❤ Happy (birthday) HIRL ❤

Happy (birthday) HIRL

A big thank you to all my friends, well-wishers and fellow incorrigibles for today’s extravaganza. How awesome to have not one, but a double-superhero hashtag #Wolverine2WonderWomanHappyBD accompanied by a #punderstorm and trending of my favorite #ScienceEveryday .  

This began with a mysterious package. I came home to find it partly open.

Husband: The calendar you ordered has arrived

Me: I didn’t order a calendar

Son: See, I told you it was from her G+ friends!

A few minutes later, my giggles over images of a moustachioed Freddie Mercury Buddhini Samarasinghe trying to break free with a pipette,  Wonder Woman Thomas Kang in drag, and variously exposed males ( Dan and Peter identities protected, you know who you are) force me to explain my (undeserved!) reputation as a connoisseur of men in kilts. Was it my imagination, or did my husband just pull his knees in a bit? 😉 Oh yes, my secret admirer Hugh Jackman (sadly, the secret part refers to his inexplicable ignorance of my existence), being devoured by cake queen Kimberly Chapman !

Then I had a most distinguished delivery man in the form of William McGarvey , who came bearing gifts of strawberries, chocolates, and a superb Pinot Noir. When I saw the card, I knew there had  been a whole lot of monkeying going around. Appropriately, I served Bill my last slice of banana bread.

Thank you all for making today, and everyday, so special!

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84 Responses to ❤ Happy (birthday) HIRL ❤

  1. Jon Hiller says:

    Now get busy drinking that red!

  2. John Kampsen says:

    Birthday Greetings, Rajini Rao ! Must be nice to be 27 🙂

  3. Rajini Rao says:

    Chad Haney , it was a privilege to look inside your head.

    Zee L , caffeine and me go way back, but your sweet face was refreshing enough.

    Bill Collins , you’ve been reading too many of my evil science posts, stop!

    Thex Dar , your videographic and photoshopping skills are awesome. We need to talk!

    Scott Lewis , you won me with your geeky T-shirt 🙂

    Michelle Beissel , that menu rocks..I’m waiting for the recipes!

    Mara Rose , was it you who picked out the wine to go with the the Chez Panisse delicacies?

    Deeksha Tare , Aida Hazlan , Kawthar AL ABDALLA Yoon-Mi Kim  : lovely ladies of G+, you are all beautiful right through. Thanks for all the shares.

  4. Congrats and warm wishes, Rajini Rao! 

  5. Sangi Malk says:

    Happy Birthday Rajini, Have a lovely day!! Thank you for extremely interesting postings.

  6. Rajini Rao says:

    I will indeed, Jon Hiller !

    John Kampsen , I see you are as bad in math as I am 😉

    Zara Mah , thank you!

    Kimberly Elaine , I’ll reveal them for a small bribe 😀

  7. Rajini Rao says:

    Thank you, sweet Sangita Mallick 🙂

  8. Scott Lewis says:

    Hehe I’m really glad you like your calendar. What started off as a silly comment ended up turning into a great collaboration of many friends. 

  9. Chad Haney says:

    You are so worth it Rajini Rao. You are a dear friend to many and an inspiration to all.

  10. Jeff Baker says:

    Happy Birthday Rajini !

  11. jackie says:

    That is awesome! Gotta love our g+ friends. Happy birthday Rajini Rao!!

  12. Liz Krane says:

    Happy birthday Rajini Rao!!!!! Thanks for spending another year around the sun sharing awesome science and stories and conversations with us 😀 

  13. Happy Solar Return, Rajini Rao 

  14. Happy birthday, Rajini Rao! Best wishes.

  15. Zee L says:

    It was our pleasure Rajini Rao 🙂

    and thank you 😉

  16. All in all, not a bad day, eh?  Boy, did we have some fun at your expense, Rajini Rao.  Glad you enjoyed it, and happy to have been a part of it.

  17. Gary Ray R says:

    It’s a good day for a birthday. I know.  So Happy Birthday Rajini Rao 

    Also the day noted to commemorate the Pony Express. 

  18. Happy birthday Rajini Rao ! I hope you continue to have a perfectly delightful birthday ❤ hugs ❤

  19. Rajini Rao says:

    Oh wow, happy birthday to you, Gary Ray R ! I am in good company 🙂

  20. Paul Magee says:

    Happy Birthday! Rajini Rao 

  21. Well, a very happy birthday to you, I’m very glad it was so full of good surprises. 🙂

  22. Panah Rad says:

    Happy Birthday 😀

  23. Léa Jay says:

    Happy Birthday to you!!! You are beautiful and amazing!

  24. Glad you liked it Rajini Rao! Still can’t believe I ordered a plastic skirt online for it, and made pink fluffy earings 😛 The things we do for friends!

  25. Happy birthday Rajini Rao   You deserve every bit of ‘special’ that makes your day every day.  Cheers 🙂  [[Edit: there’s a comma missing in there somewhere 🙂 ]]     [[Edit 2:  “comma” < Late Latin:  mark of punctuation, Latin:  division of a phrase < Greek kómma  piece cut off (referring to the phrase so marked), equivalent to kop-  (base of kóptein  to strike, chop) + -ma  noun suffix denoting result of action (with assimilation of p ) ]]

  26. Bob Calder says:

    Awesome Birthday to You. 🙂

  27. I see what you contribute to humanity and am deeply grateful. I wish you well.

  28. Jun C says:

    Happy birthday Rajini Rao ! Needless to say, but I hope you’re having an awesome day… (by the looks of it, you are!) 🙂

  29. Robert Lach says:

    All the BEST 🙂 +Rajini Rao

  30. Bill Carter says:

    Serves you right for being so much fun. 🙂

  31. Rosana Rivas says:

    Feliz Cumpleaños!!!

