February 27, 2008
This morning I made it a point to tell Dwight it was my birthday as he was handing out verifications. Happy Birthday! Susanne exclaimed on the other side of the cubicle. Even so, the work day progressed slowly. That afternoon, I sighed after hearing the courtesy flush in the stall adjacent and continued playing chess on my phone. I snapped it shut when I realized it was time to get back to work and spent the rest of the day envisioning the balloon with 26 written all over it I bounced over cubicle walls for comments between calls last year.