As I may have mentioned before, my memory is not my most reliable asset. So when my Outlook calendar popped up a reminder that today is Mihaela's Birthday, it was as much a surprise to me as anyone else. In my usual attention to detail, no last name or other clue accompanied the alert. I know a few Mihaelas but no way of figuring out which one is having a birthday. So this is the best I can do. Happy Birthday, Mihaela - wherever and whoever you are! And if I'm still using Outlook by then, expect just as heartfelt and personal wishes next year as well!
UPDATE: Problem solved! "Mihaela" is an entry I made into my cellphone's Contacts, sans last name because I didn't know it at the time. Compounded by this is the peculiar behavior of my cellphone, wherein it automatically inserts today's date as the Birthday when you enter a Contact, and saves it as such unless you tell it not to. All of which means that I simply entered Mihaela into my Contacts on 12 February, probably last year, and forgot to change the default date-saving silliness. From there the misinformation was sent to my Outlook calendar when I synchronized my phone to my PC. Ain't technology grand? And Mihaela, can you ever forgive me for playing such a cruel game with your heart?