I actually share the same birthday with two illustrious individuals. The first founded a major religion and is thought to have died for all our sins. The second guy made millions of people die for his sins when he started a Cultural Revolution in the last century.

This Christmas is also the first year that I dedicate Christmas exclusively to my family without the presence of any friends. My family does not have domestic help at the moment, and I can’t seem to choose which friends to invite to my home without being unfair to the rest. This is a good problem for an extrovert to have as I have made many new friends in the financial blogosphere and legal industry. So, instead of a massive birthday celebration, I will spend the rest of the holiday season catching with anyone who is free.

a) I still have a chance with …