Monday, September 22, 2008

Give Me Five Monday Meme #35

Monday, September 22, 2008

The 'Give Me Five' Monday meme is designed to share fun information with each other in a simple short list! Here's how it works. Each week, I will put out a random topic from my list of topics and you share 5 answers of your choice on the given topic and link back here! You can add photos, links or stories or just a simple list of your own of 5 things that relate to the topic as it pertains to you and your life experiences. It doesn't have to be in any order of importance unless otherwise specified.
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Give Me Five birthday memories from your life or of someone else.

Today is my niece's 8th birthday and getting ready for it has me thinking about birthday memories from my own childhood. Feel free to share good ones, bad ones, surprise ones...what ever you got! Oh yeah, I don't have any photos of my own to show you in my post so I'll borrow from online :)

1. Slumber party/14th Birthday. This was awesome! I had a few friends over for the typical party and then like 3 or 4 of them stayed over and we had a blast! We laughed, we danced around and acted silly. It was great! I recently scrapbooked those photos and enjoyed looking at how young we were and wondered where those girls are now. I continued being close friends with one of those girls who slept over until about 5 years ago. I just remember how much fun we had that night, looking back on it thinking I never wanted it to end.

2. Surprise 50th party for my mom. It was alot of work to plan and execute! But in the end it was great. That room was filled with people who otherwise would never have been in the same room together. I don't mean that in a negative way at all, I'm talking work people with old high school friends of hers, her mom up from the country and cousins from the other side of my family, church peeps and I think even a neighbor! My brother's only job was to get her there on time and through a calamity of errors, were an hour and a half late. All in all, it was a great time when they finally arrived, mom cried when she saw her mom and old high school friend! She never would have believed I could pull off such a guest list I suppose.

3. 18th Birthday cake. Hands down, the best birthday cake ever! I only *WISH* I could show you a photo of that one, my mom paid alot of money to have 19 roses put on top! (1 to grow on...) (no wonder I'm fat! LOL) There was only room enough on the cake for an airbrushed rainbow across the middle, hands down, the best birthday cake ever!

4. My 1st and 2nd 21st Birthdays. A friend of mine was getting married the next day on my 20th birthday, so we went out the night before to a comedy club to celebrate both occasions. I left my ID at home (believe it or not, it worked) and told the doorman that since I was '21' now, I didn't think I needed it anymore. I got served!!! Of course, the next year when I actually turned 21, I cellebrated again, although I don't actually remember what I did on that night. Not because I drank too much, just because I don't remember. I know my friends got us tickets for the circus because I had never gone before, maybe that's what I did...who knows!

5. Birthday season, hunting season. I remember when I was young...well, even now, my birthday is basically right in the rifle season for deer hunting here in Missouri. So that means, birthday or not, the men in my life would leave me for a cold lonely tree stand! My dad always left me and now my brother and boss do, too. It's ok, I rather enjoyed it being just us girls when I was younger. We didn't have to worry about dad coming home drunk and ruining our fun. So how about you? Any birthday memories coming to mind??? Don't forget to comment too.

Give Me Five Participants
1. Tammy
2. christy
3. Paula
4. Tamy ~ 3 Sides of Crazy :)
5. Crystal
6. sandra collins
7. Kwizgiver
8. Beverly (by Grace)
9. Anna
10. Carrie
11. Forgetfulone
12. Melanie- Our Happy Happenings
13. 4streegrrl
14. Joyce T.
15. Pinaymama
16. Jean

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13 comments:

Tammy said...

Woohoo I'm first again! hehehe

...christy... said...

I played...

http://christywashere.blogspot.com/2008/09/give-me-five.html

Paula said...

I just posted mine :)

http://musingsfromamichiganmom.blogspot.com/2008/09/give-me-5-birthday-memories.html

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Must have been some cake!!

Crystal said...

Mine is up!! have a great week!!

Kwizgiver said...

At first, I thought this would be really hard, but it ended up being easy and fun!

Anna said...

I love your first and second 21st birthdays.

The first time I bought beer after I turned 21, they never even asked me for my ID. It was so disappointing.

Carrie Smith said...

I got mine posted and looking forward to next week's!

forgetfulone said...

Glad GM5 is up and running! And how appropriate is the topic since my b-day is tomorrow!

I think slumber parties rank up there at the top along with 18th and 21st!

melanie said...

I wish I could see a picture of your cake- that sounds pretty spectacular!

4streegrrl said...

A most excellent list and relatively timely since my birthday is next Monday. ;) I had to laugh at the hunting season comment, since the area I live in draws hunters from all over the world. Once September rolls around, our office empties out as the (mostly) men take holidays to go shoot things. Fortunately my husband is *not* a hunter so if he isn't around for my birthday, I can't blame it on the moose. *lol*

My list is posted - it took some brainstorming but I think I came up with a few good anecdotes!

Joyce said...

I never thought about birthday season and hunting season creating a problem, but I can surely see your point, Becca!

I'm sorry to be late this time; internet problems. :P

Jean said...

I've added mine. I thought I would remember more details...all the things I remember are so visual. But it was fun! Thanks!