Not Mexican, but I enjoy the cheap cervezas none the less
this may be of some local interest
Not Mexican, but I enjoy the cheap cervezas none the less
Last year I got married in mexico on May 6th and was debating not taking part of the 'huge' party they would throw the night before. I didnt want to show up to the beach alter hung over.
Little did I know that in Mexico they dont give a shit about Cinco de Mayo. No parade, no late night dancing, no drunken fights, and surely no mexican hat dancing.
Atleast I felt good before the wedding (even though i blacked out that night for the first time and my wife wont forgive me).
Cinco de Mayo is mostly a Tejano celebration. Tejano culture is prevalent from Monterrey to San Antonio.
Once Corona, Dos Equis and any major Tequila brand got wind Cinco De Mayo celebrations exploded. A purely modern marketing creation.
Cinco de Mayo is a very random holiday, commemorating a fairly obscure battle Mexico won, in a war they ended up losing.
Along the same lines, St. Patrick's Day was (until very recently) a solemn religious holiday in Ireland. Only in the last decade did it start to become a big drinking day over there, and that development is still controversial.
4th of July because you share a birthday with Tom Cruise.
1. Never had school or work on my birthday
2. Most American day of the year
3. Everyone celebrates it
That's why I love July 3rd.
If it falls on a weekday, work is a blowoff since everyone wants to leave early.
If the 4th is on the weekend, I get my bday off.
I always get the next day off to recover.
It's basically New Year's Eve, but with better weather, summer bbqs, and I get to share it with Tom Cruise.
Wolverine318...not just a clever name. Also indicative of birthday.
July 11. Don't you know why that's the best day to be born?
1. Countdown to your birthday
2. At the end of said countdown, if you have any game, you get at least a kiss
3. It is a giant party and all your buds are out with you
4. No work the next day
5. Parade in the morning
6. Football all day
7. Easy birthday to remember
I agree with your day being better but only if you have never bitched about getting shorted gifted because of the Christmas combo excuse.
you do get shortchanged sometimes, but really, most people try to make a distinction between there gifts. THe best gift of all is a Michigan win such as the destruction of Tebow.
My wife's birthday is on Christmas. I shamelessly shortchange her every year.
My Dad's birthday is January 1st, and the only downfall is that people are usually burnt out by the holidays and so the party is always a little muted.
8. Competitive advantage academically and at sports for being the oldest in a given year.
Mine is on Christmas. It sucks. All of your friends are busy spending time with their families, many restaurants and bars are closed, it's cold and dreary, the football games aren't great, you have to wait a full 12 months before you ever get any gifts, and that one super wealthy aunt still gets you a lame gift that is for both Christmas and birthday. To top it off, you're one day is completely overshadowed by some Jesus character.
You win the award for worst birthdate I think. You should just celebrate your half birthday instead though. Ever proposed that? Might help your self esteem to get a little spotlight of your own instead of sharing with one of the most recognized figures in the history of the world.
It is April 29.
with the Royal Wedding this year.
Dec. 13 is the best birthdate because...In 1997 while sitting in a bar waiting for our table in Johnson City, Tn. Charles Woodson won the Heisman trophy over one Peyton Manning. I screamed YEEESSSSSS !!!!!!! and received dirty looks from all over the place. It was quite simply magical !!!!!!!
I agree. Dec. 13th is by far the best birthday.
My daugher was born after 11 PM on 12/12/97.
The next day Charles wins the Heisman and we beat Duke in hoops. We go on to win the national championship days later. I thought her life was going to be blessed with never seeing Michigan lose anything, ever!
Incidentally, my other two kids birthdays are 12/26 and 12/13.
BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH.
That's what they told my parents.
Lo and behold, on March 15, there I was.
I know the real reason you started this thread is you wanted someone to say it.
He was born just a couple months ago on 1/11/11 at 11:55pm. He was also the 11th baby born that day in the hosptial.
