7 Awesome Things About Birthdays

11.18.2013
it's birthday week!  my birthday week.  i love birthday week.  month.  my birthday is officially on wednesday, but i've been celebrating, of course, all month.  i love my birthday.  obviously i love celebrating in general, and i love other people's birthdays (almost) as much as my own.  some people really don't like getting older, but i don't mind it.  any reason for a party, in my opinion.  this year is a little quieter.  i'm turning 29 so i'm saving a lot of time, energy, and money for celebrating the big 3-0 next year.

but i'm still celebrating a little this year, with dinners with my friends and lots of movies and date nights with john.  (i'd go out with my parents but oh yeah, they're in vegas without me.)  i could never let my birthday go uncelebrated!  not when i love so many awesome things about birthdays:

1. awesome presents!  sarah and betsy both got me things off my 101 list to celebrate this year - betsy just took me to a new greek restaurant and the greek museum on sunday!  getting things is always fun, but when your loved ones go above and beyond to get you something they know you really want, you get a warm fuzzy feeling knowing how much they care.

2. midnight phone calls from your best friend.  i guess it's only 10 pm her time but still!  my phone rings at 12:00:01.

3. birthdays mean you can plan whatever kind of celebration you want (or none at all, but that's not my style) and your friends will even travel to another state for you so you can tailgate for your favorite team.
at purdue with megan and tara!

4. they also always come out to celebrate, even when you pick dirty college bars to party in, and bring you pink fluffy light up crowns to wear.

i don't know who was more excited about 40s of colt 45 on the menu, me or marcus.  i think me.

5. calories don't count on your birthday.  dinner, dessert, cocktails - birthday is a calorie free day!  have you seen the hand decorated pan of brownies megan once made me?  beautiful.

6. your shenanigans are acceptable.  your friends shenanigans are acceptable.  no judgment on birthdays!


7. birthday freebies.  check back tomorrow for my favorites!  hint: i haven't paid for food or coffee all month.

what are your favorite parts about your birthday?  or are you a non-celebrator?

40 comments:

  1. I love birthdays as an excuse to basically do whatever you want. Eat cake for breakfast, lunch and dinner, then go out and convince strangers to buy you drinks :-)
    x

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  2. I too adore birthdays mine & others! I agree its a BIG reason to celebrate, I don't care what age you are and you should be proud to state your age, always! Love love this!! Happy Birthday sweetie!!

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    1. I agree, I can't imagine not celebrating my birthday - even when I get 'old.' I just love it too much. Thank you Angie!

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  3. I'm like you... I love ALL birthdays, not just mine! :)

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  4. I love my birthday because I never spoil myself but I allow myself (and others, of course) to spoil me on that day! My 21st is coming up, so I'm really excited for that! :)

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  5. I hate celebrating my birthday, but that's because I am old! The tiara and a 40 is totally the way to go though! :)

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  6. Even rented out the entire museum for you hahah. I'm glad you enjoyed it, now cross things off! Aw no more ridiculous birthdays at Fatty's how sad.

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  7. Birthdays. I love them! Mine, everybody else's. If your close to me and it's your birthday you will feel so loved.

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  8. I love birthdays!! One time I celebrated for five days straight lol :-)

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  9. Birthday freebies are the best!

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  10. i don't do up my bday anymore but used to when i was younger. i used to have week-long celebrations and it was awesome!! i find that now i'm close to hitting 40, i don't really want anything fancy other than a nice dinner. #lame

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  11. Well. My birthday turned into complete shit. So bedtime was what I looked forward to!

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  12. I think I make a biger deal out of other peoples birthdays than my own, LOVE them!

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  13. Birthdays are theeeeee best! YAY. Happy early birthday! :)

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  14. Happy Almost Birthday!!! I love any reason to celebrate and bday parties are about the best thing ever...even better when they are your own!

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  15. OMG I was just getting your gift all packed up and realized I don't have your new address...so send it over ASAP!

    YAY for Birthday Week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. I'm putting a reminder in my phone to text you on your actual birthday. But until then, happy birthday week slash month! And I fully expect to get an invite to your party in Nashville.

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  17. Happy Birthday Week, Pretty Lady! Enjoy it to the fullest! Cheers to you! XO! :)

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  18. I am a FIRM believer in the fact that calories most certainly do NOT count on your birthday. Or the weekend after. And those days in between. Happy almost birthday! Eat a cupcake. Or five.

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  19. hell yes to all of these! but I have to admit, for the shenanigan's pic, I expected something way crazier...I know you get into all kinds of shenanigans ; )

    all the terrible email list-servs I'm on are worth it come October when I get enough free shit to eat out all month.

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  20. I'm intrigued with birthday freebies! I can't wait until tomorrow. :)

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  21. I agree that calories don't count on your birthday. That's my favorite part! :)

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  22. Calories don't count on the entire birthday weekend. I ate SO much food from Friday - Sunday it was sickening. I've used a ton of birthday freebies/deals too, so much fun!

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  23. This whole list = YES. I love birthdays, mine and others. I also love that all day long if someone starts to be rude you get to say 'it's my birthday' and they stop. (usually)

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  24. hooray for November birthdays!!!!

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  25. I love getting flowers and a reason to act lil ridiculous...pink fuzzy tiara included!

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  26. I love that calories don't count on your birthday! It makes it that much better!!! Happy early Birthday! :)

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  27. You MUST celebrate for at least a week! After all, they only come once a year, so you have to really celebrate!

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  28. HAPPY BIRTHDAY WEEEEEEK!!! I wish you many 40s of colt 45, you wild child. LOVE YOU.

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  29. Birthdays are the BEST! We are HUGE on birthdays in my family, they should always be celebrated GRANDLY! I hope you have a fantastic day tomorrow. :-)

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

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  30. Ah dirty collage bars server their purpose. Your friend in the background of the last picture looks so funny! And Happy Birthday!

    Allie of ALLIE NYC formerly Dressing Ken

    allienyc.com

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    1. I love his face too, I think it's a mix of 'ew this 40' and 'wtf pink tiara'

      Thanks Allie!

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  31. That is so true about no calories on your birthday!! Have a great birthday!!!! :)

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  32. Really wanted to read this post but all I saw was the Iowa picture and I was done. hahaha Happy Birthday girlie!!

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  33. You know that I am loving #3! I have only tailgated for Iowa once - but it was literally a 23 hour day that we were drinking! I think that I am still recovering :)

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