  32. D Bhatt says:

    Happy Birth Day

  33. Kevin Clift says:

    Many happy returns Rajini Rao.  What extra privileges do you get now that you’re twenty-one?

  34. Rajini Rao says:

    Thanks, Kevin Clift . I see that fuzzy math is rampant on G+. I get to drink the Pinot Noir.

  35. Thomas Kang says:

    Rajini Rao Happy birthday! That’s a great pic. Can’t wait to see the calendar pics. ^^

  36. Bill Collins says:

    😀 Can’t stop me reading them now, but glad you had a great day! 

  37. Thomas Kang says:

    For some reason, it seemed to me like the above had to be the comment that immediately follows Peter’s.

  38. Bill Collins says:

    And Lloyd’s will insure them!

  39. Rajini Rao says:

    Thank you, Mark Bruce. Sure is a great community 🙂

  40. Mehdi Malik says:

    Happy birthday dear rajini

  41. Tom Lee says:

    HBD Rajini Rao most awesome Plusser and friend !

  42. Hemant Dave says:

    Dear Rajini Rao wish you a very happy birthday! You are awsome person. Thanks for all!

  43. Ian Netto says:

    Happy Birthday Rajini Rao and thank-you for sharing that great memory with the lot of us.

  44. Glad we could help, to bring our that invaluable smile 🙂

  45. I was going to say something intelligent but then you said something about Hugh Jackman’s secret parts and my brain went $#^%&HFG^%@Dg,……NO CARRIER

  46. (ps happy birthday :D)

  47. Happy Birthday, Rajini Rao!

  48. Happy birthday, Rajini Rao and thank you for all those awesome posts here on G+!!!!

  49. Happy birthday Rajini Rao 🙂

  50. Mary T says:

    The wine is a favorite of mine, and a local vintage Rajini Rao ~ I hope you enjoy it ;).  I’m glad you had a great birthday!


  51. Happy Birthday Rajini Rao!

  52. Arizona Bob says:

    Haha…sounds like a true surprise party Rajini Rao.  I hope you had a wonderful birthday yesterday and look forward to many more! Best regards, Bob

  53. O. LACRIMA says:

    Birthday Greetings for yesterday Rajini Rao !! Be happy, loved and blessed!

  54. Venu Acharya says:

    Nice Rajini……!!!!!!

  55. Happy birthday 🎂💐

  56. Rahul Roy says:

    Rajini Rao Happy Birthday 🙂

    (Am I late?)

  57. Firoz Shaikh says:

    Many Many Many Many happy Returns of the day, Dear Madam !!!!!!!

    Aap Jeo Hazaro Sal, Sal Ke Din Ho 50 Hazar !!!!!!

  58. Wish you health, wealth and peace of mind forever.  Happy birthday.

  59. Happy birth day…dear

  60. Happy Birhday Rajini Rao!

    After reading your posts and various comments, I highly recommend you write a book about your favorite subject.

    How about that? I will buy it. Seriously!

  61. Wesley Yeoh says:

    belated happy birthday Rajini!!! wow that calendar sounds awesome LOL, so where does it get hung? office? living room? bathroom? 😀

  62. Happy birthday, Rajini Rao !

    I’m new to your site. I’ve studied some physics and mathematics (a long time ago), and I really enjoy your posts. I was never interested in biology that much, but the posts always blow my mind. Seems that biology is very interesting, after all 🙂

  63. J Stasko says:

    Happy birthday!  By the way, I’m in Haymarket but I can’t seem to find a way to get out there past Baltimore.  I could take the train, it would take all day.  Should I do it?  What do you think?

  64. Kawthar A says:

    Sheesh.. I almost missed this post.

    Thank you Rajini Rao for being you, you are such a nice and lovely lady 🙂

    Thanks William McGarvey :)) btw..you both look great 🙂

  65. John Kampsen happy happy birthday.  An Aries!  I have so many Aries friends: they all value being straightforward: such a lovely trade in a friendship!  Love, health & happiness to you!

  66. DaFreak says:

    Darn, I am not just late to the party, I totally missed it!

    I retrocausistically wish you the happiest of birthdays. No need to thank me. 😉

  67. Rajini Rao says:

    Thanks for your wishes! nomad dimitri also the birthstone of Aries is the diamond, what’s not to like about that? 😀

    Koen De Paus, Google informs me that you have a birthday coming up very soon 😉

  68. Rajini Rao says:

    Semei Farah , not if you are fortunate enough to have such a distinguished, personalized home delivery 🙂

  69. Mary W. says:

    Trailing behind the pack of birthday well wishers, please know how special I hope your birthday was! Because of your birth, the world has be enriched by your intellectual brilliance and graceful beauty. Your legacy is also being infused in the lives of your students and the children you were blessed to call you “mom”. I am unable to shower you with gifts or monetary tokens but what I can give is my friendship and sincere gratitude in knowing you through GP. Thank you Gnotic Pasta for introducing me to this giving & amazing woman who is the “Queen of the Incorrigibles”.

    Happy Belated Birthday Rajini Rao!

  70. Chad Haney says:

    I hope you are doing well Mary Owens 

  71. Mary W. says:

    I am doing better Chad Haney. I will share more on another site! Thank you for asking 🙂

  72. Smitha Gowda says:

    belated happy birthday…

  73. belated happy birthday

  74. Is that your New house

  75. Rajini Rao says:

    Not so new anymore, Jabarri Thomas . Built in the mid nineties. 

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