caroline's birthday! made a little more than token visit. the missus & me. parties in our neighborhood have a much better chance of getting us out of our homebody funk. plus! six points' winter brews on tap. james was sitting on a bench & i yelled "sad boy!" & he joined up. sam & tracey showed, too, also some of caroline's friend. when caroline was in her business i was yelling at her for attention, all "caroline gave me chlamydia!" & then when i claimed it was one of the ones that makes it hurt when boys pee, her friend was all telling me about how that was syphilis, so i was like "that must be why my poems are so awesome." which at least james thought was funny. it was pretty funny. then i bailed a beer after jenny left.