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It's my birthday! [20110922|00:06]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Ho yes it is. As it is midnight on my birthday and I am currently tucked up in bed with two purring cats, a cup of herb tea and a Folio edition of Robert Louis Stevenson's Travels with a Donkey rather than trying to pour as many drinks down my throat as possible while dancing to terrible music at a club I couldn't find again if I wanted to which I most certainly wouldn't whilst sober, I hereby declare myself old enough to use this icon, designed by the inimitable seismic.

I did, however, go out to have rum this evening in the company of the elegant and sultry [personal profile] machinery. We drank Sailor Jerry in one of those bars in Soho that's too cool to have a sign and talked of many things that will never be spoken of again, particularly not in the company of menfolk. After parting at Oxford Circus, I ran to the train at Cambridge. I happened to refresh Twitter when I sat down and discovered that [personal profile] rmc28 was on board. It would have been foolish to let the potential of such a random happenstance go unfulfilled, so we met on the platform. She was fresh from the Liberal Democrat conference and glowing with optimism. Since she had a large suitcase in tow and little non-adrenal energy remaining, we simply had a quick 10-minute chat. It was a nice little unexpected birthday present nonetheless.

And now, a picspam. Here I am on the train this morning.



Here I am helming Bertie the Yacht.


Here I am just after showering.


Here I am just before I leave work.


This is a rum and coke.


PS If you want to make me very happy today, you can contribute a photo to my post on [community profile] multibeautiful.

PPS I'll have you know it was a real struggle to stay up to make this post. OLLLD.
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From: anokapolis
2011-09-21 23:15 (UTC)
Happy Birthday, go out and get smashed:) I mean, party:)

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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-09-23 11:38 (UTC)
Ah, too old for that now. Instead we stayed in and parties. ;D
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-09-23 11:37 (UTC)
Very kind of you to say so. Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: namey
2011-09-22 01:02 (UTC)
Silly time zones. Happy birthday, beautiful!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-09-23 11:37 (UTC)
Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2011-09-22 01:06 (UTC)
Happy birthday! Hope you have a great day!

And oh to be a fly on the bar during that conversation...!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-09-23 11:37 (UTC)
Thank you! I did!

You'd have had to be on the arm of the sofa. It was too loud to hear anything from the bar. ;)
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[User Picture]From: enterlinemedia
2011-09-22 01:22 (UTC)
Happy birthday- may some rich random stranger give you a ticket to the space station (lol- I know it won't happen but it would make for a good story).
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-09-23 11:36 (UTC)
That would be awesome. Maybe Richard Garriott will attend one of these swanky college soirees someday. ;)
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[User Picture]From: anthrokeight
2011-09-22 02:31 (UTC)
Happy birthday! Have a great day.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-09-23 11:35 (UTC)
I did, I did. It was a lovely day. And I got myself Voyageurs as an early birthday present. Even though the main character's voice doesn't strike quite as much of a personal note with me as Gudrid's did, I'm still completely absorbed in it. ♥
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[User Picture]From: swerve
2011-09-22 02:51 (UTC)
Happy birthday!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-09-23 11:33 (UTC)
Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-09-23 11:33 (UTC)
Yay! Thank you. It was a good day.
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[User Picture]From: doccy
2011-09-22 06:14 (UTC)
HEE! Happy birthday!! :D Also, welcome to Being 35. I've been here for a few months now, it's none too bad *s*
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-09-23 11:32 (UTC)
I'm really enjoying my thirties. If this upward trend continues, I shall be swimming in contentment by the time I'm sixty!
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[User Picture]From: impix
2011-09-22 06:56 (UTC)

Happy birthday gorgeous lady! Xx

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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-09-23 11:32 (UTC)
Aw, thank you!
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[User Picture]From: returntosender
2011-09-22 07:55 (UTC)
Happy Birthday my dear. xx
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-09-23 11:27 (UTC)
Thank you very much! :D
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[User Picture]From: bowtomecha
2011-09-22 08:08 (UTC)
Happy Birthday!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-09-23 11:27 (UTC)
Thank you! It was an excellent day.
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[User Picture]From: melissa_maples
2011-09-22 08:09 (UTC)
Happy birthday my love!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-09-23 11:27 (UTC)
Thank you! (PS How come no one tells you how awesome your thirties are when you're younger? Although maybe they did & I just didn't believe them.)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-09-23 11:26 (UTC)
Thank you! It was, and I didn't even have to try very hard.
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[User Picture]From: flexagain
2011-09-22 19:21 (UTC)
Yay candles! (and cake).



... although the image is a bit blurry, and I managed to cut nanila off at the ankles!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-09-23 11:26 (UTC)
Yay indeed! Although it doesn't show how many times I had to huff and puff to blow those candles out. :P
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