birthday milestones and free meals
This weekend I gathered a bunch of friends for my 40th birthday celebration (I’m obtuse about my posting my birthdate because of concerns over identity theft, for which you never want to publish your birthdate or social security number, and other personally identifiable information). We enjoyed an all-you-can-eat crab feast, played a bingo game (PDF) about my life, and we had a handful of bloggers in the mix, including: Natala and Matt, Ken, Dave and Jen, and my brother Deef. And Scott would want to mention the community blog at ShareYourStoryNow.org where we have people everywhere sharing how the Bible is changing their lives today.
Many restaurants take birthdays as an opportunity to build brand-loyalty and marketing, some even do a song-and-dance to slightly embarrass the birthday person. OnBirthday.com is the best database-driven list of free lunches, dinners, and/or desserts that a birthday person can get for showing up (and showing an ID). The freebies I enjoyed this year was a California Tortilla burrito and a Ben and Jerry’s ice cream cone! (for searchers: free birthday meals, birthday lunch, birthday dinner, free birthday desserts, birthday freebies)