Yesterday it was my birthday. 25. Twenty-five. Middle of my twenties. Yikes. The long, thin candles were spread over the top of the cake, making it look like a close-up from a shaver commercial. "The first filter shaves incredibly close… the second even closer!" Had a little family get-together. You know, nothing too fancy, don’t want to keep them all in one place too long, or violence tends to break out. But everything was pretty calm. We didn’t even have to call in the UN. Just as well really, it probably would have taken them five years to do anything.