Series

When Your Birthday Lands On A Holiday

Where did all the gifts go?
Show transcript
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It, it's your birthday.
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It's your birthday.
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Hey guys, it's Laura and it was my birthday last week.
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I was born on a beautiful day in September on a Sunday at 2 p.m.
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Don't worry about the day.
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Don't worry about the year.
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Y'all don't need to know that much information about me.
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I've always loved my birthday because I get to celebrate me
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There's good things and bad things about my birthday.
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Good thing is my birthdays.
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Bad thing.
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I'm a year older and thank you God, that I'm a year older, but
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I'm trying to stay young.
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You know what I'm saying?
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My birthday always falls on Labor Day weekend, which is a blessing
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and a curse, a blessing because I always get a three day weekend
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a curse because no one remembers my birthday because everyone's
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out celebrating their Labor Day weekend.
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One of my favorite birthdays was when I was eight years old
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and my mom came inside the room and she was like a happy birthday
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and I'm like, I know it's my birthday and she's like, guess
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what?
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I got you a present.
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I'm like, oh my God, what is it?
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And it was a sporty spice birthday doll.
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Why is it that the older you get, you get less gifts?
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I'll tell you something.
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I had a birthday recently.
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I told several people I was like, give me gifts, please.
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Does that sound a little rude?
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A little bit?
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But you know what?
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I have no shame because when I was little I didn't have to tell
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nobody to give me birthdays.
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They just gave them to me.
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Now as you get older or what, you don't get gifts, you don't
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take people like gifts.
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It doesn't matter how old you are.
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If you're 80 years old, that's what bitch, you won't get a gift
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from me because I know that I would like to get gifts too.
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One of my worst birthdays was actually my quinceanera because
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it was in the middle of hurricane Katrina.
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I postponed my birthday.
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I only invited people from my church.
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Some of them came but not everyone that I invited.
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It was a mess.
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You know what?
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I should have another quinceanera.
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One of my favorite birthdays was my 18th birthday because
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my best friends, first of all, they threw me a party which was
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already incredible.
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Second of all, they all pitched in together and bought me my
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very first ipod at the end of the day.
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Birthdays are what you make of that.
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I happen to love my birthday even though it falls on Labor Day
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weekend.
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Let me know how you feel about your birthday?
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Does your birthday fall on a holiday?
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Do you like that?
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It falls on a holiday but some people have it bad.
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Some people have it on Christmas so they only get gifts once
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a year.
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I am sorry for all you people whose birthdays are in December
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or what about Easter?
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No one cares about you.
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They just care about Jesus fourth of July people have it good
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You get a barbecue, you get fireworks.
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Let me know my comments.
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I'm gonna read them in the meantime.
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Interrupt into it's your birthday.