Sunday, December 28, 2008

The hotdishes make up for the cold weather

Some perfect timing while on the drive to Minnesota: The route from Indiana of course takes us through Wisconsin. And playing on the iPod during that stretch of road were the 6 amusing and informative episodes of the Wisconsin Englishes Podcast with Tom Purnell and Joe Salmons. Very accessible. Worth listening to at least once. I hope they put up a new one soon.

On Christmas day in St. Cloud Minnesota I was able to inform a roomful of Minnesotans that golden birthdays are not observed nationwide. Buffy has never believed me on that one for some reason.

The golden birthday is the birthday when you turn the same age as the day of the month on which you were born.

That's as odd to me as duck, duck, grey duck.


  1. Golden birthday? I never heard of that. Are there extra presents or something? And what about all those born too early to get any use out of it (me, I was born on the first)?

  2. it is unfair isn't it?

    and what about those who were born on a leap day. are they just out of luck?

  3. Yes. Yes, they are. It's a rotten tradition!

  4. according to buffy the whole point is that you get a lot more presents. a lot more money. and a special party.

    i don't like that. it really only benefits a window of people whose birthday is somewhere between the 5th and 17th of the month. any older or younger and the "extra" is less likely and less relevant.


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