The Quixotic Pastor

Friday, January 11, 2008

Friday Five: Birthdays

Mother Laura offers this birthday-inspired Friday Five.

1. When is your birthday? Does anyone else (famous and/or in your own life) share it?
March 25. Wikipedia tells me lots of folks share my birthday. Some of my favs: Flannery O'Connor, Elton John, Aretha Franklin and Gloria Steinem. Knowing that I also share a birthday with Howard Cosell and Anita Bryant helps me keep in touch with my shadow-side.

2. Do you prefer a big party or an intimate celebration for the chosen few?
Intimate celebration for the chosen few, most definitely.

3. Describe your most memorable birthday(s)--good, bad, or both.
Hmm. I can't remember any one in particular ... even one that ends in a zero ...

4. What is your favorite cake and ice cream? (Bonus points if you share the cake recipe). Or would you rather have a different treat altogether? Chocolate cake, vanilla ice cream. But my favorite B-day cakes are the ones I have "made special" for others on certain occasions. These are usually made of foam from old seat-cushions or a slab of styrofoam, which, when iced and decorated, look exactly like a real cake. Watching 40 year olds trying to cut and serve one is hilarious, truly worthy of Candid Camera or Punk'd. I always make a real cake too, BTW.

5. Surprise parties: love 'em or hate 'em?
Love participating in them. Would prefer not to have one planned for me. Too many people have too much to reciprocate --see #4. Nuff said.

Bonus: Describe your ideal birthday--the sky's the limit. A good restaurant meal with friends and family, so no one has to cook, and we can use the time instead to socialize.


  • At 12:25 PM , Blogger Sally said...

    love those fun cakes!!! Great play.

  • At 12:35 PM , Blogger Deb said...

    AH! An April Fools' cake! We have fun serving those every year at the church Birthday Bash! :)

  • At 1:19 PM , Blogger mompriest said...

    ahh, the shadow side...alas we all have one -

    great ideal birthday idea...

  • At 2:41 PM , Blogger Rev SS said...

    Oh, but you so deserve a surprise b'day party -:) fun play, thanks.

  • At 4:31 PM , Blogger Mother Laura said...

    Great birthday partners--and the feast of the Annunciation too. Very cool.

  • At 4:42 PM , Blogger Jan said...

    Hope you always had nice birthdays since you couldn't think of one that stood out. Glad you played.


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