Just curious.  Now that Barack Obama is officially the President of the most powerful nation on earth by virtue of his day-old inauguration, how does the man celebrate his birthday?  Some say because he is of Muslim descent, he is not into birthday celebrations (read: birthday parties, gifts, and all the rigmarole).

Well, to get a glimpse of how President Obama celebrates his birthday, look no closer than during last year's rigorous campaign.  Obama turned 47 at the campaign trail, and reports say he was all business.  He celebrated his 47th birthday last August 4, 2008, but his campaign schedule did not allow for anything extra special to happen during that day.

Here's how Obama's natal day went last year.  He went to the gym early in the morning before flying to Lansing, Michigan.  There at 11am he introduced his "New Energy for America" plan.

It wasn't known if Obama enjoyed a birthday cake last year, but his closest staffers reportedly had a gift for their boss that got lost in the trunk of a Chicago taxi cab. The year before that, his staffers gave Obama an iPod.

One thing is certain, this year, Barack Obama will celebrate his birthday at the White House!

Source: http://embeds.blogs.foxnews.com/2008/08/04/happy-birthday-barack/