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cbertsch
cbertsch
No Hormonal Backsliding
This year's festivities kicked off like last year's. Waking to all sorts of stress, my face swollen by my reaction to the film of pollen that covers everything in Tucson this time of year. Then I sat down at my computer and was heartened to see that I had received another installment of salutations from a restaurant I've never seen in person:
Happy Birthday Charlotte!!!

As a member in good standing in Duke's Email Club and having a birthday on 5/20/1937, you are entitled to a FREE dinner entree, good for one single entree, as my birthday present to you. Please print this letter, sign it at the bottom to validate and bring it to Duke's for your birthday celebration!

Your free dinner is good on any Tuesday of the month through June 3, 2006. And for parties of 6 or more, a FREE dessert of your choice for everyone. Thanks for being a member -- I appreciate your business. Remember, you can never spend enough time at Duke's Chowder House. Please make reservations.

See you soon!
I wonder what should disturb me more A) the fact that I received a message that should have been sent out on May 20th on May 6th for the second year in a row; or B) the fact that my double-goer "Charlotte" has a feminine form of my name. At any rate, it feels good to be acknowledged randomly in this manner. Let's hope that this marks the start of a tradition.

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From: (Anonymous) Date: May 6th, 2006 06:21 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Happy Birthday, Professor Bertsch!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 6th, 2006 06:28 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Thank you, whoever you are. . . :-)
icetulip From: icetulip Date: May 6th, 2006 08:10 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Oh, whoops! That was me. I wasn't logged in.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 6th, 2006 09:08 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Well, thank you then, as well as the anonymous commenter, whom we can double into a someone else besides you now.
xxxpunkxgrrlxxx From: xxxpunkxgrrlxxx Date: May 6th, 2006 07:28 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
i second the anonymous person up there!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 6th, 2006 09:06 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
But can you offer me a free bowl of clam chowder?
xxxpunkxgrrlxxx From: xxxpunkxgrrlxxx Date: May 6th, 2006 09:10 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
that i cannot :(

sorry about not being able to record the movie of play it as it lays for you, i only saw maybe 15 minutes of one airing of it, and missed all of the others after it because i so rarely watch tv. casa video probably has it, they have everything. everything in movie form, anyway.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 8th, 2006 04:31 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
No problem. I'll get it some other time. Thanks again for trying.
elizabeg From: elizabeg Date: May 6th, 2006 07:38 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Happy Birthday! To you and your double-goer too :)
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 6th, 2006 09:07 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Charlotte's birthday isn't until the 20th, I'm afraid. So I'll take an extra dose of herzlichen Glückwünsche in her stead.
elizabeg From: elizabeg Date: May 6th, 2006 09:37 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Yes, yes. I did notice that. But I figure she can have an extra birthday as well. Double the doses for double-goers, you know.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 8th, 2006 04:32 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I like your new LJ icon, BTW.
tommix From: tommix Date: May 7th, 2006 07:23 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I thought doctors could cure a "dose of herzlichen Glückwünsche" with a shot of penicillin these days?
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 8th, 2006 04:32 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Only if it's smuggled across the border and taken without a script.
From: songsiheard Date: May 7th, 2006 05:55 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Happy birthday (a day late). I got a happy birthday call yesterday from a mutual friend, and once the mixup was acknowledged still failed to send you salutations at either the lj or by email. Whoops.
From: songsiheard Date: May 7th, 2006 05:58 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
After leaving the above, I followed the link to the original Duke's Chowder House entry, and noticed that I had left a birthday message after it. But I didn't recall having ever heard of DCH, and it was really weird. Is my brain that full? Why does little post give me the uncanny feeling of it not being and not being me? Of course the near-birthdayness of today makes me also have to ask if I'm so old now that I have no memory. Sigh.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 7th, 2006 06:32 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
You just know what to filter out. . . Thanks for the salutations, BTW. I didn't get as many this year as in previous years, sadly. You're May 10th, right? I have so many friends with early-to-mid May birthdays.
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