There is about a month and a half every year where Branden’s age is not one but two years older than mine. That period begins today, and I generally take every opportunity to remind him that he is old now. (It’s very endearing, I’m sure. At least I can get away with it because neither of us is actually old yet, though I’m not sure that will ever stop me.)

This is also the first birthday since we’ve known one another where I am not around to remind him of this fact in person.

And so, I thought that perhaps the blog would be a good vehicle to say Happy Birthday, Branden! for this year. (Old man.) The kitties also send their love.