Two weeks ago I celebrated my 23 years on earth. Yesterday my wife celebrated her 27 years. It’s been a fun several weeks.
Jean gave me this,
and this (yes, the special CD/DVD edition).
With the b-day money from parents and grandparents I got this,
and with gift cards from friends I got this (not this particular set),
On my birthday we went to see this,
and talked about church and state, patriotism vs. nationalism, America as a culture vs. America as an empire, and the various threads that develop from these topics. I married a brilliant woman–a free thinker (in the good sense)–who isn’t afraid of sharpening, toning, or outrightly debunking my ideas in accordance with their respective levels of heresy. Did I mention she can cook too?
Then we left the big city and ate here on our way home.
It was a grand time.
Now it’s her turn. She got this from her husband.
The flowers and a round of miniature golf are coming.