We raise a gimlet (or 8) to you, Sir!
Follow the fella, @Lib_Librarian, but unfollow if he mentions Chelsea
Awwwww nice cake!
..and a nice little worm for the book worm…with a hat!
And I loved the “overdue library book” touch! Now, the question is, will LL love it? Ha!
Gawwwd, CC is getting more and more creative with these personalized cakes!
Yup – I’ve noticed
Happy Birthday LL!!!
So when’s your birthday, Hopef? Maybe you can put in your order early (I’d like lemon or white cake please). Mine’s in the recent past so I have to wait months and months before I can put in another request.
I’m all the way in early Dec. I’ve never really celebrated my birthday since after reaching a certain age. But if Chips is going to be such a prolific baker, I might have to reconsider….
A hat for you, Hopefruit:
Just give me plenty of warning, I want to be really creative with yours.
Wow…okay then, this year I’m celebrating for SURE. I will keep you posted well in advance. Thx for the hat Chips!
No worries Hopefruit
My my my..aren’t we self-satisfied about our baking skills…
It’s hard not to be Hopefruit when you have baking talents as unique as mine.
Heh.Heh…of course it’s hard…LOL!
Rats! That’s around the corner before reaching mine – way too far away!
She really is a fast learner (if you call 1-2 years fast)!
Thank you VC, I think I’m perfecting my art.
The bookworm was a nice touch!
Thanks LP, my first effort looked too much like Darrell Issa, so I tried again
Indeed….. looks likes the remanence of a colon cleanse!
That worm resembles Uncle Mitch.
Wouldn’t that be a turtle?
Oh, gag, now I wanna gag.
Yes the worm AND a turtle both resemble Uncle Mitch….gag away, gag away…
Sticking my tongue out at ya now!
But I’ll run off and think of something else fast!
Yes indeedee that’s a beautiful cake….but what does the kitchen look like????
It’s completely fine GGail, just cleaning up now:
YVW, CC! No ‘thinking’ about it. As I remarked last time, I am quite proud of you. You have made such wonderful, giant strides, I’m almost tempted to have another birthday this year (in case your expertise wanes by my next B-day).
Any more bakie disrespect from you, Mrs, and this is what you’ll get:
It looks cheesy, but that’s okay ’cause I’m not worried. Your memory being what it is, I doubt you’ll remember when the time comes.
Chips, are you transforming Obama Diary into Cakewrecks?
Meta, was that a typo?? Did you mean Cakemasterpieces???
Why, yes, that’s exactly what I meant. PSYCH!!
Is that supposed to be food or some kind of alien life form?
As long as the cakes don’t have any fishtails in them. I’m still recovering from that event…
Don’t you keep reminding us of that (rotted -I hope) fish tail! Yes it made a lasting impression on you at the time, but you HAVE to forgive and forget….for my (stomach’s) sake. It was one of her rare moments of madness. I think.
Congratulations, Layla. happy 44th birthday LL. 44 like our 44th President. a cool coinky-dinky
Tut, tut, tut! As a friend, LP, you really shouldn’t encourage LL to drink, you know.
I was responsible VC……. if you notice 1/4 of the drink was engulfed already!
Oh, okay, this time! Just don’t make a habit of this. LL needs help to balance his antique
WOWIE!! Chipsticks, that cake is FABOO!!!! How DO you manage it all!!!???
Happy Birthday LL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
“What I will always remember,” Rosman wrote in 2008, “is as I was leaving that party … I was approached by another guest, an established author. He asked about the man I had been talking to. Sheepishly he told me he didn’t know that Obama was a guest at the party, and had asked him to fetch him a drink. In less than six years, Obama has gone from being mistaken for a waiter among the New York media elite, to the president-elect. What a country.”
When @BarackObama Was Mistaken for a Waiter at a Tina Brown Book Party theatlantic.com/politics/archi… "In 6yrs…to president-elect. What a country"— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) July 19, 2013
America 1 Traitors 0
@ODNIgov FISA Court Renews Authority to Collect Telephony Metadata: 1.usa.gov/12ThYlT Sorry #Snowden & GG… http://t.co/UGinsIgZER— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) July 19, 2013
Another casualty of the stupid AP journos that made our AQ informant….sigh……..
The new bomb was obtained after an intelligence operation involving an informant who infiltrated Al Qaeda in Yemen and convinced the group that he would use the device to blow up an American airplane in 2011. The AP later learned details of the operation, a leak that is now the subject of a criminal investigation that led the Justice Department to seize AP phone records……“All of our explosive detection equipment wasn’t calibrated to detect that,” Pistole said. “And all of our 800 bomb-sniffing dogs had not been trained for that specific type.”
Official discloses new details of Al Qaeda plot latimes.com/news/politics/… "AP learned details of the operation… a leak the DOJ is looking n2"— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) July 20, 2013
Happy Birthday LL; our very own poet laureate!
