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After 21 your B-Day really doesn't matter anymore and nowadays that one is easily circumvented so it may not matter either.  I guess 55 (discounts on things) or 59-1/2 when you can start pulling from your 401K without penalty might be worthwhile too.  

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Just now, Brunell4MVP said:

i turn 50 this year.   I'm actually considering making the whole family go to Chuck E Cheese so I can pretend I'm 10.

Give the crane machine a workout.

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Lady at our office actually got pissy and pouty when no one recognized her 50th birthday after she had complained long and loud about how she didn't want anyone to fuss about her 50th. Feigned nonchalance to butthurt in a heartbeat.

I loved it...

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1 minute ago, johnnycakes said:

It's a female thing.  Forget about her birthday at your peril.  

God, thank you for typing this.

My wife's birthday is the 28th of the month and I totally forgot about it until just now. I owe you one.  :thumbup:

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9 minutes ago, Brunell4MVP said:

i turn 50 this year.   I'm actually considering making the whole family go to Chuck E Cheese so I can pretend I'm 10.

Only acceptable if you were born on Feb 29th but then you celebrate like you are 12-1/2

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Sunday is the tenth anniversary of me no longer caring about birthdays and i'm SO excited!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

and i'm going to celebrate the day b4 St Patrick';s Day as the day the Pats got two tight ends again for the rest of my life!!

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3 minutes ago, belljr said:

My wife is the worst with this

no, mine is.   Not so much her birthday, but everyone else in the family. My kids are 32, 32, and soon 24. :bag:

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I think it's pretty silly.  But then I remember that adults who get hyped for their bday probably think it's pretty silly to go on a fantasy football message board every day and talk to strangers about things not related to fantasy football so I guess we are even.

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49 minutes ago, ChiefD said:

God, thank you for typing this.

My wife's birthday is the 28th of the month and I totally forgot about it until just now. I owe you one.  :thumbup:

My anniversary is about then, maybe I should see what the wife wants.

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I tread carefully for my wife’s bday every year. It’s right before Christmas.

We've been together a long time and early on I would pour on the presents. Now she says things like, “I have everything I want and if I see something I want I’ll get it throughout the year. So don’t get me anything.”

This is a trap. While I won’t lavish  expensive jewelry anymore I make damn sure to pick up her fav fragrances, wine, flowers and I take one chance on something wearable from a boutique and let the sales gal help me. 

One year she said, “wow, Christmas tree looks pretty bare under there.”

 I responded, “you told me not to get you anything.”

Last minute shopping/wrapping is my forte.

 

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I love my birthday, every year.  None of my friends have any idea when my birthday comes and goes, but I love making a big deal out of it with my kids for schtick purposes.  I like having the family make a nice meal of my choosing, making them sing for me and do my bidding all day (narrator: they don't do his bidding all day, nor any part of any day ever.) 

 

 

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Just now, Nick Vermeil said:

I wanna party with this guy. 

I was just naming things that happen at particular B-days.  There really isn't much else that changes after your 21st B-day as far as things you can now do.  I guess you could put down 50 for colonoscopy if you were daring....hahaha

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I almost started a thread on this awhile back. Have several colleagues that take the day off for it. Have had several staff members at different offices expect a "birthday bonus" or some sort of unique and significant acknowledgement. 

Super weird to me - but I concede I'm not a birthday guy. I thought my 16th, 18th, and 21st birthdays were important (though not enough to halt life for) simply because I could then do more stuff. Every other birthday I didn't care. I don't see why they're special as everybody alive has one. 

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I don’t make a big deal of mine, usually just a dinner out somewhere, but I like having my birthday near the end of August. For me, I feel like it kicks off the rest of the year, with Labor Day shortly after, then football and hockey would start back up, then right through Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

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2 hours ago, Gally said:

After 21 your B-Day really doesn't matter anymore and nowadays that one is easily circumvented so it may not matter either.  I guess 55 (discounts on things) or 59-1/2 when you can start pulling from your 401K without penalty might be worthwhile too.  

Don't sleep on the early bird dinner special, where turning 65 gives you that extra 10% off that you've always craved for.

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4 hours ago, FreeBaGeL said:

I think it's pretty silly.  But then I remember that adults who get hyped for their bday probably think it's pretty silly to go on a fantasy football message board every day and talk to strangers about things not related to fantasy football so I guess we are even.

They wouldnt be wrong

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Yeah, I would agree that its quite silly.  I'll generally take the day off (if its convenient to do so) but that's mostly because I need excuses to use all my PTO days before the end of the year rush.  Basically, if the weather is nice.....I'll use it as an excuse to squeeze in a round of golf (since by the time my birthday comes up, playing after work when I normally do isn't an option. Getting dark too early by then).

I'd honestly rather it just pass without any acknowledgement, but my family or close friends will usually insist that we grab dinner or something to "celebrate". So, whatever.

At my last job, I worked with a bunch of middle aged women who we CLEARLY all about their birthdays. So, of course, someone decided to keep a spreadsheet of everyone's birthdays so that they could make a big deal of it. Mine also happens to be on a holiday, which makes it tough for people to forget once they know about it. (at least the people that care about birthdays)

Started a new job a year ago. (Same company but a whole new group of people in a different office) Was in the office for a week and then COVID hit, (been working remotely ever since) so I escaped without any of my new colleagues knowing the birthday.  So I MAY have lucked out and broken the cycle. 

 

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7 hours ago, Cold Dead Hands said:

My sister-in-law celebrates a birthday month and gets angry if you don’t attend even one of the multitude of ridiculous events planned. 
 

She has been angry with me for 25 years.

Mine also has a a self-proclaimed birthday month, but it's a lot more genial than planning events and expecting attendance all month. It's sort of a joke, actually. So no harm, no foul in my book. 

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I used to not care, but then I watched an episode of Charmed where they said you should celebrate every birthday because you never know if you will get another one.

Now I care even less.

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I did take the day off this year.. mainly because I have been busting my but and had a couple of days to kill and thought.. yes, I should take the day and go day drink at TopGolf ..........

I mean once you are past 50 and short of 60, does it really matter anymore?

 

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