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    Birthdays, anniversaries etc. around holidays

    My sister-in-law's birthday is on Halloween. Their anniversary is also on Halloween. I cannot understand why they chose this day to get married. It seems to me that you've got this holiday that's stealing your thunder. I also feel sorry for folks who have birthdays really near Christmas. I bet they got cheated as kids in the gift department. The folks in this situation that I've confronted on the matter usually say 'it makes the day more special' but I remain sceptical.
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    Yes, my boyfriends birthday is Dec 22 and he turns the big 40 this year, I wanted to throw him some big party with all his friends but everyone is busy or headed out of town and every weekend is packed with other stuff that must be done.

    I got him a nice gift and Ill take him to a nice dinner but no big fun 40 party for him.

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    Mrs. G's birthday is February 12, so when we were flush with cash (read: before kids) she made out like a bandit. Now she usually gets the *birthentine* day present.
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    My niece was born on Halloween. I think I have mentioned before that I was born on Groundhog Eve.
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    Quote Originally posted by Cardinal
    I was born on Groundhog Eve.
    LOL! I love that - 'Groundhog Eve'. Makes it sound like there's lots of anticipation associated with the 'event' ("....Yeah Charlie, only three weeks till Groundhog day. Are you and the wife planning anything special for Groundhog Eve?".....)
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker
    Mrs. G's birthday is February 12,
    Hey that's my Birthday.

    The only person I know that has a kind of odd birthday was a girl I dated in College. Her birthday was April 1, NO JOKE. It really was.

    I played a few tricks on her. Like wrapping up a box of heavy household items or clothes out of her dresser in a box and giving them to her for her birthday.

    One year she refused to open any of my gifts after the first one she opened had a bunch of her dirty underware in them. I laughed my Butt off and she got pissed and left the room.

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    My first child was born the day after my 22nd birthday (and my husband's birthday is also the same month) and my second child was born on our 5th wedding anniversary (which is close to Thanksgiving). I used to make birthday cakes on my birthday and anniversary for the kids and move "our" celebrations to a nearby weekend (or otherwise make an effort to seperate these events). However, now that I am legally separated, this year, we did a very low key noting of the kid's birthday and I completely forgot until the next day that it was also my 20th wedding anniversary. So I guess getting divorced is simplifying my life.

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    The future Mrs. SR & I started dating on Friday the 13th. Hasn't been bad luck for us though.

    Two of my good friends have crappy birthdays. One is December 24th, and the other is a February 29th leap year baby.

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    Quote Originally posted by Suburb Repairman
    The future Mrs. SR & I started dating on Friday the 13th. Hasn't been bad luck for us though.

    Two of my good friends have crappy birthdays. One is December 24th, and the other is a February 29th leap year baby.
    My birthday falls close to Thanksgiving. Seemed like we always were together with family for Thanksgiving and so my birthday just got rolled into it, the B-day cake had to compete with the pumpkin pie. And with Christmas so close to follow, ofen the Christmas list was used for the birthday. Yeah, probably half the loot I would have gotten if I were born in June.
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    My B'day is 2 days before Holloween. It's always nice to have witches, skeletons, demons, vampires and other fun stuff as part of the birthday decor My Mom's B'day is the day after X-mas, which has always been a drag. We've ended up celebrating them together.

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    my first sons b-day is Nov 22, always falls right around turkey day, my others sons b-day is Dec. 28...he is turning 3 this year and it will be the first time he has a b-day party because I planned it 2 weeks in advance...I don't think it makes it more special (especially for little ones), they dont get their "special day"....my ex-husbands and my fathers b-day are both on Jan 2, not much of a "party day" for most

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