I grew up in a big family that we celebrate birthdays. Our mom or someone in the family would cook a noodle dish, because noodles represent long life. I know that store bought dry pasta like spaghetti or tagliatelle are not exactly long enough, but I still think they are qualified to celebrate birthday.
It was DH's birthday and he loves pasta. He also loves scallops. I just put them together with some chili flakes and other delicious stuff and came up with a birthday dish for the night, the very same dish that I cooked about a couple of months ago.