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Today, the Earth has completed yet another trip around the Sun... Even more so, the number of trips taken is divisible by 10, which (apparently) is cause for extra attention...

In plain English, it's my birthday.... So at work, we had an informal get-together to celebrate...

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The string of peppers may seem odd to some, but it's customary here in Denmark that if you reach the age of 30 without being/having been married (thus technically being a bachelor) you get "pepper".... Usually it's given by sprinkling the victim with pepper (the spice; grounded dry pepper seeds) - but I must say I'm much more pleased with my inventive colleagues interpretation...

For men, you're then called a Pebersvend (Pepper Jack) -- For women, the term is Pebermø (Pepper Maid)...

A lesser known custom is to apply the same with turning 25 - but with cinnamon instead of pepper...

At least now I look as old as people tend to think I am - Thirty-something ;-D


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