Birthday Party

I am getting lots of questions about whether my birthday party is still happening.


It is the same weekend, same place, same setup as every year.

We only skipped last year because my head was cut open TWICE and I wasn’t awake yet!

I am fine from my trip to Israel, and the party is still happening.

The party is this Friday night, at 730, at Allstar Ballroom Dance (61st and Sheridan, behind Ti Amo’s).

Same rules:

This birthday party is really a fundraiser, so please, NO PRESENTS!!! Instead, please bring pocket change (or your entire wallets!) to donate to TSHA, the local non-profit United Way agency that serves the Deaf community of Oklahoma. Checks can be made out to TSHA. At the last party, we raised more than a $1,000 and really want to top that this year.

I know the two other events will mean fewer people this year, so people have already asked me how they can still donate. Anyone who cannot come can still donate via paypal on the TSHA website HERE.

You don’t have to dress up. Some of my dancer friends will dress up just because it is a dance. Others will wear slacks, and lots will wear jeans. No dress code.

No one has to dance! No one will force you to dance! Non-dancers just need to stay on the edge, at the table and chair areas, out of the way so they are not run over by the dancers. If you do want to try dancing, dance in the middle so you are not in the “fast lanes”. There will be lots of people to visit and the same silly puzzles on the tables.

No alcohol allowed.

We always have so much fun, and it is for a great cause! I am so excited! Come play with us!

About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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