Birthday Shout-Outs! (08/2011)

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Birthday Shout-Outs! (08/2011)

Darling Jen Darling Jen
August 2011

Welcome to the Birthday Club’s eighth post of birthday shout-outs! Once a month will be a forum announcement to celebrate the birthdays of our favorite Eden Staff, reviewers, and contributors! So wish everyone a happy birthday and let the celebration begin!

Thanks to the amazing generosity of the EdenFantasys Staff, every contributor who participates in the birthday club will receive a $25 gift card for their birthday month! These are distributed weekly by the staff and are only given to those who send in their birthdays on time to be included in the monthly posts!

And if you have yet to submit your own birthday, PM or email me now! These are the only accepted forms of birthday submissions because it allows me to store them and not worry about missing one of you. Also, if you don’t get your birthday to me before the shout-out gets posted for your month, you will not be mentioned in the post and are ineligible for the GC that month. But don’t worry! You’ll still be in my records when your birthday comes around again!

To make celebrating with our fellow Eden contributors more interesting and special, every month has its own characteristics and history so I’ll be sharing a little of that each time. It’s not going to be extensive information because that would take up entirely too much space and leave me with nothing to do next year. But it does add a little spice to every month of the year and, hey, you might learn a little something too!

And a new note now that there’s only a few months left of 2011 (*gasp*)! Next year, the format is going to be a little bit different than this year. I just have to keep things interesting and keep it from getting boring! And NOW is your chance to PM me with any of your ideas or inspirations for what to change for next year. Not that it’s a contest or anything… yet…


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"Press close, bare-bosomed Night!
Press close, magnetic, nourishing Night!
Night of south winds! Night of the large, few stars!
Still, nodding Night! Mad, naked, Summer Night!”
~Walt Whitman

So while we enjoy the last of summer (Northern Hemisphere) and get ready for school, let’s wish these 38 contributors a happy birthday, the most populated month so far!

Happy Birthday, all August babies!!!

1st – Miss T

2nd – Brandi Rouxxx & vampire sexy moma

3rd – Rckt56 & mandiegk & Seth912

4th – Lilitu

5th – Red

6th – NuMe

7th – ~LaUr3n~ & Goth & darthkitt3n & Lady Godiva

8th – dlw

9th – Middy

11th – potstickers

12th – Valyn & BrianBoy

13th – sloppy donkey

14th – G.L. Morrison & Silvi

15th – moonlightlove

16th – Pussy Galore & Karakaten & Ansley

18th – YoungSpunkyLove

21st – Mojoe821

22nd – Alyjazz & Stephaniexxx

23rd – Vaccineum

25th – Shumway & krisvida & angelkisses

27th – jentyree

29th – KittKatt & Ivy Wilde & hotlez

31st – DeliciousSurprise

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Birthstone – Ruby
Zodiac Sign (July 23rd – August 22nd) – Leo

Leo

Under the ruling planet of the sun (yeah, this one isn’t really a planet either), this is a fixed fire sign, symbolized by the lion. And you Leos have certainly earned your sun symbol because you sure can roar. You are a show-stopper, a creative outlet, and enthusiastic to boot! What else? You’re the most dominant extrovert of the zodiac!

And as the lion is said to be, you have the demeanor of the king of the jungle. You are magnanimous in heart, spontaneous in spirit, and grand in style. Not that you need any boost to your ego, Leo, but you really are quite ambitious, brave, confident, and a natural born leader that thrives in the spotlight. You don’t get to have too complicated a personality and prefer to be upfront and real rather than mysterious and conflicting. You thrive on adversity and can be incredibly generous to those you love.

But as grandiose as your virtues are, so are your faults. So you must check yourself, Leo, whenever you feel the pull to start using your royalty-like facets of personality for harm rather than good. You are prone to arrogance, pride, and a volatile temper. And that kingly/queenly attitude I spoke of earlier? Yup, you can also get quite pompous and bossy when you get downright fed up and your ability to compromise goes down the drain. So just remember your “Robin Hood” be and a King Richard and not a Prince John!

Your main colors are golden yellow and orange. The physical body parts that correspond to your sign (yes, the zodiac has body parts too) are the spine, back, and heart. These may be areas of importance to you or areas you experience chronic issues with. Your flowers are the sunflower, chamomile, marigold, and celandine. Some famous Leos include Karl Jung, Napoleon, Sally Struthers, Amelia Earhart, Neil Armstrong, Queen Elizabeth, Dustin Hoffman, Bill Clinton, Roman Polanski, and Robert De Niro.

If you’re at the tail end of the month and don’t fall under this sign, no frets! We can’t do repeats for every month so your sign will be next month with September. But also keep in mind, for anyone who has even an inkling of interest in astrology, that the closer you are to another sign in birthday, the more characteristics you share with them.

