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14 April 2009 @ 11:12 pm
is my birthday, precious  
THANK YOU to everyone who's already sent me messages! Man, you guys are ON IT. And to complications_g for the picspam! I take full and personal responsibility for the existence of these pictures as a result, you understand.

I feel extremely bloated right now. They should recruit me for one of those ads that run, "I used to feel like a hippopotamus had mated with an elephant in my stomach every time I ate ... until I discovered Senecot!" Or whatever. I've eaten: beef stroganoff, queen of puddings, lemon meringue pie, and enough cupcakes to build a cupcake fort. (A CUPCAKE FORT, YOU GUYS. NOW I WANT ONE.) I actually made the cupcakes myself, there is pictorial proof and everything! I will share that later. For now, I'll share a little thing I maded for the internet:





haha, how many of you clicked that expecting a photo of a bemused Malawi infant being towed from its native land by a determined popstrel? GOTCHA.

Pete never minds getting up with Bronx, mainly because he's usually up already. He's always had books around for those times when his head just buzzed. They used to be intense polisci treatises and Palahnuik (those Panic kids have way too much influence on him); now he sticks to lighter stuff. He used to think he identified with Tyler Durden; now he feels more like the magician Howl.

Bronx appreciates the genius of Diana Wynne Jones - or, at the very least, finds the pages of her books superior in taste to most other things he's tried to eat in the last five minutes: Pete's hoodie, the leg of his teddy bear, his own toes. Now he's burbling to himself and slapping the book at repeated intervals. Unswayed, Pete keeps reading.

Ashlee thinks she's being quiet, but Pete has lived around too many people in too small spaces for too long not to hear the tiny change in air movement, the light footfall on carpet. His mouth curls up as he reads and he exaggerates the dialogue for a listener who can understand.

Not that Bronx doesn't understand, too, in his own way. Pete's kid is very smart, but that's the love of his life over there, thinking she's being sneaky.

"And then Howl said, 'Do you hear something?' and Sophie replied, 'Yes. Ashlee sounds like she has a cold.'"

"I do not!" says Ashlee, outraged. She laughs a second later, a low sexy rumble that was one of the first things that attracted Pete to her, back when she was a fairly generic blonde teenybopper. That laugh set her apart; Pete had been right to count on it. "Isn't that a little advanced? He's only six months old."

"Are you kidding? You gotta start them early. As soon as he figures out the whole hand movement thing he'll be welded to an Xbox, and it'll be too late."

Ashlee snorts. "Well, give it a few months before you break out the Kirkegaard, okay?"

"It's a deal," says Pete and, softer, "go back to bed. I'll be up for a while."

Ashlee just nods. At the start she'd worried about him making up bottles and whether he knew where she kept the expressed milk, because he wasn't around as much as she was. She's relaxed a little, now, but she still leans over to kiss Bronx's downy head before she leaves. Bronx purrs like a little kitten.

"We did good," says Ashlee.

"I know," says Pete, hugging his son close. Bronx hits him on the nose. "All right, all right. Back to the story, slave driver..."
 
 
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Current Music: what's she gonna look like with a chimney on her by ... whoever sings that
 
 
 
mrsquizzical: bandom panic awesomespencermrsquizzical on April 14th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEETHEART!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: halowrites: awesome tightsscoradh on April 15th, 2009 05:39 pm (UTC)
THANK YOU, THANK YOU! :DDD
allyndra: Loveallyndra on April 14th, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
Not to mention your mega-awesome birthday fic from cest_what. *plays with your presents*

I hope you're having a brilliant birthday!

Also, the pic and ficlet are adorable! Completely adorable!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands FOB + Ashleescoradh on April 15th, 2009 05:40 pm (UTC)
OH MAN OH MAN! I did not see that yet! :D

Ashte ARE disgustingly adorable. I'd hate them for it if they weren't so adorable!
and that was the beginning of fairies: Gabenyx_nox on April 14th, 2009 10:53 pm (UTC)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! ♥ ♥ ♥

*did not forget, but has only now emerged from a mountain of pink sparkly bubbles*

I am ~flaily-hands~ at Ashlee! It is becoming an all too frequent response. bb!Bronx, he'll be the best-read tiny creature in the world under Pete's careful tutelage ^^

Here have a Gabe and his squishy cobra *-*
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Cupcakes: blueberriesscoradh on April 15th, 2009 05:42 pm (UTC)
It is becoming an all too frequent response.
Oh good! Because my BBB is very heavy on the Ashlee. She is Ryan's Mentor! idek, I think she's so fab and pre-raphelite now. I know nothing about her personality, I judge entirely on looks. :D

look how tenderly he's cradling it! he even makes soft toys sexual! :DDD &gabe;

Edited at 2009-04-15 05:43 pm (UTC)
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: halowrites: blue random thingscoradh on April 15th, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!!

