1. Waking Up

The "I'm gonna be hype cause it's my birthday, you is kind, you is smart, you is important girl don't let anybody tell you otherwise" phase!

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2. Getting Hype

The "Listen up ya'll...please" phase!

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3. Cake Time

When it hits you that you own this day and you about to get turnt with the homies!

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4. Party Has Begun

The evening festivities phase!

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5. Club going up...on my birthday!

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