Yes, today I turned 44. I want to thank all of you for your kind words and birthday wishes. I made it safely to my mothers after a lovely red-eye flight that included 2 weather delays and one 3 hour lay-over. It only took 12 hours, and I savored every cramped minute. Flying these days really is a joy. I can't sleep on long, late night flights. Not because I don't want to, but because for some reason I’m always seated next to the one person on the entire plane that’s going to keep the reading light on, and finish that book they bought at the airport bookstore right before they got on the plane. I almost said, “Excuse me, it’s my birthday, would you mind turning off the light?” but since we were headed for JFK in NYC I didn’t want to take the chance that I was speaking to a native New Yorker who would have said something like, “#!%!# you and you’re birthday!”
Anyway, my mom took me out for a quick birthday lunch and now I’m going to bed. Pictured here is the giant 12 ounce cheeseburger that came on a crispy pile of fries. You’ve probably noticed by the clips lately that I’ve been cooking and eating a lot healthier. So this was quite a shock to my system; a delicious, juicy, cheesy shock. But, it was my birthday after all, and not to mention this was one of the lighter items on the menu! Stay tuned.