1. Favorite birthday cake/ice cream/dessert
Chocolate reins supreme. Deep, dark, bittersweet in the form of some kind of gooey cake. Second would be my step mother's incredible carrot cake... which I happened to have a slice of last night since it was my dad's birthday!
2. Surprise Parties -- have you ever given or received one?
When I turned 30, I asked my friends to throw a surprise party for me! It was a huge bash. In a way, I really was suprised because my brother decorated my house with helium balloons and streamers. And silly string. Remnants of which can still be found, on occasion, 11 years later.
3. Favorite birthday present
For my 40th Birthday, my friend Tracy gave me a gorgeous silver cross which I wear a lot.
4. What do you think of those candles that won't blow out?
Love 'em when they are for someone else, LOL!
5. Best. birthday. ever.
It was a little early, but the best birthday I ever had was my first son's birth. (He was born 1/1/97... and my bday is 1/11. ) I celebrated my actual birthday with no sleep, sore boobs and a bunch of stitches where people shouldn't have stitches. And it was the most joyful birthday ever. (I can't even remember a THING about it! But I remember being very happy!)