debit card I was trying to use from memory had been closed a month before even though the CSR at my bank had assured me it would stay open. Ugh.

Eventually I decided to try and get my kids to wire me money in Kingston, and after several hours I finally had enough money to last me for the next few days. I also got to eat fried cheesecake at a really nice Greek restaurant while I was waiting. I wish I'd known about the Greek place before I had the not-so-good wrap at a Pizza Pizza. But mmm, fried cheesecake.

I decided not to take the highways into Ottawa and went by the back roads. I only had to backtrack once when I took a road in the wrong direction. I'm glad I did, though, because I found a very pretty park on the lakeshore. )

I kept to the back roads all the way into Ottawa, up routes 15 and 7 through Black's Corners, Smith's Falls and Carleton Place. I wish I'd taken the time to get out and explore some of the little towns on the way. (next time, definitely). It got a little dusty and there was some road work, but hey, that meant it was Just Like Rhode Island!

Naturally I got lost on the way in. Here's what happened: The hostel is on Laurier St. I was all, yay! because I found Laurier St. with only minimal driving around (nowhere near as freaky as the Toronto Debacle; also I kept driving by the Parliament buildings which are so gorgeous that the first time I saw them my breath literally caught). I drove up and down the street for a while but couldn't find the right number. I finally asked at a hotel and finally figured out that not only was I on the wrong Laurier St. but I was also in the wrong city. And, um? Also the entire wrong province. You would think the fact that almost none of the street signs were in English would have clued me in to the fact that I was in Québec. How do you say *headdesk* in French?

Anyway, I had to ask directions one more time (who knew there was a Laurier St. E., and a Laurier St. W.?) and I got there late, but the guy who ran it was very understanding and even gave me a break on a better room. The facilities weren't great and the owners didn't seem to understand about not leaving random cleaning products and piles of sheetrock scraps around, but it was relatively clean and the owners were very nice. I think they're from India.

I was going to post the Ottawa pics in this post but I think I'll wait for the next which will probably go up today. They're my favourite of all and they really deserve a post of their own as opposed to just being tacked onto a long entry. Which means that yet again I'm way too wordy for, erm. Words.


ETA: I almost forgot: A belated happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] omphale23, and a current one to [livejournal.com profile] lipsum. I wish you both joy, your fondest wishes come true, and kittens, if you so desire.
primroseburrows: (typing)
I've had the basics of this post for days. Apparently I'm going through a lazy phase. Or maybe I'm just plain lazy.

  • First of all, [livejournal.com profile] stormymouse, I did indeed get your card and the gentlemen who came with it. You guys are the best ever. :) I'm a little afraid to try him out. I need some courage, dudes.

  • Fannish meme from [livejournal.com profile] aukestrel, among others:

    mix-'n-match meme )

  • Speaking of [livejournal.com profile] aukestrel: This thread makes me want to make a dS Tarot Deck. Like, a real one. I bet there are places online where you can put your own images on cards and things. Anyone know of one?

  • [livejournal.com profile] mr_t00by's birthday was yesterday. He's eighteen, OMG. Yesterday we went to the Chapel as one of his presents. We stood up almost the whole time because standing room has a much better view of the field than the bleacher seats. Two national anthems, three-ish hours and thirteen runs (nine of ours, four of theirs) later the Sox had won, which means that I can hold my head up in Toronto next week. The only problem is, now the Evil Empire is in second place. [livejournal.com profile] eltonroo, you must throw Good Wishes at your team so they can pull back ahead of the Yankees. Just the Yankees, mind you, and after today's game. Don't go getting carried away or anything.

  • Fannish Notice: [livejournal.com profile] scally has posted some high-quality screencaps from Murder Most Likely over here (three guesses which one is my favourite). Usually MML caps are blurry unless you make them tiny but these are sharp and clear and good-sized. [livejournal.com profile] scally has now taught me how to get the same results: stop the video before capping. It takes longer, but I tried it today on something else and it worked! Yay!

  • Speaking of picspam, these are gorgeous:four hi-res pictures under here )

    Oh, Martha. They're from this play which I had no idea ever existed. I really, really wish I could have seen it. I need a way-back machine. More pictures are here. Left click on "right click to download" to see the hi-res versions or, um. Right click to download. :)

  • Still not have seen OotP. I was supposed to today, but the friend I was going with didn't call me and I have to work this afternoon anyway. Bleh.

  • My hair is short. Like short. Maybe I'll post a picture sometime if I can have someone take one I could bear posting. I like the hair, mind you. It's just pictures of myself in general I can't stand.

  • Still not sure who I'm voting for in the Democratic primary, although Dennis Kucinich is saying some interesting things about some of my top issues, like health care, NAFTA, immigration and climate change. I don't agree with his take on all of the issues but for the most part I think he makes a lot of sense. I don't think he has a huge chance of winning the primary, let alone being elected President, but boy, he makes me think. I have to look at everyone else, too; he's just the one I started with because [livejournal.com profile] songdog said I should. *g*

  • Two cool bits of trivia I learned recently:

    • Keifer Sutherland's grandfather was Tommy Douglas.
    • Andrea Yeager is now an Episcopal nun.
primroseburrows: (Snoopydance)
Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] malnpudl!

Email me your address, darling, I don't have it anymore and I have prezzage. :)

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