You like me… you really really like me!   

You guys are the best. Thanks for all the birthday wishes. Y’all make me feel so loved. Group hug! Also, a special thanks to [info]calturner for the virtual LJ gift. You’re such a sweeheart, Cal. And thanks to [info]southernbangel for the e-card. You rock, Lee!

My “offline” friends are pretty awesome as well. There was the surprise party that’s not happening but was an incredibly sweet thought. There’s the sunset cruise which is happening (and the reason the other isn’t) and should be great fun. There’s the multiple lunches and dinners that I don’t deserve (not to mention the desserts I don’t NEED) and cookies and balloons and plants and presents. All of them make it a little easier to leave my 20s behind…

Birthdays can remind you just how blessed you are. I have great friends and I’m thankful for each and every one of you. I’m still computerless at home so I wanted to get this posted before I leave for the day. I think I managed to comment on each of the individual posts and reply to all the birthday comments elsewhere but, if I missed you, give me a shout so I can give you a “hug” when I’m back online.

Have a great weekend, y’all!

11 Responses to “You like me… you really really like me!”

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    14icedbear says:

    a slightly late (since it’s after you mentioned it) happy birthday from me as well. and you were born the same year as me. go 1977!

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    sometimescrazy says:

    A sunset cruise sounds amazing. Definitely take some pictures. :)

  3. 3
    raelee says:

    Hey, it still counts! Thanks! :)

  4. 4
    raelee says:

    Doesn’t it?! I will definitely take pictures. It’s not on a fancy boat or anything but it should still be lots of fun and hopefully pretty!

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    afrocurl says:

    That cruise should be really fun.

    I’m glad that the day has been a good one for you!

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    athenacqd says:

    Dude. This is the first time I’ve checked LJ in…..well, ages but I see it’s your birthday! Aww. Happy Birthday!!!! I wish I had….something to offer. Erm. Um….Yeah, I got nothing, BUT I do hope you have a totally wonderful day. Birthdays are the best.

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    zimshan says:

    Aww, Rae, I’m sorry, I’m totally a crappy friend forgetting your birthday and all. I’m just on my way running out the door, AGAIN, so all I have to offer are some smilies but real quick…

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RAE!!!

    *bighugs*

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    makd says:

    Yes; we like you. We REALLY like you. ::hugs you tight::

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    catatonia00 says:

    All of them make it a little easier to leave my 20s behind…

    And now you got me singing U2′s “Walk On”

    The only baggage you can bring…
    And love is not the easy thing…
    The only baggage you can bring
    Is all that you can’t leave behind

    And if the darkness is to keep us apart
    And if the daylight feels like it’s a long way off
    And if your glass heart should crack
    And for a second you turn back
    Oh no, be strong

    Walk on, walk on
    What you got, they can’t steal it
    No they can’t even feel it
    Walk on, walk on
    Stay safe tonight…

    You’re packing a suitcase for a place none of us has been
    A place that has to be believed to be seen
    You could have flown away
    A singing bird in an open cage
    Who will only fly, only fly for freedom

    Walk on, walk on
    What you got they can’t deny it
    Can’t sell it or buy it
    Walk on, walk on
    Stay safe tonight

    And I know it aches
    And your heart it breaks
    And you can only take so much
    Walk on, walk on

    Home…hard to know what it is if you never had one
    Home…I can’t say where it is but I know I’m going home
    That’s where the heart is

    I know it aches
    How your heart it breaks
    And you can only take so much
    Walk on, walk on

    Leave it behind
    You’ve got to leave it behind
    All that you fashion
    All that you make
    All that you build
    All that you break
    All that you measure
    All that you steal
    All this you can leave behind
    All that you reason
    All that you sense
    All that you speak
    All you dress up
    All that you scheme…

    Happy birthday Rae! Wishing you all the best in life!

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    carpedi7 says:

    Happy Birthday my TV Brain. Hope your day was awesome, you deserve it!

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    maka2000 says:

    I’m sorry I missed wishing you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I’m glad you’re having such a great one though! Enjoy the sunset cruise, fun! And birthdays are great in that eating too much on that day doesn’t really count. Nope.