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You know, like the way hobbits celebrate their birthdays? I know that Meta graciously posted a URI to waffles on Google Images, but how about something more substantial like a few rep points or a special one time only badge?

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Yes! A one time only gift of rep every year! Like those free gifts I have to pay for! Or a Happy Coincidence Badge! –  devinb Jul 2 '10 at 14:30

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What, yours hasn't arrived yet? I got mine in the mail this morning and it is fantastic. I can't stop using it. It takes a lot of effort just to stop fiddling with it long enough to type this post.

Anyone else get theirs?

First, I can't believe how easy it is to use and how fun it is. Second, it's great how it integrates with Stack Overflow so well no matter where I am or how I'm using it.

Fortunately its battery lasts 48 hours without a recharge. I know what I won't be doing tonight: sleeping!

Let's all post pictures of ours when we get them. Mine's blue. What colour is yours?

Evidently mine was the first to arrive, so I won't gloat about it. Just know that it is the best thing ever and Jeff is a really cool guy to have sent them out to the top Meta users for its birthday. Thanks again, man.

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I just got mine! Perhaps you need 10k rep to get it... all I know is: "It's AWESOME!" –  jmfsg Jul 2 '10 at 14:48
    
@Juan: Isn't it great? It's unbelievable! What colour is yours? –  XMLbog Jul 2 '10 at 14:49
    
It's blue also, I don't know if it comes in other colors; let's wait to see what color the others get –  jmfsg Jul 2 '10 at 14:50
    
Mine glows. It came last night. –  squillman Jul 2 '10 at 15:10
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@Squilly: Ooooooh. –  XMLbog Jul 2 '10 at 15:14
    
I got mine too. I'm going to sell it on craigslist now! –  JohnB Jul 7 '10 at 19:36

How about these waffles? alt text

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I hope someone ate all of those. –  Tim Post Jul 4 '10 at 0:57
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I see someone has been image searching with Safe Search "off".. –  Jeff Atwood Jul 4 '10 at 2:33
    
Safe Search? What's that? ;-) –  fretje Jul 4 '10 at 10:54

Look at the top of the page. We all got waffles.

Mmmmm. Waffles.

(As long as they're not cooked on this.)

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What? Did someone say "let's GoogleImagesBomb the word 'waffles'"? I could have sworn I heard someone say "let's GoogleImagesBomb the word 'waffles' with photos of unicorns." –  Pops Jul 2 '10 at 15:22

Some very nice person sent us this present via email!

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Happy second birthday, meta. :)

http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2009/06/cmon-get-meta/

happy birthday meta

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yay! e-cards for everybody...wait, e-cards? –  tombull89 Jun 28 '11 at 7:32

People who were around since Meta's beginning can finally earn the Yearling badge. That's a present, aye?

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I was quite surprised on Monday when I got the badge. Time flies when you're having fun. (And as one frog said to the other, time's fun when you're having flies.) –  mmyers Jul 2 '10 at 14:27
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@mmyers Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana. –  Grace Note Jul 2 '10 at 14:32
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Hey, I do believe today is Bad Joke Day! –  mmyers Jul 2 '10 at 14:55
    
I'm so using that in the future. –  squillman Jul 2 '10 at 15:09
    
So actually its birthday was celebrated a bit too late, or the yearling badges were handed out too early? –  Arjan Jul 3 '10 at 12:29

It's meta's birthday and it's friday, what more can we ask for?

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...I'm utterly amazed that it isn't until 10:00AM EST that I realize that today is actually Friday... –  Grace Note Jul 2 '10 at 14:07

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