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Topic #74: Happy Birthday (Sorry that I wasn't clever enough to make you a puzzle...)
By Gypso (Gypso)

#1: Gypso (Gypso) on Dec 23, 2007

A very Happy Birthday to Jen (LightVader)! Today she turns 22! Yay!!!! (I say today because where I live it's still the 22nd.)

For those not acquainted with Jen, (affectionately known as "LV") she is a brilliant young woman finishing up her studies in programming. Lv is also an accomplished martial artist, Star Wars aficionada and an avid Lego's enthusiast.

LV created the thought provoking puzzle "Balance is Key" (#1004).

She is wary of fire as this element played an important role on the day of her birth. Recently, LV shared part of her birth day story with us in Alex Klages's (metalfoot) puzzle #1962:

"The doctor's office was on fire, something with the heater. My mother had to crawl out on her hands and knees. My Grandfather was sleeping in the car, never even heard the fire trucks. My Grandmother was arguing with the firefighters because my mom was still in the building. No one could get a hold of my father. When his sister finally did, he pretended he had no idea what was going on when he was standing next to my mother in the hospital. After I was born my uncle came to the hospital dressed as Santa. And to to it off, I was 2 weeks early and my mom had only grabbed a pair of socks before heading off to the doctor."

So, here's to the bright and shining LV! Blessed be this day of your birth. You entered this life with great fanfare and have delighted me with your wit and knowledge. May your 22nd year bring you further enlightenment, challenges and an abundance of rewarding days.

Happy Birthday LV!!! :D


P.S. I'm still not convinced that you and my youngest aren't twins...) ;-)
#2: Jen (lightvader) on Dec 30, 2007
I know I'm like a week late but thank you so much Gypso!!!
#3: Gypso (Gypso) on Dec 31, 2007
Happy Birthday to our own well loved Sylvain (qwerty)!

Sylvain hails from Quebec and represents his Province well. He is happily married to his college sweetheart and they have 4 beautiful children.

Sylvain has to date created 78 puzzles, most of which in serial form. He gave us the CBT, FTT, W.o.B., Big time users and Multiple Bob series as well as a variety of subjects in between.

Sylvain is generous of heart, witty, enthusiastic and outspoken. His puzzles reflect his passions, kindness and desire to promote a Webpbn community.

Happy Birthday dear Qwerty! May the coming year bring you prosperity, tons of vacations, even more love and a multitude of joy. Thank you for sharing your talent and spirit with us. And for being a sweet friend.

With respect and great affection,

P.S. You don't look a day over 29...

#4: Nancy Snyder (naneki) on Dec 31, 2007
Amen to that...happy birthday Sylvain..your wonderful :)

#5: Jen (lightvader) on Dec 31, 2007
Happy Birthday Sylvain!!!
#6: Twillis (twillis) on Dec 31, 2007
Happy birthday!
#7: m2 (mercymercy) on Jan 1, 2008
Happy Birthday! Eat too much cake today :)
#8: Sylvain "WCPman" (qwerty) on Jan 1, 2008
Well thanks guys its appreciated and I hope I can still turn out good puzzle in 08 even tought I'm now old and lacking any sense of novelty..... :)

don't worry plenty of puzzle to come I promise this to you

#9: Gypso (Gypso) on Jan 30, 2008
Holey Moley! Here it's January 30th and I missed all the January birthdays!!! I am chagrined.

I culled through Topic #43 "The dreaded question" and found 3 January birthdays. My apologizes to anyone I may have missed. :)

elin tjernström (idiotjewel) lives in Sweden and turned 22 last week.
Her puzzles have been "game themed". Check 'em out. They were fun ideas!
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday! :)

#10: Gypso (Gypso) on Jan 30, 2008
Sonflower (Lora Ellis) reached the quarter century mark this month. Congratulations!
Thank you for your puzzles fellow Californian. :D
A very Happy Birthday to you!

