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29 December 2008 @ 09:29 pm
Another year, another birthday  
Thank you for the virtual gifties, little internet fairies!!

I had a quiet but enjoyable day with some good food, shopping and sunshine. The seasonal obligations are almost over and then I can completely relax. I've been working hard formulating many resolutions for 2009--I'm determined that it will be year of improvements.

The new year will also be marked by a new pair of glasses, my first in ten years (because i'm lazy). I am quite excited about them! I might actually wear them this time. :)

Does anyone else feel like they're holding their breath for the new year? I don't really want it to start, because then I'll have to actually do all the things on my 'to do' list, but on the other hand I feel like I'm in a vacuum until it does. Hmm. /monday night existential crisis
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smact46smact46 on December 29th, 2008 11:58 am (UTC)
Happy, happy birthday Boppy *hugs*. So glad to hear that you had a lovely day.

I know what you mean about holding your breath for 2009. scary isn't it?
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Kara/Lee dreamybop_radar on December 30th, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
Thank you! :) Good to hear from you. It's a bit of a strange time, yes.
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lois smirkbop_radar on December 30th, 2008 04:23 am (UTC)
I like your optimism! I am feeling more determined than optimistic--I will will 2009 into being a year of breakthroughs whether it likes it or not. ;) *stubborn chin*
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tragicllyhiptragicllyhip on December 29th, 2008 12:52 pm (UTC)
I missed it, but Happy Birthday, belatedly:D
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clark basketballbop_radar on December 30th, 2008 04:23 am (UTC)
Thank you! *g*
Cris: Christmas - Clois - mistletoeduskwillow on December 29th, 2008 12:54 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday Boppy! ♥
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clois runbop_radar on December 30th, 2008 04:23 am (UTC)
Thank you, dear!
m_a_r_i_k_s: after-effectm_a_r_i_k_s on December 29th, 2008 01:22 pm (UTC)
Happy belated Birthday, Bop!! I wish you to have a wonderful year ('cos this is the beginning of your personal New Year) with plenty of pleasant surprises! :) *hugs*
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Kara/Lee boxing hugbop_radar on December 30th, 2008 04:24 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I do hope there are some good things ahead in 2009. :)
Carol: Tom Christmas 3carolandtom on December 29th, 2008 01:23 pm (UTC)
Happy Belated Birthday! I'm so sorry I missed it. For some reason, I didn't get any alert on LJ about it.
I hope 2009 will be as good as you want it to be.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: TW smilebop_radar on December 30th, 2008 04:25 am (UTC)
Yes, I don't think LJ likes to acknowledge my birthday. ;) Thank you for the sparkly happy Tom icon--it's impossible not to smile looking at that!
fotw_sv: Happy New Year Tommyfotw_sv on December 29th, 2008 01:56 pm (UTC)
Happy belated Birthday! :)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clois runbop_radar on December 30th, 2008 04:26 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clark basketballbop_radar on December 30th, 2008 04:29 am (UTC)
Yeah... I didn't do great on resolutions in 2008. But that's partly because I didn't set myself up well to succeed--going into 08 I was so exhausted and busy running around looking after other people, so it didn't really allow a focus and determined approach for myself. But 2009 could be different.
Call Me OneTrack: lafayette dancingcallmeonetrack on December 29th, 2008 02:22 pm (UTC)
Hey Happy Birthday bop! (No LJ alert? Bad LJ! Bad!)
Glad to hear you had a lovely day and hopefully, good holidays as well!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: True Blood LaFayettebop_radar on December 30th, 2008 04:30 am (UTC)
Hee, yeah LJ doesn't like to acknowledge my birthday. It has dumped it from my profile several times, uninvited. :( Strange bad LJ!

The holidays are glorious--thank goodness for them!
Everywhere and Nowhereallzugern on December 29th, 2008 02:24 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday Bop! I hope it's a year of good health and happiness for you.

I never make New Years resolutions because I always end up setting myself up to fail. But I *do* have an inexplicable discomfort with the first few days of the new year - it's kinda that weird feeling you get when your out and you can't remember if you turned the stove off or not...

What kind of glasses did you get? Something subtle or more big-frame trendy? I just bought my first new pair in 17 years from this collection. Cost a fortune and I still can't decide if I really like them or not...
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Blair yelloqbop_radar on December 30th, 2008 04:32 am (UTC)
I think I have the 'stove on' feeling in the days either side of the new year because I already have it. ;)

I think the glasses are subtle, but they have a chunky two-toned frame. They're small though, because my face can't carry big glasses.
darluludarlulu on December 29th, 2008 03:15 pm (UTC)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :D
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lana :Dbop_radar on December 30th, 2008 04:32 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Cosette: laughscosetteferaud on December 29th, 2008 03:49 pm (UTC)
Oh, Happy belated birthday!! (I have no idea it was your birthday! :-) ). Glad to hear that you had a good day! And I understand you perfectly about that "holding your breath" thing (2008 has been a sort of professional hiatus for me... but it's over! **I'm in a sort of existencial crisis at this point of my life :-) **).
Anyway, I hope 2009 will be great for you!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Karabop_radar on December 30th, 2008 04:34 am (UTC)
Thank you! You are in an existential crisis too? I am in one about my job... one of my work resolutions is 'improve my work circumstances'. If that's possible at my current company that's great, but I fear it may require a bigger change than that... I hope 2009 brings you a positive fresh start too.
random_seriousrandom_serious on December 29th, 2008 03:50 pm (UTC)
Happy belated birthday! (Yes, a dollar short...) It's nice to hear you had a nice day. (And new glasses? That is *victorious*)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Batgirlbop_radar on December 30th, 2008 04:34 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
dramaticgrl: BSG: Lee!dramaticgrl on December 29th, 2008 04:44 pm (UTC)
Happy Belated Birthday! :)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Leebop_radar on December 30th, 2008 04:35 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
Dualbunny: Lee champagnedualbunny on December 29th, 2008 07:31 pm (UTC)
Happy belated birthday--I hope the new year is a very very good for you. :}
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Karabop_radar on December 30th, 2008 04:35 am (UTC)
Thank you very much! I hope 2009 is good to you too.
Vacuum state of peace: dw_sally_baddaybzoppa on December 29th, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
but on the other hand I feel like I'm in a vacuum until it does

