Thanks for the birthday wishes, everybody. It was a good 'un. :)
I started off with a morning trip to the book store that left my wallet a lump of smoldering wreckage, followed by a yummy lunch at The Chop House,
(Waiter: "...and to eat?"
Tam: "The 16-ounce prime rib, please."
Waiter: "How would you like that cooked?"
Tam: "I wouldn't, but if the health board makes you do it anyway, I want to look at that steak and feel confident that a good vet could resuscitate it."
Waiter: "And for your side item?"
Tam: "A loaded baked potato."
Waiter: "Salad dressing?"
Tam: "Skip the salad; I don't want to take up any valuable steak room with stuff that food eats."
Waiter: "Hold off on the bread too, then?"
Tam: "Yeah, I think so."
Waiter: "Probably a good idea, that's a big cut of prime rib.")
...and then home for a nap.
Later in the evening, a good friend came by and took me out to dinner, which made for a nice ending to the day. As birthdays go, t'weren't bad at all. :)