Important News Concerning My Birthday Wish

The advent of Facebook has made my birthday public knowledge. OK, I can live with that. But I get bored watching the same "Happy Birthday" greeting time after time on Facebook walls. What I need is for you to exhibit some creativity. Last year, I asked well-wishers to contribute a birthday haiku and they responded in force. This year, I'd like for you to get creative once again, but this year I'll make it a little easier.

This year, I only want ONE WORD— your favorite word. Either in the comments on this post or on my Facebook wall, leave your favorite word for my birthday.

Now let's keep this civil. Perhaps your favorite word is a profanity. Congratulations. Feel free to keep it to yourself and use an alternate. Otherwise, just think about the word and let me know.

Maybe it's a long word. Maybe it's a short word. Maybe it's a word from your childhood. Maybe it's a word from another language. I don't care. I just want to know it.

This way, my birthday gives us the chance to learn a little bit about each other. And that would make me happy.