First and foremost, I need to say happy birthday to the most important woman in my life… Happy Birthday, Momma! I love you so much!
Per tradition, the birthday boy/girl gets to choose where we dine on his/her birthday and this year my momma picked J. Gilbert’s. We all love it – the seafood is my favorite, Ryan and Danny love their steaks, and my momma loves their bar (they make a mean cosmopolitan).
Thought #2: What do you call it – frosting or icing? I use the terms interchangeably (see above), but through a little investigation, I learned (via this post) that there are some who believe that there is a difference. They say that frosting is thicker (butter/cream base), icing is thinner (simple sugar base), and even add a third into the mix, a glaze.
Thought #3: If you could go back in time to any age, what would it be? I’m actually very happy with my current age so I’ll stay at 24-years-old. If I had to choose a different age, I’d prefer to fast forward than rewind.
Thought #4: What’s your most memorable birthday party? My momma spoiled my brother and me when we were kids. Pinatas were essential, lots of food and cake was consumed, and oftentimes there was some sort of talent. One year I had a puppet show which was pretty cool, but my absolute favorite party was my Power Ranger themed birthday. I was super psyched to have the pink and green Power Rangers make an appearance! We were instant best friends (ironic that pink and green are still my favorite colors?).
Thought #5: Would you rather be surprised or in-the-know on your birthday? I love surprises, but I’m nosy and as soon as I start to suspect anything, I start digging and looking. Not to mention, when I’m on the flip-side (planning the party), I have a hard time keeping the surprise a secret… I’ve been known to spill the beans.
Thought #6: Ice cream cake – yay or nay? Yay! The chocolate crunchies between layers are my favorite – I wish I could eat them straight from a bowl with a large spoon.
Thought #7: How do you feel when you unwrap gifts in front of a crowd? Awkward. Don’t get me wrong, I’m incredibly grateful and thankful to receive the gifts, but unwrapping them in front of a crowd can be overwhelming. Like that time my momma gave me lingerie at my bridal shower where both my friends and her friends were in attendance… I turned 50 shades of red.
Thought #8: What’s your favorite birthday tradition? Birthday dinner.
Thought #9: Do any celebrities share the same birthday? There are a handful of hunky men who share my momma’s birthday but more women share my birthday. Check your birthday here.
Thought #10: Do you sing “Happy Birthday”? Even if you’re out in public? Yes! We’ll be singing tonight
Question: Answer one or more of the thoughts above!