What people are saying now is that 11/11/11 would be phenominal. We apparently just jumped the gun on our baby making. Still. Pretty cool.
Sometimes you just gotta have sex 10 months early, I guess.
Or, if you're the Talbott family, you can have sex on both occasions.
IRISH TWINS FTW
You know exactly what jersey number he should wear once he starts playing sports.
he has to change it if he becomes a football star and goes to UM
if he had been born 24 hours earlier, you may well have saved s few hundred bucks by getting the additional exemption on your taxes for the prior year. January 1 is the worst birthday from a tax standpoint.
born on St. Pats day!!
My son was born Dec 28th, 2009. He's one of the last kids to be born in the 2000's, which is insignificant but still kinda cool...
Mine is august 30. Its great because every few years its on the same day as the opener. My bar mitzva was on the same day as the mich-msu game that mario manningham took over, so that was fun.
B/C of veterans day, I regularly had it off or at least a 3 day weekend when I was in school. But, I was completely overshadowed by awesome people who served and protected our freedom.
Each year I can guarantee hearing that Gordon Lightfoot song on my birthday, kind of like "I Got You Babe" on Groundhog's Day.
you have an entire branch of the military celebrating your birthday (The Marines were founded on November 10th, 1775)
I can't believe I never knew that. thank you.
When everyone of your friends are celebrating their 60th birthday, you are celebrating your 15th. LOL.
2/29 was the coolest day to have a birthday, with a quadrennial excuse to really rip it up.
I'm the (other) Jew born on Christmas, just in time to catch the last week of the '70s. Rockin' decade, man.
I still get crap every year at our family's (it's not a...) Christmas party because my parents had the dessert in their car when they diverted to the hospital on the way to the event. Since I wasn't born until 5 a.m. the next morning, my grandpa never understood why the ice cream cake had to be forfeit.
"That's your birthday present too."
You can't beat sharing a birthday with Liza Minelli.
March 17, 1902.
My birthday hasn't been mentioned yet, so it must suck. I shared it with my middle school PE teacher though, so that's cool?
1) It's warm enough to barbecue, but not so hot that you're sweltering.
2) You have baseball, basketball playoffs and Stanley Cup playoffs all at the same time.
3) You're halfway to Christmas, eliminating the combination gift problem.
June 8 as well! It's nice since I've never had to worry about school on my birthday, and it spaces the Christmas and Birthday gifts really well.
October 12th. Columbus Day. Every year in college I got to walk around campus and see chalk on the ground indicating that we shouldn't celebrate my birthday as a holiday b/c Columbus = genocide.
April 1st would be interesting. You could tell people it was your birthday and no one would believe you.
That's actually my best friend's birthday, and apparently her dad thought it was an April Fools' prank when her mom called saying she was in labor.
I changed my birthday to April 1 once as a joke on facebook about 4 years back... nobody figured out that they had wished me a happy birthday just 3 months prior, and I changed it back about halfway through the day because I started to feel guilty.
Then again, you would think they'd have been tipped off when they saw that my entire profile had been suddenly warped to be like that of a stereotypical blonde girl.
Regardless, I can tell you that the one time my birthday was on April 1, it was wonderful.
My birthday is on new years eve and will be extra special this year because I'll be turning 21 happy birthday none the less!
when a college girl that you used to have the hots for shows up to your 30th birthday party unannounced and bones you.
Summertime! Plus It's also shared with Bill Clinton and NFL HOF Anthony Munoz.
November 27 -- I share a birthday with Jimi Hendrix and Bill Nye the Science Guy. Plus, every few years, I get a delicious turkey dinner. It's also far enough from Christmas that I rarely get the dreaded double-occasion present.
enough time to recover from today and party again
Shared with JFK and Scary Spice, this day never fails to fall on Memorial Day weekend. Awesome weather, and a long weekend to enjoy it. Also my 21st birthday marks the end of my dad's child support payments for me so he'll be celebrating with me. WINNING.
as this really hot girl in high school who was in the class ahead of me. She used to give me a birthday kiss that would last me the whole year, if ya know what I mean.....!
