There comes a point where you need to say, “Don’t put put so many candles on the birthday cake; someone’s going to get hurt.” Once you reach a certain age, the candles are no longer have room to spread out. The flames join, and suddenly you’re back playing Dungeons & Dragons, summoning a fire elemental. It didn’t help that my daughter decided to use trick candles — you know, the kind you can’t blow out. So below the blaze, these things are sparking away.
The picture is a week old but I had to share it. Notice the, uh, warm glow.
The birthday party proper was held this past Saturday. I got to hang out with friends (and former co-workers), homies, and extended family. To have such good friends — what a treasure.