i recently received the following message from an elementary school friend:
"happy happy birthday, erin!this is so funny to have you really on my radar right now, because your attachment to the number 23 imprinted itself on my brain sufficiently that i often think of your birthday.cheers!!!!"
she does not lie. i've never realized before how much my little obsession (i prefer to call it quiet focus) has affected other's lives... and perhaps not that many, but it has clearly stuck a time or two. as with any other occurrence of the number 23, i took this message as a sign to get off my arse and just do this. we'll see how it goes!
update: not that this explains anything.