A Very Special Day

Not because it’s Cinco de Mayo, although that’s widely celebrated in the United States. Like St. Patrick’s Day, the holiday has a limited popularity in its country of origin, but Americans are like, “Any excuse for a drunken spectacle” — um, I mean celebration. Since I’m already sidetracked, allow me to point out that Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day, nor is it a day on which you get five jars of mayonnaise for the price of one. It commemorates a victory of the Mexican militia over the French in 1862. Here, see for yourself.

Not because it’s the 138th running of The Kentucky Derby, although, speaking of drunken spectacles….

No, the day is much more important than that. For, upon this day mumbledy-mumbledy years ago, my dear friend, former college roommate, pal since the summer between junior high and high school, fellow fanfic freewriter, artist and author, lunch companion, creator of Tetra Petrie and so on and so forth JANE PEYTON was born! Yes, on this very day as ever was!


And now, because we both love it, and because it rhymes with Jane, here’s a present to watch:

Wasn’t that fun? I love the interwebz! It is full of cats and cute boys.


I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “A Very Special Day

  1. Marion Driessen

    May 5, 2012 at 10:45am

    Happy birthday greetings from the Netherlands for Jane too 🙂

    And I love that song, the sentiments behind it. There’s a standard link on Figments (under ‘Dance in the rain!), if you ever want to see it again

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    • Jane

      May 5, 2012 at 12:29pm

      Thank you, Marion! I’m having fun so far!

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  2. Jane

    May 5, 2012 at 12:37pm

    Hi, Marian,
    Today just became EXTRA special! Thanks for the greetings. I still remember that day we met, too. It’s been a good run since, hasn’t it?

    Thanks for the happy-dance.

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      Marian Allen

      May 5, 2012 at 12:41pm

      It HAS been a good run since that day. 🙂 See you Wednesday! Be thinking about where you want your birthday lunch.

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      • Jane

        May 6, 2012 at 11:22am

        Roger that, compadre!

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  3. Stan

    May 10, 2012 at 8:13am

    I love those old musicals. Thanks for the Gene Kelly clip.

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