Warning - I've posted this message from my cell phone too, though it never came through. So, sorry in advance for the double post if it comes in and I don't see it.
What a fantastic birthday lunch. Shira arranged to have a bunch of folks get me away from the computer and into society for the day. On the down side, I had to wear something other than PJs. But on the upside, I got to interact with real live people. And eat good food. And get birthday wishes.