Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Older But No Wiser, hYuk hYuk hYuk hYuk!

aahhghghhhghghghhh! looooook what i just got invited to via my work outlook calendar...



we usually do bagels for people's birthdays but i guess, as i am still a giant confectionary baby, i still warrant cake. i am unspeakably pleased. the IT guy is even invited! whooooo. cakeface cakeface cakeface.

being 25 probably should mean a cake like this...

photo courtesy of Flickr and kowitz

but i really still want a cake like this...

photo courtesy of Flickr and -MONICA

in honor of the day, here are birthday traditions from around the world.

here were my favorites --

TALKIN' SMACK
"Scotland - A pound note and a soft smack. A pound note is given for every year old the child is plus an additional pound for good luck. A soft smack on the bottom is also given for each year."

SHARE A LITTLE DANCE FEVER
"Norway - Birthday day. The birthday child stands out in front of their class and chooses a friend to share a little dance while the rest of the class sings a happy birthday song."

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"Ireland - Birthday Bumps. The birthday child is lifted upside down and 'bumped' on the floor for good luck. The number of bumps given is the age of the child plus one for extra good luck."

NON-ATKINS FRIENDLY
"China - Noodles for Lunch. The birthday child pays respect to his/her parents and receives a gift of money. Friends and relatives are invited to lunch and noodles are served to wish the birthday child a long life."

I TRUST YOU WITH MY CHOCOLATES
"India - Colored dress and chocolates. At school the birthday child wears a colored dress and passes out chocolates to the entire class, with the help of a trusted friend."

i cannot verify the authenticity of any of these customs but they all sound far out.

3 comments:

Burgos said...

happy twerk day!

is that an omelet with ketchup (the 5-year old "cake" with 10 candles)?

EJ said...

Happy burfday!

Aparna said...

burgos -- yes i believe you are extra correct. and shane q!

ej -- hey, shanksalot!!!