Thanks for all of your kind thoughts. Yes, I'm working today. Jerry, I'm testing s/c samples for Colleen, so I didn't get to use Patchouli for my "hippy" birthday. And no, Peter didn't send the brushes, although I did have a ebay straight razor in the mail today.
I'm touched! Truly. Gents, thanks for all of the well wishes. Although the "ageometer" continues to climb every year, it's really been a number of years since I "celebrated" my birthday. It's basically been treated like any other day. Your greetings mean a lot to me.