We celebrated a birthday at the condo today! Someone is now four decades old. He's damn near ancient. Since the old man just restocked* his liquor cabinet and hates gifts, I went easy on him. He got a stack of magazines (Lapham's, The Economist, Bicycling, Dwell) and his choosing of dinner (pasta bolognese) and dessert (German chocolate cake) from me, and he received a Mega-Stretch Snake (the safe milk snake, not the deadly coral kind) and Instant Winter (a make-your-own-snow package) from Hen. Speaking of snow, he spent the day on the mountain. Ski season has now officially begun for us at the condo.
* Ransom Gin, Veracity Gin, Booker's, C.W. Irwin Bourbon, Eau de Vie of Douglas Fir, Burnside Bourbon, Templeton Rye, Ardbeg Whiskey