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Birthdays in Paris, Kentucky vs. Birthdays in Venice, California – A Brief Comparative Study

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2) Based on blog archival information:

Birthday 2003 – Spent the evening in -4 degree weather trying to gather enough snow to melt into water, since the pipes at the house were frozen.

Birthday 2004 – Spent my lunch hour trudging through snow and blistering cold wind.

Birthday 2005 – Spent the day in bed, ate an order of Skyline Chili and watched Alton Brown cook on the Food Network while I waited for the frozen pipes in the house to thaw.

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Birthday 2006 – Spent the afternoon walking on the beach. The only frozen water in the vicinity was the ice in my frozen margarita. Pipes flowing freely.

3) Based on blog archival information:

At work 2003 – No half day off due to non-participant status in the so-called “Birthday Club”.
At work 2004 – No half day off due to non-participant status in the so-called “Birthday Club”.
At work 2005 – Summoned to a meeting in which my department was exterminated.

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Work 2006 – Surprise party with chocolate cake, candles, ice cream, singing, banners, confetti, presents and no firings.

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