Friday, May 5, 2006

All Groan

If I had cat pics, I'd emulate Donna's b-day entry.  But I don't.  So here's this.

It's the closest I have: a cat pose from 1974 (or '75?). And because I'm too busy today to put together anything that compares to the past two self-celebratory 5/5 entries, it'll do.  Probably didn't have a clue back when the photo was taken (judging by my expression) that I'd be spending the better part of my thirty-second wishing for six pages of decent writing for a seminar paper.  Well, okay, and wishing, too, for an iPod accessory.  Oh, yes, and dinner followed by MI3 later on.

Older, but not necessarily farther from childhood or nearer to being adult-serious.

Felicidades to the other fifthers--Donna, Marx, K.Burke (KBlarious), Ann B. Davis and the rest.

Bookmark and Share Posted by at May 5, 2006 11:30 AM to Unspecified

Ah!! Sorry to hear you have to finish a seminar paper on your birthday, fellow 5/5-er.

Posted by: Donna at May 5, 2006 12:20 PM

Not to worry, Donna. I just fulfilled my wish of six decent pages (or is that descent). Either way, I can get dinner and a movie now without the anxiety of an unmet writing goal weighing on me.

Posted by: Derek at May 5, 2006 4:53 PM

Happy Birthday, fellow-almost-done-er. have fun!

Posted by: Chris Geyer at May 5, 2006 5:54 PM

What a cute baby you were! I too will be at MI3 this evening. As for the writing, c'mon D, you know you will get it down. You never cease to amaze me. :) Happy B'day (again!)

Posted by: Denise at May 5, 2006 6:33 PM

Happy fifth of fifth! Hope you get away from your paper and celebrate!

Posted by: joanna at May 5, 2006 8:33 PM

Thanks! I managed to break away from the paper-sweating late in the afternoon and take in MI3, which was both action packed and entertaining.

Posted by: Derek at May 6, 2006 8:04 PM

Happy birthday late! I knew our ages were close, but I didn’t realize they were that close.

Posted by: Krista at May 7, 2006 10:48 AM

Happy birthday, Derek. For your gift, you can take your pick of any six pages of academic writing I have on my hard drive. If your transitions are clever enough, I'm sure you could make it work.

Posted by: Lance at May 7, 2006 1:15 PM

Yeah, K., when in doubt, we probably have it in common. That's the pattern, anyway. ;)

And thanks, Lance, for the offer. I'm relieved to say that I'm down to the last two pages of "Project X: The Last Seminar Paper" (how's that for a title? catchy?). Two days of spiffing and clarifying, and it'll be ready to turn over to the dropbox.

Posted by: Derek at May 8, 2006 9:34 PM