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Friday Five: Birthday, Redux

Friday Five: Birthday, Redux
Favorite way to celebrate your birthday (dinner with family? party with friends? a day in solitude?) Celebrating with family is a must at some point. One of my favorite traditions the past three years is a trip out-of-town all by my lonesome. My parents give me several days away and it is the best trip. Sleep in, read books, not speak a word . . . Heaven on earth.

1. “It’s my party and I’ll [blank] if I want to…”

2. “You say it’s your birthday… it’s my birthday too, yeah…”
Do you share your birthday with someone famous?

Larry Hagman who played JR on Dallas. When I was younger, it made me think I was bound to be cursed for life.

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.

4. “Happy birthday, dear… Customer…”
Have you ever been sung to in a restaurant? Fun or cringe-worthy?
If I have been, I’ve blocked it out of my mind. It would be something this introvert would truly not enjoy!! (note to all my friends!)

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)
One disadvantage: It only comes once a year.
One advantage: It only comes once a year.

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