Well, I'm another year older and another year wiser. Yes, my birthday was Sunday, and now I must remember what age I told everyone I was last year to make sure that this year I follow suit. I don't mind belated birthday gifts, so please contact me, and I will show up wherever and whenever to grab the gift. I had the good fortune of going back to the Pacific Northwest to celebrate with my family. My mom and niece and nephew threw quite a bash complete with party hats, party horns, balloons, paper plates, plastic forks and it was just what I wanted. And the icing on the cake literally was the dessert. Good ol' gigantic, layered, frosting-everywhere bakery cake.