#11: Gypso (Gypso) on Jan 30, 2008
Happy January Birthday to our beloved Webpbn site creator and host Jan Wolter.

I can't thank you enough for creating, maintaining and sharing this awesome website. You have cultivated a charming and engaging community. All sprung from your generosity.

Jan has posted a whopping 198 puzzles. I love the simplicity and challenge of your puzzles. I'll be bobbing along solving one and suddenly hit a brick wall. Your puzzles are a nice balance.

Your themes are eclectic, informative and inspire conversation. From your World Tour, to your simplified description of how highways/interstates/freeways are numbered, to your frantic (and successful) Halloween costume making, to your varied musical tastes, you are a very interesting and well informed man.

Thank you for sharing your stories, your family and your knowledge. I am a richer person for having witnessed these snippets of your life.

Blessings on the upcoming addition to your happy family.

Happy Birthday dear Jan. May this year continue to support your dreams.

Gypso ^>^
#12: Arduinna (arduinna) on Feb 4, 2008
You're so sweet, Gypso! My hubby's b-day was on Jan 30th too.
#13: Gypso (Gypso) on Feb 4, 2008
Happy belated Birthday Arduinna's hubby! :)
#14: Jan Wolter (jan) on Feb 6, 2008
Thanks for the birthday greetings, which I only just got around to finding. Best wishes to Arduinna's hubby also, though my birthday is actually the 31st.
#15: Gypso (Gypso) on Feb 6, 2008
Happy Birthday to Z Trn (naihatsu) February 6th.
Thank you Z Trn for inspiring me to create my first puzzle. :)
Hope your day is happy!
#16: Gypso (Gypso) on Feb 6, 2008
Jan, is this year a prime number birthday for you?
#17: Jan Wolter (jan) on Feb 7, 2008
Nope, this year is a perfect square birthday for me, something I won't see again for 15 years.
#18: Deana L (FFsWife) on Feb 7, 2008
hehe... I know what bday it is! ;)

lol... in this place full of logic puzzle crazies, I imagine most everyone does! :D
#19: Gypso (Gypso) on Feb 8, 2008
Will you be holding at this age Jan?
#20: Gypso (Gypso) on Feb 8, 2008
Happy Birthday Petra! (stjarna)
I still love the perspective on your first puzzle (#1178 "Outlook"). You did a wonderful job.
Then there are all your "Font Favorites". Both fun and educational.
Thanks for your puzzles and I hope your birthday is (was?) lovely!
#21: Jen (lightvader) on Feb 9, 2008
My mother was holding at 29 until my little brothers learned subtraction. 'Your 29 and you and dad have been married for 25 years...you got married when you were 4?! And Jen is 21 so you had her when y ou were 8?!' She figured it would be easier to come clean about her age at that point.
#22: Gypso (Gypso) on Feb 9, 2008
LOL LV. You and your brothers need to age backwards and her plan should work. For awhile. :)
#23: Twillis (twillis) on Feb 9, 2008
My sister's solution has been to celebrate the anniversary of her 29th birthday.
#24: Gypso (Gypso) on Feb 9, 2008
Nicely thought out Twillis. Congrats to your sister. :)
#25: Gypso (Gypso) on Feb 19, 2008
Yike I feel like a little white rabbit. I'm late! I'm late!

Happy Belated Birthday Gitte!!
I forgot that you are a day ahead of me.

Gitte is one of Denmark's greatest treasures. I find that no matter how grumpy my day has been, a puzzle by Gitte will bring the smile back to my face. A "Gitte a day" is my solution for a happy life. I highly recommend it. :D

Thank you for bringing the sunshine all the way out here to Pacifica. I hope that this is the year that you get to plant your garden. May all your flowers grow strong, bright and fragrant.
Gypso (oxox)
#26: Gitte Olesen (granny40) on Feb 19, 2008
Thank you sooo much. :D
You are so kind to all of us Gypso.
Happy birthday to you too.

