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Happy birthday to my dear friend thrihyrne, without whom I would never have come to LJ. I am sending best wishes to you for the best birthday - and best year - ever!

Happy birthday also to the fantastic seemag, who has been an inspiration to me for many years indeed. Best wishes and many happy returns of the day!

On a different note, Hustle debuted yesterday in the States on AMC and 24's new season begins tonight (with two hours tonight and two hours tomorrow night). It's an embarrassment of television riches.

January 13 was the birthday of H.P. Lovecraft's friend and fellow fantasist Clark Ashton Smith (1893-1961), so he will provide the quote of the day:

"The nostalgia of things unknown, of lands forgotten or unfound, is upon me at times. Often I long for the gleam of yellow suns upon terraces of translucent azure marble, mocking the windless waters of lakes unfathomably calm; for lost, legendary palaces of serpentine, silver and ebony, whose columns are green stalactites; for the pillars of fallen temples, standing in the vast purpureal sunset of a land of lost and marvellous romance. I sigh for the dark-green depths of cedar forests, through whose fantastically woven boughs, one sees at intervals an unknown tropic ocean, like gleams of blue diamond; for isles of palm and coral, that fret an amber morning, somewhere beyond Cathay or Taprobane; for the strange and hidden cities of the desert, with burning brazen domes and slender pinnacles of gold and copper, that pierce a heaven of heated lazuli."

from Clark Ashton Smith, "Nostalgia of the Unknown"


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Jan. 15th, 2006 04:26 pm (UTC)
Oh thank you! You're so sweet for the kind things you say. Thanks again.
Jan. 15th, 2006 09:46 pm (UTC)
I hope you have a fantastic day. May your margaritas be excellent! :)
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Jan. 15th, 2006 09:46 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you like it! I think it's amazing.
Jan. 15th, 2006 05:32 pm (UTC)
Hustle is brilliant; never fails to cheer me up.
Jan. 15th, 2006 09:47 pm (UTC)
I've been so anxious to see it (I've loved Robert Vaughn since I was in the womb, I think), and I am thrilled that it lives up to the great things I've heard. It's about time we got it over here! Now I can't wait for next week. :)
Jan. 15th, 2006 09:12 pm (UTC)
that quote is breathtaking. :D
Jan. 15th, 2006 09:48 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you think so, too! It awes me. :)
Jan. 15th, 2006 11:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you, dear, dear friend. Were it not for you, I wouldn't have known of fanfiction.

::the mind boggles::

With uncontrollable love and adoration,
(and missing you terribly)

Jan. 16th, 2006 06:04 pm (UTC)
*Hugs* to you, my dear - I hope you had a wonderful birthday!
Jan. 16th, 2006 12:38 am (UTC)
That is an amazing quote. I need to track that down . . .
Jan. 16th, 2006 06:04 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you like it, too.
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