John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
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The other thing about birthdays and Facebook

As I was walking over to Union South to see A Cat in Paris, one of the two 2012 Best Animated Feature nominees I'd never heard of prior to their being nominated, it occurred to that when it comes to birthdays, Facebook offers at least one other thing of value beyond making you feel really well-liked for a day, at least when it comes to people like me: it provides a sense of occasion to something that really doesn't mean that much any more. I mean, the only real difference between being 44 and being 45, as far as I know, is that when I fill out Viewers Voice opinion polls, I'll have to check the next bubble down the list when they ask what age range I'm in. Other than that, what's another year to someone my age?
 
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