Birthday Rituals

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    Mar 12, 2013 12:48 PM GMT
    So... My birthday is the week and I tend to use it as a time to reflect on my life and what I've done to Improve as a person over the last year. I always make sure to find something from my "bucket list" to do (something I've never done before)


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    Mar 12, 2013 1:08 PM GMT
    What interesting things do you guys do for your Birthdays? Do you travel? Have any traditions/rituals etc?
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    Mar 12, 2013 1:11 PM GMT
    I remind people not to get me anything. If they do, then I feel obligated to remember their birthday and reciprocate with a gift. A simple bday wish is more than adequate.
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    Mar 12, 2013 2:48 PM GMT
    I don't care to celebrate birthdays. This somewhat upsets some friends and family but I tolerate their eccentricities too. I enjoyed, mostly for their own sake, my parents acknowledging it & my brother and I offer token calls to each other on the other's birthday. A cousin and I take each other to lunch when in town.

    My not caring much for the birthday celebration stems both from my efforts to subdue ego and from my equalitarian outlook. You would think everyone has one but only some are celebrated, leaving out in the cold those who are not. From when I was born, mom celebrated me with a party, inviting all my little friends, most of whom did not have parents do the same for them. That made me feel uncomfortable, even as a child aware that I was getting what my friends did not and I carried those feelings into my adult life.

    I generally don't bother with online greetings, though this title drew me in. I can tolerate guys reaching out more than those singled out. For every person made to feel special are 100s of guys who look in passing as the party passes them by and so I limit my participation.

    Happy whatthefuckever! Ain't I a pleasure in this matter. Woohoo.

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    Mar 12, 2013 4:48 PM GMT
    I have for sure travelled on almost all my birthdays since 1978 , because of my field of employment ....lol.
    My birthday is not important to me , (i am not too much in bloody celebrations of any kind) , but it is for my family and friends , so i gladly go along with the celebration , because a fair bit of them , take time out of their life to celebrate it with me , later when i am back in town ...icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 12, 2013 5:56 PM GMT
    I sacrifice a goat for my birthday ritual.
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    Mar 12, 2013 6:55 PM GMT
    I just do what I always do.

    The only people who care are my parents. I appreciate the day, but it's depressing that I always spend it feeling so alone. So I make a habit of trying to do whatever it is I always do to make the day feel more normal.
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    Mar 12, 2013 7:03 PM GMT
    When it's my birthday I buy me a bottle of moisturizer and have myself a spa day, Gay I know, BUT! you want to look good later down the road! plus it gives your face a healthy glow. :]
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    Mar 12, 2013 7:16 PM GMT
    Rick_Jamez said

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    Mar 12, 2013 7:16 PM GMT
    When my 40th was approaching,my friends insisted that I have a huge blowout. I wasn't too keen on the idea of being the center of attention so instead I suggested we invite all my fellow Aries buddies and have one massive "April Fools" party. Was a blast.

    Happy Birthday to all celebrating this month!
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    Mar 12, 2013 7:18 PM GMT
    Each birthday, I go upstairs to the attic and spend quality time with the painting of myself that gets older and more decrepit looking every year.
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    Mar 12, 2013 8:16 PM GMT
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    Mar 12, 2013 8:20 PM GMT
    There are two things I always do since a kid and since discovering alky.

    1. a small hang out with my nuclear family at a nice restaurant
    2. a weekend night out with my friends who proceed to get me wasted
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    Mar 12, 2013 8:35 PM GMT
    my birthday ritual is to remember that your birthday no longer matters after you turn 10 and before you turn 100
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    Mar 13, 2013 5:56 PM GMT
    Rick_Jamez saidSo... My birthday is the week and I tend to use it as a time to reflect on my life and what I've done to Improve as a person over the last year. I always make sure to find something from my "bucket list" to do (something I've never done before)



    i have a birthday party where everyone who comes brings desserts... no gifts... but we all get to share in the sweets... so everyone gets to have fun and i see my friends... then i keep the leftovers... last month had my party and had over 40 desserts...

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    Mar 13, 2013 6:13 PM GMT
    I spend the day drinking nothing but champagne usually in a bathtub drinking it right out of the btl and the my friends come over that weekend and we go out lol
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    Mar 13, 2013 7:06 PM GMT
    I take my wife Roxie and our 4 kids (Windchime, Pip, Exeter, and Roxie jr.) to the beach on their Birthdays and see if they float weighted down with rocks like witches. If they sink, we go home for another year.

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    Mar 13, 2013 7:23 PM GMT
    Have everyone spit in a cup, and then you can drink it!
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    Mar 13, 2013 8:53 PM GMT
    The last few years LingLang has been getting the date wrong and welcoming my birthday with some special oral about a week early and I allow him to finish me off before I remind him it's the wrong day.
    A week later, he goes at it all over again.
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    Mar 14, 2013 3:46 AM GMT
    My last 2 birthdays weren't really celebratory, as my mom was in the hospital for both...this year will be the first year without her here. icon_cry.gif



    Sorry to bum out this thread!
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    Mar 14, 2013 5:48 AM GMT
    I take a trip to The Valley of The Dolls.

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    Mar 14, 2013 5:54 AM GMT
    Usually, I drink.
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    Mar 14, 2013 6:05 PM GMT
    wade_in_BC saidMy last 2 birthdays weren't really celebratory, as my mom was in the hospital for both...this year will be the first year without her here. icon_cry.gif



    Sorry to bum out this thread!

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    Mar 14, 2013 11:03 PM GMT
    FranciscoC said
    wade_in_BC saidMy last 2 birthdays weren't really celebratory, as my mom was in the hospital for both...this year will be the first year without her here. icon_cry.gif



    Sorry to bum out this thread!

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    Thanks for the sweet and cute pic!