Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Do you know what a momentous day it is?

At first, only those on the cutting edge, the truly over the edge, knew the exciting news!

Then guys who can see into the future started talking

Pretty soon mysterious movie posters about coming attractions appeared.
People started talking!

Songs were written and auditions held in waterfront Parisian bars.

spokesmodel auditions drew candidates from far and wide!

Advance Reader Copies were a harbinger of exciting things to come!

then newspapers were filled with the story!

Men in fast cars carried the news hither and yon!

Hither being Brooklyn, where dogs howled. Anna and Rachel...well, yes, they howled too.

Yon being Utah,
where the news was yodelled from mountaintops!

The news didn't pause to rest, no matter how enticing the hammock!

The men in fast cars found Seattle Municipal Judge Adam Eisenberg willing to forgive an infraction or two for a good cause!

The news spread halfway across the world by noon;
Gary Corby reports Sidney is awash
in "Happy Birthday Suzie" banners!

By now, even the zombies were caught up in the fun!

Meanwhile, back at FinePrint,
it's a different story:

"It's hard not to look sardonic when you realize
you've been in the biz almost as long as
your assistant has been alive"

"what Peter said!"

"Hey I'm not that old!"

Nancy and Joanna, being sweet, reminded everyone that
birthdays mean cupcakes!


That made everyone in the office very very happy!

Sara and Gina
"Queries, shmeries! We're ready to help
Suzie celebrate!"

Mer-Bear who lurks in Janet's lair
"I'm not afraid of the Shark!
Bring on the celebration!"

Judith "heck, the door can answer itself.
I'm in! Bring on the frosting!"

and as usual, Janet Reid was nowhere to be found.

Happy Birthday Suzie! You totally rock!

Your friends, your colleagues, your clients
and your doggies
all wish you a
Happy Birthday!


Margaret Yang said...

Awwwwww. Nice.

Josin L. McQuein said...

Hmm... now beginning to wonder if Janet isn't an oldschool vampire and not able to be photographed.


Happy birthday, Suzie.

Deb Vlock said...

Happy Birthday, Suzie! I couldn't find my camera for a picture (!), but I want to say, Thanks for your cupcake-and other-contributions to writers and humanity in general. You rock!


Dan Krokos said...

This. Is. Amazing. I'm a little misty.


Gary Corby said...

Happy Birthday Suzie!

I'm glad you're over there to keep everyone in line!

LeeAnn Flowers said...

I have never seen someone go quite that far for birthday wishes. Suzie, I've never met you, but I want to join in. May you have a happy and blessed birthday.

Janet, the Shark shows its welcome soft side. Awesome!!

ggray said...

I don't know you either, Suzie, but you must be an amazing and fun person to have all these people so eager and excited to applaud your birthday. Have a blast on your day, Suzie, especially with the musician in the Parisian cafe!

Susan at Stony River said...

What an amazing birthday celebration - Congratulations Suzie!

And Happy Birthday!

Kate Evangelista said...

Such a sweet way to great someone a happy birthday. Happy Birthday to Suzie as well.

Stephanie Faris said...

What FUN! Happy birthday, Suzie. Just had to join in.

Anonymous said...

Happy bday, Suzie! Can I take my racing suit off now?

Anonymous said...

lol! Happy birthday, Suzie!

JE said...

Awh, that's really sweet.

Tracy said...

After seeing this, I've decided I need new friends. I've never gotten a birthday blog post like that.

Congrats to Suzie. It's not every day a person's birthday makes headlines (literally, see above) around the world.

Unknown said...

This is one of the best birthday wishes I've seen in a long time. Suzie is one lucky lady. :)

Carolin said...

Awww, awesome! Happy birthday, Suzie. =)

Lisa Desrochers said...

So, Suzie, just so you know, you crashed my computer with the hotness that was the pic of you and Chippendale Luc, which is why you don't have OS edits back yet. But I love you anyway! =) Happy B-Day!!!!!

suzie townsend said...


THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!


Kelsey (Dominique) Ridge said...

That's sweet.

Happy Birthday Suzie!

kah said...

That was very cool. Happy Birthday Suzie!

MH said...

SO fabulous. Happy birthday, Suzie! ENJOY!

Casey McCormick said...

Awwwwww. Love this! Happy Birthday, Suzie!!!

 Patrick Lee said...

Happy Birthday Suzie!

Janet, this post is awesome!

CKHB said...

I'd like to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY, but I think I've been blinded by the beauty that is Gary Corby's vertical computer monitor...


Shelley Watters said...

Happy Birthday Suzie!

DeadlyAccurate said...

Happy Birthday, Suzie! I'm sorry I missed the pictorial festivities.

Eva Gale said...

That is just an awesome post. You are a good friend, and I hope Suzie has the best birthday ever.

Happy Birthday Suzie!

Sarah Wylie said...

Happy Birthday, Suzie!!! We <3 you! :)

DK said...

I was working on a photoshop delight, but I couldn't finish it in time.

Happy Birthday, Suzie!!!

(and I never use exclamation marks; I opened a new package just for the occasion)

jill said...

Happy Birthday Suzie! Fine Print looks like a truly awesome place to work!

pegasus358 said...

Happy Birthday, Suzie!
(From Beth M)

Anonymous said...

I don't really get a feel for Suzie from these birthday wishes. It seems rather shallow, and I didn't want to read on.

Form Rejection

Cassandra said...

Hooray for Suzie's birthday. Janet, you pulled together some serious cameos! Also, I finally got to see what Suzie's dogs look like - I have to say I was expecting them to be smaller and fluffier. Meh. Hope the cupcakes were delicious!

Debra Driza said...

Awesome post! Happy birthday, Suzie! :)

Sandra Cormier said...

A belated Happy Happy Boithday to Suzie! It's wonderful to see you have colleagues who love you so much.

Suzette Saxton said...

What a fun post! Had me laughing all the way through breakfast.


_*rachel*_ said...

Happy Birthday!