Oh boy, that wasn't an accusation - more a statement of wonder, considering how crap I am at remembering other people's birthdays. D: It's a major failing.

I did! Back to study now, though, MEH.
girl; obsessed: bandom - pete tattooscomplications_g on April 14th, 2009 10:59 pm (UTC)
That is sooooooooooooo cute!

Bronx appreciates the genius of Diana Wynne Jones - or, at the very least, finds the pages of her books superior in taste to most other things he's tried to eat in the last five minutes: Pete's hoodie, the leg of his teddy bear, his own toes.

I love this bit. And Pete's trainers, they are very pretty. ;)

Can't wait to see how the cupcakes turned out!

every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Cupcakes: pink chocolate with heartscoradh on April 15th, 2009 05:45 pm (UTC)
LOL, I HATE HIS TRAINERS WORST OF THE PICTURE. It's weird, I've been drawing all week since I did this one and they're actually improving so fast that I hate this picture now. STILL. MY PLANS, I HAD NO TIME TO CHANGE THEM. DDD:

They are ver' pink. Heehee.
(no subject) - complications_g on April 15th, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC) (Expand)
secretsolitairesecretsolitaire on April 14th, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Cupcakes: pink with tiny cherriesscoradh on April 15th, 2009 05:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you! ♥
Taelor: Band; This Providence - DBlaiseromasquerade on April 14th, 2009 11:44 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday! ♥
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands PATD Ryden blue spotsscoradh on April 15th, 2009 05:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks, bb!
the claw-foot Lady: [pete/ashlee] you'd be my dreamsoftlyforgotten on April 15th, 2009 12:05 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh, that is adorable. ♥ DIANA WYNNE-JONES!

And happy birthday! If my brain decides to be kind, there should be a little something up for you later today, but just in case: have a great day, lots & lots of love. <333
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: halowrites: child on swingscoradh on April 15th, 2009 05:47 pm (UTC)
I KNOW! HE ADMITTED IT HIMSELF!

I saw that omg omg I GOT TWO FICS FOR MY BIRTHDAY I'M NOT SURE WHAT I DID TO DESERVE THAT. :DDD

Pete looks about five in your icon. *adores*
sleepingfingers on April 15th, 2009 12:21 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday!

And that is totally awesome. ♥
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: halowrites: mirror comicscoradh on April 15th, 2009 05:48 pm (UTC)
Thank yoooooooou!

Hopefully I will improve. I can't disimprove much, for sure. :/
Sereniaserenia on April 15th, 2009 12:23 am (UTC)
Happy birthday to you! o/`
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: halowrites: pink knittingscoradh on April 15th, 2009 05:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you, darling!
Gin: Girlish screams.backinblack on April 15th, 2009 12:33 am (UTC)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOU BEAUTIFUL FLOWER YOU. <333333333 I REALLY THINK YOU'RE AWESOME SO I HOPE YOU HAVE A BIRTHDAY AS AWSEOME AS YOU.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: halowrites: pink glittery lipsscoradh on April 15th, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC)
hahaha thank you! And look out, one of these days there may be a post for you... *iz mysterious*

a crappy drawing, in other words
peripatetic extemporizations: Brendon hearthatoyona on April 15th, 2009 12:38 am (UTC)
Man I'm behind! But HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LOVELY! You are fabulous, as you already know I'm sure. Also um, cupcake fort?? Where can I get one?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Cupcakes: I love youscoradh on April 15th, 2009 06:03 pm (UTC)
I will build you one. WITH MY BARE, ICING-COVERED HANDS. :DDD
(no subject) - hatoyona on April 15th, 2009 07:11 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Blindmouse: whee...blindmouse on April 15th, 2009 12:41 am (UTC)
This is EVERY KIND OF CUTE, and I love picture!Pete&Bronx ♥

Happy birthday!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: halowrites: pink heart jellyscoradh on April 15th, 2009 06:04 pm (UTC)
omg omg YOU WROTE ME FIC TOO??? *hyperventilates*

This is/was the best birthday ever. MAN. *draws hearts all over you*
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands FOB King Peteyscoradh on April 15th, 2009 06:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And I had a pretty good basis of adorable from which to start, don't you think? ;D
Minnow: Birthday cakeminnow_53 on April 15th, 2009 06:23 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday! :) Sorry it's a bit late... :/
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: halowrites: fairy light treescoradh on April 15th, 2009 06:06 pm (UTC)
No worries at all! Considering I posted this at nearly midnight...!