They Say It’s (My) Birthday

by Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) on December 9, 2011 · 25 comments

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I’ve made it to another birthday.  It’s always fun having a birthday on a Friday, because you can stay up late without worrying about having to get up early the next morning, and you can pretty much make the celebration last all weekend long.  Who’s with me?

I looked up who shares my birthday with me, and was surprised at the extensive list – people like Beau Bridges, Kirk Douglas, Donny Osmond, Tre Cool (no wonder I like Green Day) and I love that I share a birthday with Felicity Huffman (Lynnett Scavo on Desperate Housewives).

Having a birthday two-weeks before Christmas was sometimes a bummer, mostly because (despite the obvious proximity to Christmas) but since my brother and sister (twins) have their birthday on Monday, it means 3 out of 4 of us kids had a birthday right before Christmas.  We’d end up getting a lot of “This is your birthday and Christmas present” gifts.  

We’d usually have a birthday celebration for all three of us in one shot – my mom would make a cake, I’d blow out the candles first, then she’d remove one candle and relight them two more times to give my brother and sister their turns.  I always thought it wasn’t fair they got to open their presents early, since they usually did it on my birthday.  I couldn’t talk my mom into letting me open my presents 3 days early.

After we grew up and moved into places of our own, having our birthdays so close made it easier to get our birthdays taken care of in one weekend with a big celebration. I didn’t mind sharing any more.

I’m not a big cake person, so there won’t be a cake (much to Princess Nagger’s disappointment) but I’m sure we’ll leave room for dessert at the restaurant tonight.  Or get it to go to have later, just because we can.  This would be a cool birthday cake, though:

It’s a birthday cake wine bottle stopper – cool, no?

Which brings me to this weeks question(s):

How do you celebrate your birthday? Do you have a cake?

Have a great weekend!


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1 Martha December 9, 2011 at 4:30 am

Happy Happy Birthday! Cake is not a requirement here. I like to find some other type of dessert! Lately my birthdays have been non events!!!

2 SueAnn December 9, 2011 at 5:24 am

Happy Birthday sweetie!!! I think it is cool that you all had birthdays close together!! And during the holidays too! Wow!! But I can see that as a kids that would have been a bummer!!
Hope you get some fabulous gifts.
My birthday…well no big party…all my family lives too far away!! But my hubby makes it as special as he can. We celebrate for the whole month! Lots of dinners out! No cake though! Sigh! I miss that!

3 RMontalban December 9, 2011 at 6:57 am

It’s my birthday too!!! Happy Birthday to you, hope you are having as great a day as I am. Won’t ask if we are the same age though, if we are that would be spooky, ha, ha!!!

4 Hilary December 9, 2011 at 7:06 am

Happy Birthday!!!! I hope you have a great one! I usually have a cake at work.. but at home, never…..
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5 Gigi Ann December 9, 2011 at 9:31 am

Another year, and another day older. Have a great day!
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6 Beth December 9, 2011 at 10:08 am

Happy Birthday to another December 9th person. It’s my birthday today and I have no clue what I want to do today. Hope you have an extra wonderful day :)
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7 kyooty December 9, 2011 at 10:34 am

I share my birthday with my brother and sister “to the day” and so every year I call them up and say “you too” just like Christmas greetings. I have to have a cake. It wouldn’t be a birthday without a cake or 3. :)

8 Sprite's Keeper December 9, 2011 at 11:01 am

On my birthday, we went to the Elephant Bar since they have some meals John and I can eat without dissecting. Then John pulled out a bag from the whole foods store. Yup, I had organic carrot cake on my birthday. Delicious!
Happy birthday, Stacy! xoxo
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9 Jules December 9, 2011 at 11:02 am

Happy Birthday!! May the year ahead be all that you wish for and oooodles more.

A new follower from the Midwest.
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10 Cathi December 9, 2011 at 11:02 am

HaPpY HaPpY Birthday!!!
We don’t necessarily have cake but there’s always some kind of celebration. ;D
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11 MSRheinlander December 9, 2011 at 11:52 am

Happy Happy Birthday!!!
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12 Menopausal New Mom December 9, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Happy, Happy BirthDay to you!!!! Here we celebrate with a cake and a song :)

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13 Deborah December 9, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Only if someone bakes me one.
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14 Harriet December 9, 2011 at 11:34 am

Holy Cow-2 Aloha people celebrating b-days! How funny!

Happy birthday to you. Mine is next week and I’ve already got my carrot cake mix :)

Have a great Friday!
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15 JamericanSpice December 9, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Happy birthday beautiful!

I hope now you’ll get your own party.

I don’t really celebrate my birthday. No one else does anyway. I buy myself chocolates. Sometimes I honestly don’t even remember my birthday!
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16 Catherine L. December 9, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Happy Birthday! I usually celebrate with friends and family and most years I have cake.
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17 Jan December 9, 2011 at 6:29 pm

My birthday is 3 days before Christmas. I spend it much like you do yours – listening to “Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas!!”

Oh, well…at least the “Happy Birthday” comes first.

And happy birthday, Stacy – I hope you’re having a fabulous one!
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18 Teressa Morris December 9, 2011 at 7:19 pm

Happy Birthday!! I am following you by email.
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19 Kendra December 9, 2011 at 7:31 pm

Happy birthday! My birthday is in June so we always enjoyed a nice ice cream cake for my birthday from Dairy Queen! So more ice cream than cake!

20 QandleQueen December 9, 2011 at 9:09 pm

Happy happy happy Birthday!!!!!

Since you don’t do cake, how about a birthday cake shot? or five?
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21 Krystyn December 9, 2011 at 10:35 pm

Happy birthday! I’m with you on the cake…make me a pie or ice cream pie…way better!
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22 Lola December 10, 2011 at 6:18 pm

Excellent video. A belated happy birthday. I don’t have birthday celebrations because I no longer have birthdays. I had to quit because I couldn’t count any higher.

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23 Smellyann December 10, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Happy birthday, Stacy!!!

I can’t eat cake anymore, so every year I just ask for a clean house and never get it. *sigh*

24 Jennifer December 13, 2011 at 4:46 am

I most definitely have cake! … and maybe cookies, some ice cream, a candy bar… LOL! On my birthday, anything goes, but for sure, I have to have cake!
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