A VERY HAPPY UNBIRTHDAY TO MOST OF YOU…..AND WHERE IS ALICE?

The time has come, the walrus says, to talk about some things. 364 things to be exact. You have 364 unbirthdays a year. Only one birthday but 364 unbirthdays. Isn’t that great? And very curious!

Lewis Carroll gave birth to the unbirthday party in his 1871 book Through the Looking Glass.  In the Disney 1951 movie, Alice finds the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, and the Dormouse having an unbirthday party. She has no idea what an unbirthday is. They all sing the unbirthday song – (music and lyrics by Mack David, Al Hoffman, and Jerry Livingston, see youtube video, credit to Disney, below).

At Disney parks, Alice can be found all over the place, in a mad fashion:  in the English tea garden at Epcot; at the Magic Kingdom in fantasy land; and also at 1900 Park Fare (where you will find Alice and the Mad Hatter, among others).

Finally, don’t miss The Mad Tea Party (otherwise known as the flying tea cups) – such a fun ride for all ages! Lines move quickly. Often Alice and friends are found lingering around the flying tea cups for all to see.

Some fun quotes to think about while on the tea party line and ride:

  • It’s no use going back to yesterday, I was a different person then
  • Who in the world am I? That’s a great puzzle
  • No wise fish would go anywhere without a porpoise
  • Why is a raven like a writing desk?
  • Have I gone mad, I’m afraid so. But let me tell you something, the best people usually are.
  • How long is forever? Sometimes just one second.
  • If you don’t know where you are going any road can take you there.
  • I’m not crazy. My reality is simply different from yours.

Would you tell me please, which way I ought to go from here?

The time has come, now, to talk of food and things. How do we celebrate our unbirthday? To start, cupcakes. 

Either way, 364 days a year is certainly a reason to cheer. So have a cupcake and enjoy your unbirthday!! Unless it is your real birthday. Then have a great big cake – the whole thing, maybe. And don’t overdo it. It may be your unbirthday again tomorrow. 

 

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