Hobbit Birthday!

17 Mar


The Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland

“Hobbits give presents to other people on their own birthdays. Not very expensive ones, as a rule, and not so lavishly as on this occasion; but it was not a bad system.  Actually in Hobbiton and Bywater every day in the year was somebody’s birthday, so that every hobbit in those parts had a fair chance of at least one present at least once a week.  But they never got tired of them.”

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

I think Hobbit birthday customs are perfectly sensible, so I intend to celebrate my birthday in true hobbit fashion. I also had the good luck to be born on Saint Patrick’s Day so I want to celebrate with one of my favorite Irish Bands:

I wandered into the tent where Girsa was performing at the Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival last summer while looking for another band and loved them instantly.  


In celebration of my hobbit birthday I am giving away two Girsa CDs. All you have to do is leave a comment wishing me a “happy birthday!”  Include your email address so I can contact the winners, and I will enter you in the drawing. You have until Friday March 23, to enter.

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!


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Rock of Cashel, South Tipperary, Ireland


5 Responses to “Hobbit Birthday!”

  1. Amber March 18, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

    Happiest of birthdays and may you have as much luck of the Irish as you want, or need, or get (or so on!)

  2. kevin strick March 19, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

    Happy birthday!

  3. TheGheff March 19, 2012 at 8:56 pm #

    I just wanted to say high. So….High! ::waves::

    • TheGheff March 19, 2012 at 9:03 pm #

      Hi, I meant Hi.

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