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Hobbes
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This day, today, is an exact number of years after my beloved came into this world. She arrived, as children tend to, a little naïve as to the world around her, but with the drive to make a go of it. Elementary school, middle school, high school, college; Texas, Colorado, Montana; infant, child, young adult, adult. Like all lives, hers’ has its delimiters, rites of passage, hardships and happiness, like all lives hers had boundaries and freedoms, limits and liberties, one could say that all these years have been just like any other’s, going through those same stages, those same thoughts; and yet the end result is unique, radically different from any other person who has before inherited the earth.

Often times when trying to assess a person, one looks at key areas, how strong, how contemplative, shy, boring, intelligent, pretty, old, charismatic; how do they compare? Often times when complimenting someone we list off those areas we feel they are well accomplished in, or ones we pretend that they are: you’re a good athlete, good mathematician, singer, friend, boss, leader. This is a method not completely without merit; certainly I can tell you Annie is a wonderful thinker, a kind and loving friend, a tremendous artist, I can tell you she’s beautiful, engaging and posses a strong will; but that is not who she is, she is much more than a series of qualities and abilities.

Perhaps it is a limit of language, we know only adjectives, only lists of characteristics; perhaps there’s no real way of truly describing a person. I know Annie, I know her well, I know her deeply; a list of all of her positive aspects may be assembled to describe her, and certainly I do try to read her some of the highlights from that list; yet she isn’t a list to me. She’s strong, but that’s not what she is to me, she’s intelligent, but that’s not what she is to me. To me, Annie is the girl I Love, she’s the one, my one and my only, the one I turn to, the one who I want to turn to me. Hatrack, meet my Annie.

Welcome, Annie darling, to this new trip around the sun, may it be beautiful, may you prosper, may it bring you happiness, as you have always brought to me.

Hobbes [Smile]

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Shan
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Well, my goodness! Happy Birthday, Annie!

[Smile]

(And P.S. - Hobbes - that is one of the sweetest birthday commemorations I believe I have ever read!)

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[Party] Happy birthday. Hobbes, that was very well written.
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Well, happy birthday, Annie!

No one started a thread for my birthday.

Not even my husband, who is registered now, and had the computer for more than an hour while I was gone with Katie!

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Happy birthday, Annie. [Smile]

And Anne, I started to. Twice! But my brain is fried today. Sowwy. Happy belated!

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ketchupqueen
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*sniff* I'm not irritated at you, rivka. But my own husband! [Razz]

I did, however, see one Hatracker (other than Jeff and Emma) in person, and get e-mails from two others. So I guess that's okay. [Wink]

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Happy birthday, Annie! [Smile]
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Happy Birthday to two good friends, Annie and Anne!
You have both given me good memories, Annie via IMing and email, and Anne by actually sending me memory chips. And Wenchcon. [Big Grin]

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Many Happy Returns. [Smile]

(KQ - I had it even worse. I had to start my *own* thread. Unloved and willing to broadcast it!)

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Happy birthday, Annie! Happy birthday, Anne! Happy birthday, Imogen! We love you all!

Hobbes, very well written indeed. [Smile]

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ketchupqueen
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[Kiss] Hatrack

I love you all. Except for you. Yes, you know who you are. [Razz]

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Happy Birthday, Annie!
[The Wave]

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Comme il se doit, je te souhaite un heureux anniversaire pour tes 20 ans. (On m'a toujours dit qu'une femme avait toujours 20 ans...) [Smile]

Happy birthday !!

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Happy Birthday!
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Happy Birthday!!!

[Party]

I have to second what Shan said. Hobbes, this is the sweetest birthday thread ever. Annie is so lucky to have you!

[Smile]

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Chris Bridges
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Happy birthday, Annie! Ah, but for a day we'd have been birthmates...
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Happy B-Day!
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Merry B-Day!
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Happy birthday, Annie and Anne !
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[Hat] Happy bday
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Raia
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Yom huledet sameach, Annie!! [Kiss]
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Happy birthday Annie! :: hugs ::
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Happy Birthday!
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Annie
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Sigh. And I had just decided to cut back on my sweets.

[Big Grin]

Thank you everyone! What a lovely surprise. And Hobbes, dear, you've got it coming to you, and "it" ain't a bad thing.

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ketchupqueen
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Annie, this is a family forum! [Eek!] [Wink]
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Annie
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quote:
Annie, this is a family forum!
How is a big plate of brownies not appropriate for a family forum?
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Elizabeth
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Happy birthday!
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Happy brithday!!!
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Bonne fête à toi
Bonne fête à toi
Bonne fête chère Annie
Bonne fête à toi!

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[The Wave] [The Wave] Happy Birthday Annie!! <Sorry it's late..
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Happy Birthday!
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Annie
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It's not late!

Day ain't over yet!

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Happy Birthday, Annie!
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Eid Milad Jamil!

That's possibly bad Arabic for festival of birth beautiful. I can't remember the word for happy. We never used it in Arabic class.

And I don't tell people my birthday because I don't want to be disappointed if no one notices, (((kq))) But I can't complaing because I forgot our wedding anniversary once.

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Many happy birthday wishes to you! [Big Grin]
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[Party]
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Jonathan Howard
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quote:
Joyeux anniversaire
Joyeux anniversaire
J'espere que cette chanson va te plaire
Joyeux anniversaire!

Couldn't think of something better.
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As long as we're well-wishing in different languages...

お誕生日おめでとうございます、アニ!

Otanjoubi omedetou gozaimasu, Annie!!

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!יום הולדת שמח

I already said that once in Latin characters, but hey, people (namely Ryuko) were getting creative...

I hope you had a fantastic time!

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Happy B'day, Annie. [Smile] *confetti*
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Happy birthday Annie! May all your dreams come true. But you and Hobbes already have each other, so I think you've exceeded your quota of luck and happiness in this world. [Wink]
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Jonathan Howard
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quote:
お誕生日おめでとうございます、アニ
It would've been SO much easier if you Japanese writwes stuck to the Kana. I know that "お" is "O", "め" if I'm not wrong is "MU" and "い" is "MA". I didn't study Japanese since 5th grade.

`id Millad Sa`id (Arabic, and I can't remember if this is correct - I will spell it in Arabic if I EVER get back into Windows).

Vesele Narozeninyi.
Tsiu Li-Quai Loh Ti-Tantsien. (Sp? Gr? Lan? Voc? Trnsl?)

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Sorry. If it makes you feel any better, I only know a few of those kanji, I just know they're right.
And for the record "お" is "O", but "め" is "ME" and "い" is "i". I always forget ME, too, though. I wrote the romanji right underneath the kanji, though. [Smile]

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Happy Birthday!

יום הולדת שמח ב"קוד סודי".........

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