This Month in History:

August 7th – World Friendship Day (United States) – Declared in 1935 by U.S. Congress, the first Sunday of August is celebrated as Friendship Day and has adopted by many other countries around the world. It’s marked by cards, special greetings, get-togethers, and exchanges and love and gratefulness to not only your friends but to bridge the gap between long-lost ones.

August 1, 1779 – Francis Scott Key, the author of the poem Star Bangled Banner (the United States’ national anthem), was born in Frederick County, Maryland.

August 1, 1838 – Slavery was abolished in Jamaica, which was originally introduced by Spanish settlers in 1509.

August 3, 1492 – Christopher Columbus set out from Palos, Spain with three ships seeking a westernly route to the countries of the Far East. Instead, he landed in the Bahamas.

August 4, 1912 – Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat, was born in Stockholm. During the Holocaust, he is credited with having saved an estimated 33,000 Jews through his issuing thousands of protective documents, securing the release of many from deportation trains, death march convoys, labor service brigades, and establishing the International Ghetto. He was later detained by Soviet agents in 1945 and is believed to have died in custody in 1947.

August 4, 1962 – Nelson Mandela, a prominent apartheid opponent, was arrested in South Africa. He was tried and sentenced to five years in prison but was subsequently sentenced in 1964 for life for high treason and conspiracy to overthrow the government. He wasn’t freed until 1990, at the age of 71, after 27 years in prison after almost a decade of worldwide protests on his behalf. And in 1994 he was voted in by first-time freed black citizens as the president of South Africa.
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DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
It's my birthday month!

Let's get it started in here.


Happy birthday to all my other August babies!
08/01/2011
Darling Jen Darling Jen
Quote:
Originally posted by DeliciousSurprise
It's my birthday month!

Let's get it started in here.


Happy birthday to all my other August babies!
Oh no you didn't! *gets down with her bad self*
08/01/2011
Sir Sir
Happy birthday, everyone!!!
08/01/2011
Ansley Ansley
Oooh I see mine is listed under Ansley...damn name changes!

My birthstone is the peridot. It's ugly as hell so I'll take the ruby!

Did you know that Madonna and I share a birthday and Elvis died on the 16th, four years before I was born? There's some other little odds and ends in there for August but those are the only ones I can be bothered to remember.

Happy Birthday to all the August babies! (Anyone else unable to throw birthday parties because everyone was out of town or school was JUST starting?)
08/01/2011
Coralbell Coralbell
Happy Birthday!
08/01/2011
Sammi Sammi
Happy August Birthdays!
08/01/2011
Darling Jen Darling Jen
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
Oooh I see mine is listed under Ansley...damn name changes!

My birthstone is the peridot. It's ugly as hell so I'll take the ruby!

Did you know that Madonna and I share a birthday and Elvis died on the 16th, four years before ...
DARN! I thought I caught everything! But you're right. The August birthstone is Peridot. Oh man, I'm mad at myself. It's always something. *sigh*

Yeah, I was. I'm a September birthday so I know it's not the same month but similar problem. Also I live in Hurricane Alley and my birthday was always around a hurricane or tropical storm in elementary and middle school. It totally sucked.

Buuuut other cools things about August:

This month used to be called "Sextilis", meaing sixth, because it was originally the sixth month of the Roman calendar. It was remained in honor of Augustus Caesar.

The Anglo-Saxons called it Weod Monath, which means Weed Month, because it's the month when plants tend to grow the most rapidly.
08/01/2011
meganthomas meganthomas
Happy birthday all!
08/01/2011
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by Darling Jen
DARN! I thought I caught everything! But you're right. The August birthstone is Peridot. Oh man, I'm mad at myself. It's always something. *sigh*

Yeah, I was. I'm a September birthday so I know it's not the same month but ...
Eh, don't beat yourself up about it. I've seen many sources claim it's the ruby. I think they confuse the astrological signs with birth months on some sites.

I like the last little tid-bit there. I didn't know about that at all. The more you know!

I was always jealous of the kids who had birthdays during the spring months and could pass out invitations in class. Never had to worry about hurricanes, but it always rains on my birthday. It's either a downpour or a very light drizzle, it never fails. So I do kinda sorta feel your pain there!
08/01/2011
Jobthingy Jobthingy
Happy Birthday August babies!!
08/02/2011
Waterfall Waterfall
Happy Birthday everyone!!
08/02/2011
Alyjazz Alyjazz
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
Oooh I see mine is listed under Ansley...damn name changes!

My birthstone is the peridot. It's ugly as hell so I'll take the ruby!

Did you know that Madonna and I share a birthday and Elvis died on the 16th, four years before ...
I was able to have a party every year (usually a pool party because you could rent out the community pool pretty cheap for a few hours) but I always ALWAYS got school stuff as presents. Which was pretty lame.

