Quietly, a happy birthday

My birthdays don’t always go well.

Last year, it was on Good Friday and I couldn’t eat much. In college, the Cubs game my friends and I went to was rained out. And there was that particularly tough one where I was laid off from my job, then got really drunk. Not to mention that awful one in 1994 where Richard Nixon died.

So here’s what I’m doing today, my birthday: not much.

I have a Mass to play in the morning. I’ll watch some sports on TV. I might hit the gym. Spend some time with the family. And that’ll be about it.

That’s not to say I won’t be doing anything. I will be getting drinks with friends a few days after. But I’m OK keeping things nice and subtle, just in case.

POST-MOST OF BIRTHDAY ADDENDUM: I also watched “The Muppets.” It was funny. Now you know.

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