40 is Good

My beautiful and amazing wife threw an excellent birthday party for me last Saturday night. I turned 40 earlier in the month, but we were out of town and so couldn’t have a proper blow-out. Ann corrected that in mighty fashion on Saturday night.

People from all around the neighborhood and southern Wisconsin came out to give me a hard time. The guests showed up with all sorts of gag gifts, including reading glasses, prune juice, hemorrhoidal cream, and more fun, like a sombrero labeled Señor Citizen and a voodoo doll, apparently for revenge on the young. Plus, fantastic choices in both wine and beer, about which I cannot complain.

Many thanks to everyone who showed up to help me celebrate the event. I’m truly blessed to have so many great friends, family, and neighbors, and I hope I have as many hardy souls join me every decade hence.