““Necessity” is a relative term” from The Secret Language of Birthdays by Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers

Blair Feary by © Craig MacPhee

Image © Craig MacPhee

An interview with Blair

Q. What is the best memory you have from a previous birthday?

A. My family picked me up from work and surprised me with hockey tickets! We went for dinner first and then went to watch the Flames play LA Kings.

Q. How about the worst? And why?

A. One of the ones that I had at my parents house because it wasn’t very exciting.

Q. What was the present you’ve received for your birthday that surprised you most?

A. My wife bought me an Olympic CDN jersey and surprised me by packing it in my luggage. I found it when I landed in Vancouver to volunteer at the 2010 Olympics.

Q. Is there a food or dish that you insist on eating on your birthday?

A. Spaghetti and meatballs.

Q. What do you believe is the most important aspect of celebrating a birthday?

A. Celebrating with those you love and admire.

Q. Do you have any traditions or thing you always do to celebrate a birthday? What is it?

A. Eat birthday cake with my family.