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K1P1
03-05-2007, 05:56 AM
Given that is it already tomorrow GMT, let me be the first to say,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHRIS!!

:banana::Jump::banana::Jump:
:PartySmil
:TheWave::TheWave::TheWave:

san_remo_ave
03-05-2007, 06:01 AM
:Cake:

Happy Birthday, Chris!

alleycat
03-05-2007, 06:02 AM
Happy Birthday!

Shwebb
03-05-2007, 06:03 AM
Happy birthday! Hope it's a grand one for you.

Rolling Thunder
03-05-2007, 06:03 AM
Hey! Happy Birthday, Chris! :D

Haggis
03-05-2007, 06:04 AM
Chris is finally 16? Awesome.

Happy Birthday, Chris. :snoopy: :partyguy: :hooray:


;)

Alan Yee
03-05-2007, 06:06 AM
Happy Birthday, Chris! :D

MidnightMuse
03-05-2007, 06:15 AM
Happies of Birthdays :partyguy:

Cath
03-05-2007, 06:21 AM
Happy Birthday Chris! I hope it's relaxing and filled with :Cake:

Mom'sWrite
03-05-2007, 06:28 AM
Happy Birthday man. Hope something unexpected and wonderful follows you home. :)

rhymegirl
03-05-2007, 06:38 AM
It's time for you to celebrate
with lots of good food
and a bottle of wine,
But don't forget to share it with us!

OH AND...HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CLOCKWORK NINE!

:partyguy: :Cake: :PartySmil

Ol' Fashioned Girl
03-05-2007, 06:40 AM
Happy Birthday... here's to better years to come!

wyntermoon
03-05-2007, 06:58 AM
Happy happy birthday!!

Jean Marie
03-05-2007, 08:16 AM
Happy Birthday, Clockwork, Chris, Fish Boy :partyguy:

:PartySmil

:e2fish::e2fish::e2fish::e2fish:
:TheWave:

Soccer Mom
03-05-2007, 08:27 AM
H is for birthday. I mean happy. Crap. Forgot the U.

Ugh.

Happy Birthday, however you spell it.

Pat~
03-05-2007, 08:34 AM
Hope it's happy, Chris!
http://bestsmileys.com/birthday1/8.gif

kristie911
03-05-2007, 08:55 AM
Happy Birthday, Chris! Hope you have a wonderful day! :D

Foinah
03-05-2007, 10:01 AM
Happy Birthday!!!!
In keeping with your caption-themed thread...





Bobo the monkey didn't mean to fling poo at the party guests and the birthday boy, ClockWork 9 -- How was Bobo to know the cake had been spiked with rum. He'd never live this gig down! Oh well....there'd always be Reno and the Circus Circus.

Bmwhtly
03-05-2007, 12:56 PM
Merry Birthday Chris!

Have a really, really, REALLY good one.

MacAllister
03-05-2007, 01:30 PM
A very happy birthday!

aadams73
03-05-2007, 02:34 PM
Happy Birthday, Chris! Hope you have a most excellent day!

Mandy-Jane
03-05-2007, 02:37 PM
Happy happy birthday. Have lots of fun!

K1P1
03-05-2007, 07:00 PM
And, now that it's afternoon, Chris, how about that beer? Scotch? Whatever you like, it's on me. :D

Meerkat
03-05-2007, 07:02 PM
Nobody said it yet?!

CHRIS ROCKS!!!!

Happy birthday buddy--many more!

MajorDrums
03-05-2007, 07:04 PM
Hey! Happy Birthday!:D

clockwork
03-05-2007, 07:14 PM
Hi everyone. Thanks so much for the kind birthday wishes. What's that? A speech, you say? Oh, I couldn't possibly. No! Oh... all right then, hand me the mic.

Thank you, thank you very much. You know, March marks my second year as a member of AW. I've seen a lot of people pass through these halls in that time. Some have come, some have gone. More have come than gone. But not as many have stayed. Some have simply remained motionless. And of course, some have endlessly twirled and fluttered. Because AW is a dynamic place where things can change quite quickly. But a lot stays the same. If nothing happens.

And yet, despite that, so much of AW is familiar to us, allowing a collective experience of the wonder of life. Birds fly. Fish swim. Dogs dig in the yard and a rainbow of brightly-coloured frisbees soar freely. Here at AW, the symbolism continues as green online user lights shine like beacons in the dark, reminding us that in this sea of electronic emptiness, we are never truly alone. Life flourishes in the pages of the forum - just as an old thread dies, a new one is given life. And the backgrounds are always that off-shade of bluey-purple.

