Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Thursday 13 v. 42 - The Birthday One

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Thirteen Things About Carmen's Birthday
  1. It's on January 18.
  2. I'm a Capricorn on the cusp of Aquarius. I don't really know much about what that means, but there you go.
  3. I'll be 35. Crap.
  4. I'll be in Hawaii forgetting that I'm 35 :)
  5. On January 18, 1778, Captain Cook became the first European to visit Hawaii.
  6. I share a birthday with A.A. Milne, the author of Winnie the Pooh.
  7. I also share a birthday with Kevin Costner and Cary Grant
  8. I've had only one surprise birthday party, which my mom arranged when I was 17. She called me downstairs to program the VCR, and I was grumbling the whole way until everyone yelled "Surprise!" and scared the crap out of me!
  9. I had to wait an extra day when I turned 16 to get my driver's license, because of the MLK day holiday. I was sooooo PO'd
  10. I spent my 30th birthday in Las Vegas with Friend Irish, and my birthday dinner was at Prime in the Bellagio. The chef wrote "Happy Birthday" in chocolate on my dessert plate (which was a chocolate volcano cake)
  11. My preferred birthday cake is yellow cake with chocolate icing
  12. In college, I shared a birthday with a sorority sister, and some other sorority sisters got together and hired the all-male acapella group, The Virginia Gentlemen, to serenade us. YUMMY!
  13. I like to drag out my birthday celebration for the whole month. This year, even into February, when I'm having my birthday gathering with friends. :)

    1. You are 67% Capricorn

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    46 comments:

    Bone said...

    Well since you'll be in Hawaii on your birthday, Happy Birthday, Carmen!

    I'll be 34 on my birthday :-P (Although my maturity level might indicate otherwise.)

    Leanne said...

    OMG! I'll be 36 on the 15th! WooT!

    Anonymous said...

    You and Paul have the same birthday!! Yay!

    I hope you have such a great time in Hawaii!! :)

    Janet said...

    I'm thinking about going to Vegas for my birthday this year...how is it in June?

    I did my bday thing and it said I'm 60% Cancer...surprised I'm that much LOL!

    Finally, can I just say how JEALOUS I am that you're going to Hawaii!? Take meeeeeee!!!

    Anonymous said...

    Happy Almost Birthday!!

    And thanks for reminding me that tomorrow is Thursday. Maybe I'll actually participate this week! :)

    Renee said...

    I'm 5 years older and it's not so bad.

    But the quiz says I'm only 53% cap... I guess because I don't pay much attention to that stuff. Oh well. I am determined.

    Oh wow! I just noticed that your bday is 2 weeks after mine.

    My only "suprise" birthday party was held for me by my friends...but I didn't want to go to it. I think it was the year I turned 13. My dad had to tell me what was going on to convince me to go to my friend's house. I wasn't very impressed at the time, but looking back it was very sweet of them.

    Hey! I got this same word verification for most of yesterday...
    Smenita!

    Anonymous said...

    Happy early Birthday! Hawaii sounds like lots of fun!!

    Kate said...

    Interesting list of facts. Happy Birthday. Cool blog. Check out my blog for some amazing birthday gift ideas.

    Anonymous said...

    I hope you have an absolutely wonderful time in hawaii. I wanna see lotsa photos when your back!

    Happy birthday whilst you away!

    Knitting Maniac said...

    You have yourself a GREAT GREAT birthday!!!!

    Ocean Blue Fire said...

    I had to take a trip away from my assignments for a minute when I saw that it was your b*day edition. :)

    And then, I saw that you're going to Hawaii VERY soon! Your b*day in Hawaii ~ how beyond perfect!!! Paradise!

    Happy birthday coming up and happy travels!

    I'm one year older than you. uggh!

    Anonymous said...

    Have a great trip and a happy birthday! Thanks for dropping by :)

    Debbie said...

    A birthday in Hawaii can't be bad! You have a great time and try to remember some of it!

    My list is up. Happy Thursday!

    Zeus said...

    Happy Birthday to you, Carmen! I hope you get everything you wanted...including a hot Polynesian man in Hawaii. Have fun on your trip and take lots of photos!

    Anonymous said...

    Have fun in Hawaii!

    Anonymous said...

    Happy Birthday! :) Have a great time in Hawaii. :) Hey, 35 is a great age - that's how old I'll be in March.

    Happy T13. :)

    Anonymous said...

    Heck, 35's a piece of cake. Mmmmm... cake.... you did say yellow cake with chocolate icing, right? Will there be sprinkles?

    Have a fabulous birthday! I'm looking forward to seeing the pix & reading all about your trip when you get back.

    Melli said...

    Those darn linkies! I'm not TTer - I just can't seem to NOT click them!

