5.05.2006

Merry Unbirthday Revgalblogpal Friday Five

Songbird (who just celebrated a birthday!) asks us to reflect on birthdays past for this weeks Revgalblogpal Friday Five. So here goes ...

1. Favorite birthday cake/ice cream/dessert
Chocolate anything. Although my all time favorite birthday cake was from my 27th birthday which I celebrated on vacation with my entire family in Ireland. I woke up that morning startled, looked up and my 3 year old niece Eileen was staring me awake. "Birthday cake" she said, and continued to say all day long until said birthday cake was unveiled and eaten!

2. Surprise Parties -- have you ever given or received one?
Hmmmm... don't think I've ever truly had a surprise party. For my 30th birthday my friends wanted to throw a surprise party for me, or even just throw a party for me. But that was when my mom was dying, and they recognized that wouldn't be a good idea. So instead they asked me if they could surprise me with a fun night out on my birthday, which they did. It was mellow, supportive and fun.

3. Favorite birthday present
The same 30th birthday, the same friends. They treated me to a weekend alone at the Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport, Oregon. It's a bed and breakfast for book lovers. All the rooms are named for and decorated after authors. There are no phones, tvs or radios. And it's right on the ocean!

4. What do you think of those candles that won't blow out?
Not so excited about them

5. Best. birthday. ever.
My 29th birthday, which I orchestrated. We went to .... get ready ... Chuck E. Cheese for a fun evening of skeeball, pizza and beer. If you go at night there aren't a lot of kids. It was a blast!

Growing up my birthdays were hard because at the end of July in DC either my family was on vacation or my friends were on vacation so I never really had parties. That's why I'm still making up for that fact!

This July 27 I'm going to be in Las Vegas with some of my closest girl friends for my 34th birthday party (and as my friend is calling it, my "Engagement to Jesus" party). Nothing wild and crazy, but we need to travel somewhere since we're all scattered now, and Vegas can be fun in moderation. I plan to drink fruity drinks, swim in the pool, play the occasional nickel slot machine, and spend some good quality time with my friends.

But that's months away! Today I'm on vacation (yeah!) and heading up to our groovy vacation house for a formation overnight. I'll be back Sunday.

Peace Out,
Susan

PS - If you noticed a disappearing post, it was attracting unwanted spam because I think of some key words in the post so it had to go to blog post heaven.

2 comments:

Songbird said...

The Sylvia Beach Hotel sounds wonderful!

seeking_something said...

On a totally unrelated note:

Hey, thanks for your support.