What do I want for my birthday?

What I Want for my Birthday

It is still months away until November.  Yet I’ve already been asked what I want for my birthday.  I always have trouble answering that question.  It tends to catch me off guard.  I’m usually good at buying stuff or other peoples birthdays.  I just stick around enough to know what they like.  Apparently all those that know me don’t have that ability.  I have ended up with gifts that I personally can’t believe someone actually put out for sale.

I have had many friends say I am odd, strange and even loony.  I figured that those were good clues as to what someone could get me. 

I have given this some thought and here are things I feel I should get for my birthday:


I don’t want a sheet cake.  That is not what I grew up with.  I want a 2 layer vanilla cake with caramel icing.  A birthday cake should also have decorations on it.  Nothing girly, but something neat.  I like making fairy gazebo’s, so why not a fairy or dragon or rocks.  I gather rocks to make my crafts.  I think some crystal rock candy would be neat.

2.A Big Meal

My birthday is always the same week as Thanksgiving.  So I’ve grown up having a big meal on my birthday.  Our family would either have Turkey or Duck and some years we had both.  I have not had Duck and Dressing since I was a teen.  Now that is tooo Long!


Since my birthday always falls around thanksgiving, I am rather used to having lots of family around that day.  It also tended to be a double birthday party, since my oldest cousin’s birthday was only 4 days after mine.  That was cool.

4.Interesting Wrapping Paper

Plain wrapping paper is just plain.  Get rid of it.  Use something interesting.  I have yet to find some Dragon wrapping paper.  I would love that.  I’ve seen fairy wrapping paper.  My daddy used to save all the colored sunday funny’s throughout the year and used them for gift wrapping.  Only problem was that daddy could only use one arm and he usually got me to do his present wrapping for him.  I remember the first year that he got my sister to wrap stuff.  That was a mess.

5.Ice Cream

You got to have Ice Cream with cake.  The best ice cream is home made.  My Papa used to have my sister and I sit on that old hand crank maker when we were kids.  His favorite was orange sherbert.  I would like either vanilla or orange crush. 

6.No Clothes

I can get clothes anytime of the year.  When others get me clothes, they get the wrong sizes and colors I don’t wear.  Plus what others think is in style, is not what I care for.  Remember I live out in the country and need clothes that I can use when I go out in the woods looking for craft items.  If you want to get me clothes, give a gift certificate.


I like building stuff.  I recently found a metal frame for a picnic table.  Now I need wood and screws to put it together.  I think it would be neat to have that picnic table fixed so I can take my laptop outside for creative writing.  I think it would also be neat to build my crafts outside.  I’d have more room.

8.Bug Zapper

With a finished picnic table, I sure could use a bug zapper hanging over it.  We are between a river and a lake, so we got plenty of bugs to zap.

9.Gas Money

I love driving around looking for stuff that I can use for crafts, or building.  I also love going to garage sales and flea markets.  That always takes gas.  Plus with gas, I can go visit my sons. 

10.Doctor Who

I’ve been a Doctor Who fan since the 80’s.  The next season will be out on DVD sometime before my next birthday.  I also like Torchwood, NCIS, Numb3rs and a few others that I can’t afford. 


A gift certificate to the Cinema would be great.  I love going to the movies.  When I was a teen, we lived four blocks from the Royal theater.  I was so neat to just walk up there.

12.Craft Supplies

I’m always running out of Goop.  That is my favorite glue.  It sticks to stuff that other glues don’t.  If you find an unusual rock, keep it for me.  I’m always looking for antlers, interesting small stones, colored broken glass, large beads and anything different for my crafts.

13. Rock Tumbler

Mine quit this past year.  You can put coins in there for cleaning, or you can put rocks in there to smooth them out for polishing.  I’ve also put glass in for frosting. 

OK, I’m getting carried away here.  I think I’ve given enough hints and clues here.  So I hope you can make it this year.

Take Care, DreamSweet and let Your Heart Shine!

Milton H. Peebles, III

More of my Work:

Sick Sixteenth Birthday
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  • Darla Beck on May 21, 2009

    Nice birthday list. Mine is coming up next month. I definitely want a Devil’s Food Cake with Creamy Chocolate Frosting. Of course some homemade chocolate ice cream wouldn’t hurt either. :>)

  • sandie on May 21, 2009

    I couldn’t buy anybody clothes as it’s a personel thing, unless i really knew them enough to get what they like. Your friends don’t have any ideas, so if i was them i would give you a gift voucher to go to any store of your choice so you can get what you want. I love cake, i usually have cream with mine. Over here i have never seen fairy or dragon wrapping paper, its usually flowers or teddy bears or something like that.

  • Joie Schmidt on May 21, 2009

    Very fun list – you will receive everything you’ve ever dreamed of!



    -Liane Schmidt.

  • Christine Ramsay on May 22, 2009

    I’m fine. It is lovely to hear from you. The garden is looking beautiful at the moment as all the bedding plants are coming into their own and giving us a colourful show. You sound very busy. I should imagine this is your favourite time of year.

  • Christine Ramsay on May 22, 2009

    Please ignore the previous comment. I usually copy each comment so I don’t lose it if it is not accepted the first time. I must have pressed ‘paste’ by mistake this time.

    Now I know what you want for your birthday I shall have to start looking around, lol. A great list.


  • sandie on May 22, 2009

    Get a calmiller lizard, they love eating bugs.

  • lisa on May 23, 2009

    Yes, Milton you’re VERY strange at times. LOL I have never seen such a detailed b/day list until now. giggles

  • Judy Sheldon on May 24, 2009

    Milton, they have no excuse to not give you something you want. I wish you a happy birthday just in case I forget by then. lol

  • Hazel Crowther on May 26, 2009

    Nice list.

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