This week, we’re excited to have Neil Pasricha guest posting on the blog. Neil is the New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome, creator of award-winning blog 1000awesomethings.com, and the author of two products full of things to feel good about: The Journal of Awesome and The Calendar of Awesome. Read on for Neil’s post, and let us know what makes you want to give the world a high five in the comments section below for a chance to win both The Journal of Awesome and The Calendar of Awesome. One winner will be randomly selected next Tuesday, September 25th. Open to US residents only.
You know what’s awesome?
Flipping open your Chronicle Books page-a-day calendar and finding out your birthday is on a Friday or Saturday next year!
Because planning those Wednesday birthdays is tough.
Do you party-back on the weekend after or party-forward to the weekend before? Either way, you’ll get a lot of “So wait, when’s your actual birthday?” questions, and you’ll be forced to take a sip of your drink, smile pleasantly, and casually say “Oh, just a couple days from now,” or worse “Oh, you know… two Wednesday’s ago.”
That’s just no fun.
So if you’re as self-centered as I am and the first thing you do when you get your greasy paws on a crisp, new page-a-day calendar is flip right to your birthday, then you sure are loving it when that big day hits the Friday or Saturday Jackpot. Now it’s on for so many reasons:
• Save the date. No need to puzzle over when to throw the big bash. Just start planning it for that Friday or Saturday. You have no choice and no need to waffle.
• Party Priority. It’s true. When it’s your actual birthday, your event moves way up the party priority list. Sure, you’re still slightly below Friend’s Wedding or Out Of Town Guest, but you zoom up way higher than Poker Night or Grandma Visit.
• More free drinks. Especially if you have a birthday party that starts the night before and kicks into high gear at midnight when you ‘officially’ start celebrating. Hopefully you don’t have to wear a tiara and a sash to keep those free shots coming.
Yes, you know as well as I do that when that when that big day lands right on a Friday or Saturday, it opens up a world of celebration possibilities. Because now your birthday’s going on, your birthday’s going long, and your birthday’s going strong, fool.
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