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29 August 2005 @ 09:13 am

Ahem. I may be 31 now, but I can still act like a small child when the occasion demands it. I think birthdays do ;)

I felt quite busy all day yesterday, but I'm not sure what I actually did - quite a few chores. Cleaned somewhere I've been ignoring (the sink outside the downstairs loo - it's kinda out of the way and not used much so I forget about it). Mmm. Clart and dead flies, yummy. But it's all clean and shiny now. Moved all the empty computer-bits boxes into the spare room, so they're still not away but that's a better temporary holding pen for them - there was a whole clear table in there that was just right for stacking the boxes on. We really need to sort the box room out, but that's sod of a task so it'll wait till we have a free weekend when we're not feeling knackered ;)

I also went and poked around on Wikipedia - in particular the Matrix Metalloproteinases page, which was quite clearly written by a medic. I've got myself an account and brought my thesis downstairs, but reading through the info on how to edit pages I kinda lost my nerve. I'll summon it back sometime and write something more comprehensive about the MMPs. Part of the problem seems to be that the only WikiProjects dealing with anything biological are organised by medics - the most plausible one to take an interest in the MMPs is called Pre-Clinical Medicine, for heavens sakes. Which I guess leads to page with bits of pharmacology on them rather than info about the enzymes in question. But it leaves me unclear about whether I should just jump in and edit the page, or whether I should go and introduce myself etc on that WikiProject first. I'll likely just jump in and see if I get slapped down ;)

Inspiration struck me for the randomchallenge contest - thanks, J :) - and I found some pictures of food that I like enough to make icons out of. 100contest should've closed voting by now, but hasn't. My icons are currently 2 of the 6 that have no votes :P

I should probably go do the washing up now, dirty dishes exist even on birthdays, which doesn't quite seem fair ;) Still, I don't have to cook this evening as we have left over tuna lasagne :) And I get to spend all afternoon in the pub, which is never a bad thing ;)
Current Mood: happybirthdaybirthdaybirthday!
Current Music: The Beautiful South "Carry on Up the Charts"
J: birthday cakerethought on August 29th, 2005 09:13 am (UTC)
Yay, birthdaybirthdaybirthdaybirthday!

I'm a bit scared of all the rules on Wikipedia as well. There are many pages that I could help at present, but I'm going to have to just leave them for now.

Margaretpling on August 29th, 2005 10:13 am (UTC)

Yeah, I understand why they have the rules, but coz I don't want to commit some great error of manners it makes me timid about it.
Armadillofluffyarmadillo on August 29th, 2005 09:33 am (UTC)
*hugs* Happy Birthday :)
Margaretpling on August 29th, 2005 10:13 am (UTC)
Thanks :)
Ceci n'est pas une vie: rosemarble on August 29th, 2005 09:56 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday! And re the wikipedia thing, you're precisely the sort of person who should be writing such articles! I think when you register you get a page about you, so you can introduce yourself on there (eg. I've got a PhD in this stuff, so think twice before "correcting" me :) )
Margaretpling on August 29th, 2005 10:14 am (UTC)
Thanks :)

Yeah, it's mostly that I'm keen not to break some unspoken code of conduct ... wouldn't want to be rude, you know ;)
nirikinanirikina on August 29th, 2005 10:03 am (UTC)
Happy birthday!
Margaretpling on August 29th, 2005 10:14 am (UTC)
Thanks :)
(Anonymous) on August 29th, 2005 10:55 am (UTC)
Happy birthday and enjoy the pub, it's a beautiful day for it.
Margaretpling on August 29th, 2005 10:57 am (UTC)
Thank you :)
Aidan O'Harealtoclef on August 29th, 2005 11:02 am (UTC)
Happy birthday!
Margaretpling on August 29th, 2005 11:04 am (UTC)
Thanks :)
Toreascamp on August 29th, 2005 11:30 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday M!
Margaretpling on August 29th, 2005 11:52 am (UTC)
Thank you :) And thanks for the card and pressie :)
contents under pressure / handle with care: hamsters - cakegraphxgrrl on August 29th, 2005 12:54 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday!
Margaretpling on August 29th, 2005 09:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks :)
Ruheruhe on August 29th, 2005 01:08 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday, hon!
Margaretpling on August 29th, 2005 09:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks :)
magidmagid on August 29th, 2005 01:22 pm (UTC)
A very happy birthday, and the rest of the year as well!
Margaretpling on August 29th, 2005 09:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks :)
Lolamilkmaid on August 29th, 2005 01:43 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday! 8 )
Margaretpling on August 29th, 2005 09:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks :)
MagicWomanmagicwoman on August 29th, 2005 02:35 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday!!!

Margaretpling on August 29th, 2005 09:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks :)
dryad_wombatdryad_wombat on August 30th, 2005 12:20 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday sweets!!
Margaretpling on August 30th, 2005 12:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)