I'm very much in that vacuum. Part of me thinks I'm going to find my Kastle card (that lets me in my office building/floor) and go in over the holiday to do things I didn't do all, erm, year. But most of me just sits around reading/watching movies-tv/listening to audio books/playing games.

It's the holiday, right?
Vacuum state of peace: dw_sally_baddaybzoppa on December 29th, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
Oops, just read more carefully (and saw the other comments), Happy Belated birthday!
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netlynn: Codynetlynn on December 29th, 2008 08:27 pm (UTC)
Happy belated Birthday!! I hope it was an awesome one.

Does anyone else feel like they're holding their breath for the new year?

Oooh! I do! I do! I am so ready for this sucktastic year to be over with I cannot stand it.

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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Ericabop_radar on December 30th, 2008 04:37 am (UTC)
Heh, glad I'm not alone! ;) Here's to 2009!
indigo419: Lee ripped/Torn by myra_laneyindigo419 on December 29th, 2008 08:32 pm (UTC)
Happy belated birthday, dearie! (Did not see LJ-mail about it but will attempt to make note of it for next year (was it the 28th or today?).)

*gives you a Capricancorn hug*

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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee smilebop_radar on December 30th, 2008 12:26 am (UTC)
HEE! Capricorns FTW! It was the 28th, and yeah, I seem to have a dysfunctional LJ that way. ;)
Fleegull: Squeee by aisling12fleegull on December 29th, 2008 08:38 pm (UTC)
Happy belated birthday!!!! Good to know that you had a fun time.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lana :Dbop_radar on December 30th, 2008 12:23 am (UTC)
Thank you! :) I hope you are enjoying the holiday season.
carpenyx: bsg | threecarpenyx on December 29th, 2008 08:49 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday! And Happy New Year, if a little early, :D
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on December 30th, 2008 12:21 am (UTC)
Thank you! Close enough! ;)
Nora Norwichnorwich36 on December 29th, 2008 10:55 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you had a good day. And hurray for new glasses!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Buffy Willow friends hugbop_radar on December 30th, 2008 12:18 am (UTC)
Thank you! Your present just arrived! Thank you so much! The photos are lovely--I don't actually have any Smallville prints so it's lovely to remedy this (I have a few BSG ones). And I look forward very much to the vids! *hugs*
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Siljasiljamus on December 30th, 2008 08:34 am (UTC)
I for one am holding my breath; two more days and then 2008 is done and there can be no more 2008-induced trauma in my life. This is good *nods*

Here's to 2009 -- may it not suck!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on December 30th, 2008 10:03 am (UTC)
This IS good! I am determined that 2009 is going to be better.
tariel22: birthday cupcaketariel22 on December 30th, 2008 09:02 am (UTC)
Happy Belated Birthday! I'm sorry, I didn't know. Sadly, I depend on LJ for these things. :) I'm glad you enjoyed your special day!

I don't make formal resolutions, but I do get excited for the new year and a symbolic fresh start. This year for the first time I'm on vacation right now, and I find myself fidgeting around the house, feeling like nothing counts until January 1 comes. I finally settled on cleaning and reorganizing, wanting to greet the new year with my house in order. It seems a crazy way to spend my time off, but that's what feels right. :)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Napebop_radar on December 30th, 2008 10:02 am (UTC)
Don't worry at all--i am hopeless at remembering birthdays even with LJ reminding me--because I then get all confused about when it's the actual day in the states or Europe. ;)

Yes! Nothing counts until Jan 1! That feels so weird right? And I've inherited my family's belief that you should have your house neat and bills paid before the new year.
mystical van of doom: dw donnahugjackvoldything on December 30th, 2008 12:21 pm (UTC)
EEE HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! ♥
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on January 2nd, 2009 01:19 am (UTC)
Thank you, dear! I see that your LJ party went off! Sorry I couldn't make it. People were karaoke-ing in my living room and demanding my attention. ;)
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thrace_adama: Lee=giftthrace_adama on December 31st, 2008 01:29 am (UTC)
Happy belated birthday!

I really need to catch up on all things LJ (maybe keeping up with my f'list better should be one of my resolutions!), but I did read that you've been having a rough time of it recently. I hope things are getting better and that the new year brings you only the best of days! :)

Also, yay for new glasses! I'm nearsighted, but my vision has gotten so bad that I simply couldn't work without my glasses. I can just picture it: "What? There's an extra comma there? It all looks like a blur to me..." ;)


K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clark basketballbop_radar on January 2nd, 2009 02:29 am (UTC)
Hey! Thanks. Happy New Year!

My eyesight is not that bad yet, thank goodness, but it's definitely at the point where reading for several hours--especially proofs--is tiring. The new glasses make things much easier. :)