First of all, thanks for all the birthday wishes. With the wonders of modern technology, it still amazes me that I can get birthday greetings from all over the world from people I haven’t seen or talked to in years. Facebook and the internet can be evil at times, but they’re pretty good most of the time.
It’s also pretty good of the powers that be to have Canada Day, Independence Day and my birthday all within a week of each other. It makes for a good party time. We didn’t do much special for the 1st, but we kicked off the festivities by taking Rinpoche to Poulsbo for the July 3rd fireworks. We rafted up with ten other boats, most of which were occupied by former SSYC members.
For those of who aren’t familiar with SSYC, it’s the Seattle Singles Yacht Club. I hung out there pretty regularly from 2003 until I started hanging out regularly with Megan (who was never part of the club). But there are a lot of good people still in the club, and lot of “graduates” of the club. Or maybe “failures at the single life” is a better description. However you describe them, I’m glad we’ve kept in touch over the years.
Then on the 4th we went to a party at the house of former neighbors. They have a fabulous house with pretty good views of the Lake Union fireworks. Again, it was good to see old friends.
And then on the 5th, we had an open house/birthday party at our new digs. We had about 40 people show up, and our new place certainly absorbs people a lot better than the old Fremont digs. Here’s a shot of Megan and me and the cake.
One of the (few) cool things about summer birthday parties and getting old is generations of kids playing in the yard. They too had a great time.
So now it’s back to our “normal” life for a while.