Monday, March 24, 2014

Birthdays with CLC

Melissa A:

Which celebrities do you share your birthday with?
Judy Greer, Josh Holloway, Natalie Wood, Julianne Hough and Sandra Oh. And for all you Sherlock fans, Benedict Cumberbatch is exactly one day older than me.

What did you do for your last birthday?
It was on Shabbat and we had some friends over for lunch. The next day, my husband and I went out for a nice dinner and then got frozen yogurt afterward.

What is your astrological sign and do you feel that it describes you?
Cancer. I am the epitome of my birth sign, even with being on the cusp of Leo.

Have you ever been surprised on your birthday?
My 30th birthday party, July 2006
I am really hard to surprise. My husband and some friends threw me a 30th birthday party. I knew it was happening but I didn't know what the actual plan was. My husband even chose what I should wear! The best surprise that night was the cake that had a picture of me doing a Hula dance. It was a Hawaiian theme, but my husband tricked me into thinking it was an 80s theme by telling me to do the "Thriller" dance. There was a move that made me look like I was dancing the Hula and it worked.

If you could help a chick lit character celebrate their birthday, what would you do with them?
I'd take Becky Bloomwood on a shopping spree, of course. But it would be at my favorite thrift store. I think it would still be a total blast because you can get TONS of stuff for your money and they carry a lot of name brands. Then we'd go to lunch and catch a chick flick afterward.

What significant or insignificant event takes place on your birthday?
The first moon landing was on my birthday, but seven years before I was born. (Josh Holloway was born that exact same day though.)


What is a must-have for your birthday cake?
Well this is a no brainer....CHOCOLATE! Enough said!

Which celebrities do you share your birthday with?
Kristin Davis, Billy Zane (he was in Titanic) and Steve Jobs.

When is your birthday?
February 24th

What did you do for your last birthday?
I went to brunch with my family to Old Man Rafferty`s. They have the best Sunday brunch. They're known for their delicious desserts. No surprise why I like this place.

Do you count down to your birthday?
I used to start counting down starting on my dad's birthday, which is December 24th. But that has stopped since I turned 35.

What is your astrological sign and do you feel that it describes you?
It's Pisces and definitely, 100% yes! Since I was a little girl I've always loved anything water...swimming, water sports, and the beach. When I was in day camp everyone called me fishy because I was always
under water when we had swim. Pisces women are said to be sensitive, have strong emotions and easily are hurt. This explains me to a T. In one particular article I found, this sentence is exactly me: "When Pisces is hurt, she will build her own version of the world to protect herself, preferring to live in a world of dreams until she feels she is ready for re-entry into reality."

Melissa P:

A favorite birthday memory for me was just this past October, when I turned 35. I had just moved to Denver and the guy I am dating took me to the ballet and to a nice dinner  We just went to a really nice Italian restaurant for dinner, which is my favorite cuisine. We then took the train downtown to the Ellie Caulkins opera house where the Colorado Ballet performs.

The Colorado Ballet did a fantastic adaptation of Giselle (my favorite ballet). I was blown away. The costumes were beautiful and intricate and the orchestra didn't miss a note. The dancers were better than I have seen in many other professional casts and they didn't make any mistakes that I could tell (and I'm a ballet dancer!).

Then we went to a little place called Rioja in Larimer square in downtown Denver and had champagne. It was the perfect way to end the evening.


What is a must-have for your birthday cake? 
It's been awhile since I had a birthday cake, but my mom used to make me an angel food cake with chocolate frosting. So good!

Do you like having people sing to you at restaurants for your birthday?
Yes, I am an attention hound, so please all eyes on me! Ha ha.

Which celebrities do you share your birthday with?
Sting and Gandhi!

What did you do for your last birthday? 
My best friend took me out for dinner, which was great because not only was my husband out of town, he completely forgot it was my birthday! He was working on some state implications of Obamacare, so it was understandable, but still annoying.

What is your astrological sign and do you feel that it describes you?
I am a Libra, and we're supposed to be rather indecisive but very concerned about fairness. The latter describes me to a T, but I've never had any trouble making decisions.

Share a favorite birthday memory. 
My husband proposed on my 22nd birthday, so that would be my favorite!


I love my birthday. It's the one day of the year that I can unabashedly spoil myself. Oh, and of course the cake! When I was younger, my mom decorated fantastic cakes for my birthday. My favourite was my 4th because I actually got two cakes: Big Bird for nursery school (and I got to wear a crown too) and Strawberry Shortcake for my party. The birthday that really sticks out for me is my 6th. We put on this really cool shadow show where all my party guests participated in acting out nursery rhymes AND the boy I had a crush on came. He gave me this cute little necklace that I still have.

As I got older, my birthday became just as much about my mom as it is about me. I was born at 9 p.m. so if I wasn't already with my mom, I'd call her at that time. We had this running joke where I would ask, "So what were you doing such-and-such years ago?"

Age has never been an issue for me so I don't buy into the 29 and holding thing. I know some people dread their birthday but I think it's best to embrace the celebration! It's your special day where it really is all about you! Happy Birthday!


My favourite birthday so far has to be my 30th which I spent in New York. I am a huge fan of Sex and the City and I'd been on the tour the day before my birthday, I knew they were filming the first film at the time but the tour guide didn't even mention it so I didn't think there was much chance of me catching any filming whilst on my trip. Anyway, on my actual birthday I was queuing for a tour of Fox Studios in the Rockefeller Centre and noticed a bit of a commotion outside Christie's auction house opposite..and then I see Kim Cattrall briefly, well I jumped out of the queue I was in pretty quickly and then spent a good couple of hours watching all four of the stars filming one of the opening scenes of the film. I couldn't have been given a better present!

Pictures of SATC ladies:

1 comment:

Janine said...

This was a fun post