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Happy Birthday, KayJay!

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Permalink Sathyaish Chakravarthy 
August 11th, 2005
Did you ever find, as a child, this was a crap time of year to have a birthday? Lots of people are away on their summer holidays, so I always used to have my birthday party a month before or after the actual event...

Goddamned parents with nothing to do during the long winter evenings... :)
Permalink Mat Hall 
August 11th, 2005
Sounds like your parents didn't really love you enough to make the paltry effort to recognize your birthday near the actual date.

I can't say I blame them.
Permalink muppet 
August 11th, 2005
when's your birthday, Mat?
Permalink Sathyaish Chakravarthy 
August 11th, 2005
It's not so bad as the end of December. ;)
Permalink I am Jack's infinite id 
August 11th, 2005
My parents recognised it, but a goodly proportion of my school-friends tended to be on holiday so the public celebration had to be held on a different day. A bit like the Queen, I guess...

As to the date, Elvis died on my 4th birthday.
Permalink Mat Hall 
August 11th, 2005
Wow, for a guy four years older than me, you sure are an immature little bitch.

Must be the air over there.
Permalink muppet 
August 11th, 2005
"you sure are an immature little bitch."

Coming from you that's a bit rich, but no more so than I'd expect. :)
Permalink Mat Hall 
August 11th, 2005
Mat, you too are a leo. Nice to know that, although I don't know much about sun signs and don't believe in them. But nice because I am a leo as well.
Permalink Sathyaish Chakravarthy 
August 11th, 2005
Awe... Sathy's havin' a Red Car Day.
Permalink I am Jack's infinite id 
August 11th, 2005
No offense intended Sath. That just read so much like one of those statements I couldn't help but be reminded of it...
Permalink I am Jack's infinite id 
August 11th, 2005
> Awe... Sathy's havin' a Red Car Day.

Yeah! I dig that. Three Red Cars In A Row! Today's also my birthday :-)
Permalink Sathyaish Chakravarthy 
August 11th, 2005
And early in January, you haven't even stopped playing with your Christmas toys. Who need a birthday then? And everybody is broke from Christmas still. Life aint fair.
Permalink AllanL5 
August 11th, 2005
"I don't know much about sun signs and don't believe in them"

That's because you're a typical Leo. :D

(Also, they're *star* signs, not that it really matters as it's all a load of rot anyway. I always like the bit in the Dirk Gently novels where the astrologer would make fun of Dirk through the horoscopes along the lines of "Aries: You are stupid and consistently wear a silly hat.")
Permalink Mat Hall 
August 11th, 2005
There is one day worse than New Years Day for a birthday (as mine is), and that is Christmas Day when I was actually due.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
August 12th, 2005
Thanks Sathyaish and wish you the same!
Permalink KayJay 
August 12th, 2005
"worse than New Years Day for a birthday"

I used to go out with a girl who had her birthday on New Year's Day, and she always believed it had some advantages -- there's ALWAYS a party going on, and although it's not a _birthday_ party you can still guarantee that people will be up for going out and having fun. :)
Permalink Mat Hall 
August 12th, 2005
No there's always a party going on the night before, but the day itself most of the world, including yourself is wishing the rest of the planet would just fuck off.

Well maybe that was more true when I was 19 rather than 49, these days I don't drink enough for it to matter and there's no a tradition of going out to lunch on New Years Day and people are generally pleasant to me.

There is another advantage and that's that you don't get to work on your birthday (except in 2000 as I had a new time and attendance system going live but at least I could do that remotely).
Permalink Simon Lucy 
August 12th, 2005
I know three people born on the 4th of July, and one the day after Christmas.
Permalink MarkTAW 
August 12th, 2005
I was born the day before U.S. flag day. See, I'm special too.
Permalink Jeff Barton 
August 12th, 2005
I know someone born on Christmas. Growing up she had trouble with pronouncing some words, as all kids did, and she said she had the same birthday as "the baby cheeze".
Permalink Aaron F Stanton 
August 14th, 2005
A few years ago I worked with someone who had the same birthday but 5 years older. Oddly enough, his name was Aaron, too. I forget his last name.
Permalink Aaron F Stanton 
August 14th, 2005
Maybe in a couple more years you'll work with another guy named Aaron with the same birthday only five years younger. Just remember not to exchange last names.
Permalink Jeff Barton 
August 16th, 2005

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