You know what we sing on this day in the Forest, dear friends….
::cues Ringo on drums, John on the guitar::
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:
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!!!!”
Zoe and Pumpkin Pie!!!
I voted! I posted on FB! Wishing for you the perfect day. Run, Rite and Relax!
(can you save me a piece of pumpkin pie?) hee heeeee just kidding!
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.
Voted. Happy Birthday! Do you remember what your presents were in that picture? : )
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!
Happy Birthday, I hope you have a wonderful day!
I hope you have an amazing birthday! Enjoy your pumpkin pie (because it IS better than cake).
You’re dad is looking sooooo classy back there. And your cousin looks like a doll the way shes positioned with her head tilted a bit.
It’s my birthday too and I voted for Zoe–which I LOVE and read to my kids over and over!!!
Man, that photo is awesome.
Oh, and duh, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Happy Birthday, Laurie!
I hope you have a wonderful day filled with writing, relaxing, eating, and enjoying your family!
Happy Birthday, Laurie! I voted for Zoe. Hope you have a gorgeous day!
Enjoy that pumpkin pie…..and familyness.
You were a cute kid.
Many happy returns!
Happy birthday! What a great picture — it could be a still from “Mad Men.”
Happy birthday! I voted!
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!)
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.
Happy birthday! You can never be 21 too often!
I voted for Zoe! 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.
It is working fine for me in Opera v10.00.
Happy birthday, Laurie!
Happy Birthday ^_^
Happy Birthday! Hope you have/had a great one. 🙂
You mentioned in a Twitter about being born after midnight, which reminded me of this story by Jack London. It has few Creatures with Fangs, but I think you’ll enjoy it.
happy birthday! 😀
Writing and a long run. That sounds like my kind of day.
Hope your day is wonderful, and filled with joy. Love you, Fish
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LAURIE!!!
> I know you’ve been so busy you haven’t had a chance to run out and get me anything.
Thank you for understanding. (-_-); I owe you a letter!
Your dad totally looks like a character from Mad Men.
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!!
Happy Birthday! (It’s birthday week, apparently; I just celebrated dad’s and sister’s–one day apart.)