Happy half birthday to me!
Half birthdays have a special place in my heart being a summer baby. Now don't get me wrong I love being a LEO, but I find it tragic the biggest attention seeker of the zodiac has a birthday outside of the school year. I was always sad I couldn't be the birthday girl in school. Yes I was glad to never have school or tests on my birthday, but I was jealous of the ribbon corsages with candy hanging from them that the birthday girl always wore (anyone have that weird tradition?)
After a little googling look what I came across:
So what exactly is a candy corsage?
A candy corsage is a pin-on corsage or wrist corsage adorned with ribbon bows, tulle, some sparkly beads and a quirky confection that is linked to the birthday. The following list shows the confections that were associated with specific birthday years.
10th birthday - lollipops
11th birthday - gum drops
12th birthday - tootsie rolls
13th birthday - bubble gum
14th birthday - dog biscuits
15th birthday - life savers
16th birthday - sugar cubes
17th birthday - lemon drops
18th birthday - cigarettes
Read more at Suite101: Birthday Celebrations - Candy Corsages: How to Make a Wrist or Pin-On Corsage http://entertaining.suite101.com/article.cfm/birthday_celebrations_candy_corsages#ixzz0eagNunbH
Is the 21st birthday little mini bottle of liquor?
I always have to default to my half birthday to celebrate in school growing up which was hard because a very popular/mean girl I went to school with had her REAL birthday February 3 and she didn't want me to have any attention for my lowly half birthday. I still can recall some very traumatizing conversations between us.
Over the past 5 years I've really tried to do my actual birthday up BIG and I feel like I have been pretty successful. I really jus tlove the power birthdays have over people - like it's my day I want to see these people and do this and no one can disagree with the birthday girl or boy. Granted in my day to day life I also generally dictate what I'm doing and who with, but still.
Colleen, one of my best friends' birthday is the day after mine although she is a year older and when I first realized this I was bummed because, again, being a Leo I am an attention hog and want to revel in all the glory of my birthday day, however I find that when Colleen and I do joint birthday stuff even MORE people make an effort to come out because now they are forced to partake in the birthday activities of not only 1, but 2 friends. Some of our joint birthday celebrations have been my favorites. Colleen and I actually refer to ourselves collectively as "Delirious." So on our facebook birthday invite for my 24th and her 25th we called it "Delirious turns 49" - classic. Out first joint birthday was actually my 21st and her 22nd. It was a sh*tshow in the best possible way...how myself (or better yet my liver) survived that week still boggles my mind.
So people mark your calendars you have 6 months left to shop to buy me awesome things and to clear your calendars for what I'm sure will be quite the throw down for my 27th birthday!