But most importantly, AW is a community of people - a curious scrapbook of usernames, post counts and cat avatars. A place where everybody knows your name. But... not your real name. Maybe just your first name. Well, as close to your real name as you can get without filling out a form. And as much as we are singular personalities, we are also a whole. We are a group, a colony. A hustling bivouac of army ants, clawing over each other's flaying antennae as we careen through the maddening jungle thicket of the world-wide web.

And on this momentous day, March 5th, in between the hedonistic and dizzying celebration of whoever's birthday it may be, I feel it only right that we pause, if only briefly to consider the future of AW. Like it or not, the world will change and AW must change with it too. The posts and threads of the future will not be as we know them now - with keyboards and mice - but with extra-sensory perception laser headsets. Or possibly advancements in the field of trackballs. In either case, most of the topics will be contributed by message-posting robots. And as we surge towards the 22nd century, our purpose is clear - to find and destroy those robots.

Thank you for your time and kind consideration.



Who wants cake?

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h134/clockwork9/42-15876950.jpg

Jaycinth
03-05-2007, 07:17 PM
May you receive all the C-4 you asked for...but not in your cake.

Have a happy!!!

(Laser pulse pistols should do it for most of the robots...)

writerterri
03-05-2007, 08:51 PM
http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/29/29_5_5.gif (http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZSYYYYYYYYUS) Happy birthday!!!


Birthday dork.





http://www.smileycentral.com/sig.jsp?pc=ZSzeb095&pp=ZSYYYYYYYYUS (http://smiley.smileycentral.com/download/index.jhtml?partner=ZSzeb095_ZSYYYYYYYYUS&utm_id=7923)

Stew21
03-05-2007, 09:08 PM
He Shines

he speaks of mythology
from forgotten time
placed by gods to the heavens,
and he shines,
brightest.
a star in this constellation
with unflinching twinkle
he is constant,
to map your path.

he makes clear
the unseen and feared
lantern on a wooded path
illuminates shadows
he shines and footfalls
land on solid ground
by his glow.

he says, "I am here"
with a soft flicker beacon
spreading through the night's black air
shining in the window, waiting
he shines
a welcome to warm cold hearts.

he leads the way,
from rough seas to shores;
lighthouse in a storm
he shines,
for safe passage.




Happy Birthday Chris, you bright and shining friend!
:)

SpookyWriter
03-05-2007, 09:19 PM
Happy Birthday Clock_work9! Sorry I am late to the party, but no internet access after hours and weekend. Hope you have a great day.

Jon

maestrowork
03-05-2007, 09:21 PM
Happy birthday, Chris!

Maryn
03-05-2007, 09:58 PM
Oh, you got a candid shot of me doing the finishing touches on your cake! I had to guess at the flavor.

Yeah, that's right, I lied. I'm not really a brunette. So sue me.

Maryn, wishing you a happy birthday

clockwork
03-06-2007, 01:43 AM
Thanks for the extra kind words that you guys have posted. I've had a pretty quiet day (my dad and uncle are both working away and this is the first birthday since my grandad died) so to be honest, it's probably for the best. I had a nice dinner with my mum and brother (the other two brothers are also away) and tonight I ain't doin' nothin'. There is major cause for celebration today though - this was the last Monday I will have to work in a long time. That feels good.

I wanted to share a present I got from my folks - it's a giant wall print, a good six feet in length of the image below. I posted it as big as I can so you can get the same impression I have staring at it. It's an image taken from a satellite orbiting Mars of the Earth and the moon (top of the image) and Jupiter (bottom of the image.) I fell in love with it when I first saw it because I couldn't get over just how isolated and precious the earth seems, floating in a sea of utter blackness. But even in that unending void, we've got our own nieghbours and Jupiter (however far away it is) is one of many that is right there with us.

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h134/clockwork9/mgs_earthjupiter_030522_02.jpg

Thanks again to everyone who wished me a happy birthday. Those who didn't can cram it with walnuts. :tongue

Freckles
03-06-2007, 01:46 AM
Happy Birthday, Chris!!! :D

clockwork
03-06-2007, 01:47 AM
Yeah, all right. No walnuts for you.

(Thanks, Freckles. :D)

NeuroFizz
03-06-2007, 01:48 AM
Many, many more, Chris.

AceTachyon
03-06-2007, 01:58 AM
Happy day!

And kick robot tookus!

K1P1
03-06-2007, 02:22 AM
Who wants cake?

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h134/clockwork9/42-15876950.jpg

Cake? I don't give a damn about the cake. I want her body.

Carrie in PA
03-06-2007, 04:24 AM
I just saw this thread. HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! I hope it was fabulous, wonderful, marvelous! :D