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It was a good day!


The story of my birthday, as adapted from am email to my girls:

I got up pretty early, ran some errands, did some laundry and such and then around noon-ish, our friends, the Dynamic Duo of Asshattery, Sly Dog and Dee Double, came over to change the tire on K’s truck. After three hours, the tire still wasn’t changed (something about the spare being rusted into the thing that holds the spare and assorted other asshattery) and other people began to show up, including Baby Skates, looking stunning as she’d just come from a more formal engagement and everyone’s favorite little brother (who is apparently now reading this and probably wants to pick his own nickname, as I suspect he’d hate anything I choose) Little Brother, and a bunch of other people who all ate and drank a lot in about three waves (of different groups coming and going).

Then ALT-Boy came over and took us all to the bar (who knows why, he was the only somewhat sober person, so who knows his reasoning) where we ate and caroused and drank more (it was only 8:30–*cough* yeah, we started early. I blame Sly Dog and Dee Double for that), then back to the house for more, until everyone passed out. I think the pictures (linked above) tell the story better than I’m doing here. I only regret that I didn’t take many more pictures and perhaps record the amusing conversations that I had or overheard through out the night.

It was good day, though it barely feels over, as K and I spent the morning laughing our asses off while Sly Dog, Dee Double and ALT-Boy talked about NFL draft picks and expressed shock over K and I’s lack of knowledge of recent NFL scandals and such. Bless their hearts, they tried to explain. Then I went to work while SD and DD poked at the tire some more. I hear tell it might be fixed when I get home from work, but that’s definitely a believe it when I see it scenario.

I got presents and lots and lots of love and tiny sunburn and good feeling in my heart for the whole world, so yeah, it was good day all right.

Author: Ajax Bell

Seattle author. Stops to smell the flowers. Amateur nerd (I wanna go pro but I haven't found anyone to pay me). Humble hippo enthusiast. queer/bi. they/them.

18 thoughts on “It was a good day!

  1. Aw, yay! The happiest of birthdays to you! (Did I totally miss the exact date? Somehow, I thought you were in May….hmm…)

  2. Chris does not get to choose his own nickname! I was just going on about that last night! He is Little Brother. THE END.

    I think maybe it won’t *ever* be over? That was the impression I was getting as I talked to The Boys after you left. This will be especially so it it does turn out that the Dood from Maryland is actually someone I went to school with.

  3. Wait, why would we want it to be over? What are you on about, woman?

    Yes, he is Little Brother. I don’t know why I hesitated, must be the (as yet) impending hangover.

  4. Aw, thanks! Yeah, it was yesterday. It was lovely day, finally full spring!!

  5. I did not mean to imply I want it to end.

  6. Yaaaaay! (btw, I love the shirtless boys fixing your car. I want that for my birthday 😉

  7. Yeah, my mom called while I was standing on the porch watching them and I was all, “yeah, I’m having the best birthday ever.”

  8. Yeah, it’s pretty great, isn’t it?

  9. Oh, yes. Fabulous. D better bring me a chili dog, for reals.

  10. Happy belated birthday!!!

  11. Happy belated birthday! It sounds like you had a lovely day. I was out of town for several days so I didn’t get a chance to properly wish you birthday wishes. I suck.

  12. Happy Birthday (or, since I’m late, Birthweek)! I hope this year is a fabulous one for you!

  13. Happy Birthday! I hope the present I sent arrives soon! I thought I ordered in enough time for it to arrive already, but such is life.

    *many kisses*

  14. Oh honey, I’m so glad you had such a good day! Great pics, too!

  15. 😀 Yay for lovely birthdays!! I’m glad yours was a winner! <3

  16. Happy belated birthday

  17. OT: I just sent you an email (to your yahoo, which is what I seem to have stored on this thing) about some free jewelry boxes we had here. Let me know if you’re interested!

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