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Old November 6 2013, 08:36 PM   #16
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Re: It's my birthday, and I'll cry if I want to

Brent wrote: View Post
And I'm getting older, 34, I feel old.
You call that old? This should make you feel better: I'll be 63 in January.

Do something special for yourself, is what I've learned. Whether it's dinner out, or buying yourself some frivolous thing you've always wanted.

And have a happy.

Oh, and with some jobs, I always tried to schedule my birthday as a day off.
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Old November 6 2013, 08:40 PM   #17
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I never did understand the point of celebrating birthdays.
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Old November 6 2013, 08:42 PM   #18
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Re: It's my birthday, and I'll cry if I want to

If I'm working or others have plans, I find a way to enjoy the evening or the day whatever way I want. Doesn't have to be all that extravagent.

Whenever someone has free time, I make some basic plans with them, which mostly consists of drinking and watching movies.

Basically celebrate it whatever the hell way you want and is most convienient to you on the day. Afterall, it's the one day of the year where everything is about you.
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Old November 6 2013, 09:34 PM   #19
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Re: It's my birthday, and I'll cry if I want to

I didn't celebrate my 30th birthday until I was 31. The 30th was not a year to celebrate, to put things diplomatically.
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Old November 6 2013, 10:23 PM   #20
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Re: It's my birthday, and I'll cry if I want to

Brent, since it's your birthday and I've had very little alcohol this year (maybe 3 beers), I've since bought a pint of Baileys Irish Cream to vicariously celebrate. Cheers. Hip hip hurrah. For he's a jolly good fellow and all that stuff.
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Old November 7 2013, 01:12 AM   #21
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Re: It's my birthday, and I'll cry if I want to

I'm not sure how to treat birthdays anymore. A friend and I go out to dinner, I might go to a baseball game, but other than that, what do I do. Do I share it here, do I feel sad that I don't get many Happy Birthday greetings on Facebook? Also, next year I leave for my traditional family camp the day after my birthday (4th of July).

I do kind of wish the trekbbs still had the cake icon they would put in front of the user with a birthday. Maybe it will lead to some PMs (and in my case, what are PMs) of good tidings or something.

Maybe in the end Birthdays are just another day and should be treated as such.
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Old November 7 2013, 12:47 PM   #22
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Re: It's my birthday, and I'll cry if I want to

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4.) My own sister that lives 10 minutes away will ignore my existence as usual. That one hurts the most.

and more....

And I'm getting older, 34, I feel old.
Happy birthday! 34 is not really old, honest. Just wait till you're in your 40s and 50s - those are awesome!! =)

And as for the family: my brother is rather an idiot, too. How about swapping siblings? I'll be your big sis and your sister can have my brother Deal?
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Old November 7 2013, 03:15 PM   #23
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Re: It's my birthday, and I'll cry if I want to

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I never did understand the point of celebrating birthdays.
Your birthday is a culturally accepted day designed to be all about you. And unlike any other day of the year, people who care about you don't give you shit about being all about you on that one day.

Hell, many of them will even indulge you.
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Old November 7 2013, 03:22 PM   #24
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Re: It's my birthday, and I'll cry if I want to

I'm sorry I'm a little late, but better late than never: Happy Birthday!

This might be a little obvious, but do your friends and family know you would like to celebrate your birthday? That you'd like a party and people to call or even really come visit? There can be huge misunderstandings about that kind of things really. And next year, you could always invite your friends and family for a party you throw yourself. At least you won't feel lonely when they come. ^^
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Old November 7 2013, 03:50 PM   #25
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Re: It's my birthday, and I'll cry if I want to

Brent, happy belated birthday. And if you're still looking for a way to celebrate, I second everyone who said that you should celebrate for yourself! My favorite way to do so is pampering myself with a hot bath, scented bath stuff and candles. Oh, and a slice of cake from my favorite bakery.
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Old November 8 2013, 01:11 PM   #26
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Re: It's my birthday, and I'll cry if I want to

So do I! And a good book, a jar of homemade punch and tons of chocolates =)
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Old November 8 2013, 01:56 PM   #27
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Today is my birthday. Here is what will happen.

1.) I will stay up all night working.

2.) I will not go to sleep, but rather keep working through morning.

3.) I will work all day in a semi awake/sleep state.

4.) I will of course eat throughout the day.

5.) I may take some time and fire up STO later in the day, catch all my TV programs for the day.

6.) I will go to sleep later that night, and repeat the next day the same.

What will not happen.

1.) I will not get invited to go out anywhere for my birthday.

2.) I will not have a birthday dinner.

3.) I may get a couple of texts, or phone calls, to wish me happy birthday, may.

4.) My own sister that lives 10 minutes away will ignore my existence as usual. That one hurts the most.

and more....

And I'm getting older, 34, I feel old.
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Old November 10 2013, 05:15 PM   #28
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Re: It's my birthday, and I'll cry if I want to

Brent, you've received 20+ supportive responses to your original post, yet you've never posted back to us (and, yes, I see that you've logged in since then). That makes me wonder whether maybe one reason people don't go out of their way to celebrate your birthday is that when they do do something, like calling to wish you a happy day, you don't seem to appreciate it. I'm not saying that you don't appreciate it, but that maybe you don't sound like you do.
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Old November 10 2013, 06:19 PM   #29
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Re: It's my birthday, and I'll cry if I want to

I'm sure many if not most of us have had birthday's like that. But as others have said, do something for yourself. Treat yourself to something.

My next birthday is still months away, but I am looking at going on holiday for it. Haven't had a proper holiday in years and as the birthday is considered one of the big ones. And rather than spend it doing very little I feel I should treat myself.

But anyway Happy Birthday.
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Old November 11 2013, 04:06 AM   #30
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Where are you going to go MacLeod?
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