We had Jen’s party on Saturday. I think it’s safe to say that she was totally surprised, even shocked. In fact, she spent most of last week being pissed off at me for not doing anything for her 30th birthday. She thought I just didn’t care, even though I was concocting her surprise party the whole time. I felt bad last week; I knew she wasn’t happy with me. But the payoff was worth it. But I made her promise me that she would tell her classroom aide that I’m not actually not a bad husband after all, and that she was wrong to slander my good name. Allison, if you’re reading this, many thanks. I couldn’t have done it without you (or your mom, who cleaned my house top-to-bottom).