As I have mentioned in the past, November 11th is The Black Laser’s birthday. It is also the birthday of my darling niece SJ. So, happy birthday to the both of us.

First, things have been slow here for the last few months. I regret this, but sometimes life is in the way and things get held up, you know? Let’s make this coming year a good one for The Black Laser.

Second, SJ, I am sorry I didn’t get to see you recently, but our trip home was cancelled because of a hurricane and it was out of our hands. Fortunately, we were credited the flight so we will be back in February, which is really not so long from now. I do understand, however, that as a four year old four months is an unbelievably long period. I implore you to be patient.

What are you going to do to celebrate The Black Laser’s fourth birthday? I know what I am going to do: I am going to work and then go home and fall asleep. I’m a class act, ladies and gentlemen.