Is David Sirota, Joan Walsh's inner meth addled biker?— rootless (@root_e) July 20, 2013
Is Glenn Greenwald, Chris L Hayes inner Belgian Genocidal Colonist?— rootless (@root_e) July 20, 2013
“Obama’s unscripted comments were some of the most remarkable and admirable few minutes of his presidency. He spoke carefully, but with great passion and clarity. He spoke explicitly as a black man, but also as an American president. He said the “unsayable” so wisely and subtly that he made it accessible, and to me, indisputably clear and correct……….But today, talking about Martin, Obama embodied the kind of grace that is well-restrained passion. You knew how smart Obama was listening to him, as is often the case, but also how wise.”
@BarackObama said the “unsayable” so wisely & subtly that he made it accessible & to me, indisputably clear & correct washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-par…— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) July 20, 2013
President Obama embodies “grace”. That’s for sure.
Dignity and empathy.
Happy Birthday, LL!!!!! Enjoy the sumptuous cake Ms Chips prepared for you
Thank you for that cakie respect, Bob, it’s been in damn short supply tonight
Noticed that, dear Chips
Will you share recipe? If you changed the due date to 7/19/10 it would be my mothers birthday.
Ok, you guys are gonna make me tear up! Thank you Chips, thank you all.
I just got back from dinner with my bff. For all my L.A. peeps, do try Jackson’s Food & Drink in El Segundo. Quite yummy. We ended dinner with a warm upside down blackberry pie and way too much coffee. I’m both wired and exhausted.
“…. a warm upside down blackberry pie”
I’m going to cry.
Happy Birthday again LL!!!
with ice cream and creme fraiche!
Wait. No custard??????
Dude! You finally got our bat signal that we were all talking about you!
Blackberry Pie FTW.
Hey, I was out celebrating and stuff. Miso-lemon-glazed black cod with a spicy cucumber salad. ONE martini. And, again, way too much coffee.
A toast with a tot o’ rhum. I’ll drink to your health ’til I ruin me own.
I hope you partied Stevie style!! Even if you didn’t, this one is for you!!! Enjoy!
Glad you had a nice dinner with dessert, LL. That blackberry pie sounds delish.
Glad you’re enjoying your birthday Lib Lib!
That hurts. But Happy Birthday, again.
Oh, and, love the name “Jackson’s Food & Drink” – who thought of that? Why not say “Jackson’s Food & Drink & Men’s Room & Women’s Room & Tables & Chairs & Kitchen, etc.” Huh? (Sorry – weird sense of humor here tonight. Oh, one other thing, ignore the previous post. TYVM.)
Happy birthday my So Cal friend!
Happy birthday LL. Love those crabs…they make great husbands and chefs.
G’Night, everyone! I’m losing the fight to keep my eyes open,
G’nite vc. Sleep tite. Don’t let Salon bite!
ASAP. There’s too much fuckery over there.
Salon is having a moment. That moment when you realize you need more black editors… Or at least one…— Joy Reid (@TheReidReport) July 20, 2013
Have just over 1/2 of an hour (east coast time time) to say : Happy Birthday LL!!!! May you have a long and happy life full of meaning & exceeding your dreams.
By the way, do not pull the same stuff as that famous Seinfeld episode – “return” the overdue book
The funny thing is that my system DOES have library police. Not to track down books, of course, but when a building gets vandalized or we have to make sure a troublesome patron doesn’t return.
Senate and C.I.A. Spar Over Secret Report on Interrogation Program nyti.ms/17rE2bL— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 20, 2013
Gee! Thanks Dianne! Btw- in case Dianne hasn’t noticed its not going to stop the media and the GOP to trying to tie this to the WH. They do it on everything.
Senators are Free agents!
Ok, dare I ask what Sirota and Salon did now? Just glancing at my TL and people seem a bit peeved.
Happy Birthday, LL. I see you’re still legible, so the gimlet-ing must be in the early stages? Hope you had a lovely day!
Article there tonight by Rich Benjamin which asks:
“Is Holder the president’s conscience? Or his Inner N****er?”
You have to be really stupid to say that out loud, let alone write an article about it?
Beyond belief, Jovie.
Wait, wha? Really, when did it become okay for “progressives” to use that language? Oh, yeah, when we elected our first black POTUS.
Goldie echoes your thoughts, LL:
I don't even know what to say. Why would a progressive site publish a piece re: POTUS' "inner n-word"?— Goldie Taylor (@goldietaylor) July 20, 2013
Damn, you spend all day watching your right… when you should've been checking up on your left…— Goldie Taylor (@goldietaylor) July 20, 2013
I don’t see the offending article on Salon. It should know nothing ever dies on the Internet.
Hmm, I looked for it a while ago too and couldn’t find it, wonder has it been taken down? Gimme a minute.