I've never really felt like the leo sign fits me at all. Maybe because I was born on the last day. On the cusp I think it's called? I'm definitely more of a virgo than a leo. When I meet people and birthdays come up they always say "Ooo a red head AND a Leo" and make a big deal about it and all I can do is shake my head. Those stereotypes have just never been me, never the less, I love astrology, horoscopes and the like. <3

Happy Birthday to all the other August babies!
08/02/2011
Acorn Acorn
Happy Birthday!
08/02/2011
Jenyana Jenyana
Happy birthday, August babies!!
08/02/2011
ImABarbieGirl ImABarbieGirl
Quote:
Originally posted by Darling Jen
August 2011

Welcome to the Birthday Club’s eighth post of birthday shout-outs! Once a month will be a forum announcement to celebrate the birthdays of our favorite Eden Staff, reviewers, and contributors! So wish everyone a happy birthday and ...
Hey, thats wrong.. Im am a virgo, and my stone is a peridot... (jentyree 8/27 - thats me)
08/02/2011
ImABarbieGirl ImABarbieGirl
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
Oooh I see mine is listed under Ansley...damn name changes!

My birthstone is the peridot. It's ugly as hell so I'll take the ruby!

Did you know that Madonna and I share a birthday and Elvis died on the 16th, four years before ...
Hey, I like the light green of the peridot! The ruby is my sons, and my sisters, and too dark for my likes
08/02/2011
dawnkye dawnkye
Birthday shout-outs are so fun! Happy birthday everyone~~ =)
08/02/2011
ImABarbieGirl ImABarbieGirl
This is more like it :
Im 25 this year, imma get crazy!


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08/02/2011
Darling Jen Darling Jen
Quote:
Originally posted by Alyjazz
I was able to have a party every year (usually a pool party because you could rent out the community pool pretty cheap for a few hours) but I always ALWAYS got school stuff as presents. Which was pretty lame.

I've never really felt like ...
You should definitely get out the day-to-day written horoscopes! They are so much more exact and they take into consideration when people are on the cusp of another sign. I have a huge astrology book that goes through each day individually but it's in storage right now.
08/02/2011
Darling Jen Darling Jen
Quote:
Originally posted by ImABarbieGirl
Hey, thats wrong.. Im am a virgo, and my stone is a peridot... (jentyree 8/27 - thats me)
Yeah, I didn't catch the mistake of leaving the ruby in there in time to change it on the post. I use the previous month's post as a format back-drop and I just forgot about the birthstone. >_< So pretend it says peridot lol.

And not everyone in August is a Leo but I won't be doing more than one zodiac in a month so yours will be next month with September.
08/02/2011
Darling Jen Darling Jen
And since there are multiple people on this month that this applies to: Everyone, heads up! If you decide to change your handle name on Eden from the one you originally gave me for the birthday club you HAVE to send me a PM with the old name and the new one you want to use in order to have me change it. I won't be tracking down individuals to keep up with them all but I can certainly change it for next time
08/02/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Happy birthday August babies
08/02/2011
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by ImABarbieGirl
Hey, I like the light green of the peridot! The ruby is my sons, and my sisters, and too dark for my likes
You can have it, lady! I prefer amethysts and garnets, personally. I have a peridot and gold ring that was given to me for my birthday when I was twelve. It sits in the box it was presented in and I've never worn it. I did consider having it mounted into a white gold band, though.
08/02/2011
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by Alyjazz
I was able to have a party every year (usually a pool party because you could rent out the community pool pretty cheap for a few hours) but I always ALWAYS got school stuff as presents. Which was pretty lame.

I've never really felt like ...
Cusp babies are some of my favorite people in the whole world. Especially, Leo/Virgo cusps. You get the creativity and passion of a Leo with the sensitivity of a Virgo all in one.

I am a Leo through and through. It's positively frightening at times. I've never met an horoscope that wasn't accurate for the time. I read mine daily at tarot.com. It's a pretty nifty site and there is a ton of information on there. And if you really want to know more about yourself, you can create a natal chart here: link
08/02/2011
Kindred Kindred
Happy birthday!
08/02/2011
meitman meitman
Happy birthday all!
08/02/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Happy Birthday August babe's!
08/02/2011
ImABarbieGirl ImABarbieGirl
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
You can have it, lady! I prefer amethysts and garnets, personally. I have a peridot and gold ring that was given to me for my birthday when I was twelve. It sits in the box it was presented in and I've never worn it. I did consider having it ...
Yea, gold and peridot isnt pretty. But it is with silver/white gold.
08/02/2011
NuMe NuMe
Thank you! And Happy Birthday to all the other August babies!
08/02/2011
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