I don’t know how true this is for everyone else, but for me March and April are very birthday-heavy. From March 20-April 16 my whole immediate family (mom, dad, sister, me) all have our day-o-birth. There are also at least 3 other family members and 3-4 close friends in that similar time span. I can barely look at a cake for weeks after the cake-a-palooza that is March and April for my family.
Today, I can now add a co-worker to that long long list of early spring birthdays. That said, I’m still glad that grown-up work-world has maintained some of the rituals of my childhood. Namely – that you get some form of a cake in the office on your birthday.
When I worked as a PA on Greek this tradition bordered on ridiculous. There are a lot of people that work on a TV show – cast, crew, office people etc. And on our show at least, EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM got a cake (or pie or something if we knew they had a preference) on their birthday. We basically had a cake about once every two days. For MONTHS. Like I said, ridiculous.
Today though, was a birthday-day in the office and I was in charge of getting cupcakes from Frosted. We were trying out the place for the first time, and let me just say – DELICIOUS.
I had a mint chocolate chip one (!!) and half a red velvet and now I think I might just burst.
Luckily I work in a smaller office now – I have no resistance to the wiles of cupcakes.