As of today I’ve been alive for one billion seconds and counting. You get a birthday every year, but how often do you turn a gigasecond older? Since a gigasecond is about 31.7 years, three times in your life if you’re lucky. That’s an event worth celebrating. Here I am, having drinks with some friends, toastingĀ 109 ticks on my personal clock. Here’s to a few billion more.