I signed up to receive birthday reminders from people on my email list several years ago. I checked the box for every person on my email contacts list to ask for their birthday--even the ones I knew only a little. These days it's like getting reminders that people I used know still exist. I've started looking them up via social networking sites when I get their birthday reminders, and it's proven pretty interesting. Most are married and pretty much everyone looks as though they've swelled in the face. The downside is that I now have to apply the same critical "years ago" lens to my Facebook page. That reminds me that I forgot to workout today.