Happy Boxing Day / J. Money Day!

Awww yeaaahh – Happy birthday to me and fellow blogger Martin from Studenomics! It’s a good day to be alive, friends :) Nothing like some back to back celebrations to set the mood right! Unlike when we were kids and no one could ever attend our birthday parties, wha wha wha…

But if you were sneaky and celebrated a month *earlier*, let’s say, then perhaps you even got double the presents when all was said and done in the end ;) The first time at your fake bday party, and the 2nd time on your REAL one when people feel bad that you’re not getting any presents then! Haha… But I don’t know anyone who would do that…

It’s also Boxing Day for those celebrating in Canada and other interesting places like Australia (“Austria! Well, then. G’day mate! Let’s put another shrimp on the barbie!”).” Here’s what that means for those not in the know according to the Wiki:

“Boxing Day is traditionally the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts from their superiors or employers, known as a “Christmas box”. Today, Boxing Day is better known as a bank or public holiday… It is observed in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and some other Commonwealth nations… The first day of Kwanzaa in the United States also falls on December 26th.”

Okay, I think that’s all I have for you today… I’m getting the evil eye from someone telling me to get off the computer and go “enjoy myself.” But ehmm… this IS what I enjoy? I mean, yeah – call it nerdy, but can’t I do whatever I want on my birthday? Like, even cry if I want to? Jeesh…

But I guess it would be better to spend time with my little snuggle muffin walking around town and taking advantage of my shopping spree today that mom gives me every year… She knows I’ll always have some random hobby I’m into, and would rather see me in action finding happiness than trying to guess what type of oddities to get me this year ;) Perhaps like those coins I spend 1,000x their face value on ‘cuz they’re so damn cool? Haha… But we shall see… Off we go!


[Photo by Markus Unger, tweaked by J$]

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  1. Brent Pittman December 26, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy fatherhood and pickin’ some good coins.

  2. Trinnie December 26, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Happy birthday, my dear dear friend!!!!

  3. Jay @ effumoney December 26, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    Happy Birthday J$, it is something you have in common with me wife

  4. Miriam December 26, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Happy Birthday!! Enjoy your day to the fullest :D Even if it means laying around!

  5. Joanna December 26, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Happy Birthday!! I’ve been wondering what it would be like to have a birthday around Christmas since our baby may very well arrive any day now! I’m glad to hear you love it!

    And I agree… stay off your blog on your big day! ;)

  6. The Happy Homeowner December 26, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Happy Birthday!! :)

  7. Budget & the Beach December 26, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day!

  8. debtgirl December 26, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    Happy Birthday! Lots of Christmas time birthdays! Enjoy and Happy New year.

  9. Jacob @ iheartbudgets December 26, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    Happy birthday man! And I agree, you can do what you want. Last year, I spent my birthday on two laptops budgeting for FY12 in my bathrobe. Seriously. Well, that, and a glass of scotch ;)

  10. Sue D December 26, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    Happy BD, my sister shares your day. She always got so screwed every year, I felt sorry for her.

  11. Nick December 26, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    HBD home brizzle!

  12. Verne Halom December 27, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Happy Birthday :-)

  13. J. Money December 27, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    Thanks everyone!! I’m afraid I ended up becoming pretty sick in the middle of the day (which I’m still fighting off as I type this), but in the end it still turned out to be a most wonderful birthday :) The family and I just stayed on the couch all day/night lounging around and watching shows and I couldn’t do any work/shopping even if I wanted to – I was drained. Now we’re just praying Baby $ doesn’t catch our colds!

    @Joanna – You’re pregnant?? Awesome!! I don’t know why but I didn’t know that… I wonder when he/she will come! So excited for you guys!!! :)
    @Jay @ effumoney and Sue D – Nice! Looks like they’re also on the cool team here ;)
    @Jacob @ iheartbudgets – Hahaha… now THAT sounds like heaven to me :) Bad ass.

  14. Ash (in US) December 27, 2012 at 3:58 PM

    Happy day after your birthday, J$! Glad you had fun even if you were sick.

  15. J. Money December 29, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    Thank you, Ash! Hope your next one is awesome too :)