This is what I wanted for my birthday:
* New glasses - I didn't get them today but I did get a coupon for them from my wife and son.
* Fruit salad - I don't like cake much, so Salad Eater made me a fruit salad. No melon. I don't like the melon. But a fruit salad with sliced pears, grapes, nectarines, bing cherries, and Braeburn apples? Wonderful.
* A picnic - We had oven-fried chicken and Asian cole slaw made Alton Brown style. I also had a chance to see some friends of mine, even though I'm terrible at keeping in touch and gave them incredibly vague directions to where we were going to be.
I got it all.
It was sunny and in the low 70's, the grass was green, the mountains were clear and there were sailboat in the bay.
What a fantastic day.