Thanks to everyone for all the birthday wishes. They are much appreciated. It was a nice, leisurely day around here. I wrote a couple thousand words on the current book, hung out with the family, ate Mexican food and cheesecake, and watched some episodes of MYTHBUSTERS on DVD. A while back I expressed an interest in learning how to grill, so Livia, Shayna, and Joanna got me a charcoal grill ("with 20 burger capacity!") and a host of grilling accessories, gizmos, and whizbangs. I guess now I'll have to actually cook something. I may even report on it here. We'll see how it goes.