Today is my birthday. And although I stayed home with a headache and other small complaints, and although I don’t really celebrate it any longer (except for the real round figures, like 50-60), the day started out pretty bright just around midnight with all kinds of virtual birthday wishes.
It started with an e-card (left) from Ramona Bates, plastic surgeon and quilter from the USA (hence her blog Suture for a Living), followed by many other birthday wishes.
The start of the Twitter party is shown below. Here is the link: http://www.quoteurl.com/r1e27
Later I received more birthday and get-well wishes from Twitter, Hyves, Facebook, and Fabulously 40 (and beyond). I even received a e-card with “happy birthday” in Chinese!
Although my friends are virtual (?) and the cards and wishes are virtual, it feels like I’m having a real birthday party with real friends. The only thing that was missing was real coffee, cake or wine.