Happy birthday, David!

Since we had a big birthday blowout on Saturday, David, Dub and I plan to spend a quiet evening tonight. We’re going to Jackstack BBQ down by Union Station for dinner, then coming home to curl up on the couch and watch a movie with Bebe and Buzz. Happy birthday, babe!

…and a splendid party is was!

We had an e-mail from our buddy “Jingle” saying:
“How about a post of dudes comparing their dicks to other things?!?! Ya know; beer bottles, remote controls, Pringles cans.. Might be fun, huh?!?!”
This is similar to a request we had from “Beto” back in April, 2016, and you can see that post by clicking on “MEASURE” under TAGS on the right side of the page.
With all of our spare time of late being devoted to birthday stuff, we haven’t been able to respond to Jingle’s request, so we thought maybe a bunch of “pierced dicks” might keep him occupied. Hope these work for you, babe… until things get back to “normal” around here 🙂

Oh, my goodness. where to start? We knew we’d be having a CROWD for the big Dub and David birthday party, so we invited everyone to an open house “from 3 p.m. till whenever.” David made up 30 balls of dough in advance so everyone could make their own pizza.
Rick called ahead to let us know he, Keon, Cal and Alex would be arriving early with a gift for Dub. They brought him a “potting bench,” a 3-tier grow-light rack, planting trays, clay pots, peat pots, potting soil and garden seeds. They set it all up in the unfinished part of the basement and now he has everything he could possibly need to get an early start on his garden. Dub was grinning from ear-to-ear.
Denise, Scott, Bella and Kylie also arrived early and brought decorations for pretty much every square inch of the house. There were balloons, streamers and banners everywhere. The four grandparents, Jim and Carole, Pam, Mark and the kids, Ty, Damien and Austin and Mr. Martinez were all here by three o’clock. Of course, Dub (and Buzz) took everyone down to the basement to see his new “grow room.” When they came back upstairs Jim was laughing and whispered to me “I could give Dub some seeds and we could make a regular little entrepreneur out of him.”
We all had drinks and had just started making pizzas and salads when Chad and Raef arrived. We were surprised (but very happy) that they came together!
I could go on and on, but let’s just say it was a wonderful party (a “ripper” as Callum says). We finally sang “Happy Birthday” and had dessert (cup cakes and “crank ice cream” compliments of Jim and Carol). The festivities continued well into the evening.
And one last thing. Before they left, our guests (led by Denise) insisted on cleaning up the house for us. By the time they were done, the kitchen was spotless and the floors were all vacuumed and swiffer-mopped. I swear, it was cleaner than before they got here. Ty and Damien had invited all the kids to their house for an overnight with a movie and popcorn… so David and I, Rick, Keon, Cal, Alex, Chad and Raef ended up in the hot tub – relaxing with margaritas and smoke. It was indeed a SPLENDID PARTY!

A magical mini-vacation at the lake!

Last week, Ben and Dub were on “spring break,” and we’d already celebrated my birthday on the weekend, so Ben and I took off for the lake. Dub was excited about spending a few days with Keon, Rick and Travon and going to “science city” and riding the streetcar and all that stuff.
I haven’t mentioned this before, but when we bought the cabin, the former owner told me that he had always sent Jim and Carol a hundred dollars each every month “to watch over the place.” He said Jim took care of the outside and Carol kept the inside sparkling clean – and encouraged me to do the same. So that’s what I’ve been doing. The first time I sent checks, they called and said not to do that – and if I did, they’d just tear up the checks and toss ’em in the trash. But I kept sending them and noticed that each month the checks have been cashed. Jim and Carol live on a fixed income and I’m sure they appreciate the money. For Ben and me, it’s worth it – knowing they’re taking care of the place.
Anyway, when we got to the cabin, it was spotlessly clean and there was a note on the kitchen counter from Carol saying she’d been “opening the place up to let it air out on nice days.” There was also a tupperware container of chocolate-pecan brownies on the counter, and our bed was turned down with a chocolate mint on each of our pillows. Ben surprised me by having already contacted the marina and having our boat serviced and brought to the dock so we could spend time on the water.
We spent three wonderful days at the lake – boating and playing – and being naked – and having sex all over the place. It really was “magical!”
Sometimes I selfishly wish it could always be like this. Just Ben and me at the lake, living happily ever after. Then, when I’m rational, I think about our wonderful life with Dub and the dogs and our jobs and friends and our home in the K.C. Northland… and I’m truly thankful for another year and all our blessings!