Oddly enough, I don't have any baby pictures of myself to share with you on this, my 31st birthday. This is too bad, because when it comes to looks I really peaked around age 4. Instead I will share this poem written by yours truly somewhere around 3rd grade.
This is definitive proof that I have been a nerd AND a geek since childhood. Also that, if things had been different, I might have had a shot at a career in rap. (not so much in "poetry" however.) Also, I have done some rather serious experimentation with the no-meat-only-candy diet since this was written. Not what I was imagining as a child.
Thanks for all the kind birthday wishes everyone - I feel quite loved and immensely grateful for all the amazing people I get to know and care about.