Monday, April 17th 2006
Happy Birthday, J-Mom! (Talk Back, Y’all!)

Today is my mom’s birthday. She also mentioned that it woulda been Hitler’s also. Well, let’s par-teeee!

(well, now she says that may not be true and she doesn’t want to be linked with Hitler. So forget I said that, because I’m not deleting it) 

Anyway, let’s TALK BACK!

J-Mom asked,

Q: How many of your past birthdays can you remember?

J-Mom remembers a birthday in Paris where she shared a dinner cruise with the actor who plays Dr. John Dixon on As The World Turns. (He wasn’t her date or anything, just a coincidental meeting) Another birthday was a picnic in a bluebonnet field when she was 7. She had 2 surprise birthday parties on her 18th, and she remembers the birthday she spent in Hawaii – a few days after one of my kids was born.  (Total of 4)

(Updated to add: She has since remembered 2 more. Total of 6)

Leave your answer in Comments!

~hm

25 Comments on “Happy Birthday, J-Mom! (Talk Back, Y’all!)”

1
peach
April 17th, 2006
4:29 pm

Ooo . . . I’m first today! The first birthday I can remember is my fourth birthday. I got two see-’n-says and a Close ‘n play record player. My first record was Bobby Sherman.

The next big one I remember well is my 15th. I went to see the movie “Arthur” with a couple of friends.

Sixteen was a big surprise birthday party with boys there!! I got a pair of tennis shoes on stilts because the “boys” thought I needed to grow a few inches. I was then and still am 5’1″ on a fluffy hair day.

After that birthdays begin to blur, but I do remember having a “happy hour” birthday sometime during college. No wonder I couldn’t remember it.

My best birthday of all time was my 25th birthday. I spent an exorbitant amount of money on a slinky black dress and woo’ed my now husband with my upswept ‘do and garnet nail polish. We had a divine steak dinner and incredible conversation. I was in love, and it was fabulous.

The only other birthday of note is my 30th. My best friend and I took turns at the “porcelain god” after the last mozzarella cheese sticks that will ever pass my lips. We’d gone to Chili’s to celebrate, and I ended up in the rest room. For the next 24 hours, we both watched the world spin from the violent flu we’d contracted.

I love birthdays! I’d just rather surprise others instead of being surprised.

Sorry this is so long, Kelsey!

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emma sometimes
April 17th, 2006
4:31 pm

BirthDAY: Very tired from the move. (okay, just kidding)

Age 3: Spent it in foster care. The people were mean and I was clinically depressed. (I know, sad but true)

Age 5: First day of Kindergarten and coincidently my birthday. Big party, cupcakes, everyone loved me and a big let down the next day realizing that every day at Kindergarten wasn’t going to be like the first day. Bummer.

6 years old: First week in 1st grade and dad picks me up on his motorcycle with a new child’s red helmet. I loved waving goodbye at all my fellow bus riders that day. (neener neener)

About 8 yrs old: Roller rink with My Sharona blaring (okay that dates me a bit)

Age 12: A gingham airbrushed birthday cake and a new pair of Lawman jeans. I was so cool.

Age 16: Family forgets my birthday. That totally blows.

Age 19: I was in my new apartment. Drank too much because I thought that was cool. Boy, did I need a couple more birthdays to wise up.

My birthdays got better, I promise..LOL!

Age 20: New friends from my new church throw me a surprise party giving me nothing but T.P. which I was rumored to always be out at my apartment and frequently borrowing from the neighbor lady. (thank you to my best friend “Dapoppins” for sharing that with EVERYONE!)

Age 21: Newly married. Hubby goes all out. Celebrate with his family because I am living 1300 miles from any friends in Armpit, CO. okay, not armpit but I don’t like small towns.

Age 30: Best friend takes me to Olive Garden, we get a pedicure together and she takes me to a movie. I have an amazing best friend.

Age 32: Normal day but I told people I was turning 45. “WOW! You look amazing? Really?” My reply, “No, not really. Im 32″ But who doesn’t like to hear ‘You look amazing’ on their birthday?

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Heth
April 17th, 2006
5:36 pm

I have a TERRIBLE memory. I remember a birthday party at McDonald’s when I was 9ish. For my sixteenth birthday I went out to dinner with my parents at the restaurant of my choice. Ok. That’s all. Everything else is a fog, must have been all the cake.

Happy Birthday J-Mom! You are awesome!

4
Jeana's mama
April 17th, 2006
7:45 pm

I remember my 6th, having an outdoor party with about 10 friends under the pecan trees in Granny B’s front yard.
19th–totally embarrassing, because a guy who wanted to be my boyfriend invited everyone who ever knew me, including the most recently ex-boyfriend…what a *great* party that was.
A few years ago (won’t say how many), when Wick surprised me with tickets to Phantom of the Opera in San Antonio with son Scott and his wife Jamie–wow!
By the way, Kelsey, you have been tagged. See my blog for details. Carol did it to me this morning. ;)

5
angi
April 17th, 2006
7:46 pm

the first one I remember I was about 4, and got very upset because my older brother didn’t show up, I was determined to marry him one day and it crushed me when he didnt’ come to my birthday party.

