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. 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. 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!

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  4. 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!!!

  5. 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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  6. 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. 🙂

  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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!

  10. 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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