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Birthday musings [Jul. 11th, 2016|09:50 pm]
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Rather a subdued birthday for me this year as last week was full of depressing news stories and last week was also crazy hot. On the hottest day, I left a meeting at City Hall and then got stuck in the elevator with 15 other people. The elevator itself wasn't stuck, happily roaming from floor to floor, but never stopping at a floor to open the doors. Throughout this, two guys were animatedly chatting to each other never noticing that the elevator is never reaching the lobby.

Finally, we get to the lobby. I walk down to the train station, then up to my platform. And then I collapse, in the most embarrassingly dramatic, slow motion style possible. The heat + the closeness of the elevator turned my legs rubbery somehow.

But this is the nice part. I fall, drop stuff. Four people instantly stop rushing for the train and come over. South Asian man picks up my transit card. Black woman picks up my purse. White dude stands behind me, offering a hand if I need it. Pregnant Asian lady hovers to see if she can help. None of them speak, they are all just hovering to make sure I'm okay, which I am. I thank them all and then once I'm on my feet, we rush off in our separate directions. It's a very Toronto moment.

Today is the birthday of my Forever Crush, whom age does not wither.

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The photo before the cut is via Michael's uncle, who has a radio show about caring for pets. He helped Michael find Irv. Here's the Uncle with a lot of cats.
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Michael's friends posted birthday pics for him.
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And the trailer for Impastor S2 came out today! Looks exciting. Hello, gorgeous.
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That face.
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Strapped to chair; I approve.
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Michael did a live facebook post. This t-shirt refers to a baseball player but I don't care. I just like seeing "Tom" on his chest.
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[User Picture]From: xparrot
2016-07-12 02:44 am (UTC)
Happy birthday! and awww to both Toronto and delightful pics of MR :D
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2016-07-13 12:52 am (UTC)
Thank you!

delightful pics of MR
He is ever charming.
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[User Picture]From: dawnybee
2016-07-12 03:33 am (UTC)
elevator itself wasn't stuck, happily roaming from floor to floor, but never stopping at a floor to open the doors.

Something out of Stephen King!

And then I collapse, in the most embarrassingly dramatic, slow motion style possible. The heat + the closeness of the elevator turned my legs rubbery somehow.


Glad you're all right. That must've been so disconcerting, but that was a lot to endure.

So heartening to hear that with the madness that is going on in the world we're not as divided as instances and situations make it out to be. We'll overcome.

This t-shirt refers to a baseball player but I don't care.

That's what MR tells himself but it doesn't explain why he puts Tom's headshot in the neck hole and lies down with it every night.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2016-07-13 12:57 am (UTC)
That's what MR tells himself but it doesn't explain why he puts Tom's headshot in the neck hole and lies down with it every night.
!!! This imagery!

So heartening to hear that with the madness that is going on in the world we're not as divided as instances and situations make it out to be.
On bad news days, my train can cheer me up sometimes because it's diverse in age, race, culture...but united in being people coming home from work napping, doing sudukus, eating baby carrots and trying to remember to pick up milk on the way home.
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[User Picture]From: tariel22
2016-07-12 06:10 am (UTC)
I'm glad you're okay! That must have been scary. My faith in human kindness runs deep, and it's especially nice to hear about people coming so quickly to your rescue after the heartbreaking news of late. One time I went Christmas shopping after not eating all day, and passed out in a crowded line under hot lights. I was mortified, and the store was awful, all they cared about was trying to get me to sign a release promising I wouldn't sue them, but the other shoppers were very considerate.

Michael is so sweet to do a FB chat with fans on his birthday. I've been rewatching Smallville again the past couple of weeks, the early seasons, and it amazes me how little Michael has changed. The man does not age! It's fun that they released the Impastor trailer on his birthday. I can't wait to see the new season. And can Syfy pick up Michael's talk show already, so we can see that pilot?
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2016-07-13 01:03 am (UTC)
Thanks! It was a lesson to me to pay attention to heat exhaustion. When I'm out hiking or biking, I always hydrate but need to remember to do that in the city as well!

the store was awful, all they cared about was trying to get me to sign a release promising I wouldn't sue them
That's terrible! Bad enough to pass out, let alone to come to with a release thrust under your face. Awful customer service. Glad to hear the other shoppers were kind though.

I've been rewatching Smallville again the past couple of weeks, the early seasons, and it amazes me how little Michael has changed. The man does not age!
He really doesn't! Now that I've met him a few times, I appreciate rewatching his Lex even more because the body language is so totally different. Lex prowls; Michael bounces.

And can Syfy pick up Michael's talk show already, so we can see that pilot?
We need the Wellingbaum!
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[User Picture]From: suzycat
2016-07-12 08:36 am (UTC)
He literally DOES NOT age.

Happy birthday to the Baum and to you! Hope things look up.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2016-07-13 01:24 am (UTC)
Thanks!

He literally DOES NOT age.
It's so unfair.
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[User Picture]From: complicat
2016-07-12 10:08 pm (UTC)
The elevator was probably having so much fun going up and down ("Wheeeeeee!") that it forgot it was supposed to stop to let people on and off.

Once I fainted briefly on a half full train and when I came round people were merely eyeing me with suspicion, obviously wondering what on earth I was doing. Another time I was in a crowd of commuters heading down to the platform and I skidded on paper and nearly did an involuntary splits - the man next to me muttered "You all right?" whilst continuing to look ahead for the quickest route through the crowd. Both of these I feel were very London reactions!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2016-07-13 01:39 am (UTC)
Heh, London's a tough crowd. That must have been awfully disorienting, to faint on a train. I can see how you would - it's very hot and airless down there.

To be fair to London, I once took a spill near my bank downtown (rough corner) and the locals went right on doing what they were doing - yelling at the sky, staring into space and digging in a garbage can - and didn't acknowledge me at all, which made it less embarrassing actually. If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.
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[User Picture]From: rosy5000
2016-07-13 04:09 am (UTC)
Sorry your birthday wasn't what you wished it could be. *hugs* ♥

That sounds like a very freaky elevator ride. I think I'd avoid that specific one in the future. The fall sounded scary too, but it's heart-warming to hear about all the people there to help you. :)

I swear Michael found the fountain of youth. It was such a wonderful birthday present for him to have the Impastor trailer yesterday too. I am trying to be VERY patient for September, but it's not easy. Especially seeing how very very pretty Michael's looking (like he's not always pretty anyways). Russell has some very good ideas though. ;)
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2016-07-14 01:25 am (UTC)
Sorry your birthday wasn't what you wished it could be. *hugs* ♥
It was more that the world was in a sad place on the day, just one sad event after another these last few weeks...(however, I've got a birthday dinner coming up on Friday so that will be nice.)

Especially seeing how very very pretty Michael's looking (like he's not always pretty anyways). Russell has some very good ideas though.
The trailer was great and he looks so gorgeous! Can't blame Russell for trying (and hope he gets another kiss this season!)
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[User Picture]From: priscel
2016-08-16 03:51 pm (UTC)
I'm happy you're doing ok and Happy belated Birthday *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2016-08-17 10:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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