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30 comments on “wishes

  1. joolee
    March 2, 2012

    I wish for World Peas for my birthday. Wasabi Peas, Frozen Peas, Snap Peas…all kinds…even as a last resort Canned World Peas.

  2. Jess Ackerman
    March 4, 2012

    HAPPY Birthday Joolee! I have so enJOYed getting to know you in Antarctica. Thank you for your sweet friendship and gracious gift of teaching yoga to us on the ice. You are loved and admired greatly, always. May your life continue to be one adventure after another. Dream BIG and go for it!
    Jai Bhagwan,

    • joolee
      March 4, 2012

      Mmmm, Jess you always arrive with burst of happy warmth…thank you so much! OK, I have one more b-day wish…I wish you were here! (here is currently Crested Butte) Where are you? Picturing your lovely scorpion, Joolz

    • joolee
      September 5, 2012

      YOU! Are going to be in MacOps, no? How exciting?!?! Can’t wait to hug you, and catch up on your SE AK experience! Thanks for being so wonderful, Jess! oxox

    March 4, 2012

    We wish you many more days at The Lurie B&B, because we miss you soo much!

    Happy 40th my dear! We love you!

    Cathy and Neal Lurie

    • joolee
      March 5, 2012

      Oh, Lovely Luries! We miss you, too! I’m proud to be turning 40 within a month of someone of the caliber of Neal Lurie! Give Zander a wee squeeze from us, and thanks again for the hospitality…this morning was the trial run of the new AT setup, and it was stellar, and I owe it all to you (appreciating the Larry the Bootfitter tip). We love you! xooxo

  4. Katie Leum
    March 10, 2012

    My three wishes:

    1. I wish Joolee were hanging out with me right now in Slovenia.
    2. But since I can’t have that, I’m going to wish for a little miniature Joolee to have with me at all times no matter where I am in the world.
    3. I wish for everyone else to also have their very own little mini Joolee.

    Joolee! I love reading all of these stories about you! I wish I could think of something clever to include. However, I do want to say that you have been such a great friend and I’m so glad we met all those years ago on the Ice. I’m so lucky to have such a positive person like you in my life. You truly are one in a million!

    I hope you have a FANTASTIC birthday! Wish I could be there to celebrate!

    Love ya,

    • joolee
      March 11, 2012

      Katie Leum, zdravo!

      What do you mean ‘something clever’? A mini Joolee to carry around in your pocket isn’t clever? Remember those boxes that kids had for Star Wars characters? What if we each had one of those that slid into our briefcase, which we could fill with our mini peops, and then just think…you have a problem, and it might be a problem for Mom, so you get out your carrying case of mini loved ones, and consult Mom. OR, it might be a situation where you’re really wondering “What would Katie do?” So you pull out your mini Katie. OR, it might be a shopping question, so you reach in and get your mini Bilby. I love it, Katie! It’s a brilliant idea! You are so wonderful! And so missed! I am grateful for YOU! xoxoxo, jra

  5. Jean François Cartaud
    March 26, 2012

    un petit air d’harmonica, un beau verre de Rioja, un petit singe en peluche et surtout…. un magnifique et généreux sourire ! ne change pas Joolee, peu importe les années; c’est le conseil d’un vieux moustachu……. bisous à toi et à Bill

    • billjirsa
      March 28, 2012

      Je donne un bise a Bill pour vous, Jean Francois…et merci beaucoup pour este bella desous! Nos vous amons!


  6. Chad Hershberger
    March 29, 2012

    I wish you a happy 40th– I won’t be too far behind to join you as a big 40-year-old! I had all good intentions to try to write a story for this project and find a great old picture but time has slipped me by. Come to think of it, I might have a picture somewhere from our days in Sunday School, probably circa 4th grade. Or a picture of us decorating Easter eggs for a Key Club project. I’m sure there is a graduation picture in our blue robes at Mitchell Field. Oh, what blasts from the past. Congratulations and may your next 40 be as good as the first 40!

    • pachoulijoolee
      March 31, 2012

      CHAD! Hello! What a fabulous surprise to hear from youuu…we’re overdue for a good Logan Christmas party so we can catch up! I love your little icon photo, too! Aah, the blue robes….I guess they’ll be no more with the new school setup, eh? Please give Cheryl and your parents all hugs from me. What are YOUR plans for 40?!?! Enquiring minds want to know… 🙂 Thanks so much for writing…Huge hugs,


  7. smbluest
    March 31, 2012


    Our traveling made it difficult to put together a story in time for the submissions, but we have so many fond memories of fun times with you – on the band room loft sofa, in AFRTS, listening to slow songs, playing yahtzee, watching movies, making fun of Ralph, playing $25 pyramid, running Armitage, camping in Hope and so much more. I am particularly grateful for your warm welcome and your willingness to listen at just about any time. It’s always great to join the cone of silence.

