birthdays are the best because they give you an excuse to wax nostalgic and to revel in your you-ness. i've never been one for huge hooplas or blown out shindigs, but i do enjoy the company of a few good friends who'll throw in for a few hours worth of good conversation and possibly a few celebratory beverages.
my darling d's birthday is today and this is our big plan for the evening. we'll be at old zinnie's from 7:30 until some point after that. people will come and then they will leave an increment of time later. you can be one of those people, if you want.