Jessica May's Birthday
Hello, and welcome to Wednesday.
It’s Jessica May’s birthday, which means today’s blogging will be rather random, and may involve epiphanies regarding cake.
For any who might be moved to do so, the best non-physical gift to give her would be to join the Flash Pulp Facebook page – her heart swells each time she sees it grow.
The upside is that #162 ought to be up quite early.
The various customs with which people today celebrate their birthdays have a long history. Their origins lie in the realm of magic and religion. The customs of offering congratulations, presenting gifts and celebrating – complete with lighted candles – in ancient times were meant to protect the birthday celebrant from the demons and to ensure his security for the coming year. . . . Down to the fourth century Christianity rejected the birthday celebration as a pagan custom.
– Schwäbische Zeitung via http://abcog.org