On my birthday, I spent the day with my friend Vikki and her new bulldog puppy. If you’ve never hung out with a baby bulldog, I recommend it. That evening, my best friend Niki and I went to the Art Gallery of Ontario for a monthly event called First Thursdays. My friend Colin Bergh was hosting a karaoke party—anyone else out there a karaoke freak?—and I did a pretty good rendition of “Self Esteem,” by the Offspring. After that, we went to the Power Ball, an annual fund-raiser for the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, and saw many pals, had a few drinks, and slipped out before things got too crazy. Best part of my birthday was the bulldog.