Saturday, 27 October, 2001

Jim Turns 40

I celebrated my 40th birthday today with a big party out in the backyard.  I brewed way too much beer for the event, and drank too much as well.  No deep thoughts--just family and friends here enjoying the beautiful weather and each other's company.  My mom was visiting from Utah, and my brother drove down from Arkansas.

Debra did an outstanding job organizing the party--sending invitations, arranging for the food, decorating, and doing the zillions of things that a hostess does.  And she remained cheerful throughout.  I married an angel, even if she did get me black balloons.