[Sca-cooks] Silly season-birthdays

Maria Buchanan scarlettmb at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jul 29 14:13:03 PDT 2008

Ok You wanna talk about a BAD birthdate?

April 15.  Try that one on for size.  No one wants to
celebrate that day.
--- Lilinah <lilinah at earthlink.net> wrote:

> Unlike some other recent posters, my birthday isn't
> near any 
> holidays. But it's in the middle of the 3rd week of
> August, when, as 
> a kid, i and my friends were away at summer camp,
> back when school 
> started the day after Labor Day.
> So i began holding my birthday parties near
> Halloween. My mom, an 
> artist, even painted a mural on one of our basement
> walls of a spooky 
> old house, creepy bare trees, rickety iron fence,
> and other assorted 
> stuff. Much later, as an adult, i calculated, and i
> was probably 
> conceived around that time (i was a couple weeks
> "late").
> I haven't celebrated a birthday for almost 20 years,
> and that one was 
> just me and my daughter and a truly excellent
> chocolate cake. I'm 
> hoping to do it twice next year when i turn 60. I
> want one at a West 
> Kingdom event - but the only one near my birthday is
> Purgatorio, one 
> many people skip :-( So i'll either have to do it at
> June Crown or 
> October Crown, so my in-kingdom friends can come.
> And i'd like to have a party during Pennsic week 2.
> Yeah, yeah, i'm 
> hoping to go back again next year for a 2nd time.
> With the shift of 
> dates my birthday isn't actually during Pennsic,
> about a week after. 
> But i want to celebrate with my out-of-kingdom
> friends! I'm thinking 
> of camping with my kingdom, since that's in an
> easy-to-get-to 
> location (not far from the big foofy coffee house
> "Your Inner 
> Vagabond", which was soooo not worth the price).
> I'll have to figure out the logistics: food,
> beverages, shelter 
> (given Pennsic's weather potential), how to invite
> folks, best 
> evening to have it (if in the West encampment, NOT
> the night of the 
> West's drunken Tropical Tiki Viking blowout), etc.
> I am soooo not a party planner...
> -- 
> Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)
> the persona formerly known as Anahita
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