Sorry bro that lasts more than a year.
You can look up any day back to 1948 in any place.
Here's a good day.
Today is my birthday as well and yes a St. Patrick's Day birthday is the best as the bars open at 5am with drink specials. So happy birthday to you and to me as well (unfortunately the bar days are long gone and I am at work and will be here until after 7 tonight so I won't get to celebrate until this weekend).
I was born on Easter Sunday (and every eleven years my birthday falls on that day again). Jesus Christ didn't rise from the dead to heal the world of its sins, he just didn't wanna miss the party.
same resons as the june 8th guy + i share with Kenny G...Winning!
I have a buddy from Michigan (the guy who introduced me to MGoBlog no less) whose birthday is today, his last name it Bier (pronounced how you think) and he's from Milwaukee, the Brew City. He was born to drink.
Has to be the best Bill Murray kept re-living it over and over
Being born around Thanksgiving allows your birthday to occassionally align with the day (and evening) before Thanksgiving, one of (if not the biggest) bar nights in the country.
That's tough to beat. My bday is beginning of September so every few years Michigan's first or second football game falls on that day which is not so bad. That said losses on that day make for an odd bday, which happened at Washington a few years ago on while at the game.
My birthday was two days ago, and I have to echo your sentiments about the weather starting to warm up. Every March, it starts to not suck to be in Michigan, and I have this "Yes, my coming has brought warmth, life, and joy back to the land" feeling. To a lesser extent, March Madness is also cool because I feel like I have some extra leeway in taking a really long lunch or two. Meanwhile, the Ides of March seems to be a distinctly amusing day because nothing important really happens but everybody remembers a millennia-old assassination with varying degrees of fondness... so it's just weirdly fun.
HOWEVA, I set myself up for a huge disappointment when I realized in approximately middle school that I would turn 21 two days before St. Patrick's Day. It seemed like a great week was inevitable: get totally out of control on my bday, have a day and a half to recover, then make my first foray into Kegs & Eggs at some campus establishment and spend the rest of the day playing Green Beer Pong on a front lawn with no fear of law enforcement.
When 21 rolled around, the birthday part went fine, but I was a UM student bus driver and somehow got stuck with a 6 AM shift and then another around 4 PM. I got to drive up South U in the wee hours of the morning and see everybody else lined up for ridiculousness, then drop by my friend's outdoor beer pong game in the afternoon, just to watch and drink water. I remember it as the most wistful St. Patrick's Day ever.
- Day before taxes are due (usually), which meant most gift-givers are in a foul mood
- Lincoln shot on my birthday (died the next day)
- Titanic hit the iceberg on my birthday (sank the next day)
It could be worse - April 15 has taxes, the day Lincoln died and the Titanic actually sank.
On the flip side, I suspect my parents celebrated Bastille Day 9 months before I was born.
the weather is getting nice, sometimes Easter falls on it, as well as Good Friday and Palm Sunday, which is cool from a christian perspective.
I was told by my parents I was conceived on St. Patty's Day - in the Drake Hotel in Chicago. They wanted to name me Drake, which is weird because I don't need to always be thinking about my parents drunk hotel romp that resulted in my conception.
4-20 brah. It is a nice birthday if you partake in those activities. Also have shared with Easter Sunday a couple of times. The downside? Hitlers Bday, Columbine, BP explosion.
I don't know about that, but I wouldn't want it to be on Valentine's or my Anniversary....
Those of you who are married know where I'm coming from.
Well my son's birthday is August 29th. He shares it with my dad and my wife's mom. I told both of them when he was born, "Happy Birthday, here's your present!" He's 12 now and not too happy that Michael Jackson was also born on the 29th.