a jug of water was nearby

Tonight we went over to my parents' house to celebrate my dad's birthday.  It was a small get-together, with two other couples -- and it turned out that one of the men who was in attendance shared a birthday with my dad.

Which, you know, was a good thing, 'cause Dad needed all the help he could get to blow out the candles.



I'm not going to tell you how old my dad is, because that would just be rude and disrespectful.

I will tell you, however, that it's entirely possible to fit 71 candles on a single birthday cake.



You know, in the off-chance that kind of information might be handy for you one day.


(Happy birthday, Dad!)