Thank you to all my friends, students, parents and fans who wished me a Happy Birthday. I turned 34 today, to the surprise of at least two of my students who thought I was 20-something. My day was actually pretty low key except for a dinner with beer, but mom prepared a tasty strawberry cake with candles.
From the weird statistics department: I know that (at least) two of my chess students also were born on May 6! Others who share today's birthday include former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, San Francisco Giants baseball star Willie Mays, New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul, Academy Award winning actor and producer George Clooney and pioneering psychologist Sigmund Freud.