    We wish you the very, very best birthday and a wonderful trip to France. I wish we could meet you, but we will still be in the Netherlands then.

    Sending beaucoup hugs and smiles!
    We love you!
    Peaches and the Dutchie

    • pachoulijoolee
      April 1, 2012

      Hi Guys! Thanks for the note! About to get kicked off this computer, but I love youuuuu….

  8. Janae
    April 9, 2012

    Happiest birthday my dear TVJ! I knew when I met you at the Staybridge we were destined to be friends! You are an amazily adventurous, sweet spirit! I hope you have another 40 years of amazing memories and adventures! If I’m lucky I’ll join you on one or two! Hope this is your best birthday yet!! Piles of love! xoxox

    • joolee
      June 7, 2012

      Thank youuuu, Janae…I think this might be the first time I saw your comment, as we were just starting our ski journey the day you wrote, and it’s been craziness since returning to the states! How are you? Yes, that Staybridge meeting was serendipitous…you, me, and our lil BBJ! I think of our hut trip very fondly, and I look forward to our next adventure together…love you! Joolz

  9. John Terenzini
    April 9, 2012

    Like when you walked into Thorns Showcase Lounge in Seward and you, Natalie, the weird guy Thomas and I spent the night drinking and the morning hiking up to the Harding Icefield, then running/sliding down rock and snow from it, I hope we have many more encounters like that across the world. Happy Birthday from Asia!!

    • pachoulijoolee
      June 7, 2012

      Big merci, John! How are things in Hong Kong? We miss you here…had a weekend in Seward at the end of April, and it just wasn’t the same without you :O).

  10. Carey
    April 9, 2012

    “A very merry unbirthday to you, to you.
    (Who me?)
    Yes you!
    (Oh me!)
    Let’s all congratulate us with another cup of tea
    A very merry unbirthday to you, to you!”

    Wait… wait… wait. Wrong day! }{appy birthday, Joolz. May you have your wishes on all of your unbirthdays and today.

    Loveth ~ Carey

    • pachoulijoolee
      April 10, 2012

      Thanks for the ditty, Carey! It is April 10 in France right now, so it is most absolutely timely! Hope you had an eggy Easter! Enormous hugs coming you way, Joolz

  11. elaine
    April 10, 2012

    Happy Birthday, Julie!!! It’s really been a treat reading everyones stories about you! You are such an AMAZINGLY AWESOME & ADVENTUROUS SOUL!! All I can say is, “WOW” & “YOU GO GIRL” !! You are truly loved around the world and probably the entire universe! I feel so blessed to know you. You are such an inspiration….I hope your day has been as special as you are to all of us & may the year ahead be filled with amazing new discoveries and many blessings!!

    Love you Julie!!! xoxo


    ps You are a shining star!!

    • pachoulijoolee
      June 7, 2012

      Elainja! Thank you so much for this…somehow, 2 months have gone whoosh, and I am just seeing this for the first time! How lucky I am to have you in my life, and our whole Shippy gang…you are a delight!

  12. Annie Bole
    April 13, 2012

    I wish you three more wishes, Julie. Hope you had a fantastic, fabulous, and fun birthday!

    Annie Bo

    • pachoulijoolee
      June 7, 2012

      Gracias, Bo! Think I can wish your little self up to Alaska? That’d be a good trick..would love to see you, and your lovely kiddos! Mioau!

  13. jeffward24
    April 17, 2012


    Hope you had a great birthday, wherever you celebrated it. And knowing the travellers that you and Bill are, that could be anywhere in the world. I think Bill met his match in the adventure department when he met you. Please do look us up when you’re in Colorado again. Keep in touch.

    Your fellow transplants from PA.

    Jeff and Joan Ward

    • pachoulijoolee
      June 7, 2012

      Jeff, what a surprise! Thanks for posting! We celebrated my birthday between Chamonix and Argentiere, so it was real good. We’re deep in the throes of our summer guiding in Alaska, but both send our love and hugs to youuuu! :O)

  14. Margy Seby
    May 10, 2012

    JooLee…. Happy belated birthday little girl.. I grew up with your mother and also went to school with that girl. You are an amazing young lady and I hope you keep on going just like that little energizer battery. PS – this site is greaaaat.

    • pachoulijoolee
      June 7, 2012

      Margy?!? Really?!? How cool that you wrote! Thanks for the flattering comments (funny, many people compare Genevieve with the energizer bunny, heheh). Hope your summer is going well…take care of my mom in my absence, ok? 🙂

  15. Mary Beth
    June 26, 2012

    This is the coolest site! I hope you had an amazing birthday. I loved looking at all your pictures and stories. Bill must be such an amazing guy too for putting this together. I hope I can see you next time you are on East Coast!!

  16. Dahnielle Brink
    March 25, 2016

    2012 is a long time ago.. wow. hi Joolee.
    -dahnielle brink

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