I think having to explain why I didn't celebrate birthdays was one of the worst!
Exactly!!! I never used the 'because the only two birthdays in the bible something bad happened' excuse... I thought that was the lamest reasoning. I would just say something stupid like 'it has pagan origins'. Of course I didn't have a problem wearing a wedding ring.
Also, with regards to evolution, I hated the line of reasoning about a house and not assuming that it just appeared there without a designer. You know, there's a significant difference between a living organism and an inanimate object!