The next one was 13 a pizz party with all my friends.

After that, I don’t remember any. Bad memory????

6
Natalie
April 17th, 2006
7:53 pm

Pretty much my brithdays from when i was 9 up til my past one-sweet sixteenth- is a big blur of renting rooms at different places when i was younger and sleepovers and going out with friends as i got older. This past year I had a party with several friends, then my best friends stayed to sleep over.

Happy Birthday J-mom! You rock =D

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Patrick B
April 17th, 2006
8:45 pm

Most are pretty forgettabe. However I remember my 21st Birthday because my mom was in the hospital so I was on my on for the day. I decided to have a party for myself and so I ordered a gross of latex balloons (144) and let them loose throughout the house. It was like walking through a forest of curling ribbon. I also had told my friends I was having an open house birthday so they could come and go whenever they pleased. It was fun but I still wished my mom could have been there.

Another year my mom ordered my cake from a guy at church. She made no requests except that I liked purple. He made me a cake that was literally as big around as a large pizza. It was totally white except for four letters written in purple, “TUIT”. So that year I could honestly say that I got a round tuit for my birthday.

Hopefully this year will be memorable. Some friends have asked me to spend the month of my birthday with them in Kansas. I hope it works out for me to go. I spent Thanksgiving with them and I had a ball.

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Carol
April 17th, 2006
9:40 pm

I remember a horrid 9th party. Ew.

My 13th party was my first boy-girl party and it was fun.

My boyfriend stood me up on my 20th – that sucked.

I cried on my 30th – too old!

And that’s all the birthdays I’ve had. *cough, cough*

Yo, J-Mom. Hitler’s b-day is on the 20th – same as my niece and nephew.

9
Faith
April 17th, 2006
10:03 pm

First – carol, you know everything. How is that?

I can only think of one biggie – my sixteenth. My now hubby gave me a ring. Woohoo!!!

10
Julie
April 17th, 2006
10:19 pm

I can remember several of the normal slumber party type but here are some memorable ones:
12 – My mom had a severe diabetic reaction to a virus; dad to her to ER in the middle of the night before my party; she was feeling horrible but she still came to the park where we were having the party and sat in a chair – what a trooper.
16 – Best friend threw me a surprise party that I totally was suspicious of. On separate night boyfriend cooked me a candelight dinner at his house.
20 – Was on the plane on the way to London with a college group. The stewardess was going to bring us champagne until she realized I wasn’t 21 and my professor said we didn’t drink (It was a Christian college w/ a no drinking rule.)
30 – Not a good birthday I won’t go into the reasons – which had nothing to do with turning 30.

This year (#33) I’m spending in CT with my best friend. We have also made plans to go to Italy or Paris together for our 40th birthdays.

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Julie
April 17th, 2006
10:23 pm

I can remember several of the normal slumber party type but here are some memorable ones:
12 – My mom had a severe diabetic reaction to a virus; dad to her to ER in the middle of the night before my party; she was feeling horrible but she still came to the park where we were having the party and sat in a chair – what a trooper.
16 – Best friend threw me a surprise party that I totally was suspicious of. On separate night boyfriend cooked me a candelight dinner at his house.
20 – Was on the plane on the way to London with a college group. The stewardess was going to bring us champagne until she realized I wasn’t 21 and my professor said we didn’t drink (It was a Christian college w/ a no drinking rule.)
30 – Not a good birthday I won’t go into the reasons – which had nothing to do with turning 30.

This year (#33) I’m spending in CT with my best friend. We have also made plans to go to Italy or Paris together for our 40th birthdays.

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Julie
April 17th, 2006
10:23 pm

sorry for the duplicate :-)

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Shannon from Rocks in my Dryer
April 17th, 2006
10:47 pm

A surprise party on my 16th with my oh-so-cute high school sweetheart. Then I have spent two, count them TWO of my adult birthdays moving across the country. Not fun.

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Owlhaven
April 17th, 2006
11:07 pm

6th– my first grade teacher came
9th– at grandma’s house
13th– got ears pierced
15th– party with friends
16th– I was at the DMV getting my license at 9 am
20th– I was 1 month pregnant with my first baby

I guess they got less memorable after that….

Mary, mom to many

15
BayouMaMa2
April 18th, 2006
12:30 am

Love, love, love your blog!!!

Love the colors, love your humor, just love it!

I even read the 99 things about you…and it’s 12:27 in the morning! I didn’t fall asleep once…didn’t even nod off! LOL!

I just got back from a Beth Moore Bible study about an hour ago (stayed late talking with a couple of ladies…no school tomorrow!…I’m a teacher).

