Thursday, December 1, 2011

Getting to Know You: Birthdays

Yesterday was my birthday, and as is often the case, it was pretty quiet and uneventful. Just lunch with my dad, dinner at home with the hubby, a little live music at my favorite bar, and a couple of late-night movies. Of course, there are plenty of ways to celebrate a birthday – from crazy nights on the town to intimate gatherings with friends.

So, authors and characters, I was just wondering...

How do you normally celebrate your birthday? Quietly, with a big bang, or not at all?

17 comments:

Aidan said...

Our birthday is in July. We always have to share a cake.

Nutmeg Cross said...

Well, Aidan, that doesn't sound so bad... or is it? I can't always tell with you.

Personally, I think it'd be fun to be a twin!

Kaelin said...

Fun. Uh huh.

Aidan said...

I don't mind sharing. It's just Kae likes chocolate and I like vanilla and for some reason Mom always made chocolate. I guess because he was the "good" son. haha.

Kaelin said...

Aidan never caught on to the whole idea of putting in extra effort before a holiday in order to reap the benefits. The fact that he usually ditched school for a week-long "birthday celebration" didn't help, either.

Aidan said...

by the way, we have a cover. wonder which one of us that's supposed to be.

http://betsydornbusch.com

Laura Martone said...

Nice cover, Aidan! Congrats to Betsy! :-)

Ginger said...

It's obviously you, Aidan, because your hair is in your face all the time.

And Kaelin is better looking.

Christine said...

I have to throw my own birthday party, because no one else will do it. In the past I've had friends over for afternoon tea. This year I was too busy, though.

Aidan said...

I'd cut it but Marenya and Lucy won't let me.

Jason said...

I quit celebrating birthdays after my wife died.

Olivia Harper said...

That's terribly sad, Jason. Although, in the wake of such tragedy, I can understand your reluctance to celebrate birthdays, you still deserve to be honored... which is, after all, what birthdays are for.

Jason said...

Ah, well. After 70 or so of them, I was rather over it anyway. But thanks, Olivia. Angelique was a lovely girl.

Of course, now I'm with Selbrinna, equally lovely and yet entirely different.

Devi Marconi said...

Oh, I don't know. I've celebrated quite a few birthdays over my 70+ years, and I'm not tired of them yet!

But, anyway, congrats on your new relationship, Jason! I had no idea, or I would've congratulated you sooner.

Ginger said...

I suspect that Jason stopped counting because his wife was human, and he is immortal. It must been very difficult, especially since they weren't allowed to have children. But then he has Aidan to look after, now.

At least I know Kaelin won't be alone after I'm gone. At least, I have a reasonable hope. If any of us survive this war, that is.

I usually go out with my mom, my sister and my friends for my birthday. But since I married Kaelin I've had very few chances to see them, so I don't know what will happen this year.

You know, I don't even know when the twins' birthday is. When is it, Jason?

Jason said...

July 15, Ginger.

Thanks, Devi. Selbrinna makes me very happy.

Devi Marconi said...

Glad to hear it, Jason!