It’s time! It’s officially past midnight in Eastern time, so that makes it JT’s birthday!!

JT doesn’t like to celebrate his birthday, so I’m using my WWJTD blogging powers to tell you all. You should leave him messages and courage wolf memes in the comments! Yayy!

I’m so into spreading the news about this day that a little while ago, JT left his Facebook open, and I added his birthday to his profile. He noticed this just today, and immediately went to remove it. I told him I was going to blog it anyway, so he gave in and left the date up. Soon after, he made the remark that Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t celebrate birthdays, and he decided he didn’t want to be like them, so I think that means I’m winning.

I do wish I could be with him for his birthday, but alas, classes start on Monday, and I have too much to do. I did, however, purchase a plane ticket this week to visit him on Labor Day weekend so hooray!

Anyhoo. August 18th. Remember that one.

JT, I love you with my whole brain! Happy birthday, cheesecake.

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  • IslandBrewer

    Happity Birthday, JT!!


    You’re older, now.

  • Azkyroth, Former Growing Toaster Oven

    Happy getting shoved headfirst through a vagina day. ^.^

    • Adam

      That’s what I say to my friends on facebook when it’s their birthday.

    • sceptinurse

      What about those who come through feet first? Or those who are from their “mothers’ wombs untimely ripped”?

      Happy Birthday JT.

      • Kaoru Negisa

        Those second ones are destined to kill the king of Scotland.

        • ‘Tis Himself

          I was born caesarian. Where’s my crown?

      • Azkyroth, Former Growing Toaster Oven

        My daughter has a “happy would have gotten shoved headfirst through a vagina but decided to be DIFFICULT” day.

  • John-Henry Beck

    Happy birthday, JT!

  • Cunning Pam

    Yayyy for birthdays! Happy birthday, JT!

  • invivoMark

    Happy JT day! Congrats on another successful round of circumsolar navigation – you’ve gotten a little bit better at it this day.

    I am all about birthdays. I wish I was in your neighborhood so I could buy you a beer.

    And then buy you a shot you didn’t want to take, and then buy you a bear fight that would be sure to fuck you up, and then buy you a few more drinks to make sure your night rocked the Earth through its core.

    Keep on kicking ass and being a beast.

  • mrianabrinson

    Happy birthday, JT. Hope it’s a good one. :)

  • Kaoru Negisa

    Happy birthday, JT. May it be the best year yet.

  • Joe T

    “JT! I love you with my whole brain!”

    That’s good, I’m gonna steal that.

    Happy bday JT, as long as you’re around I will never fear the eventual zombie apocalypse.

  • Janee

    Happy birthday JT!
    I hope the Flying Spaghetti Monster assures a healthy(!!) and WONDERFUL day. <3

  • (e)m

    Happy birthday, JT. Insert humourous statement here.

  • crookedmongoose

    Happy birthday. You’ve been incredibly inspirational in just the few months I’ve been reading your blog – here’s to another year of you kicking ass.

    Here’s a courage wolf:

  • J*

    Huh? I thought his birthday was always there. At least it used to be. It even had a year attached to it at one point. I noticed, when we reconnected, maybe 10 months ago, that he’s exactly 8 days older than me. Which I found odd because he was a year ahead of me in school, and I was always young in my class. Must’ve skipped grade like a smart kid. :)

    Happy reason to celebrate day!!! =D

  • Loqi

    Today, the earth celebrates another year of having JT on it. Happy JT day, earth.

  • Molch

    Happy Birthday, JT! Wish you all the best!

  • ibelieveindog, the silent beagle

    Wishing you a happy happy happy, peaceful, and sane birthday.

  • Gentlefish

    Ha! No escape JT! For my birthday two weeks ago one of my close friends decided, drunkenly, to give me head trauma. I now have seven stitches. Hopefully you’ll have a less injury-based time!

  • Arjan

    Happy birthday!!!! *hug*

  • sarahm

    Happy birthday!! You’re old!

  • neatospiderplant

    Hope you have a happy birthday!

  • ‘Tis Himself

    Happy birthday. Does this mean you can now drink alcohol legally?

  • MathMike

    Once more around the ellipse!

  • Carol Eberhard

    Happy Birthday Noodlehead. Thanks for the 2:00 a.m. ride to the hospital. But, mostly, thank you for the 31 year ride through motherhood. I love you.

    • IslandBrewer

      Oooh, you revealed his age! I thought that was secret.

  • Evan P.

    Many, many Happy Birthdays to you!

  • Zugswang

    JT doesn’t like to celebrate his birthday

    I share in his dislike of celebrating one’s own birthday, but will nonetheless wish him a happy birthday.

    • ‘Tis Himself

      Fine, I won’t celebrate his birthday. According to it’s Meriwether Lewis’s birthday. Happy birthday, Meriwether!

  • TGAP Dad

    Like JT, I also dislike celebrating my own birthday. it makes me uncomfortable and stresses me out. I think it was wrong and intrusive of you to have so publicly and loudly ignored his wishes. I have a birthday coming up soon myself, and it’s been eating at me for the past two weeks. People never seem to accept that I just want it to be like any other non-special-occasion day, and insist on bringing some celebration despite my clearly-stated thoughts on the subject. A couple years of ago, there was a very uncomfortable situation where some co-workers looked up my birthday in the employee database, and convinced my boss to ambush me with a surprise party. That was easily the most awkward moment of my life.

    Believe the people who express this sentiment. Even though you don’t understand it, this is not a case of someone who, deep down inside “really wants” a birthday celebration. Think of it as someone wanting to baptize you against your will.

    • JT Eberhard

      I think if she thought I would react more negatively than sheepishly positive, she wouldn’t have done it.

      Leave the criticizing of stuff like this to me, if I feel so led. ;) I have all the info needed to make the right call.

    • michaelyn

      If JT truly dreaded people wishing him a happy birthday, do you think I’d have written this? He doesn’t like to make a fuss because it’s in his nature to be humble. Believe me, as much as he acts dramatic about it, he’s enjoying and is truly appreciative of all the well-wishing. I know him well enough to know when I’ve crossed the line, and I haven’t even touched that line today.

      • TGAP Dad

        My apologies to you both. I hadn’t realized the full contour of the situation. My birthdays are problematic because of the insistence of people wanting to celebrate over my objections over some misguided sense that I’m faux-protesting.

        But since you are OK with it, JT, happy birthday, and FSM speed on your recovery from your latest bout of depression. And Michaelyn, kudos to you!

        As a side note, I have a daughter at Big Midwestern University, who joined their chapter of SSA last year, and has loved every minute of it.

        • michaelyn

          That’s awesome! There are some really great student and community groups throughout the Midwest.

        • JT Eberhard

          Good to hear, and don’t sweat it. :) *hug*

  • lordshipmayhem

    Happy Birthday, JT! Remind your family and friends, it’s regular candles on the cake, not Roman candles!

  • Stevarious