Friday Five: Birthday, Redux

From RevGalBlogPals: A Friday Five, “Birthday, Redux”

1. “It’s my party and I’ll [blank] if I want to…” Favorite way to celebrate your birthday (dinner with family? party with friends? a day in solitude?) The Social time is great – I love it! Family, friends, dinner out, dinner in. Postpone it, celebrate it on time, whatever.

2. “You say it’s your birthday… it’s my birthday too, yeah…” Do you share your birthday with someone famous? (Click here to find out!) Yup, me and Pres. Bush (the First) share a birthday on June 12th, as well as Jim Nabors (Golll-ee!) and Anne Frank. In cruising the website I found out that I have the same birth month and year as Jimmy Smits. (Yum…) AND the same month as Sir Paul… who really IS 64!

3. “Lordy Lordy look who’s forty…” Milestone birthdays: a) just like any other birthday–they’re just numbers, people. b) a good opportunity to look back/take stock c) enjoy the black balloons–I’ll be hiding under a pile of coats until the day is over d) some combination of the above, or something else entirely. Well actually, I was 8 months pregnant when I was 40. So for all of those T-shirts designers out there, I wanted one that said, ‘I’d rather be 40 AND pregnant’! Now that I’ve had kids, I try like mad to remember to call my mom on my birthday instead of the other way around. (Thanks Mom…)

4. “Happy birthday, dear… Customer…” Have you ever been sung to in a restaurant? Fun or cringe-worthy? The worst was having to “kiss the moose” (a puppet) at Bugaboo Creek. I don’t really mind it otherwise.

5. “Take my birthday–please” Tell me one advantage and one disadvantage about your particular birthday (e.g. birthday in the summer–never had to go to school; birthday near Christmas--the dreaded joint presents) EDITED TO ADD: This could also simply be something you like/dislike about your birthday (e.g. I like sharing a birthday with my best friend, etc.). It was (and is) always during finals week at school (June 12th). Soooo “Happy Birthday to Me” occurred in the midst of finals, or driving kids to finals, or caught up in the craziness of end-of-the-year activities. However, growing up I often “shared” my birthday with my grandmother, who had her birthday on Flag Day. And I also found out that there is a holiday in my honor! National Machine Day!

Yahooo and a party hat to you and yours…

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