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Two Important Birthdays

Happy Birthday to J.R.R. Tolkien, who was born this day in 1892. I hope everyone will participate in The Tolkien Society's Birthday Toast for 2005. Thank you, Professor, for your words!

And also happy birthday to The Shire's Virginia Lórien, a.k.a. Virginia, the world's most beautiful Boston terrier and our best friend, who was born this day in 2002. We love you, Hobbit girl!

"To thee no star be dark. Both heaven and earth friend thee for ever."
Shakespeare ("The Two Noble Kinsmen")

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fungus_files
Jan. 3rd, 2005 03:21 pm (UTC)
Happy b'day to the gorgeous poochie!
*showers V with treats*

O, and to Prof Tolk as well of course... :)

--> and you have the best quotes.
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 3rd, 2005 04:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! Virginia sends licks your way. We took her out to the drive-in for tater tots, which is her idea of heaven. :) And thanks also for your kind words about my quotes. Certain ones really stick with me, so I pull them out whenever I can. You may note that I'm not exactly discriminating in my taste, though: one minute Shakespeare, the next The Crow. But that's me, I guess! ;) By the way, I loved the pictures you posted. I've been meaning to reply to your post. It's great to put faces with names, and everything there looks so beautiful! (So not dead and so not iced over!) Just gorgeous.
sneezythesquid
Jan. 3rd, 2005 04:34 pm (UTC)
Indeed, a most happy of Birthdays to The Professor and the cute dog. :)

I spent Sat watching The Extended RotK, 11am to 7pm (only watched half the appendicies). Watching the appendicies was fun, after bawling my eyes out (I'm man enough to admit it) at Theodin's death and the end of the flick. I only had one problem, while watching the appendicies. In the section where they talk about the Professor, the books, adapting them, and his hopes for them, I came to the realization: I'm a HACK!

But then, as my roommate pointed out to me, compared to J.R.R., most other writers are hacks. So I'll keep hacking away, just with no illusions of grandure.
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 3rd, 2005 04:44 pm (UTC)
Ah, if only other authors realized that they were hacks compared to JRRT... ;-) You're right, of course. Compared to what JRRT put into his work, little else can compare. And seriously, real men should cry at Theoden's death. I'm proud to know you! Thanks for doing your part to keep the Professor in the dialogue -- and the doggie thanks you for your good wishes, too! :)
sailingwest
Jan. 4th, 2005 05:17 pm (UTC)
Oh,wishing the adorable doggie daughter a very happy Birthday.

And of course am so grateful that our author,THE author was born,or else this world would be a much dimmer place for me.Its hard to imagine how much texture and depth,just reading someone elses words can bring to our lives.Truly mind boggling.
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 4th, 2005 05:33 pm (UTC)
Oh,wishing the adorable doggie daughter a very happy Birthday

:) Thanks so much! She got to go to Sonic, which is her idea of nirvana, so a good time was had by all. :) :)

I couldn't agree with you more about JRRT and the impact of words on our lives. We picked a fortunate age into which to be born!
sailingwest
Jan. 4th, 2005 06:22 pm (UTC)
Oh,I'm so glad Virginia had such a good birthday.I take Cassidy to Sonic as well for a treat.She is fond of tater tots,though since they aren't very healthy we don't eat too many of them.;-)

And yes,while I'm a person who has a greater interest in the past,I must say that the age we live was at least greatly enhanced by our Professor.Ohhh,can you just imagine if he were still alive today.What we could ask him,what he might write???
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 5th, 2005 04:20 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean about those tater tots - definitely a treat that must be rationed! :)

>What we could ask him,what he might write???

What wonderful questions! I'm sure the answers would be more and better than I could imagine...
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