Dear Gypso thanx :o))

Hugs Gitte
#27: Jen (lightvader) on Feb 19, 2008
It would seem from your comment that you need some birthday wishes too Gypso.

Happy (Belated) Birthday to the both of you!!
#28: Gypso (Gypso) on Feb 19, 2008
Thank you Gitte! Thank you LV!
Oh golly, I really meant that because Gitte's BD is on the 18th, that I needed to post the message on the 17th (Denmark is a day ahead of California).
I wasn't fishing for a wish but it's so sweet and dear of you both to send me one. :D and ox
#29: Nancy Snyder (naneki) on Feb 20, 2008
Hippo birdie 2 ewes Gypso! 2/21/????
#30: Gypso (Gypso) on Feb 20, 2008
LOL Thank you Naneki! :D
#31: Deana L (FFsWife) on Feb 24, 2008
Happy birthday Marz!! I've been away all day, so I'm just getting to this... Sorry it's so late!!
#32: Marie-Louise Ambrey (Marz ) on Mar 22, 2008
Thankyou Deana, this is the first time I have been on pbn for about a month so I missed your birthday wishes, sorry. I decided to catch up on all the comments and forum discussions and there it was, thanks again :)
#33: Gypso (Gypso) on Apr 13, 2008
Marz! I forgot to post a birthday greeting for you here. :o
Happy Birthday (again) :D
#34: Gypso (Gypso) on Apr 13, 2008
Happy Birthday Luna!
I hope that you're having a wonderful day surrounded by your loving family.
Make a wish there and I'll blow out a candle for you here.
Happy Birthday!
#35: Gypso (Gypso) on Jun 10, 2008

Hey, hey!!
It's your birthday.
Happy Birthday to you!

For those of you who don't know Bionerd, she is a woman of many talents.

Her countless hours of dedication to Webpbn is inspiring. Every free moment, no matter how late (or early), she spends selflessly in pixel pursuit. And this while holding down a full time modeling career.

She enjoys cross stitching, naming worms and her close circle of friends (their company, not naming them).

But her main interest in life, nay passion, is freeing innocent goldfish from the cruel imprisonment of undersized carnival bowls, educating people on the importance of fish poop and, most importantly, bringing about the notion of worldwide respect for all fish.

For all you do Bionerd, I thank you. :)

I hope you have a lovely birthday!

#36: Merili (merilinnuke) on Jun 11, 2008
Happy birthday Bionerd!!! :)
#37: Deana L (ffswife) on Jun 11, 2008
Happy Birthday Nieboo!
#38: Bionerd (nieboo) on Jun 11, 2008
Haha! Thanks Gypso!!
Thank you Merili and Deana!
#39: Jen (lightvader) on Jun 11, 2008
Happy Birthday Nieboo!!!
#40: Arduinna (arduinna) on Jun 12, 2008
I 5th that! Happy B-day, Nieboo!!!!!

Gypso, will you write my obituary if I go before you? ;)
#41: Gypso (Gypso) on Jun 12, 2008
Er uhm sure Arduinna. But I was really counting on you doing mine. :)
#42: Arduinna (arduinna) on Jun 12, 2008
What? akward question? I don't *plan* on dying any time soon, but you write such lovely things about everyone! ;)
#43: Gypso (Gypso) on Jun 12, 2008
Aw, thank you BG! :D
And eat your fruit and vegetables.
#44: Arduinna (arduinna) on Jun 13, 2008
antioxidants do make you live longer!
#45: Deana L (ffswife) on Feb 18, 2009
Happy Birthday Gitte!
#46: Nancy Snyder (naneki) on Feb 18, 2009
yes Happy Birthday to you Gitte

Deana, I believe you have taken over Gypso's roll :)
#47: Deana L (ffswife) on Feb 18, 2009
nah, i just had a cheat reminder... gyps was always much better at keeping track of everyone...

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