Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The Birthday Meme

I was recently tagged by a dear friend of mine's blog (thank you, Shelly!). She had this 'birthday meme' posted and I thought it pretty cool seeing what was happening on the date of her birthday. Incidentally, you might be wondering what the heck a 'meme' is. Since I didn't really understand it myself, I went to a very informative web site that I use so very often....dictionary.com. It states that a meme is....A unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another. So I, now, am passing on the meme.


1) Go to Wikipedia.

2) In the search box, type your birth month and day but not the year.

3) List three events that happened on your birthday.

4) List two important birthdays and one death.

5) One holiday or observance (if any).

On January 13th:


1. The accordion is patented by Anthony Faas

2. The Mickey Mouse comic strip makes its first appearance

3. Wham-O company produces the first frisbee


1. Julia Louis-Dreyfus (actress from Seinfeld)

2. Trace Adkins (country singer)


Wyatt Earp


In Sweden, Christmas is celebrated for 20 days which ends on my birthday. That day is called St. Knut's Day which is celebrated by taking the Christmas tree down and eating all the candies and cookies which decorate the tree. (I like this holiday...maybe we'll make this a new tradition in our home!)

This also explains perhaps why I am so nutty about Christmas and I hate, hate, hate to take down my tree. Now that I'm thinking of it....maybe my birthday is not the day to take down the tree. Who wants to have a sad face on their birthday? I do know that eating all the candies and cookies (which I will have to start putting on the tree so I can have something to munch on on my special day) on my birthday is a great tradition to start and continue on with throughout this holiday which now includes my birthday! Things are looking up :-)


momwithbrownies said...

Oh that is a gread birthday idea. Wasn't this a cool meme?! I'll HAVE to incorporate chocolate into mine now. LOL

momwithbrownies said...

"a gread birthday" Ugh...my typos!