However, this year you may find it difficult to know exactly when to celebrate. In my opinion there are really four options:
1) Midnight in Iraq
2) The time of my birth, but in Iraq
3) The time of my birth in Eastern Daylight Time
4) The time of my birth in Central Daylight Time
I have created a handy chart to help you decide exactly when you should celebrate my birthday based on your decision with some additional explanation below to help you choose.
I have not included a chart for gift giving, but don't let that make you complacent.
(In my browser there is a huge amount of blank space between this line and the chart. If you have this problem, too, just pretend that I put it there intentionally to create a more dramatic effect and to heighten suspense.)
|2008 Birthday Schedule|
|Time Zone||Midnight in Iraq||1:21 PM Iraq||1:21 PM Ohio||1:21 PM Texas|
|Iraq||12 AM April 10|
1:21 PM April 10
|8:21 PM April 10||9:21 PM April 10|
|Ohio (EDT)||5 PM April 9|
6:21 AM April 10
|1:21 PM April 10||2:21 PM April 10|
|Texas (CDT)||4 PM April 9|
5:21 AM April 10
|12:21 PM April 10||1:21 PM April 10|
Why celebrate at midnight in Iraq?
This is when I will consider it my birthday. I did not consider midnight in other time zones because I am not in other time zones.
Why celebrate at 1:30 PM in Iraq?
I don't know. This one is a bad idea. Don't do it.
Why celebrate at 1:30 PM EDT?
I was born at (or around) 1:30 pm, but not in Ohio, so this one doesn't make too much sense either, but I figure that, because I lived most of my 30 years in Ohio, it would be acceptable to celebrate at this time.
Why celebrate at 1:30 PM CDT?
I was born in Texas, so this is technically the correct time to celebrate. However, I don't want to wait until 9:30 PM to celebrate. Don't judge me.
I was informed by my mother that I was born at 1:21 PM, so I changed the chart.