Most joyous of birthday wishes go out to my brother-in-law, Ted.
In honor of your birthday, here's a quote from that great pontificator Jerry Seinfeld: "Well, birthdays are merely symbolic of how another year has gone by and how little we've grown. No matter how desperate we are that someday a better self will emerge, with each flicker of the candles on the cake, we know it's not to be, that for the rest of our sad, wretched pathetic lives, this is who we are to the bitter end. Inevitably, irrevocably; happy birthday? No such thing."
Ted, have a great day! And if you start feeling blue about this last year of your thirties, just remember that you still have way less grey hair than your brothers.