Thursday, November 16, 2017

Your Turn

Do you celebrate your birthday? More or less than when you were younger?

28 comments:

AngryLiberalKTS. said...

Until I hit 30 it was a free for all. Now I'd rather wake up the next day.

sandybrook said...

I rarely celebrate it, depends how I wake up in the morning. At the very most I eat something I don't have to cook like Chinese or pizza

Former CNN Anchor Candy Crowley said...

I gave Dr. Phil a comb for his birthday.
He loved it so much, he told me he'd never part with it.

Alexandria Anna said...

NO! I hate it, I'm like Peter Pan, I don't want to grow up EVER!
NOT. HAPPENING.

Anandamide said...

Mine was yesterday. I went to dinner with a friend, nothing big. I tend to go out of town for mine though, and next week am going to Iceland for a few days to hike some glaciers and lava caves as my bday present to myself. So about the same as it has been since I turned 22 and am 36 now.

Dena said...

It's not a big deal to me anymore, I always go out for lunch/dinner with family or friends but that's all. People who have birthday weeks, much less birthday months - need to go away.

AndrewBW said...

Time goes by so fast anymore I feel like I have a birthday practically every other day.

just sayin' said...

alexandria anna: it beats the alternative!

just sayin' said...

no, i don't celebrate. maybe pizza like sandybrook.

sandybrook said...

Hbd Anandamide!😊

AshBey said...

It's a wash, bday is Jan 2. Hard day to celebrate before or after.

Alexandria Anna said...

Anandamide: Happy Birthday!
just sayin': Let's just stop time, or create some kind of a time loop, can we? lmao

John Doe said...

I stopped aging after my 26th birthday---in a weird Dorian Gray kind of way. And no, I didn't make any deals with the Devil.

I don't see any reason to keep celebrating. Instead, I just thank God for this awesome gift.

just sayin' said...

yes, please alexandria anna! i wish i could have done it about 30 years ago!

bekH said...

This one got me in the heartstrings. This was the first year that I didn't get to have my "Birthday Dinner" with my Dad. My Birthday was last week and I've always had the fortune to pick any restaurant for dinner. This year, I moved my Dad to Assisted Living on my Birthday. He can no longer eat or speak very well. So sad.

just sayin' said...

i'm sorry, bekh...that must be hard.

Anandamide said...

Thanks Sandybrook and Alexandria Anna! And sorry, bekH, that's a rough go of it.

Phoenix's Ashes said...

I celebrate my birthDAY not the year! My birthday is right before Halloween. I have had Halloween parties in the past. But this year a group of my friends are taking me to dinner tonight!

just sayin' said...

happy belated birthday, phoenix's ashes -- have fun!

Misty said...

Less with age. I go shopping lol

Sean said...

I desperately avoid it if I can. IN fact, I often forget it. Or try to.
It is hard, as I am a twin.

Fairylights said...

Nope. One of our kids was born two days after my birthday, so we have always celebrated his instead of mine, and I am just fine with that!

austin said...

Birthday celebrations are for kids imo. Occasionally I'll use it as an excuse for doing something out of the ordinary as a personal treat.

Urthor said...

Yeah I'd like to celebrate it more, usually get too busy and just end up doing a restaurant with no planning ahead. Going to try and make a bigger deal out of it next year.

Judith Brace said...

Nov. 26 - It is always celebrated no matter where I am at for Thanksgiving and I am very THANKFUL for that.

Pink_Palace said...

I celebrate everyone’s bday - just not the year for most. It is the one day of the year that is ALL ABOUT YOU! My family always did birthday months and we would call and sing happy birthday to the birthday girl or guy. Now my husband and I do it. Luckily we harmonize well together, and we have a small dog that just started singing/howling w/us...lol Yes, we are that annoying, corny couple. :-)

When we first got married, I bought a little crown that had 2 blocks and “dates til my birthday.” I didn’t know if my husband would remember the date, but I also did it as a joke.

Last year we bought wooden blocks for our son’s 1st year. It had days/weeks/months/years on one block, and 2 blocks w/numbers. A dear friend’s mum turned 80, so we brought them to her birthday and they did 80 years in all the pics taken. She LOVED it!! Last month, my husband brought out the blocks and started a countdown til my birthday. I hope he is planning something special - as I always go WAY OUT for his...we shall see...

Craig said...

I never celebrate it. I get a card from my mother. A 'happy birthday son" from my father and a call from my sister, which might be a day or two late. And they all know i don't mind. I hate fuss, I hate cards and presents even more, a waste off money they should spend on themselves.

I'm 52. I did mention it on Twitter a few years ago so some strangers remember and make a post, which starts the avalanche of strangers wishing me a happy birthday and me feeling obligated to acknowledge that. At nearly 4000 followers it can become tedious.

I never buy birthday cards for anyone. I do buy presents, or more usually, pay for that big something that someone needs that year even if it's the utility bill or car repair.

ONEWORLD said...

Other people try to celebrate it. For me, it is just another day.

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