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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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It's my birthday. Make a wish. 
2nd-Mar-2011 09:28 am
Alice: World of my own
I do feel better for having ranted, thank you. For those who didn't see my edit, since the idea of sofa shopping stresses Adam out too, I'm going to politely but firmly refuse.

As for what I want most for my birthday:

I want you to sponsor me in the BARCC Walk for Change.

Because I don't just work for BARCC. Hell, I still volunteer here, as a community outreach volunteer and as a survivor speaker. I do it because I believe in dismantling rape culture through social change. I believe in what BARCC does. Hey, I man the phones; I see the ways we make a huge difference every day. So help us keep doing that. Sponsor me. Doesn't have to be a lot; throw in some coffee money or lunch money. It adds up, it really does.

And I'm re-running this from last year, edited.

Some of you may be as yet unaware of this, but - I have super awesome birthday powers. (So far today, I have used my powers to give Boston warmer weather. You're welcome.)

Yes! I do! On every birthday! But this birthday is DOUBLE AWESOME, because I am prime.

So this year... not only do my wishes come true. Yours do, too.

Yes! You get a birthday wish! On my birthday! SPECIAL BONUS. Also, your wish comes true even if you tell people what it is, so feel free to do so in comments.

*lights a candle on a cupcake and holds it out to you with both hands*

Make a wish. :)
2nd-Mar-2011 02:34 pm (UTC)
when i next get paid i will :) it's a good cause and if that is what you want then i am more than happy to do it!

i would like to wish for some love or lust just something to make my heart beat a little faster this year.
2nd-Mar-2011 02:39 pm (UTC)
I am wishing for a FT, year-round job I enjoy that also pays my bills sufficiently.
2nd-Mar-2011 03:08 pm (UTC)
I'm totally seconding this wish, with a little extra thrown in to cover concerts and Broadway shows, because they are NECESSARY TO LIFE.
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2nd-Mar-2011 02:53 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday, 'song!

I am wishing that my doctor, the one I have for the time being, will honor her promises to provide care and listen to my needs as a patient. This includes returning my calls, refilling my medications, and thoroughly answering my questions.

Thank you for the forum! I needed a wish...
2nd-Mar-2011 02:54 pm (UTC)
If we all wish for a happy healthy wealthy 'Song, can haz? If so, I would like to throw my wishes to you. :)

Otherwise, I wish for a place in Northampton, MA for my little family to live happily in. And jobs and money for us in the same place, with the same purpose.

2nd-Mar-2011 02:56 pm (UTC)
I wish for peace.
2nd-Mar-2011 03:02 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday :-)

I wish for self-confidence, once I have that, my other wishes might have an easier time being fulfilled.

2nd-Mar-2011 03:04 pm (UTC)
I am wishing that the doula clients that I can best serve find their way to me.
2nd-Mar-2011 03:07 pm (UTC)
I, too, will sponsor you once I get a paycheck. Because paychecks let me spend monies.

Also, I'm throwing my 'Songs birthday wish opportunity on a refuah shlema for 'Song, so that I can stop worrying. (About one person, momentarily, at least.)

Happy birthday, and many many more!
2nd-Mar-2011 04:20 pm (UTC)
Heartily seconding the wish for refuah shlema for 'Song, as well as one for my friend D, who is also tired of suffering.
2nd-Mar-2011 03:28 pm (UTC)
While trying to think of what to wish for, I am reminded of the bounty I already have:
My immediate path is clear, and the future looks bright.
I have found a way to do what I love.
I have a community that I love, and who support me.
I have a place waiting for me where I finally fit.
I have confidence that all my plans will come to fruition, and that everything I need will come my way.
And of course, shadesong my love, I have you.

What else could I ask for?

Hmm, how about this:

I wish to learn how to kindle the creative spark in others.
I wish to help people manifest their dreams.
I wish to learn how to inspire.
2nd-Mar-2011 03:34 pm (UTC)
Wishing you a very special birthday. March 2 is a great day... it's also my son's 15th birthday.
2nd-Mar-2011 03:39 pm (UTC)
I'd like to be healthy.

I'd like all the people I care about to be healthy.

I'd like enough financial security to take care of the people I love who need help (including me, too).

And there needs to be more joy, more justice, more hope in the world. Yeah, lots of those.
2nd-Mar-2011 03:56 pm (UTC)
... ahem ... cough ... hack ... sputter ...

[ queue entrance music: Texas Star march by David Lovrien ]
[ queue the inexpensive, yet tastefully exquisite backrackets display ]

Hippo, birdie, two ewe ...
hippo, birdie, two ewe ...
hippo, birdie, seer ... leer ... jeer ...
rats, Rats, RATS - I *hate* it when that happens !

[ Entr'acte: Under the Double Eagle march by Josef Wagner ]
[ Prepare for the once-in-a-lifetime gi-normous backrackets finale ]

hippo, birdie, deer, Shadesong-ggggg,
hippo, birdie, two ewe !!
Anemone, more !!!

[ queue exeunt music: Mickey Mouse March by James Wesley Dodd ]
[ extinguish raging fire started by the spectacular backrackets display ]

My most enthusiastic contrafibularities on your special day and may your "To-Read" pile double in size.
2nd-Mar-2011 03:59 pm (UTC)
For your birthday, I want a book deal. :)
2nd-Mar-2011 04:01 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday!

