2/12/08

What Year Was Your Favorite Birthday And Why ?

"I had more candles on my cake! Although, I guess that's not something to brag about though is it?- Well, never mind." :)

What year was your favorite birthday and why? First, let me apologize for posting Tuesday's Question so late in the day. My stepfathers mother, Marie, passed away yesterday so I spent today at the funeral home saying goodbye. Although, with the exception of today I've been running behind a lot lately, for no apparent reason and with no acceptable excuse for my tardiness. Plus, in case you haven't noticed this is the third Tuesday's Question I've posted late in the day in the last three weeks. I've just been in a quandary for some reason, but at least today I have a legitimate excuse for my tardiness.

I would have postponed Tuesday's Question and almost did, but Marie was not the type of person who would have approved of a postponement-people of her generation invented the attitude behind the expression, "the show must go on," in addition to having the ability to teach us lessons even after their death. Moreover, she would have been delighted to know that I returned from her funeral, and wrote a post about the celebration of life-

Therefore, today's Tuesday's Question is What Year Was Your Favorite Birthday and why?

But before you answer, I want to tell you something real quick- I wrote a post yesterday that will serve as the perfect example of how one person can change the attitude of another in just one day. The post I'm referring too, I was writing before we found out about Marie's passing. However it's interesting because I was feeling like the Old Maid in the deck of cards, because my birthday was Sunday, and all day I thought about the deck of Old Maid cards. I felt down yesterday because I have lived 30 something (O.K. forty something) years, and today I feel admiration for a woman because she lived 92 years.

Am I a wimp or what? I wasn't sure which post to post first, but I decided I had better post this one first, since today is Tuesday and the Old Maid post was supposed to be posted yesterday... However, when you read it after this post remember my attitude will have already reversed.

Alright, I'll stop babbling now so you can answer Tuesday or almost Wednesday's Question:

What Year Was Your Favorite Birthday And Why?

10 comments:

Robert said...

The last one and the next one.. at my age everyone is a bonus...:))))))

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

First, I'm sorry about Marie. Big hug.

What a great question Ann. I'm going to talk about two of my favortie birthdays. You know I never follow the rules Ann.

My first favorite birthday was my 30th birthday. I thought turning 30 was going to be tough and I guess because of that my significant other decided to do something very special. We went to San Francisco and got a room on the beach. I was told to dress very nicely because we were going someplace very special for dinner.

We headed toward the financial district and I was surprised that we ended up parking in the Bank of America building. We get on an elevator that went so fast that I thought I was going to throw up. Up to the 52nd floor to a place called the Carnelian Room. This is a five-star restaurant with views to die for. You even had to have a reservation for the bar. It was a magical evening with fine wines and heavenly food. Every need was attended to, and the views... There was even an attendant in the rest room who had the water warm for me to wash my hands and she handed me a real towel to dry with. Of course I tipped her. When we were leaving the maitre d' handed me a beautiful long stemmed red rose. All the ladies get one of these. It was a dreamy night out.

My second favorite birthday was my 40th. I was working at the Men's Jail and my lieutenant thought it would be funny to have my office painted black so he had my deputy come in and paint it at night for my arrival the next morning.

There was a black birthday cake, a shawl, cane, and a ton of other stuff that old people use. The entire squad room was full of people just waiting for me to open my office door.

Everyone sang happy birthday as I stood there in full dress uniform red as a beet. My lieutenant? I ended up marrying him 10 years later. Yes, my wonderful husband. I think I kind of loved him back then too. :)

Dawn said...

Age 11. The one and only real birthday party I ever had... even if I did have to share it with my sister cause our birthdays were 10 days apart!

Jacksonville Stained Glass said...

hmmm... Age 4. That was the only Birthday that I celebrated & invited some friends. And that was the last time we celebrated my birthday.

Ann said...

Robert, I know what you mean, I mean I think I intellectually know what you mean, however as suggested in this post, I'm not sure I emotionally know ...isn't that immature and ridiculous? In any event, you are right~ Thanks~

Ann

Ann said...

Sandee, Thank you for your comment about Marie.

I loved loved loved your comment and I'm glad you don't play by the rules. That's why you were such a good police officer...people think it's the other way around but it's not.

Your 30th birthday sounds fantastic and it was fun to read- I was mesmerized. You have great karma, which is not hard for anyone who knows you to figure out why...

And as if the 30th one wasn't enough I was blown away by your 40th party, particularly the ending. And what an imagine surprise for a 40th birthday, (I loved the black door) and hilarious, but the fact that your lieutenant turned out to be your husband ten years later. That is so cool, and it surprised me!

Great comment as usual, thank you Sandee, I enjoyed reading it~

Ann

Anonymous said...

Big hug back to you by the way Sandee! :))

Ann said...

Geez... the anonymous is me Ann~ LOL

Ann said...

Dawn, Boy, your favorite birthday party came to your mind quick. (LOL) So it was a good party, right? You know I thought about how to phrase this question. I really meant what was your favorite or best birthday, but I guess no matter how you phrase it is still assumed a celebration of some kind is in order, which it is...or should be because it is another year of life. However, most of the people I've met who were brought up in large families didn't have a lot of birthday parties. I'm glad your 11th was a great one though, even if you had to share it with your sister. However, you did have your brothers to take things out on...(LOL) like beheading Barbie doll heads and stuff~

Happy Birthday to your whenever it is and let me know ahead of time because I'm dying to come to Newfoundland anyway, and we can celebrate!

Hugs~ Ann

pilotg2 said...

My 27th birthday. Not just because it is the most recent, but my wife always tries to make it an exceptional birthday for me. I am one of those December babies and hate having a birthday arround christmas, but at least it is a week before as opposed to on the eve or the day of. But my biggest complaint is always not having my name on the cake, but this year she made absolutely certain that my name was on the cake. And we managed to stretch the celebration out over a week.

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