Tuesday, May 2, 2017

That Special Day


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements ;)

Middle nephew's birthday is Thursday. Star Wars Day. Which got me thinking...

What if you could designate your birthday as some "special" holiday? What would you pick?

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  1. I'd make it 'national do only what you want to today' day. Yet, I've pretty much always had that as I was born on Sept. 2nd and my birthday is almost always part of Labor Day weekend. Sucks when you are a child...everyone is out of town for your party.
    Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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  2. My birthday is in February, right between Valentine's Day and President's Day. If I had to pick a theme for my birthday, I'd pick "Caribbean Beach Day".

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    1. I like that. Just what one would need in February.

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  3. I hope he's a Star Wars fan.
    Official Ninja Day!

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  4. National Explosives Appreciation Day

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    1. LOL. Is it anywhere near July 4th?

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    2. Ah well. That would have been a kind of fitting juxtaposition.

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    1. Did you know that exists? October 4th. (Or is that your birthday?)

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  6. LOL with Birgit's answer! I would have to go with National Do Not Go Christmas Shopping Day as my birthday falls within a few days before Christmas.

    betty

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  7. Star Trek Day should be nominated as an public holiday.

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  8. The Purge Day. Or National Cake Day. Either one works for me.

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  9. My birthday is right before Christmas, so guess whose birthday always got swallowed up in the holidays. I'm not alone, either; my mother in law and sister in law were born in the same week (different years) as me. Maybe I should just choose a different date and call it "It's All About Me day". For once.

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  10. It is a special day.....my bday is on Valentines Day but I would settle for it being named Pam's Day! lol

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    1. Ah, I should have known that someone has a holiday birthday. So, you're good.

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  11. Amusingly enough, my B-day is Feb 15th. But I share that date with my first love, so we should have our own day. Hmmm... Fireworks Day! We certainly had plenty of those, good and bad.

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  12. Now I'm wondering what day falls on mine (Aug 15) lol

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    1. I've just been Googling it. Let's see... Relaxation Day.

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    1. This is a popular dress up day for the high schools...

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  14. I hope your nephew likes Star Wars!

    I am a January baby but Halloween and National Chocolate Day (also in late October) match my interests.

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    1. He doesn't get much choice in the matter (my brother/his father is a huge fan).

      They have Christmas in July. Why not Halloween in January?

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  15. Mine would be "Christmas Baby Day" since I was born exactly 9 mths before Christmas Day. We are all special ;)

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  16. # I mean 9 mths AFTER Xmas day!

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    1. Yeah, I've got a similar, although not Christmas...

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  17. Oh probably unicorns and rainbows and cupcakes day. Which it always is, cause it's my birthday!

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    1. How about unicorns on rainbow cupcakes?

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