I have never been one to let a birthday slide under the radar...even now, as those numbers get bigger and rounder. I love any excuse to celebrate! (And let's be honest, the fact that I haven't killed myself by some random act of stupidity is not to be minimized.) My birthday is on the summer solstice, the longest day (most hours of sunlight) in the year, so it's always made me feel a little bit special. When I started at my job and found out that KPW had the same birthday? Well, it seemed like a huge sign that I was in the right place. Over the last few years, I've met several folks with whom I share this special day...and it's no surprise that we share a real affinity towards each other. Maybe horoscopes are total bunk, but I think there's a little bit of similarity between the Birthday Twins, and I find it a great comfort.

I've also started a birthday list - all of the things I want to do this year. There's an item for each year I've been on the planet, and at this rate I'm going to have to really bust-a-move to get 'em all done! But that's not really the point, I suppose...the real point is to dream about the upcoming year, to think about what I want to accomplish, to take stock. (I do one of these each year, but I don't revisit from year to year...I get a clean slate with each birthday.)

I hope that today you get some quiet time, some raucous laughter, some time to daydream, and a big slab o'cake. Because if it's not your birthday? It's your UN-birthday! Still occasion to celebrate!


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