Hippo Birdie Two Ewe!
No wait, hold your hippos! It's actually "Hippo Birdie Two Me."
Yes, today Yours Truly ages another year. Lots of fun things planned, but best of all, my Best Friend Katja comes to visit on Tuesday for two weeks!!! This year Katja brought up the good point that we were no longer very little and were maybe approaching adulthood. She suggested we give each other thoughtful presents that help do good in the world, since both of us have it pretty good. I adopted a baby gorilla in her name (through the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund), and she got four little girls in Africa school uniforms and one baby immunizations in my name (through Unicef). She's very wise, Katja is. Because now we both feel like we got presents, and there's others in the world, both human and simian, who did also.
Hippo Satyr Day to all :P
P.S. There are several different organizations and ways to give "another kind of gift." For example, World Vision has great ideas.