It seems like it was only just a year ago that it was my birthday, but dang it
if it's not my birthday again! This actually is no small point of concern,
because I've seen some very strong evidence that having too many of these things
is almost invariably fatal, so I'm really considering cutting down. I'll
probably just cast that concern aside for the day and celebrate the occasion
with dinner and a few drinks, but after the hubbub dies down, I'm going to look
into getting onto the birthday equivalent of the do-not-call list and see if
it's possible to avoid them going forward.