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The birth of meeeee! [Jul. 25th, 2013|08:11 pm]
Marissa Lingen
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Tomorrow (Friday, July 26) is my birthday. I’m telling you this now because one of the main ways to celebrate my birthday worldwide–by which I mean it happens in both Eagan and Apple Valley–is to have something unusually awesome for breakfast.


I am a big fan of breakfast. No matter what a crappy day I have had, I can go to bed and think, “Well, in the morning I get breakfast.” Even when I have a stomach bug or food poisoning, I go to bed thinking, “Maybe in the morning I’ll feel good enough for breakfast.” Sometimes it’s really very simple.


So! I always felt weird about having no better answer than “Thanks” when people said happy birthday to me, so now I answer, “Happy my birthday!” Because really! There’s no reason you shouldn’t have a happy my birthday as well as a happy your birthday. And one of the best ways to do that is with a croissant or apricot breakfast crisp or weird fruit fridge porridge or french toast or…breakfast stuff. It’ll be good.


I am like a twelve-year-old when it comes to my birthday. I have been poking at the packages on the hearth for days now. Poke…poke…pooooooke…. It also turns out that Amazon will display your wishlist with the items obscured, so you just see how many there are, which is like the digital version of poke…poke…poooooke…so, being mentally 12, I do that too.


I love birthdays. I really think this is going to be a good one. For all of us, I hope.




Originally published at Novel Gazing Redux

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[User Picture]From: ckd
2013-07-26 01:20 am (UTC)
Happy your birthday. My present this year appears to be a txanne.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2013-07-26 01:22 am (UTC)
I knew I had forgotten to use the Amazon Universal button on something.
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[User Picture]From: sartorias
2013-07-26 01:22 am (UTC)
I love breakfast, too. Happy early birthday!
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[User Picture]From: magentamn
2013-07-26 01:33 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday, a little early. French toast sounds wonderful.
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[User Picture]From: desperance
2013-07-26 01:37 am (UTC)
Happy your birthday! I shall feed m'beloved raisin-and-cinnamon bread what I made, likely toasted. She may make some snide comment about the British fetish for toast, but she'll eat it.
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[User Picture]From: athenais
2013-07-26 01:42 am (UTC)
Yay! I love having my birthday and I enjoy having your birthday as well! And I love breakfast. So in your honor I will make John pancakes for breakfast tomorrow since we like those but don't often make them.
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[User Picture]From: alecaustin
2013-07-26 01:44 am (UTC)
Happy your birthday!
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[User Picture]From: tiger_spot
2013-07-26 02:02 am (UTC)
Aha! I shall begin applying the psychic rays to Andres so he will make me French toast in the morning. (Then later I will do the baking for Morgan's birthday, which will result in delicious muffins I will happily eat for breakfast several days in row if they do not all get eaten at the party. Maybe I should make two batches.)

Also happy birthday! I got distracted thinking about muffins and French toast and like that.

Edited at 2013-07-26 02:03 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2013-07-26 02:06 am (UTC)
Muffins are like that. I have made some myself, so I know.
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[User Picture]From: redbird
2013-07-26 03:38 am (UTC)
Happy birthday!
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[User Picture]From: areallifekethry
2013-07-26 04:11 am (UTC)
Happy your birthday in approximately 49 minutes! Tomorrow for breakfast, I get to have bananas which is REALLY exciting, because Host-Family hasn't had them in WEEKS, and I've been craving them almost daily since I got back from Tanzania. Where they were consumed daily.

So in honor of your birthday, and wishing you happy adventures like I had with bananas, I will blissfully chomp down a banana with breakfast!
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2013-07-26 12:33 pm (UTC)
Banana banana banana!
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[User Picture]From: davidgoldfarb
2013-07-26 04:28 am (UTC)
Happy birthday!

I'm normally not a big breakfast person, just a bowl of cereal (these days usually Kashi Cinnamon Harvest). I'll see what I can do tomorrow, maybe go out and have a sweet roll.

Edited at 2013-07-26 05:22 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2013-07-26 12:33 pm (UTC)
I like cherries. I encourage cherries.
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[User Picture]From: ellarien
2013-07-26 09:07 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday!

As I read your post I was finishing my first cup of smooth, dark coffee, after a bowl of the sort of muesli that's half dried fruit.
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[User Picture]From: sam_t
2013-07-26 09:13 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday! I didn't read this in time to plan anything special for breakfast this morning but I did open a new packet of muesli and was pleasantly surprised to find that as well as dried fruit it contained a little bit of cinnamon, just enough to make it fragrant.
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[User Picture]From: one_undone
2013-07-26 09:23 am (UTC)
Wishing you a great birthday. I'll try to find something especially scrumptious for breakfast for myself and my family so we can all celebrate and have a happy your birthday. :)
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[User Picture]From: vcmw
2013-07-26 10:22 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday! I hope your breakfast is delicious. I am a fan of breakfast all day, including for dinner, but I think that is a separate thing. Perhaps I can wish you a good-breakfast-feeling that lasts all birthday?
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2013-07-26 12:34 pm (UTC)
I like breakfast for dinner also, actually. I like some breakfast foods for dinner that I don't like for breakfast. I'm having a hard time thinking of any breakfast foods I don't like ever, but some of them are not right-away foods.
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From: coffeesvp
2013-07-26 10:26 am (UTC)
I can’t play golf, but I have tried many times. When I am on the back nine of a rural golf course, the world ceases to exist. All cares cease to exist. Your description of your birthday and croissants reminded me of the back nine of a rural golf course. Happy Birthday.
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[User Picture]From: eileenlufkin
2013-07-26 12:32 pm (UTC)

