Did you know it was Jill’s birthday?

I didn’t either until she unceremoniously uninvited me to her birthday dinner this week by email (apparently there are other people named Lauren in this world).


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18 Responses

  1. Lauren
    Lauren August 5, 2009 at 7:34 pm |

    I mean, I know I’m 1500 miles away, but the invitation was thoughtful.

  2. Lauren O
    Lauren O August 5, 2009 at 8:41 pm |


  3. amandaw
    amandaw August 5, 2009 at 8:42 pm |

    Well, Lauren, you’re invited to MY birthday party. Next time I have one (who knows!). You’re still several hundred miles from me, I think, but hey, that’s still more convenient than 1500!

  4. amandaw
    amandaw August 5, 2009 at 8:43 pm |

    And also, HAPPY BIRTHDAY JILL! I’m still on time! In fact, there are two hours and sixteen minutes left to celebrate. Get on it!

  5. Chally
    Chally August 5, 2009 at 10:09 pm |

    Happy birthday, Jill, and many happy returns!

  6. Pega
    Pega August 5, 2009 at 10:48 pm |

    Happy Birthday Jill. And many happy returns of the day!

  7. BenYitzhak
    BenYitzhak August 5, 2009 at 11:18 pm |

    Best wishes Jill. Have fun.

  8. Jill
    Jill August 5, 2009 at 11:28 pm | *

    Thanks for the bday wishes!

    Ms. Lauren, you would have been invited if you were in NY! I didn’t even realize that I accidentally sent the email to you until I was having pre-dinner drinks with my friend, and she was like, “Who is your friend Lauren?” And she knows (other) Lauren, so I was like, “You know, Lauren H—–.” And she goes, “Yeah… but you sent the email dinner invite to a different Lauren. Not the Lauren you think you sent it to.” At which point I realized I put my foot in it.

    Damn it. Wish you could have been there, though!

  9. Marksman2000
    Marksman2000 August 5, 2009 at 11:45 pm |

    Happy B-Day, Jill!

  10. CulturalIconography
    CulturalIconography August 6, 2009 at 1:37 am |

    Have the happiest of birthdays, and thank you for the gift you give us–Feministe! (Did that sound way too corny? If it did, my apologies!)

  11. SunlessNick
    SunlessNick August 6, 2009 at 3:39 am |

    Happy birthday, Jill.

  12. Helen
    Helen August 6, 2009 at 6:02 am |

    Happy birthday Jill! [Waves to Lauren]

    I think I have been reading both your blogs for, I think about 5 years!

  13. prairielily
    prairielily August 6, 2009 at 7:52 am |

    Jill, Jill, Jill. If you’d only been born a day sooner, you could have shared a birthday with Obama AND Helen Thomas.

    Happy Birthday! :)

  14. norbizness
    norbizness August 6, 2009 at 8:41 am |

    She must be getting forgetful in her old age.

  15. Natalia
    Natalia August 6, 2009 at 9:42 am |

    Happy Belated Birthday, Jill!

    Always good to know that you’re a fellow Leo.


  16. Marcy Webb
    Marcy Webb August 6, 2009 at 10:28 am |

    ¡Feliz cumpleaños, Jill! :)

  17. Daisy Bond
    Daisy Bond August 6, 2009 at 12:14 pm |

    Happy birthday, Jill!

  18. DaisyDeadhead
    DaisyDeadhead August 7, 2009 at 10:31 pm |

    Happy birthday!

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