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cbertsch
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The Proper Perspective
In office hours today, a student -- one of my best students, I should add -- extended belated good wishes for my birthday and the offered a word of consolation: "At least you're not fifty!" I laughed. But I was greatly moved by the greetings many of you sent me yesterday, so thank you.

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e_compass_rosa From: e_compass_rosa Date: May 8th, 2008 03:47 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
And I totally spaced on it! For some reason I thought it was the 16th. Happy Belated Birthday!!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 9th, 2008 06:17 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Oh, any salutation is welcome. Especially this week. Thanks!
e_compass_rosa From: e_compass_rosa Date: May 8th, 2008 03:50 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
And if I'd paid proper attention to your posts yesterday, I would have known. So sorry -- I've been swamped and a bit overwhelmed.
celebrian_3 From: celebrian_3 Date: May 8th, 2008 03:55 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I had noticed your birthday mention on the LJ splash screen a couple of weeks ago, and then got swamped by life and totally forgot it!

Belated happy birthday! May there be many returns of the day.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 9th, 2008 06:16 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Oh, thanks. I wish the price of crude would drop so we could see you again down here!
celebrian_3 From: celebrian_3 Date: May 9th, 2008 06:53 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
You're very welcome. And maybe I'll be able to swing down sometime soon, despite the brutal fuel prices.

I hope you are well.
letter_2elise From: letter_2elise Date: May 8th, 2008 04:26 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Happy, Happy Birthday!!! I'll be in the 4's myself very soon...

:)
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 9th, 2008 06:16 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
When is your birthday? My memory is slipping.

(And thanks. . .)
letter_2elise From: letter_2elise Date: May 9th, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
December 23rd...

:)
tommix From: tommix Date: May 8th, 2008 04:45 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I was tweaking on speed.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 9th, 2008 06:15 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
You're supposed to share, man.
flw From: flw Date: May 8th, 2008 05:43 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Recent studies indicate that the forties are the absolute low point in most people's lives... so you should've shot that back at your best student...
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 9th, 2008 06:15 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Awesome. So far, the Forties suck.
flw From: flw Date: May 9th, 2008 07:32 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Did you have to get a colostomy bag?
elf_owl From: elf_owl Date: May 8th, 2008 05:45 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Oh, I didn't catch it. Well, happy birth week! How's that? I'm glad you exist.
flw From: flw Date: May 8th, 2008 06:18 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin is playing at Congress this Saturday and they are a very good band.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 9th, 2008 06:13 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I'd love to go. But I don't think I can, as I'm picking Kim up at the airport at 10pm-something and then have to drive her home. Sigh.
chefxh From: chefxh Date: May 8th, 2008 06:44 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
"At least you're not fifty!"

Ha!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 9th, 2008 06:15 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Some day. . .

I thought of you making me "midnight pasta" tonight. You're always an inspiration to me in the kitchen.

chefxh From: chefxh Date: May 9th, 2008 06:27 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
*melt*

That is the sweetest thing I've ever heard.
bitterlawngnome From: bitterlawngnome Date: May 8th, 2008 11:59 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
well happy belated :)
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 9th, 2008 06:14 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Thanks! I feel guilty now, like I was trolling for salutations. . .

:-)
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 8th, 2008 12:31 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

50

I think my fifties are better than my forties, but of course you know that. Laura
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 9th, 2008 06:12 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: 50

Right. Though they've been kind of tumultuous, too. I have only ten years to get through. . .
art_thirst From: art_thirst Date: May 8th, 2008 02:41 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Yes, happy belated birthday! You know, my student are surprised when they find out I'm over 50 yrs. :-))
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 9th, 2008 06:11 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I bet. You look so young! Thanks for the good wishes.
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