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What kind of specials or discounts do you enjoy on your birthday?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on March 29, 2010

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“A full body hourlong massage.”

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“I went to a restaurant for my birthday this past year, and I got a free bottle of wine.”

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“A free dinner, 50 percent off of a spa treatment.”

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“A free video rental and a free cup of coffee.”

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Alexander Neighbors 4 years ago

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OldEnuf2BYurDad 4 years ago

Mr. Steak (now a parking lot, I think) used to give you a free steak dinner on your birthday. Tasted like a Florsheim.

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jbiegs 4 years ago

Spacehog...base ball is america's pastime! You must understand the game to appreciate it and you obviously don't have a clue. I'm sorry you couldn't handle your sister beating on you as a child but don't hold that against baseball. And have you ever seen a game? I just ask because I have never watched a bunch of fat guys standing around for 3 hours on a baseball field....slow pitch softball, well thats a different story.

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autie 4 years ago

somehow I think I managed to post that last one on the wrong thread...Oh well. I never make mistakes...I'm in error once in awhile though.

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Pywacket 4 years ago

Nobody likes golf. Nobody. The other players mock you, sometimes cruelly. First you play because your father wants you to. Then you play to get the girls. If you keep on playing, you do it for the endorsements and to get the girls. Then you play for the money and the prestige and the girls. Then your wife finds out about the girls and damn near clubs you to death. Then you wake up in your neighbor's yard with the medics tending your busted face and restraining your wife from clubbing you some more. Then everything dries up--the endorsements and the girls. Except that the girls have gone into the rough and are lobbing shots to the National Enquirer for some green. Then you get to just watch the games and that's fun. Then you have to grovel and swear off the girls so you can play again and get the money. (And maybe, someday, the girls.) But nobody likes golf. Nobody. ~~T.W.

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spacehog 4 years ago

I like to play basketball. I HATE, and I mean HATE Baseball. Bunch of fat guys standing around doing nothing for 3 hours. My main problem is I never liked the idea of someone throwing a ball going 80 mph at my head. Not to me , but At me. Jesus, my sister used to throw everything in the house that she could pick up at me. Nope, this time of year I quit watching sports until August. Who the hell wants to WATCH baseball or golf?

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autie 4 years ago

Nobody likes to play basketball. Nobody. The other players hurt you, sometimes very badly. First you play because your father wants you to. Then you play to get the girls. If you keep on playing, you do it for the scholarships and to get the girls. Then you play for the money and the girls. The you get to just watch the games and that's fun. But nobody like to play baskeball. Nobody.

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spacehog 4 years ago

C'mon, Babboy, don't get all serious on me. Damn, I forgot how "special" this was..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV5-Da...

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BABBOY 4 years ago

Donnuts:

Enjoy them while you can because the State of Kansas is getting ready to outlaw lap dances.

The House -- which is the "liberal" of the two houses passed with only a small number of representatives voting no. I do not think the Senate has voted on it yet. But, if the Senate has not already, the bill banning lap dances will easily pass in the Senate which is very conservative and conservative republicans are pushing for the ban on lap dancing.

One of conservative Christian representatives pushing this ban said something like "This is Kansas and we need to act like Kansas." His intent was in regard to morality. (Senator Joe Patton was quoted saying something like that in Capital Journal in a column written by Ric Anderson who writes for the journal with the story appearing I think on Saturday --- I tired to get the quote right but the quote is by memory but pretty close)

The bills is likely veto proof so it probably does not matter what the governor does with it.

They were tricky with the bill in that they attached to something else which made hard for anyone to vote against.

Capital journal has been covering the issue with lots of space. Ljworld seems oblivious to it.

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spacehog 4 years ago

I never liked The Specials, but I loved The English Beat. I just had a birthday last month. Nothing special, just another smack in the mouth from my dad, and my mom called and said "Christ, are you still alive?!". I think they suspect I might have life insurance, like I would leave them any of it. Hey mom, no job, no insurance. Get it? My bartender, Monte, at the Shenago Lounge, was cool though. He gave me a free bottle of Early Time whiskey when I was up there on my B-Day. I drink it by the bottle there anyway, just like in those old western movies. All the other regulars just threw peanuts and shot glasses at me. They hate me.

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autie 4 years ago

ya know what was special? I watched "Dead Snow" in it's entirety. I didn't learn any Norwegian however. It is a great movie.

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Pywacket 4 years ago

Informed~ Yes! Don't you wish we could comment on the "Help Wanted" section?!

This one cracked me up when I first saw it the other day: "CUSTODIAL WORKER (Cleans Women's Restrooms While Occupied)

I thought it was a joke, but it was posted by KU. Doesn't that sound like inviting work? I'm picturing some hapless custodian opening stall doors and asking ladies to pick up their feet so he can sweep the floor around the throne. Haha.. And it pays a whopping $9.14/hr! Bet they'll be inundated with applications.

Of course, if we really want to be critical and take the wording of that ad at face value, we could make a case that KU is looking for possessed custodians!

As for who is responsible for spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors, I long ago decided that newspapers (not just the LJW by any means) must have a hands-off policy regarding the classifieds. Otherwise, we'd never, ever have to read that someone is trying to find a new home for their "spaded" German "shepard" or similar atrocities.

I do not see why the papers don't clean this crapola up--it's not like it would take a lot of effort, and it would make the publication, as a whole, look more professional, but they just don't want to be bothered, I guess. Oh, well--it's entertaining.

Birthday specials: I don't mind the free meals at restaurants, but hate being the center of attention. No loud waitstaff serenades, please.

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Christine Anderson 4 years ago

Hmmm. I'd like a discount on the years which have now added up with my birthday!

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Deja Coffin 4 years ago

Wow, now I do feel special! Thanks R_I ! Every year we take the kiddos to the zoo for my birthday so I'm actually just excited to see the new polar bear exhibit! Boy how your birthday priorities change as you get older!

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years ago

Deja, How could you not enjoy the specials on your birthday, It's Lovers Day, Take a Chance Day, and National Zucchini Bread Day. Plus, this year it's on a Friday.

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somedude20 4 years ago

I get a free hangover the day after my birthday!!

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Deja Coffin 4 years ago

Maybe the misspelling was on purpose and it's a sweat shop for t-shirt making or something. And the only freebies I ever get on my birthday is breakfast in bed made by my husband and 5 year old..... where do you get all these good deals my birthday is next month!

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Norma Jeane Baker 4 years ago

I know that this post doesn't belong here, but you can't comment on the job postings, so, here it is (at least until JK pulls it) --

THINKING YOUR WORTH MORE THAN YOUR EARNING? If you are ready to reap what you sew. If you are ready to work harder than you have ever worked. Long hours, Great Pay $400-$600/wk. Weekly Pay + Production Bonus Call 785-856-xxxx

Would anyone really want to work for a company that can't spell correctly in an ad? Or, is the LJW the source of the blunders?

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years ago

I like Specials, they make me feel special.

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Casey_Jones 4 years ago

Liberty Hall!!! I think they give you something like a free movie, popcorn, and a drink, but that's only IF you wouldn't rather have your late fees erased instead! Seriously saved me like $30 last August.

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denak 4 years ago

It use to be that Ixtapa gave the birthday person a free meal. I forgot to go on my last birthday (in June) but the year before, I got it for free.

I want to know where these women are getting the 50% off spa treatment, free wine and a free movie rental. Sounds good to me.

Dena

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prospector 4 years ago

It seems like everyday is my birthday at the brewery.

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Donnuts 4 years ago

Free lapdances at the outhouse from Anna undercover.

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