Happy Your Birthday!

I'm trying to decide if I want left over chicken curry, or oatmeal with strawberries. What is weird fruit fridge porridge?
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2013-07-26 12:38 pm (UTC)

Re: Happy Your Birthday!

You take equal parts rolled oats (not instant!), milk, Greek yogurt, and some soft fruit of your choice--bananas, berries, chunks of peach, whatever. (I use 1/3 c. of each. People who are not about to have an hour and a half of biking might want 1/4 c. instead; or people who are bigger and hungrier than the Mris might want 1/2 c. Point is: equal parts.) You can add cinnamon or nutmeg or vanilla or maple syrup or brown sugar or whatever else you like. You put equal parts of the oats, milk, yogurt, and fruit in a sealed container with whatever "extras" you want, and you shake it up and stick it in the fridge. Then you go to bed. When you wake up in the morning you have a lovely cold porridge and can top it with nuts (or not if you don't like nuts, but really, nuts are nice on this) and eat.

I often refer to this as "abomination" because markgritter regards it as one. But it's very very nice.
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From: sheff_dogs
2013-07-26 03:04 pm (UTC)

Re: Happy Your Birthday!

This is essentially what I have every morning, but I soak the almonds too, along with the oats, dried blueberies, dried cherries, rolled barley, rolled wheat and rolled rye. Topped with fresh fruit before eating. I love it, I love it so much that after a week away on holiday even when presented with the most wonderful breakfasts I look forward to returning home to my muesli.

I hope you are having a wonderful birthday, I shall certainly be enjoying it as I have good friends over for food later.
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[User Picture]From: blue_hat_guru
2013-07-27 09:45 pm (UTC)

Re: Happy Your Birthday!

Oooh....
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[User Picture]From: eileenlufkin
2013-07-28 07:52 pm (UTC)

Re: Happy Your Birthday!

Thank you, that does sound quite tasty. Is not-instant the kind the box says cooks in five minutes, or the kind that takes half an hour? If you don't eat it the next morning, how long before it gets too soggy?
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2013-07-28 08:20 pm (UTC)

Re: Happy Your Birthday!

I have never not eaten it the next morning, so I have no idea. It's the half-hour kind, I expect.
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[User Picture]From: talimena
2013-07-26 01:02 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday! I had, in fact, just decided to make pancakes for breakfast and maple syrup makes any day a celebration.
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[User Picture]From: pmrabble
2013-07-26 01:50 pm (UTC)
Hope Birthday Breakfast is good!
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[User Picture]From: jazzfish
2013-07-26 03:47 pm (UTC)
I always felt weird about having no better answer than “Thanks” when people said happy birthday to me, so now I answer, “Happy my birthday!”

Yay! When we'd call my late grandfather to say "Happy birthday!" he'd always respond "Happy birthday to you too!" which struck me as a sensible way to answer.

(Happy day!)
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From: cowfan
2013-07-26 04:11 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday to you and all of us! I had a sesame seed bagel with cream cheese and some cherries for breakfast to celebrate.
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[User Picture]From: chinders
2013-07-26 04:32 pm (UTC)
Happy your birthday!

For your birthday, I had a breakfast tea with green and black tea, orange peel, cardamom, and rose petals.
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[User Picture]From: cathshaffer
2013-07-26 05:23 pm (UTC)
I am having a great your birthday! I had toast for breakfast, and although at that time I had not received the instructions, I did something unusual. I put a bit of blackberry preserves on them. So apparently something in me was aware that I needed to really blow out breakfast today. Have a great day!
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2013-07-26 05:48 pm (UTC)
I love blackberry preserves.
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[User Picture]From: cathshaffer
2013-07-26 05:50 pm (UTC)
I know, right? I mean, I never have jellies on my toast, and I didn't even know blackberry was in the fridge. It's MAGICAL.
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[User Picture]From: dd_b
2013-07-26 05:56 pm (UTC)
Happy your birthday!

I need to go have breakfast now.
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[User Picture]From: madmanatw
2013-07-26 08:57 pm (UTC)
Many happies on the birthday. :)
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[User Picture]From: katallen
2013-07-27 02:01 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday! (And I'm not even altogether late -- aren't time zones wonderful!) :)
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