I began my 38th year with a trip to the gym -- I feel younger already! The rest of the day brings shopping and cooking for a very small dinner party tonight. The guest of honor is a duck, which was given to me as a gift (someone knows how to win me over). I've already received many birthday wishes -- some thanks to the magic of Facebook -- which are all making me smile. I feel so lucky to have wonderful friends and family to help me usher in another year. And the duck helps too.