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Happy LOLBirfday To Meeeeee

Well tomorrow (edit: TODAY!) is my birthday! 28 years ago, tomorrow, I was born in Euliss TX. Man, I’m getting old! Well happy birfhday to me. If you have a favorite birthday LOLcat please leave it in the comments. 😀



  1. #1 KSven
    December 20, 2007
  2. #2 Eric
    December 20, 2007

    As I’m sure Pepper will agree, a LOLcat just isn’t enough. Your birthday deserves LOLparrots! So…

    Happy Birthday Shelley!

  3. #3 Charlie (Colorado)
    December 20, 2007

    28 years ago, tomorrow, I was born in Euliss TX.

    Happy birthday!

    Man, I’m getting old!

    My heart just bleeds for you.

  4. #4 J-Dog
    December 20, 2007

    Congratualtions! I couldn’t coerce any of those damn cats to behave and talk funny for you, but I did manage to find out that Dec 20 is a Pretty Big Day!

    Have fun, be good, stay out of trouble,and don’t be home early.

  5. #6 Shelley Batts
    December 20, 2007

    Thanks for all the LOLs! You guys rock! 😀

  6. #7 Dan
    December 20, 2007

    Here’s mine:
    Shelly’s LOL Cats

    Enjoy the birthday.

  7. #8 Warren
    December 20, 2007

    Oh man, you got ripped off! How many years did you have cheapskates hand you one gift and say, “This is your birthday and Christmas present!” as though they were doing you a massive wonderful favor?

    Anyway, happy birthday!

  8. #9 Stephen D. Moore
    December 20, 2007

    Happy Birthday, Shelley!

    Can haz presentz?

  9. #10 mary
    December 21, 2007

    Happy Birthday, and Happy Holidays!

  10. #11 John S. Wilkins
    December 21, 2007

    My brother has his birthday on the 28th. He spent his youth having everyone combining his birthday and Christmas presents. I hope your family doesn’t do this. All the best, youngster!

  11. #12 Mike Haubrich, FCD
    December 21, 2007

    Happy Birthday, Solstice Child!

    What child is this who brings such light
    that all who see Her grow hopefull?
    The Solstice candles, this darkest night,
    rekindle a flame in our soul.

    This, this is the Solstice child,
    the Maiden brilliant, the Maiden wild.
    Come, sisters, to hold Her near,
    the hope and the light of the New Year.

    As a Solstice Child, you are brilliant, love birds and have a great sense of humor. Your birthday is slightly ahead of solstice, which means you will complete your thesis just before deadline and will successfully defend it. You are skeptical of any claims that your birthdate has anything to do with your personal characteristics or destiny.

  12. #13 Ghosty
    December 21, 2007

    I’m new in these parts, so I’ll keep my birthday wishes nice and sane. 🙂 Happy 28th to you!

  13. #14 Amanda
    December 21, 2007

    Happy Birthday (one day late)!

  14. #15 John Pieret
    December 21, 2007

    Man, I’m getting old!

    Yeah, yeah! … Save it ’til you’re half my age!

    Oh wait!

    Happy birthday anyway!

  15. #16 The Flying Trilobite
    December 21, 2007

    Happy Birthday Shelley!

    All the best. 28 is a good age. Good year for me at any rate.

    I’d give you a LOLcat but I’m allergic.


  16. #17 Ian
    December 21, 2007

    You’re not supposed to say the age – but since you’re under 30 you can get away with it. Many happy returns!

    Are you and Sheril Kirshenbaum having a photo contest? Or is Sheril just…parroting you?! I notice you both changed your pics at about the same time and in each case the new pic outshines the old one immensely.

    It’ll be interesting to see where that goes…!

  17. #18 Brigit
    December 21, 2007

    [delurk] Happy Birthday Shelly! Hope you get to eat lots of tasty stuff! [/delurk]

  18. #19 Cuttlefish
    December 21, 2007


  19. #20 DouglasG
    December 21, 2007
  20. #21 Tegumai Bopsulai, FCD
    December 21, 2007
  21. #22 Sheril Kirshenbaum
    December 21, 2007

    Happy Birthday Shelley!

  22. #23 Richard
    December 21, 2007

    This comment is to wish you BOTH a Merry Christmas and a Happy Birthday.

    Mine’s on the 23rd. When I was a kid, my sister two cards bearing $20 bills from Grandma; one on Christmas and one on her birthday. I received one card to “combine” the two events on one $20 bill.

    How convenient.

  23. #24 rev_matt_y
    December 21, 2007

    Happy Birthday, Merry Winter Solstice, Happy Krimble, and a Felicitous New Year!

