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I was wondering, if any of you might want to tell something about their birthday. :)
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How do you usually spent your birthday?
Do you have a certain activity on your special day, or do you just go with the flow?
When is your birthday?
Do you have a birthday story?
Do you like to have presents, or are you more of a minimalist?
 

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My sisters and I all have our birthdays in April, May, and June. Most of the time we just celebrate all the birthdays together.
This year we have been meeting for lunch - one per person.
we exchange presents and have cake.

Not much but its enough.
 
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I dont celebrate my birthday anymore

I dont like being reminded that im getting older :weary_face:
 
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I have never done anything special, really.
But I do get a floating paid holiday and this year I'm taking it the day after my birthday, which happens to be a Friday, and it also happens to be the day after some last day of school

Sadly I'll be spending the early morning hours at the DMV renewing my license, lol 🤣
 
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How do you usually spent your birthday?

I usually spend my birthday doing something that makes me happy.


Do you have a certain activity on your special day, or do you just go with the flow?

I usually do something cool, like go to the beach, make special food, go out, or generally celebrate.

When is your birthday?

June 4th

Do you have a birthday story?

I was a child who enjoyed birthday parties at roller skating rinks and swimming pools, and that is a story. But my birthday I share with Angelina Jolie and the Chinese uprising on Tinninman Square. My favorite birthday was that I shared with the animals, when I protested on National Animal Rights Day. I'm ecstatic my birthday clashes with NARD. I can't think of a more meaningful way to spend my birthday.

Do you like to have presents, or are you more of a minimalist?

I got a lot of presents as a child, but now I get near zero. My only presents this year were a day off of work and free sauna sessions at the local yoga studio. My grandparents raised me as an 80s child and right now I'm basically an immigrant, because ....well....no one cares what I get for my birthday. I am a classic millennial who went from everything to nothing privilege. It has driven me constantly as a human being in my pursuit of life.
 
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For my 31st birthday I soaked all day in a hot spring while reading classic sci-fi. Camped that night and enjoyed some high quality intoxicants. Rode my mountain bike ~20mi of fun trail back into civilization the next day.

Usually I don't do anything special...that was perfect though.
 

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For my 31st birthday I soaked all day in a hot spring while reading classic sci-fi. Camped that night and enjoyed some high quality intoxicants. Rode my mountain bike ~20mi of fun trail back into civilization the next day.

Usually I don't do anything special...that was perfect though.
Did you spend the night at the hot spring?
what classic sci-fi?
and if you don't mind me asking, what intoxicant?
 
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Yeah, camped about 1/3mi from the hot spring. I read H.G. Wells' The Invisible Man. Puffed on some herb throughout the day and had Avery's Maharaja double IPA...the flask of Blanton's bourbon was the real treat.
 
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Oh. boy. that does sound like a good birthday.
when you said classic science fiction I was thinking Vonnegut or Heinlein. Wells is super classic. maybe primordial Science Fiction.

The invisible man may be one of the first science fiction archetypes. Right along with mad scientists and time machines.

My favorite Invisible Man spin-off is the book Memoirs of an Invisible Man by Saint.
It is very respectful of the original but takes place in almost the present. It was written in the 80s. Very clever. and LOL funny sometimes.
They did make it into a movie (Starring Chevy Chase and Daryl Hannah) which can be skipped.
 

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My sisters and I all have our birthdays in April, May, and June. Most of the time we just celebrate all the birthdays together.
This year we have been meeting for lunch - one per person.
we exchange presents and have cake.

Not much but its enough.
Being with your loved ones is very special, if you ask me. :)
 

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I dont celebrate my birthday anymore

I dont like being reminded that im getting older :weary_face:
D'aww... :(

I see my birthdays this way: I have stayed alive one more year, and I never thought I could make it this far.
But this approach doesn't work for everyone, I get that.
 
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For my 31st birthday I soaked all day in a hot spring while reading classic sci-fi. Camped that night and enjoyed some high quality intoxicants. Rode my mountain bike ~20mi of fun trail back into civilization the next day.

Usually I don't do anything special...that was perfect though.
Well... That's epic.
 
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@Sax and @Lou
I'll add the books to my endless reading list.
Thanks. :)
 

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How do you usually spent your birthday?
I usually spend my birthday doing something that makes me happy.

Do you have a certain activity on your special day, or do you just go with the flow?
I usually do something cool, like go to the beach, make special food, go out, or generally celebrate.

Do you have a birthday story?
I was a child who enjoyed birthday parties at roller skating rinks and swimming pools, and that is a story. But my birthday I share with Angelina Jolie and the Chinese uprising on Tinninman Square. My favorite birthday was that I shared with the animals, when I protested on National Animal Rights Day. I'm ecstatic my birthday clashes with NARD. I can't think of a more meaningful way to spend my birthday.
The way you spent your special day sounds fun to me. Also, celebrating during the National Animal Rights Day is awesome.
I find your birthday story lovely.
 

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I have never done anything special, really.
But I do get a floating paid holiday and this year I'm taking it the day after my birthday, which happens to be a Friday, and it also happens to be the day after some last day of school

Sadly I'll be spending the early morning hours at the DMV renewing my license, lol 🤣
I you are content with doing nothing special, you do you. ;)
Sounds very pragmatic. :)
 

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I you are content with doing nothing special, you do you. ;)
Sounds very pragmatic. :)
I should point out that the rest of the day I get to hang out with my son. That's really all I need. :)
 

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