Alright. Every year I make a big deal about my birthday, in part to make up for the number of lousy ones I've had, and in part because hi. Me me me me me me me.
So, because this year is no different, I am struggling to figure out what to do and when to do it.
My actual birthday is on the 4th of July. (Oh yes, I AM a Yankee Doodle Dandy, and I will remind you of this by SINGING SO. Possibly many, many times throughout the birthday celebration. Also possibly while inebriated. You know.)
I DO want to combine it with a blog party, and just have one big ole' get-together that involves silliness. (Duh.) However, my schedule and your schedule and my non-II Fs' schedules are impossible. So what do I do? Should I pick:
* Saturday, July 1
* Monday, July 3
* Saturday, July 15
I would LIKE to do it closer to my birthday, (like the 3rd), but will everyone be away or traveling or busy? The 15th might be clear for all, but is that too late?
Help! Please send feedback!
Every so often, El_G would go on something of a rant about how, evolutionarily speaking, human beings got awfully short-shrifted. He would declare (and I'm paraphrasing) that it's a REALLY GOOD thing that we grew big brains and an affinity for technology, because otherwise we would have been wiped out pretty much right after we managed to stand upright.
Take, for example, the fact that the male reproductive organ is basically just hanging out down there, completely exposed and ready to be bitten off by some wild animal. I mean, thankfully we were big-brained enough to invent pants. But still. (I wonder how many years it took man to invent athletic cups. I'm guessing longer than it took man to figure out that he really likes throwing things at other members of the species.)
Anyway, my stupid point for the day is this: I have a VERY HARD TIME believing that Mother Nature has any sort of acceptable explanation for why humans have an evolutionary need, while under stress, to break out in zits.