questionsdo you still get excited for birthday presents?

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Happy week before your birthday!!

Yes, I still get excited, presents are good, even better when they are a surprise and I don't know what I'm getting.

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Happy pre-brithday week. 35 isn't bad, jump in, the water's fine :)

And yes, I still get very excited for any kind of present. Hell, I get excited when I get packages delivered to work :)

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If you're lucky, maybe you can talk @pemberducky into sending you a birthday cake!

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I thought about asking @pemberducky to make me a cake but I figured we'd put her through enough torture with just one, and then I decided to take the day off SO that killed that plan entirely.

You can all send me presents though, that's fine! :D

(And happy pre-birthday! Hope you get cool stuff!)

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Yeah sorry I'm going to be the kill joy here, I can honestly say that I kinda loathe my birthday rolling around. Not because I'm getting older, that I can live with since its basically just the odometer flipping over not like its stopped for all but one day of the year, but I can honestly say that I've had a run of bad luck for the past 10 or so years specifically on that day (everything from cheating significant others to someone backing into my car while it was getting inspected) so yeah I can honestly say that just because of the stigma that's been associated with it, I really can't look forward to my birthday ><

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@erodahs: Y'know, that would totally kill it for me as well and I have had certain holidays just wrecked because of bad stuff. I hope that your next birthday is calm and stress free.

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@inkycatz: Well the proximity of said day is decently close so I'll know soon enough if I just had a bad decade or if its going to be a longer thing

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Yes! My birthday is 2 days after Christmas, so growing up someone else always overshadowed me. And, not everyone was around, since friends would travel to family since school would be out. So, I always got excited about birthday presents. And, I still do!

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Of course I still get excited about birthday presents! I get excited when I get something that's not a bill in the mail or a package I actually paid for from Amazon even if it's like office supplies or something. But birthdays especially are special because, unlike Christmas (which is a cool in it's own right), everyone else is not getting presents. It's something that's just for you just because you're you and you were born and you're still alive. Go you!

For my (37th) birthday last month two friends made me a custom Lego set (a little robot that kinda looks like me and a house for it to live in). Another friend made me a little wire loopy fidget toy type thing (very similar to the toy I always fiddle with while hanging out at another friend's house). I was very excited to get those.

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Not really, but I do enjoy watching the grandkids open presents - b-day and Christmas.

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I'm more excited about buying myself something I really want (not NEED) and not feel bad about it. And since it's me buying it, I don't have to worry if I'll like it or not!

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presents? no.
celebrating? yes.

@conanthelibrarian: happy [pre]birthday. librarian AND a leo?! i bet you're all kinds of organized.

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I'm hitting 35 this year too. I still love opening presents and such. I just think its because we are more fun than some people ;)

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Why? Did you get me something? You're only about 2 weeks late.

Seriously though, no I don't. Presents always sort of sucked for me, because my mom had no clue, and my dad was the "give me a list and I'll just get everything on it" sort. Kind of killed my inner child present-wise while I was still a child. On the other hand, it's pretty damned thrilling when my husband brings me home a random present, usually in the form of a book from the second hand sale in the city, an awesome cupcake from some weird food truck, or the occasional bunch of flowers. It's the little things that count!

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Yes, I still get excited for Birthdays and presents, especially when the wife gets a package from Ocheri just before the big day.

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I'm always excited for presents. Mainly because I love surprises. They are just something that makes my world spin! I don't like telling people what I want, but as I've gotten older, it's harder for them to shop unless I give them an idea. So, I now have an Amazon wish-list with a bunch of stuff on it. That way, I still get a surprise, but at least it's something I want.

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Meh. I usually get stuff that I don't want/need, because I buy stuff when I want it. The thought is appreciated though. :)

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@baybei: I'm going to have to teach my husband how to use that, AND set him up a separate Amazon account so I don't spoil the surprise. I'm like you - love surprises and presents. However, my husband has a panic attack at the thought of buying me a present if I haven't specifically picked it out - even though every time he does it is awesome.

On the flip side, I also love giving presents; I am a pretty excellent present picker-outer. I give people random presents all the time, I have to restain myself at times so I don't go overboard. One of the best presents I give is to not give my brother a present for any occasion because of how much he hates shopping for gifts. Even though he is super easy to pick things out for, the best present he could ever get is to have one less present to buy. Luckily his new bride is like me, so I gained a present buddy and a sister :)

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@mkdr: That's awesome! I'm the same way, I tend to put a lot of thought into my gifts. I buy people things just because I think of them when I see it. I have to be careful too, or I'd go broke!

Yes, the Amazon wish list is definitely the way to go. If you have enough on there, they can at least get you something you do want, and still be surprised. It's worked for me with my parents, and a friend of mine, so hey, I just keep it current and it's working out pretty good. I just make sure not to check the list around my birthday or Christmas, because there is a way to check if it was purchased for you, and I have no desire to spoil the surprise. Good luck teaching your husband to use it. My mom took forever to learn it, lol

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I don't get excited anymore because although my husband loves to buy me presents, he has absolutely no imagination and doesn't pick up hints. Unless I tell him what I want (right down to which aisle it's in in which store), he goes crazy. I accepted this a long time ago. He has many wonderful points, but buying presents isn't one of them. Did I mention the one-piece Dr. Denton's he got me a couple years after we were married because he's cold at night and figured I probably was, too?

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yes, i still get excited for birthday presents, but not so exciting as before!:D