I've been reading Neil Kramer's blog, Citizen of the Month, for about eighteen months or more. I think I found him via Jack's Shack's comments section, and after finding Neil, I also found Danny Miller's wonderful blog.
Let me put it to you this way: these blogs have put smiles on my face, and continue to do so. I'm so happy that they made their way into my life, and I make room for them in my life.
Anyhow, so Neil's thirtysomething birthday is March 7. His wife, Sophia, contacted Neil's list of blogger friends about two and a half weeks ago and said she wanted to surprise him for his birthday and that we could send notes, cards, gifts, anything if we so chose, to Neil c/o Danny Miller's address. They were going to be traveling around his b'day so everything should try to arrive by March 1st.
I got on the case. I wanted to celebrate Neil on his birthday, and so I wrote limericks all about him. I also ordered a ball cap with KRAMER UNIVERSITY written on it -- I like personalized gifts, if possible, and these certainly were personalized.
Neil got his birthday surprises yesterday when he went for a pre-birthday celebration to Danny Miller's place. Of course he's overwhelmed. Sophia and Danny managed to keep the secret, as did so many bloggers worldwide.
Neil truly was clueless, and thus the surprise factor was a wonderful one.
I'm happy I could partake to help make Neil's birthday a memorable one.
Happy Birthday, Citizen of the Month! "Bis 120"!