First order of business...
Happy Birthday Dad!!!
Today is my dad's birthday. And at 79 he is still "pushin' 80" as he would tell you. I say "still" because according to him, he's been pushin' 80 since he turned 70. I can't wait to hear what he has to say about actually becoming 80!
Anyway, here's to hoping you have an extra special super-duper Happy Birthday!
(P.S. Sorry about using the same balloons from my post the other day - but they were still good so I hated to waste them.)
I really wish I could be there to celebrate but tonight I'm out of town on business and trapped in a hotel room instead. But check this out... because they didn't have any regular non-smoking rooms available, they gave me the non-smoking jacuzzi suite for the same rate instead. Now here I am sitting in a 40' room with a hot tub, electric fireplace, king-sized bed and surround-sound stereo system like the Crown Prince of Braganza - AND I'M ALL ALONE!
And speaking of non-smoking... I just got back from the restaurant downstairs where apparently smoking is all the rave! I swear to God all 25 tables in this place were occupied, and at least one person at every table was smoking. Being as how I'm a good 10 miles from the nearest restaurant, I didn't feel like driving to the next county to get dinner. I did, however, manage to find the one table without an ashtray - so apparently that was the non-smoking section. Yum.
And finally, if you look at Surburban Turmoil today, you'll notice that I've nominated Antique Mommy for a "Perfect Post" award. This is a highly coveted honor only bestowed upon the finest bloggery and the blogger who blogged it. I laughed out loud in private over this story of how she had a Mary Tyler Moore kind of day. Er, well - at least how she attempted to have a MTM kind of day. Check it out, you be the judge. Oh, and while you're there, don't forget to check out the rest of her stories as well.
You'll be glad you did!