  24. #25 xenophobic
    December 21, 2007

    It’s muh burfday too!
    Happy burfdays!

  25. #26 rev_matt_y
    December 21, 2007

    Note also, two of my daughters have their birthdays between Dec 26 and Dec 31, so they will know the aggravation of their birthdays being an afterthought amongst their friends.

  26. #27 kevin
    December 21, 2007

    no lolcat links or witty comment from me….Just a belated wish for a happy birthday and much success and happiness in the coming year.

  27. #28 Josh
    December 21, 2007

    My Birthday was the 13th, my sister’s is the 23rd, her son’s is the 25th, my brother’s is the 30th. December is a busy month. When we wanted something big it was joint birthday and christmad present for me AND my brother.

    Also, Happy Birthday

  28. #29 Brownian
    December 21, 2007

    It’s a Festivus miracle!

    Happy Birthday from the Pharyngulites!

  29. #30 Shelley Batts
    December 21, 2007

    w00t w00tttt!!!!

    You guys have really made my day! Thank you! ^_^

  30. #31 Blake Stacey
    December 21, 2007

    There’s just no way I can beat the Digital Cuttlefish. . . But happy birthday, anyway!

  31. #32 DLC
    December 21, 2007

    U can has berfday cake now.

    Happy Birthday!

  32. #33 Ed Brayton
    December 21, 2007

    Happy birthday, Shelley. And 28 is hardly old. I just turned the big 4-0 a couple months ago. Ah, to be 28 again….

  33. #34 pough
    December 21, 2007

    This calls for a custom LOLbird! It’s not terribly funny, but at least it’s inappropriate. Hey, don’t blame me; it’s the bird!

  34. #35 Shelley Batts
    December 21, 2007

    OMG pough! LOL! (And Pepper bird-chortles too)

  35. #36 LM
    December 21, 2007

    Directed here from Pharyngula… Today is my 28th b-day as well!!! Also, happy Yule!

  36. #37 Carl Buell
    December 21, 2007

    Happy Birthday? You young people. I only celebrate decades now. I do think however, that if I have to celebrate a birthday this time of year, it might as well be a real one. And it might as well be yours. Happy Birthday Shelley!

  37. #38 Atheion
    December 21, 2007

    Live long and prosper!

  38. #39 Doug
    December 21, 2007

    Happy Birthday Shelly!

    My apologies for this article which actually is in ScienceNOW Daily News 21 December 2007 as #5 of ’10 A Few of Our Favorite Things’ as an evolutionary psychological study from University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

  39. #40 Trip the Space Parasite
    December 21, 2007


  40. #41 Dan
    December 21, 2007

    I’m wise to your tricks, Miss Batts. I know you’re only 21, and that you lied about being 28 because you want to rent a car.

    I expected something sneakier from a PhD candidate.

    Now, enjoy the cake. But, if there are more than twenty-one candles on it, I’m calling shenanigans.

  41. #42 John P. Baumlin
    December 22, 2007

    What are you reading this for? Go have some more cake.

    Oh, and Happy belated Birfday!!

  42. #43 sex shop
    December 22, 2007

    Happy 28th to you!

  43. #44 PeteK
    December 22, 2007

    Happy birthday, mon sherie…On Jupiter you’re only 2 and a half – Jupiter’s ‘year’ is 12 and a bit years…

  44. #45 ScienceWoman
    December 22, 2007

    Happy Birthday! 28 is a good age to be.

  45. #46 HC
    December 23, 2007

    Happy birthday yesterday (or today, as the case may be). Consider it plus or minus epsilon. And yes the picture is nice. kthxbai

  46. #47 kozmetik
    December 23, 2007

    Happy Birthday Shelley!

  47. #48 video share
    December 24, 2007

    Happy Birthday

  48. #49 Kristjan Wager
    December 26, 2007

    Belated happy birthday Shelley, and many happy returns.

  49. #50 Redleg
    December 26, 2007

    Happy Birthday! Been to Euliss many times (I’m from Garland).

  50. #51 Dave Briggs
    December 28, 2007

    Pretty Kitty! Happy Birthday. 28 may seem old but I am 55 soon and I can tell you that the old cliche about being as young as you feel can make a big difference. I have a number of friends in their 70s who are still kids at heart. Think young, be young!
    Dave Briggs :~)

  51. #52 feromon
    December 31, 2007

    Happy birthday,Happy new year 🙂

  52. #53 zets
    January 7, 2008

    Happy birthday,Happy and healty new year

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