7/23/2007

Birthday Wishes...

July 23rd is my birthday!




Although it was a workday, let alone the first work day of the week, my day went pretty well. A couple calls were done including mother of course to wish me a great birthday. I thought that was very thoughtful since this is my first birthday about 5,000 miles away from where I would usually celebrate it.





The co-workers were great about my birthday, I was taken out to dinner. One thing I can hand these Japanese folks is the speed of lightning is no match for gossip in the office. I was kind of shocked and surprised about it! I of course, casually mentioned my birthday was coming about a week ago and before I knew it, the news spread around the office like wildfire! I showed up in the morning in the office like any other day and I was constantly being greeted with Happy Birthday in the best possible English they can speak. Later in the day I was told by one of the guys that we will go out and have a couple drinks, then it morphed into dinner with the boss man. I couldn't have asked for anything more it was a good group too, maybe 11 folks. The food kept coming, the picture above was just to start.


So all in all my birthday was great, to be honest I was wondering if my birthday would have actually gone by without a word but it didn't - so it smoothed out those feelings I had for missing all of you!!!





One week left before the Mt. Fuji trip......

3 comments:

Rich94551 said...

Happy Birthday! That was the greatest video I have ever seen.

jam78ilc said...

Thanks Rich, youtube was a great suggestion and it keeps me from buying space on the blog site which is awesome!!!!

janell said...

did you get my email?