If you could invite any five people to your birthday party, who would they be?

Personally, I’d rather spend it by myself. In fact, if no one quite remembered it but I had a cake (chocolate) and Hank Locklin’s Happy Birthday To Me, I’d be fine. I don’t exactly do birthday parties. At least not for me, though I am the resident birthday planner for everyone else in my family. My birthday is picky for me. I don’t like people making a big deal out of it in terms of (oooohhh, when’s your birthday? REALLY? [this is usually said in the loudest stage voice they can muster at that particular moment] and a variety of other annoying phrases) If you want to buy me a gift. That’s great. I write thank-you poems instead of signing form cards. I dress up because I can and I like to shop and hate going out to eat. I’d rather go home and eat cake, then write something. Ideally, my immediate family (Mom, Dad and bros) are the ones I tolerate in terms of bday and my jewelly sisters. I’d have to invite them all, (all eight…no wait, it’s ten now) and then I’d need a triple layer cake and my grandmother would have to be there. In a rambly nutshell–that would be my birthday.

What birthday has been your favorite so far? What about it made it special?

Probably my 14th birthday. Why? It passed so nicely, quietly and calmly. I had an actual German Chocolate Cake with a cherry (not the continental kind that has WAY too much coconut frosting on it and pecan instead of the cherry). My only prezzy was a snazzy pair of jeans. (I obsess over my jeans, so this was the perfect gift). I didn’t have to do anything, really. Nothing spectacular happened and that’s about it.  That’s my favorite bday. Special birthday was the 13th…the only year I did NOT get a German Chocolate cake, I had a chocolate cake with teal icing and bought my first pair of Mudd jeans. I’ve bought all my own clothes ever since that year. It was a nice birthday, but I had to spend it everywhere but where I wanted to be and there were too many people. lol. Still, in spite of that…birthdays are fun, cake is good and it doesn’t bug me as bad as it used to. 

What one thing are you craving today?

Strawberry Ice Cream! I really, really, really want a scoop of double strawberry delight. I would SO love to have a whole bowlful right now. 

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