January 12, 2010

It's my birthday.

It's hard to celebrate, when every day is so beautiful.

Like yesterday, for example....

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63 comments:

AllenS said...

Happy birthday, Professor.

AlgonquinS said...

Happy birthday, Professor Althouse.

MadisonMan said...

It's my Dad's birthday too -- he's well into his 80s and frail. Happy Birthday Daddy!

And Happy Birthday Professor A!

AllenS said...

Happy birthday, Daddy Madison Man.

LarsPorsena said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!

traditionalguy said...

And many more.

rhhardin said...

That means it's Limbaugh's birthday.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Happy Birthday!

Ophir said...

Happy Birthday. And if anyone asks you how old you are, just say: 42.

BT said...

Happy birthday, may you have many many more.

John said...

Happy Birthday Ann. It is my wife's birthday as well.

vbspurs said...

Happy Birthday, Ann! May you and Meade spend many happy years together, celebrating your birthdays.

Cheers,
Victoria

vbspurs said...

That means it's Limbaugh's birthday.

Ohhh. That explains much.

Also, Richard Nixon, 9 January.

P.S.: Happy Birthday, too, to MadMan's dad, and John's wife! Is it Ron's birthday soon?

Cheers,
Victoria

AJ Lynch said...

De ne ne ne ne ne today is your birthday. You're gonna have a good time! [that was the Beatles btw].

Happy Birthday Althouse! And to MM's Dad as well. And to Maha Rushi too!

vbspurs said...

BTW, "This photo is currently unavailable".

edutcher said...

Many happy returns and long life to both you and your main man.

And please allow me to say, "My Dahling, you look mahvelous".

vbspurs said...

BTW, "This photo is currently unavailable".

Still.

WV "paryn" Ann and Meade are a wonderful paryn.

The Crack Emcee said...

Happy B, Ann.

Um, your "beautiful" photo ain't there - which I find funny - because the statement annoyed me.

Original Mike said...

Happy Birthday, Ann!

lohwoman said...

Happy Birthday to you. That green sign is just the right touch.

Ron said...

H.B. Day, Doc!

vbspurs said...

Wow, Austin has a Hong Kong or Kuala Lumpur vibe.

Salamandyr said...

Happy Birthday!

We wish you many more.

Henry said...

Happy birthday! And happy beautiful day, too.

Horace said...

It's my birthday, too. And Rush Limbaugh's. And Kirstie Alley's. Happy birthday to us all.

Donna B. said...

Happy Birthday! ~~and many more~~

Irene said...

Happy Birthday!

Lynne said...

Many happy returns of the day.

As Stravinsky once put it (in a birthday tune he wrote for George Balanchine):

"Birthday and Nameday!
Get high on Grand Marnier!
Don't forget a glass for me!"

Ann Althouse said...

Howard Stern too.

Ann Althouse said...

Where's my radio show?

vbspurs said...

In honour of Horace, the poet and the commenter birthday boy:

"To me the artist's meed, the ivy wreath
Is very heaven: me the sweet cool of woods,
Where Satyrs frolic with the Nymphs, secludes
From rabble rout, so but Euterpe's breath"

Habeas felicitatem in die natus es!

Cheers,
Victoria

AllenS said...

You don't need a radio show, you've got us.

Juan Pablo said...

Wow! To one of my favorite bloggers: Feliz Cumpleaños!
Now, where is the piñata?? And could I ask what shape would your piñata have?

knox said...

Happy Birthday!

Ricardo said...

Happy Birthday, and many more! Now that you realize how beautiful Texas is (especially in wintertime), are you moving down here?

howzerdo said...

Happy birthday! It's my mother's birthday too (she's 77). When I was a kid, we always made ice cream on this day (with a hand-crank maker).

rhhardin said...

Birthday poem from e e cummings to somebody he probably knew.

Joan said...

Many happy returns of the day, Professor!

Quayle said...

Ah, Austin. Every time I am there I wonder why I don't live there.

Happy Birthday, Counselor.

edutcher said...

Juan Pablo said...



Que melones! (All the Spanish I know is from old John Wayne movies, so if that doesn't mean what I think it do...)

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Happy birthday to my favorite "breast wielding" blogger!

Bob said...

Happy Birthday, Ann.

nina said...

Happy Birthday! And, somewhere in there (on the 6th?) -- happy blogging anniversary!

Cedarford said...

Enjoy your B-Day!

PatCA said...

Happy birthday!

You're catching up to me...

vbspurs said...

When I was a kid, we always made ice cream on this day (with a hand-crank maker).

It's always the simplest, shared memories of our parents, that we remember best, isn't it, Howzerdo?

former law student said...

Happy Birthday!

I always wonder if kids got shortchanged on presents when their birthdays fell close to Christmas. Plus toys and sports equipment used to be more seasonal than they are today, making it hard to find, say, wiffle balls and bats in the dead of winter. Although one Christmas Santa brought us both new bikes when we were kids.

Penny said...

Happy Birthday, Ann!

I wondered what the likelihood was for another person to come into this "room" today who would share your birth date. I googled, started reading, and then my eyes glazed over. Someone else will need to tell you!

Penny said...

You know what's nice about on line birthday celebrations?

SO many people get out their exclamation points! Perhaps they are the on line equivalent of birthday balloons, and even if not, isn't it fun to think of them that way today?

!!! For you, Ann.

Stix said...

Happy Birthday

Freeman Hunt said...

Happy birthday to you!

(And happy birthday to Limbaugh too!)

Lem said...

Happy birthday, Professor Althouse.

Ann Althouse said...

@nina The blog anniversary is the 14th. Don't worry. I'll blog it when the time comes. As a blogger, I'm almost 6.

Hector Owen said...

Happy birthday to you! Best wishes for many more birthdays and blogiversaries to come.

traditionalguy said...

January 12, 1951 was a very good day.

Joe said...

H.B.! I comment rarely but read almost all of your stuff and lots of the comments. Your blog is one of very best on the Interwebs. Thanks for doing it.

El Pollo Real said...

As a blogger, I'm almost 6

So what's 6 in blog-years?

Happy Birthday!

El Pollo Real said...

Who will be the 59th commenter?

mariner said...

Congratulations Althouse.

Happy Birthday!

Jason (the commenter) said...

Happy Birthday!

And remember, you don't have children, you have siblings.

Marcia said...

Late to the party, but happy birthday!

Kev said...

Happy Birthday, Althouse! (It's also one of my best friends' birthdays, and my two-year "cariversary" of my beloved Honda Fit.)

And by the way, every birthday spent in Texas is a beautiful birthday (not that I'm biased or anything, LOL). It's too bad you weren't driving on this trip, or you could have gotten a belated birthday coffee on your way back up through Dallas.

Theo Boehm said...

Happy Birthday!

Eric said...

A day late, but Happy Birthday!