    HAAAAAAPPPPPY BIRTHDAY! (early - cuz I won't see you then!) Hubby's birthday is the day after yours! You have had far more interesting birthdays than he has! Must be in the numbers... LOL!

    Have ever sooooooooo much fun in Hawaii!

    And please... don't worry about my lonely towel... it is GOOD company this morning! 5 buddies have joined it! ... time to do laundry again...*sigh*

    Anonymous said...

    Happy birthday. Mine is only four days after you. I've been told I'm onthe cusp, but also an Aquarius. What the hell does that mean?

    Ahhh, well, happy Thursday!

    Christina said...

    Happy early Birthday!!! And lucky you, spending it in Hawaii! That is amazing :)

    *sending you a piece of yellow cake with chocolate frosting*

    Anonymous said...

    I'm a Cappercorn too!!! (January 5)

    And you get to go to Hawaii. Lucky you!

    Happy Thursday.

    Jane said...

    Happy Birthday (a little early). I think going to Hawaii is a great way to celebrate. I am SOOOOO jeolous.
    Have a marvelous time.

    Thanks for stopping by my T13.

    Anonymous said...

    happy birthday lady! thanks for visiting my boy's birth day list.
    i didn't know that you have 7 hands...lol
    happy thursday!

    Anonymous said...

    Sounds like a great way to turn 35. Enjoy your celebrations.

    Anonymous said...

    Were the acapella boys nude? Now that would be yummy...and a bit reminiscent of my last birthday party.

    But I'm not talking about that!

    Happy early bday, since you'll be in Hawaii.

    Renee said...

    Don't worry...while the image of the clog is burned in my memory...it is not burned on any film or memory card.

    Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

    When I first read #12 I thought it said "Virgin" and not Virginia gentlement.

    Happy birthday!

    mar said...

    Carmen, I will be gone on your bday but I hope you have a wonderful one in Hawaii!! and wish you a great vacation, lots of sunshine and good things too. Take loads of pics to share and have a great time. I am sure you will! happy tt!

    Mrs Lifecruiser said...

    Oh, just wait until you're turning into 45 - how fun that is ;-)

    Hawaii doesn't sound too bad though, so I don't really feel sorry for you .... *lol*

    - I'm green of envy!!!!!!!

    I do wish you a wonderful birthday and party time x millions :-)

    Rose said...

    Hey girl you might want to bookmark my blog so you don't lose it again. :) Thanks for dropping by. I enjoyed your list.

    Anonymous said...

    Well, if there is one great way to celebrate your bithday, Hawaii would be it! Good planning on your part. :)

    Anonymous said...

    have fun on your trip!!! you have great people to share a bday with - esp. cary grant!!

    we celebrate our birth months and birth weeks at my house. the kids will say, "come on, why do i have to set the table? it's my birth week!!" or "you have to be nice to me, because it's my birth month."

    Anonymous said...

    Hmm.. Birthday in Hawaii.. I don't think I'd mind turning a year older..

    Chris said...

    What flavour is Yellow cake? (Isn't that another term for uranium?)

    Anyway, enjoy your trip :-)

    Anonymous said...

    Have a great birthday in Hawaii! I'll be spending my 40th (YUCK!) in Las Vegas in March. Always great to go on a trip for your b-day, helps you forget the number!
    Happy Thursday!

    Haley-O said...

    Mmmmm....cake! Yellow? With chocolate! YUMMMMM...!

    Hootin' Anni said...

    Well.........while you're away basking in the Pacific sunshine and enjoying the delicious sea breezes, I'll be remembering your birthday!!!

    Happy ??29th??!!! At least I think that's what you said. *wink*

    Anonymous said...

    Happy Birthday and Bon Voyage!

    My Thursday Thirteen #25 The Favorite TV Shows Edition Is up so stop by if you get a moment. Have a great Thursday.

    Jeff said...

    Happy Birthday in advance! Thirty-Five?? Either that is an old picture in your cowboy hat or you wear the years well (or both). ;)

    FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

    Ooops! It's someone's birthday. Let me greet you in advance in case blogger or my server doesn't cooperate.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Thanks for stopping by.

    Miss Pink said...

    I'm 16 and I'll get my license when everyone gets off the road.

    KarenW said...

    Happy Birthday! We'll be on our way to Romania on that day. Have fun in Hawaii.

    Anonymous said...

    Fun topic. My B-day is January 15, but I always loved the MLK holiday, cause it meant a long weekend for my birthday. Happy Birthday and have fun in Hawaii!!

    colleen said...

    Are you on the plane now?

    I share my birthday with Enya and the Iatola Kohmani.

    local girl said...

    Hey Carmen! The weather was looking pretty nice today! Happy Birthday!

    Anonymous said...

    Happy happy birthday!