DAY 9 OF THE ZOE VOTE – MY BIRTHDAY!!!!

You know what we sing on this day in the Forest, dear friends….

::cues Ringo on drums, John on the guitar::

DA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA–NA–NA!
shooka-shooka-shooka
DA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA–NA–NA!
shooka-shooka-shooka

I SAY IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!

Yep. LOTS of candles on this one; too many to count. Guess this means I should be getting smarter any day now, right?

I am the birthday girl on the right; turning two years old and looking a bit wary about the idea. The cutie pie on the left is my cousin, Barrie Lyn, and that’s my suave Dad in the background.

I share my natal anniversary with a number of friends and authors and some friends-who-are-authors: Gordon Korman, Alex Flinn, Michael Crichton, Augusten Burroughs, Pele, Ang Lee, and the ever-adorable, Weird Al Yankovic.

Today is also Mole Day, which has to do with chemistry, not small critters who dig tunnels. And it is the beginning of the time of Scorpio (though some folks point to tomorrow and call today the "cusp.").

My plans for the day include writing, a long run, familyness, and pumpkin pie. (I am not terribly fond of cake.)

I know you’ve been so busy you haven’t had a chance to run out and get me anything. My birthday wish is simple and so inexpensive it is free.

WILL YOU PLEASE VOTE FOR ZOE AS MY BIRTHDAY PRESENT? PRETTY PLEASE WITH BIRTHDAY CANDLES ON TOP?

HOW TO VOTE:

1. Go to the voting page.

2. In the bottom right corner, click on MORE BOOKS twice. (Yes, this is the tricky part. No, I don’t know why Zoe is buried at the absolute back of the pack. Kind of makes you feel sorry for her, huh?) That will take you to ZOE.

3. Click on the yellow box that says VOTE!

4. Notify all of your friends, neighbors, family members, the folks at church or temple or mosque or other house of faith, the rest of the PTA, the people at the firehouse, everyone in your classroom, and tell them all pretty, pretty please with a headful of unruly red hair, PLEASE VOTE FOR ZOE.

5. Do this every day until the end of October.

TOMORROW: ANOTHER WRITER BORN IN OCTOBER!

36 Replies to “DAY 9 OF THE ZOE VOTE – MY BIRTHDAY!!!!”

  1. Happiest of birthdays to you! *cues Ringo and John for an encore*

    And I’m so glad there’s somebody else who’s not terribly fond of cake. My family makes everything from rhubarb crisp to ginger snaps for birthdays, because none of us are big on cake.

  2. Happy Birthday!

    I always knew we were kindred spirits. I’ve had many a pie for my birthday in June. Sometimes, pumpkin. I voted. Hope she wins!

    –Carmyn

  3. Happy Birthday Laurie!!! I hope you have a wonderful day! Fall birthdays are great … there is so much beauty in this season.

    (I voted of course too!)
    🙂 Sarah

  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

    I had a birthday pie this year too. It was between pie and cheesecake. My mom makes a mean cheesecake. But she had just harvested her rhubarb, and it looked too tasty to pass up. So I had a strawberry rhubarb pie for my day.

  5. Happy birthday!

    This is probably not a large factor in Zoe’s position in the voting, but I thought I’d note that that page does not play nicely with Opera. There is no “More Books” button in sight and no way to scroll in any direction to find it. I had to dig out Firefox, with which it works fine.

    P.

  6. Happy birthday!! (Mine’s tomorrow – October’s a great month for birthdays.)

    I also wanted to say that I recently read and used The Hair of Zoe in a project for my education grad class and loved it!!

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