Tuesday, May 21, 2013

My irrelevant superpower.

People hate Facebook for lots of reasons. My main grief with it is that it totally negates my superpower.

What's my superpower? I remember when your birthday is. If we went to high school together, I probably also remember your parents' phone number (not so useful anymore), but I definitely remember your birthday. It may take me a few minutes to figure it out, but I always get there.

Try to schedule a meeting or book a gig with me on July 12? I'll tell you I already have something that day because it's so familiar. Then I'll remember that it's Alan's birthday, not actually a music festival, and accept the gig. But Alan and I are also Facebook friends, which means I don't get to show off my superpower. EVERYONE CAN FIGURE OUT HIS BIRTHDAY!

Anyway, I've pretty much stopped wishing people happy birthday because I feel like it's cheating these days. Although, come to think of it, that's a pretty dumb reason. Maybe I should just get over myself and develop a new, more relevant, superpower.


  1. I totally have this superpower too! My birthday isn't on facebook...and then I find out who my "real" friends are....and year after year I am surprised.

    1. That's so funny -- i do the same thing. And, yes, I am ALWAYS surprised who remembers. Hope you are well!