Spent a warm afternoon on the golf course that I had to myself recently.
The kind attendant provided me with senior discount rate even though I wasn't sure what the right age was to qualify such a reward.
He wished me well, and I proceeded to play like a drunken frat boy.
Welcome to my holiday! A whole week of fun for Eric, including a party with bratwurst!
Another afternoon that week was spent at a department store to select my gift. I settled on a multi-colored Jerry Garcia tie.
A young cashier at the checkout commented to me: "Oh! That's a nice Jerry Garcia tie! My dad has one just like that!"
If that was a compliment, it was lost on me. And no, I didn't punch him. Spending a birthday in jail would have been a bummer, as the kids say today.
One day was spoiled when my Steelers lost on a late touchdown. Fox TV switched to the game in time for me to witness this bummer.
I also treated myself to watch the movie "Guardians of the Universe" in which I was the only person in the theatre during an afternoon show.
And, no, they didn't ask my age when bought a movie ticket.