I forgot two tell you two things. First, in a nice case of numerical serendipity, I happened on my 500th monthday to load my 500th song on my iPod. It's Maroon 5's "Makes Me Wonder," a zippy, raspy dance tune that currently accompanies my morning boogie-walk to work. It also ups my music cred because it was released later than 1993.
And second, on my way down to reunion on Friday, I realized that this blog is now four years old. Which meant I happened to spend my blog birthday in total autonomy, at the wheel of my rented PT Cruiser on the I-95 corridor. If you're a father of two, and you've spent many an afternoon warding off love-bites with one hand and wiping a butt with the other, is there a better way to spend your blog birthday than Cruising along an empty highway with the sun high in the sky and nowhere in particular to be? Until, that is, you land in the lap of about 10 old-school friends and start re-hashing all of your first-year barf stories?
I think not.
Except that PT Cruisers are dopey cars, and I can't recommend them because the chassis points a little downward, and it makes you feel like at any moment you could tunnel beneath the earth's crust and never be heard from again.