My Annual Birthday Season!

After 71 times it’s getting a bit boring . . . another birthday . . .  Now don’t get me wrong I’m grateful I’m still around to celebrate but as Groucho Marx said: 

“Age is not a particularly interesting subject.  Anyone can get old.  All you have to do is live long enough.” 

The good news is my birthday SEASON** is getting longer . . . and so is YOURS.  In case, you’ve forgotten the rules (because you are getting old and forget a lot of things) and want to celebrate your own Birthday Season I’m reposting my repost from my reposted repost that I repost every year.

Birthday Season Rules:

  1. Beginning on the day of your birth your season lasts the number of days you are old.  Consequently, every year your Birthday Season is one day longer.  With me so far?
  2. You are to celebrate your birth the entire season by choosing whatever you wish to do, or NOT do,  each day.  So far so good!
  3. People give you presents the entire season.  SO GOOD, so far!
  4. You must be over 50 to qualify for Birthday Season status.  (Over 50 you need more time to celebrate because it takes you longer.)
  5. You may start your Birthday Season before the actual date of your birth.  But you cannot exceed the number of days you are old.
  6. Those who are under the age of 50 can celebrate a Birthday Season as long as they don’t tell anyone or demand presents.(Gargle thoroughly after breakfast to eliminate tell-tale “Birthday Season Breath”.)
  7. You must eat doughnuts everyday for breakfast during your season. (If you don’t like doughnuts you can choose anything you want as long as it isn’t healthy).
  8. Every day of your season you must be grateful for being born and still being alive.  (After your Birthday Season is over you can revert to moaning about your age).

**In case, you’ve forgotten how the

Birthday Seasons Rules came to be

  (because you are getting old and forget a lot of things)

here’s how :

Many years ago my good friend Bernice and I were sitting in a motel room (don’t go THERE – we were at the motel, attending an imagery conference) eating doughnuts for breakfast.  We picked this motel because it had FREE doughnuts and coffee every morning.   It was just before our birthdays which are a few weeks apart.

A bit giddy from not sleeping well on motel mattresses and slightly inebriated on chocolate covered doughnuts, we decided that if we were going to get older each year we would at least take advantage of our accumulating age.  We created OUR BIRTHDAY SEASON.

"Food for thought . . . "

“Doughnuts . . . . . . .Food for thought . . . “

Click here for my birthday “make-overs” I was contemplating last year: 17 years and 2 months left to live

28 comments on “My Annual Birthday Season!

  1. Happy Birthday, Judy.

    But here you go again. Your calendar setting for your blog must be off because today is February 9th, not the 10th!! However, I would suggest that you not fix the problem until Saturday (when your blog date will show February 14th when it really is the 13th) and then when you correct your blog date on Saturday to the real date of February 13th, it will be voila, a second February 13th which entitles you to another day of birthday celebrations!! You see, you are a lucky girl, and the birthday angels want to cheer you up by giving you two February 13 days this year… and you didn’t even know it! Now that is the best surprise gift any one would want.. an extra day!!! Enjoy…

    Hope to see you soon, xoxoxox Jan


  2. We’re working on helping to fulfill Rules 3 & & (is there a Krispy Kreme nearby?). Sure you’ll work on the other applicable rules.

    Did you know that 71 is the new 55?

    Many Happy Returns O’ The Coming Day!


  3. Happy Birthday Season! This is a wonderful tradition. Now I just have to think of something decadent for breakfast. Can I bend the rules a bit and eat the donuts later in the day? My tummy would appreciate this.


  4. Have a happy happy birthday to you, Judy, you sweet young thing. I knew when I woke up that the day felt special – now I know why. Somewhere in the world, you’re celebrating. A good thing too! But don’t try to light 71 candles – by the time you get around to light the last 20 or so, the first 50 have melted all over the icing, and that is just not acceptable.


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