Happy birthday Brianne and Sarah!

I knew Brianne Bilyeu back before either of us joined FtB, but only in passing.  Recently I’ve gotten to sit down and actually chat with her at some events.  Now, you guys know me.  I value being a good human being over fame or skill in an activist.  In Brianne’s case, not only is she a very talented science…y….person…and writer, but she’s one of the kindest, most caring people you’ll ever meet.

And she gives good hugs.

Head over to her blog, Biodork, and give her some birthday love!  Here’s a biology cake.

She shares a birthday with my office mate here at the SSA, another talented activist: Sarah Moglia.  Go inundate her on twitter with well wishes.

Update and pics from #AACon15. MST3K cast members were at my talk.
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About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Art Vandelay

    Can I ask a question of some of the readers here because I have this weird thing about birthdays where I just don’t get them and I always wondered if this is a case of me being overly rational or just completely irrational.

    I can see it for kids but I never understood why we don’t grow out of that like Santa or the Tooth Fairy. I generally like most people I know and hope that they have good days in spite of the cellestial alignment that day. Getting gifts makes me terribly uncomfortable on my own birthday (while I appreciate the gesture). I don’t understand how people profess to be overwhelmed on Facebook that someone would take like 8 seconds of time to type “Happy Birthday” on their wall and in the grand scheme of things, being born is literally like the least unique thing any living organism can accomplish.

    This sentiment is usually met with me being labeled as a curmudgeon. Accurate?

    • Mr.Kosta

      As I see it, a birthday is just a nifty excuse to throw a party with your friends and/or family. No more, no less.

    • http://florilegia.wordpress.com Ibis3, denizen of a spiteful ghetto

      It’s nice to have a day to celebrate a person’s value to the community/social circle/family, to single them out for attention and show them that they are respected and loved–apart from their role as “mother” or “father” or “spouse”, just for being themselves. It just happens that we do that on the anniversary of their birth.

  • fastlane

    May 9th is apparently an auspicious day!

    (It’s my bday too, although I suspect I’m a bit older than Brianne and Sarah.)