Aren’t Skagway birthday’s great?
Wow! That’s one crazy Skagway birthday cake! Blow out the salmon!
Who doesn’t like birthdays? Everybody has one and it’s a special day you get to enjoy with friends and family. Here in Skagway, we love celebrating birthdays. Some people celebrate with a cookout and others like to go out for a fancy dinner. Many year-round Skagway locals go to the Elks Lodge to celebrate because that’s just what you do. Today we are going to talk about Skagway birthdays!
I have a question about birthdays
If you’re born on February 29th, which means it’s a leap year, do you only get to celebrate a birthday once every four years? Do you age 75% slower than normal people? When a person born on February 29th says they’re 50, are they really 200 years old? What kind of gift do you buy a 200-year-old person? Are they insurable? Okay, that’s five questions. But seriously, what’s up with people born on February 29th? Can they even be trusted?
You can’t celebrate everyone’s birthday
If you live in Skagway, you know just about everybody. Since the population is around 2,500 during the tourist season, that means around 7 people are celebrating their birthday every day. If you just did one birthday shot with each person, you would be an alcoholic.
While you can’t celebrate everyone’s birthday, you can wish everyone a happy birthday. Let’s say you take the time to congratulate everyone in Skagway when it’s their birthday. It takes about 15 seconds to do it right. That means that you would spend about 11 hours wishing people happy birthday every year. That’s just nuts. Imagine if everyone lined up and you had to spend the next 11 hours wishing them all happy birthday. No wonder my taxes are late!
So, whose birthday is it today?
Good question. I know a lot of people so I have to take a look. Be right back…
Wow! You will never guess whose birthday it is today in Skagway! It’s Mark’s birthday! Happy birthday, Mark! FYI, Mark is one of the Ms in M&M Tours. No, we don’t actually give away M&Ms, but congratulation on coming up with that very original joke.
Imagine if there were 2,500 Marks in Skagway. If they were all born on April 16, it would eliminate a lot of the hassle in life. You would only have to attend one party and everyone would get your jokes. Pretty cool.
From everyone that works at M&M Tours, we would like to wish Mark a happy birthday. When you come to Skagway, wish him a happy belated birthday! It’s something we do here in Alaska.