My lease with my roommate is ending June 1, and I've decided I'm so done with roommates. So, I wish for an awesome apartment for myself that is also affordable. That's somewhat of a pipe dream in the DC area, but I've seen it happen.
2nd-Mar-2011 04:15 pm (UTC)
I wish to be fully healthy. (ha)

Also, we should have a spare non-giant but flat-screen TV (32"?) if you would like it since a) it takes less room than your 27" one and b) might get your parents to go away if you are "set" with new tech.

I totally sympathize, my parents have been on my case to get a new TV for 3+ years and bought me one last summer that never even got to NYC, and I would still have my 32" non-flatscreen HUGE heavy TV but for the boy moving in and having newer/better/bigger stuff than I. To me it was a dumb gift since bigger TV = less bookcases. (And I had NO TV for 6+ years and lived just fine).
2nd-Mar-2011 04:21 pm (UTC)
That would be awesome, actually, if you have it to spare! Adam allows as how he would like a flatscreen, if not a whole living room.
2nd-Mar-2011 04:49 pm (UTC)
Sure, let me just re-confirm with Donald since it would be his TV (we actually donated mine to a nursing home since we convinced my parents that they would appreciate a large new TV much more than I would) but since we were even saying last night "what will we do with THIS flat screen TV?" it should be perfect! (We might not be able to bring you it till June if that is ok?)
2nd-Mar-2011 04:51 pm (UTC)
We're in no rush. :)
2nd-Mar-2011 05:07 pm (UTC)
Great! I woud love for the TV to go to a good home (and not ours!) :)
2nd-Mar-2011 04:44 pm (UTC) - Careful with those powers
So far today, I have used my powers to give Boston warmer weather. You're welcome.

Does this mean we get to blame you for it going down to 10 degrees tonight?
2nd-Mar-2011 04:45 pm (UTC) - Re: Careful with those powers
Nope! That is the responsibility of whoever has a birthday tomorrow.
2nd-Mar-2011 04:54 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday!
2nd-Mar-2011 05:45 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday
2nd-Mar-2011 06:03 pm (UTC) - Happy birthday!
If I believe in the power of wishes, I don't want to wish for various people to get the money they need, because what would be the (Monkey's Paw-style) price for that coming true? If I wish selfishly, I would wish for improved ability to pick up languages combined with the time to do so. If I wish for others, then health and happiness to those near and dear to my heart.

Good luck dealing with the sofa-shopping issue, and have a really great day today.
2nd-Mar-2011 06:11 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday!
(Made a wish)
2nd-Mar-2011 07:00 pm (UTC)
Right now? My wish is to finish school in May with an Associate of Interior Design and get an awesome job helping people make their surroundings more livable. I've always had a talent for it and I'm continually inspired and motivated by the designers of Extreme Makeover. I don't want to be one of those pushy designers who scoffs at your inability to afford a $150,000 kitchen, I want to help people. I know one person can't change the world, but I can change the world for one person, or one family. This is the one dream I refuse to give up on.
2nd-Mar-2011 07:12 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday!!!!!!!!! :)

I am making a super selfish wish, because I am just getting out of an awful relationship with too much verbal and emotional abuse. So my wish is that I will meet a guy who will treat me like I deserve to be treated.

2nd-Mar-2011 07:30 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday! And a belated thank you for the birthday wishes last week! I, too, am prime this year, having passed through the gauntlet of Life, the Universe, and Everything (who knew it was going to be so hard?).

My wish? A book contract this year, and a good reception for the book whenever it would come out.
2nd-Mar-2011 08:13 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday!
2nd-Mar-2011 09:10 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday!

My wish is for a good, long-term job with benefits that I can get to easily, that I can like, that is FT M-F, 9-5 sort of deal, with good benefits I can afford, that I can keep for the next 5 years at least, and that pays enough for me to meet all my financial obligations and to do fun things as well with reasonable budget. It would also be awesome if I could go back to school at the same time.

Here's to wishing! (And to doing the things that make the wishing more likely to come true!)
2nd-Mar-2011 09:27 pm (UTC)
I wish that I not only pass nursing school, but that I thrive and become the truly awesome nurse that I know I can be if only I could do better on the damnable exams.

Not everything in life is book knowledge, yo.
2nd-Mar-2011 11:59 pm (UTC)
Post a reminder on April 3rd, please? (When my Social Security for the month will show up in my bank account, ghods willing and the crick don't rise...)

*gently blows out candle, then madly noms the cupcake* (I thought I had a "happy birthday" userpic, but apparently not. Oh, well. Have a photo of a twin of my (formerly my mother's) 1946 Hamilton Beach mixer, that has been used to make many many cakes and cupcakes over the decades. Mmmmmmmm applesauce raisin cake...)
3rd-Mar-2011 02:10 am (UTC)
Happy birthday!!

as for my wish, I wish my boyfriend could get called back to the job he just got laid off from..

*Blows out the candle on the cupcake*
3rd-Mar-2011 03:21 am (UTC)
I wish I knew where to start. :S

Happy Birthday!
3rd-Mar-2011 03:27 am (UTC)
I wish for all my boyfriends to find good jobs that they enjoy and that pay them reasonably.
3rd-Mar-2011 06:29 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday, Song (and I can say that, I haven't slept yet :P)
3rd-Mar-2011 02:42 pm (UTC)
(So far today, I have used my powers to give Boston warmer weather. You're welcome.)
No, you didn't
3rd-Mar-2011 04:52 pm (UTC)
That was yesterday!
4th-Mar-2011 08:28 pm (UTC) - birthday wish
Happy Birthday!

And if you could use your powers to help us sell our house, that'd be awesomesauce. :D
6th-Mar-2011 12:48 am (UTC)
That the funds for Job Corps doesn't get cut and that the program becomes more effective.
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