"Suddenly Frodo noticed that a strange-looking weather-beaten man, sitting in the shadows near the wall, was also listening intently to the hobbit-talk. He had a tall tankard in front of him, and was smoking a long-stemmed pipe curiously carved. His legs were stretched out before him, showing high boots of supple leather that fitted him well, but had seen much wear and were now caked with mud. A travel-stained cloak of heavy dark-green cloth was drawn close about him, and in spite of the heat of the room he wore a hood that overshadowed his face; but the gleam of his eyes could be seen as he watched the hobbits."
maybe he just wanted to put more emphasis on her because he thinks she's more of a friend to him than the others, and he just forgot to wear the plastic courtesy that pleases everybody, which happens to anybody. get the sticks out guys geez :B
That is still stating what *you* think it's the right thing to do. What i'm saying is that no one should get angry in place of someone else and much less assume the worst of someone, tho it's not even anyone's business who someone wishes happy birthday to cuz it's not your birthday. :x
Truth be told it doesn't really bother me, nor does it strike me as rude. After all he and I don't really interact, that and I've become more of a lurker than poster these days so he might not even know who I am.
As for my plans, sit down and enjoy the silence. I don't really enjoy celebrating my birthdays with large groups so I tend to keep things simple and private.