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I'm having a bit of a belated birthday celebration. According to the interwebz the aquarium is freefree after 3 pm and I've never been to Coney Island. Planned day off work (first vacation day this year!), and I almost didn't do anything because I'm zonked and because just the freedom not to think about work seemed like vacation enough.

But, you know, sun. And who needs friends when you have anemones?

I'm toying with going to the NY Tolkien Conference tomorrow. I really want to hear Dawn and Janet talk, and the other talks look good too. But it's also a tough anniversary and that's already pulling me down (part of why getting out today was so hard). So we'll see. dawn_felagund, I know this is very last minute, but if there's any interest (or more aptly time) in getting together this weekend, let me know.

Work has been crazy-making, but for the moment I'm very tired of dwelling on that, so I shan't. It's my birthday week, after all. And speaking of: THANK YOU for all the well wishes. I'm a bit too blown under to reply to them all individually, but they did make me feel surrounded in a good way. I appreciated it.


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Jul. 15th, 2016 07:03 pm (UTC)
Would the people involved in the tough anniversary want you to stay at home, brooding? Or would they want you to be out with people, discussing a subject (a multitude of subjects) of interest, which have given you so much pleasure over the years? Will your staying home tomorrow change anything about what's happened in the past?
Jul. 15th, 2016 07:53 pm (UTC)

Easy answer, but I'm not sure it's the right question. I'm not contemplating sitting at home and being miserable. It's more that I am really and truly drained, and when I get in that mood, I tend to try to play at being happy, and it ends up being even more draining than being alone.

The question is, would being out and about be energizing or draining? I am leaning toward the former, just because the people wouldn't really be folks I have to pretend for.

Jul. 15th, 2016 07:17 pm (UTC)
What a lovely outing that will be! There's an aquarium about a half-hour from me that I've never visited, and I should.

I apologize profusely for neglecting to post a birthday message for you, there's just no excuse! I love helping to celebrate special days on LJ. I truly hope you had a very nice day.
Jul. 15th, 2016 08:39 pm (UTC)

Birthday wishes for the after-birthday is better. The birthday itself kind of stunk so I called a mulligan, celebrated properly the day after and had planned to take today off so kind of dragged the fun stuff out.

Like a wizard, neither late or early...

Jul. 15th, 2016 07:27 pm (UTC)
I saw that Dawn tagged you in this entry about the conference and get-togethers here: http://dawn-felagund.livejournal.com/395405.html
Maybe you knew that already, but I thought I'd mention it.
Jul. 15th, 2016 07:42 pm (UTC)
Happy belated birthday! I'm sorry I missed sending wishes on the day, and I hope your celebration plans go as expected.

I'm arriving in the city tonight and leaving Sunday morning, but if you don't make it to the conference and want to do something after the conference, I'd definitely be up for that! :) I plan to have dinner after the conference with whatever fellow Tolkien fans I can rally up to eat food with me. (Which may be no one! I have lots of partial plans and nothing set in stone yet, thanks to trying to do all this on top of the chaos of moving.) If you'd like to meet later for a drink or coffee, I'd be up for that too.

I can email my cell number if you'd like; just let me know!
Jul. 15th, 2016 08:37 pm (UTC)

Please do! I'm hoping to make it to the conference but would love to meet you for dinner or coffee in any event - conferences don't make for great friends-time.

The aquarium didn't work out, but I stumbled on a beach WHICH IS BETTER and am currently in line for a rollercoaster, so... I can honestly say I'm good.

Jul. 15th, 2016 09:22 pm (UTC)
Birthday-celebratory wishes! I think over the weekend you should do exactly and whatever *you* want to do. And I hope whatever it is, is good. Thinking of you.
Jul. 15th, 2016 09:32 pm (UTC)
happy belated birthday! mine was on Wednesday... a good week for birthdays!
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