A Birthday Wish

So, yesterday was my birthday.

Before you ask, the answer is yes.

Yes, I had a great day. I spent it snuggling with the dogs, editing, reading, and writing, then eating pizza with The Mrs.

Yes, I do have plans to go out and be social, but that’s not until this weekend.

Yes, this is a desperate attempt to get more presents.

Those who follow me on the
NSA self-reporting site that is Facebook will have seen this post:

Thanks to Miriam Jones for reminding me that I am not the one born on this day.

Happy Birthday to Amelia Earhart, Zelda Fitzgerald, Chief Dan George, Alexandre Dumas, Pam Tillis, Gallagher, Robert Hays, J-Lo, Chris Sarandon, Kadeem Hardison, Lynda Carter, Ruth Buzzi, Anna Panquin, Summer Glau, and of course, my hometown.

Happy 313th Detroit.

It is pretty cool to share a birthday with so many illustrious people, especially the creative ones and the risk takers. Sure, it’s a little depressing to know that I was already in Junior High when Summer Glau was born, but whatever.

It is even cooler to know that the day of my birth is also the day when Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founded what would eventually become Detroit. Don’t worry, I’m not going to turn this into a history lesson. However, I will point out that Detroit was once the capitol of the Michigan territory, suffered a devastating fire in 1805, was taken over by the British during the War of 1812, and has suffered many hardships throughout the years including the current bankruptcy.

Detroit is a resilient city. Regardless of the trials put before her, she continues to fight on. What else would you expect from a city whose motto is:

“Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus”

“We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes”

Happy 313th birthday.

1. Interested parties are directed towards my wish lists on
ThinkGeek and Amazon.

2. For those who are not familiar with the significance of the 313rd birthday, 313 is also the area code for the city.