Yes, today is my birthday. I got gifts and cards and emails and phone calls. And if it wasn't for the fact that I was sick with the flu it would have been a perfect birthday! Joe got me a carrot cake (my favourite) and a GorillaPod. It's a neat travel sized tripod that you can wrap around poles and railings or stand on uneven surfaces. It will come in handy when we travel. He also gave me 2 remotes for my camera, something I have been wanting for a while.