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A week left of twentysomething life

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Seven days are all that are left before I turn 30. Because my birthday falls on January 4th, it faces the danger of being lost in the holiday shuffle. I, of course, do my absolute best to make sure this does not happen.

See, I believe in the specialness of someone’s birthday and have always done my best to make my family and friends’ birthdays not just another day. Of course, this is done quid pro quo, with me keeping a very detailed list of those so-called “friends” that dare forget my birthday.

This year, the festivities are beginning much earlier than they ever have. Tonight, one of my best friends, Mark Adamiak, in town from Louisville Dental School, is taking me out on his last night here. Plans are to start drinking, move the party over to Tampa, enjoy dinner at Bern’s and then take in a Lightning game. Anyone on that side of the bridge is welcome to come along, although this does not exscuse you from mandatory participation in future activites related to my birthday.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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