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July 29th is my birthday. Please don't buy me anything... expensive. Truth be told, I don't expect a big fuss for my birthday anymore. However, I do truly enjoy the "Likes" and "Comments" made on Facebook throughout the day, thank you Mark Zuckerberg. Since my birthday falls on a Friday this year, I'll likely go to work. It is always appreciated if someone takes me to lunch (hint, hint). We'll probably celebrate with a family dinner at Hana Japan in Dublin, since that awesome restaurant always comps the birthday boy or girl’s meal. My wife will likely bake me a carrot cake because that's my favorite. My daughters make cards for me because I refuse to have anyone in my house pay for overpriced Hallmark greeting cards. The night usually concludes with me actually getting to choose what we watch on TV. A birthday is a good day. July seems to be a very popular birthday month given the number of friends and family who will be celebrating their birthdays along with me this month. My daughter, Claire was born on July 6th. Our neighbor, Katie, was born on the same day at the same hospital several hours later. My wife's Uncle Leo was also born on the 6th. My sister, Christine, was born on the 12th. My brother-in-law, Ben, celebrates his birthday on the 14th along with my great-niece, Nadia, my former college roommate Jerry, and my former college football coach, Jim Fairchild. Our close friend, Rhonda, is 12 days older than me (July 17), but I look much older. Somehow, I remember that three former girlfriends (Gloria, Stacy and Carolyn) celebrate birthdays in July (24th, 27th and the 28th), but don't tell my wife that I brought that up. I’m also expecting another great niece sometime this month. There are several notable celebrities (past and present) who claim July as their month of birth beginning It's MyBirthday MICHAE L COP E LAND


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