Birthdays are Better with Cake

This essay was recently (and kindly) published over at the Good Men Project. Click on that link to see it over there. Go on, they’re nice.

After my first fifty orbits, here’s a brief collection of affirmations that I’m pretty damn sure about.

Birthdays. Not screaming about it.

Birthdays are better with cake.

Wine is better with bubbles.

Morning is better with coffee.

Afternoons are better with naps.

Evenings are better with chocolate.


Driving is better with music.

TV is better with a pause button.

Cigarettes are better with whiskey.

Golf is better with beer.

Singing is better with feeling.


Climbing is better with trees.

Working is better with humor.

Opinions are better with nuance.

Writing is better with grammar.

Rain is better with thunder.


Guitars are better with volume.

Billiards is better with touch.

Dark Side of the Moon is better with headphones.

Kissing is better with darkness.

Sex is better with abandon.


Christmas is better with family.

Vacations are better with warmth.

Beaches are better with sunscreen.

Swimming is better with waves.

Mai Tai's are better with Hawaii.


Existence is better with compassion.

Interaction is better with kindness.

Laughing is better with friends.

Crying is better with lovers.

Love is better with friendship.

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