My birthday was today, and got progressively better as the day went on. It started out with 4 hours of lectures on the responsible conduct of research. Then I had a nice lunch with my cofellows. Hematology conference followed, where a NEW first year presented instead of someone from my class (I presented last time, but we have now officially transferred over the baton). Then I left work early, picked up Kaya and had ice cream on the rocking chairs at Maple View Farms. Then, Tommy, Laura, and two of Tommy’s work friends met us in Chapel Hill for Fridays on the Front Porch for live music and drinks. And now it is time for bed!