Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Happy birthday to leila
from a 703 phone number, Tuesday, February 10, 1:16 AM

Have you ever found that it's so difficult to send a unique "happy birthday" text or write a unique "happy birthday" note on someone's facebook wall? Writing "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" in all caps doesn't help (everyone does that). Adding on a bunch of exclamation points, like, "happy birthday!!!!!!" also doesn't help (everyone does that, too). Writing "happy birthday to leila" is a little more unique than simply "happy birthday, leila," but not by much.

This is one of those problems of modernity that I struggle with constantly.

1 comment:

Nemo said...

I typically go antimodern (or antemodern) with a "Many happy returns of the day". Because I'm a dork. But you know this.