Anyway, I stumbled across your blog somehow and just know you are a kindred spirit. :-)

16
Chaotic Mom
April 18th, 2006
3:41 am

Wow, this is really scary. I hardly remember any. Except my 16th, when my boyfriend didn’t show up but his best friend did. Bummer, huh?

There have been some really nice ones since I’ve been married and with the boys.

OH! My 24th ON Thanksgiving when I was living in Korea. We ate my birthday dinner in the mess hall. I pretended everyone was so festive because it was my birthday. ;)

17
Susan
April 18th, 2006
9:54 am

Actually, tell your mom to rest easy. Hitler’s birthday is 4/20 not 4/17!

http://www.remember.org/guide/Facts.root.hitler.html

18
Cheeriobutt
April 18th, 2006
10:13 am

I remember turning five and having a balloon popping contest, where you have to sit on them to pop them. My little brother was crying from the noise, but for once didn’t get his way, “Nanny naany boo boo!” I was a great sister! Oh and I got some panties for my birthday… very weird but I thought it meant I was a lady! :) No they weren’t thongs! I can remember a lot of others, but that one was interesting for some reason.

19
GiBee
April 18th, 2006
10:27 am

I remember my 17th — we had a funeral on that day, and everyone forgot my birthday. It was a bitter, bitter day.

Thanks for reminding me. (lol)

20
Jamie
April 18th, 2006
12:32 pm

10th-best friend told me I had a suprise party. When I showed up and it really was I was so disappointed that I stood in the door and cried.

18th–got flowers from three different guys (once in a lifetime deal for me)

21–married, went out with hubby and other married friends, ordered a girlie drink and wasn’t even carded. (what would be the point, then?)

25th–We were in the middle of a waiting period to adopt our first who was born four days before my birthday. Hubby placed him in my arms and sang. Best present ever.

30–hid from my suprise party throwing friends and went to the ACFW conference in Nashville. Got rejected by an editor (wouldn’t even let me send a proposal) went into another editor meeting crying (she likes me….still) and walked around all day telling perfect strangers, “It’s my 30th birthday!”

21
Heather
April 18th, 2006
1:53 pm

Hmmm…birthdays I remember. Well I remember last year. After all it was just last year, but I remember it b/c I was at Carowinds at Sonfest with lots of my friends, and I got to see Casting Crowns, Newsboys and a bunch of other groups for my birthday. Fun, fun.
A few years before that I went tubing down the river in Cherokee with several of my cousins for my birthday (my Grandma and Grandpa Smith also bought me a cake and took me to dinner on this one!)
Another one I remember is my sixteenth because I spent it in the hospital b/c I’d just had my appendix out (I would not recommend this on for a birthday party!)
I remember lots of them, but these are my most memorable!

22
Shalee
April 18th, 2006
2:44 pm

I can remember quit a few.

6- wanted a party, but wet the bed so parents called it off.
10- had a putt-putt party with a smurf cake.
12- sleepover with girls and got real makeup! (I still don’t know what to do with makeup though…)
15- big party at my house (first time I had a guy that I liked to one)
16- surprise party from my friends
18- nice dinner party with friends
19- college friends made it fun
20- first b-day with Mr. Right (He gave me a Bible that I still use today.)
21- Don’t remember much because I was getting married and just not thinking about it.
22-23 Mr. Right took me to my favorite restaurants
24- surprise party
25- spa day (pregnant big time!)
28- got a beautiful mother’s ring from Mr. Right
30- party with my friends
31- was in CA and went to Disneyland
32- surprise get away to Eureka Springs
33- dinner party with friends
34- surprise party at a really nice restaurant

Can you tell that I really like celebrating my birthdays?

23
julie carobini
April 18th, 2006
4:17 pm

My birthday was last Tuesday and I spent it driving the 7+ hours home from a writer’s conference. The good news is I arrived home in time to watch American Idol–yay!

Is that pathetic or what?

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Heather I.
April 18th, 2006
5:13 pm

I think the most memorable birthday for me was my 18th. My friend Kim and I have birthdays a week apart, and so we booked a band at a country club — my then-boyfriend was the bass player. Kim and I made little sandwiches and cut them with an electric knife — I thought that was so much fun.

We didn’t have alcohol there, but I heard people were drinking in the parking lot. That made me feel weird — like I was hosting a wild bash. But everybody danced and had a great time.

The boyfriend and I broke up soon after. Thank goodness, because the last time I saw him he was fat and had a beard! :)

25
Stacey
April 19th, 2006
11:22 am

5th ~ Had chicken pox (no party)

6th ~ Got baptized

7th ~ New scooter and fun at the park

10th ~ Slumber party

11th ~ Metro Midway

16th ~ Surprise party

18th ~ Boyfriend surprised with dinner in the park

19th ~ Didn’t really care because my wedding was 20 days later : )

21st ~ Dinner with family

24th ~ Dinner with family and a Julie took me out also

25th ~ (Most recent) Dinner with family and
Julie took me to the melting pot

Happy Birthday J-Mom!! Hope it was wonderful!!

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