“As we play on violins, guitars and pianos, so the Universe plays on us” from The Secret Language of Birthdays by Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers

Trevor Beard by © Cyndal Lorch

“Meet Trevor and his adorable dog Dolce. I think this photo pretty much sums up everything that I have in my head, so it doesn’t leave a lot left to say. Bowtie, smile, puppy kisses…what more can you ask for? <3” – Cyndal L

Image © Cyndal Lorch

An Interview with Trevor

Q. What is your best memory/moment from one of your past birthdays?

A. If I would’ve been asked this question a couple years ago, my answer probably would’ve been going to some loud party, having some drinks and getting into some trouble 😛 but over the years I’ve changed a little bit and I have to say that one of my best memories of a past birthday would be the one that just past; my 26th. This year I got to actually spend it with my family. The reason this was so awesome is because they all live 8 hours north so we don’t get to see each other too often. Usually only for special occasions. This year my birthday, the baptism of my God daughter and Easter happened to fall on the same weekend. So I quickly packed a bag and flew home to spend some quality time with my family.

Q. How about the worst? And why?

A. How about every single April Fools joke ever played on me. Enough said.

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

A. When that happens I’ll let you know. Everyone who knows me knows I’m not a fan of surprises. haha

Q. Is there one food or dish that you insist on eating during your birthday celebration?

A. PIZZA. I’m a pretty simple guy. lol

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

A. Like I said I’m simple. Give me my friends, my family, a dinner and I’m a happy boy!

Q. Do you/your family/culture have any traditions/rituals/ceremonies that are performed to celebrate birthdays? What is it?

A. The only traditions I have is the one that my roommate and I started a few years back. We have Sangria and Caesers the night before, leading up to midnight. At midnight we play a mashup rendition of Happy Birthday performed by Usher and Justin Bieber. Sounds like fun doesn’t it?! LOL