Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Happy Birthday S.Z.!

Yes, it's the natal anniversary of our beloved friend s.z. Authoress, founder of World O' Crap, and human Humane Society, she's also the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life, unless you show her the Queen of Diamonds, then watch out.

As a 15-year veteran of the CIA Office of Counter-intelligence, she's naturally camera shy and security conscious; fortunately, I have a copy of her last known photograph:
The world's leading Supermodel/Astronaut/Spy briefing two of her rescue cats/intelligence assets.

Happy birthday, s.z.!  You've enriched more lives, in ways both big and small, than you'll ever be willing to admit, and I don't know where you find the strength or the time, especially since you have to go to all the trouble of removing one of those enormous clip-on earrings every time you want to use the phone, which has to cut into an already busy schedule.


M. Bouffant said...

At least they're clip-ons. Unscrewing them could really cut into the schedule.

Many happy & many more!

Carl said...

Happy birthday, crazy cat lady!

Doc Logan said...

An astoundingly happy birthday, s.z.! Thanks for making this blog possible, and for all the laughs I've enjoyed because of it.

Doc Logan said...

An astoundingly happy birthday, s.z.! Thanks for making this blog possible, and for all the laughs I've enjoyed because of it.

heydave said...

My undying love to you, S. Z.! :)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Happpy B-Day, s.z.!

P.S. Shine on, you crazy diamond

Ivan G Shreve Jr said...

The happiest of natal anniversaries to ya, darlin'!!

Thorlac said...

Happy birthday! Someday, s.z., your life will make it onto the silver screen. While I claimed dibs on the screenplay years ago, I happily relinquish said dibs to Scott, a person who actually knows how to write screenplays. Maybe instead I could have a walk-on carrying a load of cats?

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, sz.
Thank you for this blog and for all the laffs. I am deeply appreciative, truly. Thank you also for BLTBM which resides in a special place on my bookshelf. Not that I'm nagging but there's room for another volume.
And deep gratitude for rescuing the poor kittehs.They need the love; you bring it.

Li'l Innocent said...

Well, sz! The combination of International Female of Mystery and Avatar of Bastet on Earth is one of the best job descriptions I know of. Therefore it's a good thing a really superior human owns it! And will for all foreseeable birthday days to come. We, and the kitties, all thank you! Happy Birthday!!!

Nadine said...

Happy Birthdays S.Z.-- wrangler of kittehs, writer of extremely good summaries of bad movies! A long, happy and healthy life to you. And I can't wait until the second book comes out.

D. Sidhe said...

Happy birthday, sz! If I have an internet home, it's here, and thank you for building it out of Ann Coulter jokes and pet stories.

As for the earrings, I'd suggest a shoe phone, but a stiletto heel in the ear seems like a bad idea.

May your day be full of cool banter with arch villains and martinis, shaken, not stirred.

Bill S said...

Happy Birthday to you, s.z.!
and among the people who get to share your birthday:
Richard Gatling
Maurice Chevalier, charming Frenchman
H. L. Mencken
Jesse Owens, Olympic champ
Desmond Lleweyn, actor
Ian Holm, actor ("Chariots of Fire")Linda Gray, actress, attractive human
Skip Hinnant, actor ("The Patty Duke Show", "The Elecric Company")
Barry White, deep-voiced R&B singer
George Jones, country singer
Joe Pantoliano, actor ("The Sopranos", "Risky Business")
Peter Scolari , actor ("Bosom Buddies", "Newhart")
Neal Peart, drummer (Rush)
Barry Andrews, singer/keyboard player (XTC)
Rachel Ward, actress, attractive human
Ben Folds, musician
Jason Statham, actor, action figure come to life
Gerry Buckley, musician (America)
Paul F. Thompkins, funny human
James Frey, author/asshole
Jennifer Nettles, singer (Sugarland)
Josh Hopkins, actor, attractive human
Louis CK, funny human
Yao Ming, basketball player
Ben McKenzie, actor, attractive human
Jennifer Hudson, singer-actress
a bunch of other people I forgot after I left the Wikipedia page.

Debbi said...

Happy birthday, awesome cat lady!

Chris Vosburg said...

the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life

...And I'm not just saying that.

s.z., a happy birthday, and many more. Ya done some very good here, and please, know that you will be forever remembered for it.

Woodrowfan said...


Weird Dave said...

Ms. z.

As I have pointed out elsewhere, I don't do natal anniversaries well.
But what I would like to do is help some of your wee ones. Is there a means to send your rescue group some donations?

Thanks again for all you do and all you have done to help us get through this World O' Crap

Scott said...

Dave, I just spoke with s.z. to convey everyone's birthday wishes (she's having computer problems -- the cats have chewed up just about every cord in the house), and confirmed that donations can be made through her paypal account: (named for the MST3K episode Radar Secret Service, don't ask me why).

Weird Dave said...

Hey Scott,

I'm getting a "This recipient is currently unable to receive money" error.

Can you see if s.z. has an open account?

Or if worst comes to worst a snail mail check would work (need to know who and where to make it out to. I think you have my email if you want to keep it private).


Scott said...

Dave, I'll try to get the PP issue worked out, but in the meantime, I just sent you an email with the relevant info.

Stacia said...

Happy belated birthday s.z.!