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24 July 2010 @ 12:23 am
BirthdayPalooza!  
Checking in mid-vacation to again offer birthday drabbles to the July ladies who have had their birthdays already or will be having them while I'm offline and out of touch:
laser_radiation, fhionnuiscetine, leighm, thelana, trueshellz, esorlehcar, erinrua, and jasmasson. And don't think I don't know that Ruth and Deirdre are just waiting to domino in at the end, either!

Don't be shy—birthday drabbles are about the only SPN drabbles I seem to be writing these days, and random-fandoms are welcome too.

The vacation has been good so far. Portland was glorious, with mornings in the 58-63o range (perfect for running) and afternoons topping out in the mid- to upper-70s. I hit a high of 4 runs in 5 days, which my feet didn't enjoy, BUT three of them were at Tryon Creek. That's some of my best running all year, so I try to make the most of it.

We're back in Eugene now with my parents (and the stolen, low-strength wireless). It's really hard to roust my parents out of the house at all, so the kids and I went miniature-golfing today (HalfshellHusband didn't sleep last night, so he was wrecked today). Tomorrow, there may be another trip to the Lively Swim Center so the kids can play there. Lauren is agitating to visit the Eugene "Voodoo Donuts" (as if the Portland one wasn't deadly enough!), but there's been a lot of sugar on this trip already (as usual). Eugene will be nearing 95-degrees the next couple of days, which means it's probably 100+ in Sacramento. Yark. I hope the plants all survived.

Hope everyone is having a good time, and semi-behaving. Funny how I have even less "me" time on vacation than at home— and my available writing time is STILL about post-10:30pm to 11:00pm. Note the apres-midnight timestamp. o_O

ETA: Criminy. I posted this late Friday night, and Saturday my Dad's neighbor shut down their wireless mid-morning and left for the weekend. I spent all day checking for a signal because HSH had a prescription that needed renewing, but nada. Though as it happens, I got no writing done on the 8-hour trip back home because HSH was too sleepy to drive for long.

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Maerhys: • books [a]maerhys on July 24th, 2010 02:04 pm (UTC)
\o/ I love Portland so much. It sounds like you're having a fabulous time.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Hawaiihalfshellvenus on July 24th, 2010 04:42 pm (UTC)
I love Portland too. We lived there for 5 years when I was growing up, and I keep hoping to move back there. Right now, we're holding out for the dream of retiring there. SO much nicer than Sacramento.

And it's been awesome, though far too much eating as usual. Those Monster Cookies in Eugene will be the death of me yet. :0
Jas Masson: eye of the tigerjasmasson on July 25th, 2010 07:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Had a lovely birthday - away for the weekend too, with surprisingly nice weather for here ;)

I always love your drabbles *smiles winningly*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Birthdayhalfshellvenus on July 28th, 2010 05:33 pm (UTC)
I'm glad it was so nice, and it seems as if late July is about the "safest" you can get in the U.K. for good weather. August can creep into the rainy season, though June probably isn't bad.

The Welsh word for June is also the word for Spring (Mehevin), while the word for July means "end of summer" (Gorffenaf). I've always thought that was rather telling. ;)

Fandom preferences? Because I know of at least 3 you enjoy. Prompts/scenarios? ♥
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Birthdayhalfshellvenus on August 6th, 2010 08:20 am (UTC)
Since you didn't give me prompts or a fandom, I had to guess, and keep my fingers crossed that you'll like the result!

Sorry it's taken so long, and I hope it makes you feel birthdayish all over again! :)
I'm beginning to dislike the man with the whipesorlehcar on July 28th, 2010 02:16 pm (UTC)
<3333 Thank you, m'dear! Anything involving Sam and Dean and schmoop pretty much makes my life... maybe something involving sleepy early-morning sex? Is that specific enough? <3 you
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Birthdayhalfshellvenus on July 28th, 2010 05:30 pm (UTC)
Is that specific enough?
It is! Ooh, I love specific!

I hope you had a lovely birthday, and I'm sorry I wasn't around to offer explicit wishes on your actual day. Were you spoiled and pampered as you deserve? Were you appropriately and decadently 'caked' to within an inch of your life?

I'll get started on this one later today, and hopefully ping you back in the next few days. I'm still waiting for a title on Deirdre's. The title-thing and the summary are serious blocking points for me anymore. :0
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on August 3rd, 2010 07:55 pm (UTC)
Finally, finally, finally!

Just took me awhile to wrangle through this one, despite the really clear idea of where I wanted to go with it. Hope it's the mood and quality you were looking for, and many happy chocolately returns to you!