OT - Best birth date ever?

Submitted by Voodlezang on March 17th, 2011 at 6:57 AM
Today is my birthday. It is also St. Patrick's Day. I dare ask, is it the best day to have a birthday? I would argue yes, considering everyone buys you drinks, the bars are always full for St. Patty's Day, the weather starts to warm up around now, and the NCAA tourney starts the week of St. Patty's Day. Anyone have any other awesome birth dates?



March 17th, 2011 at 9:00 AM ^

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).




March 17th, 2011 at 11:32 AM ^

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.  


March 17th, 2011 at 9:08 AM ^

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. 


March 17th, 2011 at 8:07 AM ^


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



March 17th, 2011 at 8:16 AM ^

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.

I lose.


March 17th, 2011 at 9:03 AM ^

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.


tn wolverine

March 17th, 2011 at 8:20 AM ^

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 !!!!!!!


March 17th, 2011 at 11:02 AM ^

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.



March 17th, 2011 at 8:22 AM ^

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.


March 17th, 2011 at 8:30 AM ^

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.


March 17th, 2011 at 8:33 AM ^

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.


March 17th, 2011 at 8:57 AM ^

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."


March 17th, 2011 at 9:37 AM ^

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.