Monday, December 15, 2014

Friend Making Monday: Birthdays!

Friend Making Monday: Birthdays!

Here’s how it works: you copy the questions, answer them and post them to your own blog.  Then you come back here, and in the comments, post the link to your blog post with your answers to this week’s questions.  If you don’t have a blog of your own, just post your answers in the comments.

1. When is your birthday?
Dec 14th

2. Is there any sort of controversy or conflict with another important day with your birthday?
Yes, my birthday is just 11 days before Christmas…so a lot of my friends and acquaintances have forgotten my birthday as a result because they’re so focused on Christmas.  But, fun fact!  I came home from the hospital in a giant Christmas stocking when I was born!  I believe I still have that stocking somewhere.

3. Do you have parties to celebrate your birthday?
Nope.  I might spend the day with my friend Amanda like I did last year and we watched a marathon of Silk Stockings and did scrapbook stuff all day.  But, no parties.

4. Do your parents still get you birthday presents or send you money for your birthday?
Sometimes.  Last year they sent me $50 out of the blue which was really awesome of them.  This year, they sent me a little cat statue from their trip to Mexico for my mom’s birthday.

5. Has anyone every forgotten your birthday?  Or did you think that they had?
Yes.  My friends forget my birthday all the time.  If it wasn’t for Facebook, I’m sure most of them still would forget.  Also, I’m pretty sure my birthday slipped my mom’s mind a few years ago because I got my Christmas card the day before my birthday and didn’t get my birthday card until like a week and a half after my birthday…and it was the exact same card she had sent me the year before.

6. What is the best birthday present you’ve ever received?
Hmm…even though the guy turned out to be a total jerkface, cheating, lying bastard…he bought me a DVD player back when they were still new, so he spent over $200 and it was pretty awesome!

7. Do you take time off from work for your birthday?  If you do, do you ever take trips or a whole vacation for your birthday?
Yes.  About 6 years ago, I flew up to Oregon to visit my family for my birthday.  It was cold, but completely awesome.  One of the best birthdays I’ve ever had.  It was almost like a Thanksgiving get together because the majority of my family showed up for the dinner we had to celebrate my birthday at a local nice restaurant…even my mom’s parents made the 4+ hour drive (each way) to make it to the dinner.  This year, my friend Amanda and I drove up to Dallas, TX so I could run my first full marathon yesterday (yep, ran a marathon on my birthday…race report coming soon, don’t worry!).

8. Is there anything you have always wanted to do to celebrate your birthday and, if money was no object to do it, what would you do?
I would love to just have a party with all my friends and family.  I would fly all my out of Texas friends and my family to Texas, rent a big ballroom at one of the fancy hotels in town, have it catered, have a fun photo booth for people to take pictures with, a giant professionally made cake, a DJ…all that jazz.  Lots of fun!

9. Did you ever have a slumber party for your birthday when you were a kid?
Yes.  I remember one year, I think it was my 14th or 15th birthday.  I invited like 5 people to come to my birthday party which including movies, cake, pizza and a sleepover.  I think 2 showed up.  I wasn’t exactly “popular” growing up.  But the friends I did have were awesome friends.

10.  Do you buy/make a cake for your birthday?
Not usually.  If I go out to dinner at a restaurant that has cake, I will get a piece.  One year at work, a coworker’s wife made me a giant sheet cake for my birthday because I complained that no one ever remembers my birthday at work.

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