Ah, it’s still there – promise, it’s the last time I will ever link Salon here, but just so you can see this crap:
Back in the 90s Salon was one of my goto sources for non-MSM news. Bit by bit I drifted away. Now I avoid them.
I’m not reading that, but fuck them strictly for that headline.
What is happening to Salon? I keep hearing more and more negative stuff coming from that site. Glad that they are being called out. Joan Walsh has been pimping her “What’s wrong with white people” book for a while now. Maybe she should recommend that people on her site read it.
It’s pretty ironic that she thought she was being cute with her title, and then her site is answering the question every single day… They should be ashamed, but people like that don’t know shame.
Did he spell it out? I never read it, but WTF? Coworkers at my husband workplace feel free to say n–a now because rash said it was okay. I’m going to shame the company somehow. Just because we’re a 2520 couple doesn’t mean we look the other way.
I did a VC and got stuck on the last thread… breathless trying to catch up!
Loving VC’s reputation for getting left behind!!!
She does it so flamboyantly, it’s almost an honour to imitate her!
Yes. Bless her sweet heart. I can relate:)
@ReignOfApril Don't bet on it. Time magazine will put Paula Deen on the cover cooking fried lasagna for Glen Greenwald.— Rebecca (@BexaRaven) July 20, 2013
Happy Birthday LL.
MORE: Kerry plans to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss peace talks: apne.ws/13Sxshg -MM— The Associated Press (@AP) July 19, 2013
Happy Birthday Liberal Librarian.
Oh my…God is cussing on Twitter…Sirota must have ticked him off.
You know @WBCSays, there's an old saying: Fuck you.— God (@TheTweetOfGod) July 20, 2013
Looks like it’s the Westboro Baptist Church. I join God in that one. Off to R/T.
Yup, I realized it was them when I clicked on the Twitter handle.
God chooses well! Like the night “He” said the second person he was following was Wendy Davis!
Oops – I missed capitalizing my second “He” in that sentence. Am I going to hell? (Raised on Catholic guilt – can you tell?) (Sorry, God.)
This is lovely:
"Let's light up the night for Trayvon Martin tonight!" – Jay Z at Yankee Stadium before Forever Young http://t.co/xhwKFDdq6w— Ryan J. Davis (@RyanNewYork) July 20, 2013
May Trayvons parents draw comfort from this. We won’t forget.
Ok everyone, my stomach has settled down enough so that I can lay in bed and drift to sleep.
Really, thank you everyone for your warm birthday wishes. Thank you Chips for being you. You all know how to make a guy feel loved.
This is the year a couple of writing projects get finished and, hopefully, on the way to getting published. And then next year we have to kick the GOP into the gutter where it belongs. 2014 WILL NOT BE 2010! Trayvon and the women of Texas and the immigrants who’ve toiled in fear deserve their struggles and memories to be honored.
See everyone tomorrow.
Yay! Sweet dreams, LL.
Indeed LL. G’nite, sleep tite, and don’t let the GOP bite.
Hope you had a great birthday, LL! Pleasant dreams.
Happy b-lated birthday, Liberal Librarian! I love your writings, thank you for sharing all your wonderful thoughts, and good luck with all your projects!
Happy Birthday LL. I love the cake. I hope your celebration will be filled with the joys that will remind you of all of the happy moments that have accompany you thus far. Have a wonderful evening on your birthday, LL. Neighbor. HZ
HZ – I may “borrow” your “remind you of all of the happy moments that have accompanied you thus far” for future use! Poetic. Hope you are doing well tonight.
Hi jacquelineoboomer. You may use anything that you so desire, my special one. Oh, I just noticed I did not used the correct tense. Thanks so much jacquelineoboomer. “accompanied.’ We are one beautiful family. ((((( Luv you, jacquelineoboomer.)))))HZ
Used to be an editor, and now I’m a “silent editor,” don’t even know I’m doing it, but no changes were really required to your lovely poetic note for LL! Please forgive me.
Luv you back!
Chips, you are the Best. ((((((((((((((((( Lots of loving hugs, my beautiful angel))))))))))))))))HZ
Something to cleanse your palate and clear the air.
My wife has been very into cake decorating for a while now. She’s sells one every now and again and she’s got some regular customers. Mostly she just keeps trying out new techniques and getting better at it. I love to cook. She loves to bake and decorate cakes and cupcakes. Eventually we may take a crack at our own business. For now, she keeps practicing. As I type this she is preparing a cake for a team builder that I have at work tomorrow. It’s cute. She’s gonna wrap it in fondant and top it with these little figurines of people in clean room suits (I work in a microprocessor factory).
I’ll show her the book cake (which is very cute, btw). Maybe she’ll take a crack at one of her own soon.
Oh, and Happy Birthday LL!!!!
Happy Birthday LL. Hope you had a great day.
Happy birthday, LL!!!!! Hope it was wonderful.
Belated BD Greetings…LL…I hope you had a superfantastic day!!!
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