Continuing a birthday tradition I established for myself when I joined the ranks of worker bee, I took a personal day on my birthday yesterday. Something about working on my birthday just rubs me the wrong way. I had planned on spending the day at the beach, but that idea when out the window once I woke up and saw what a gloomy day it was. So I went back to bed, slept late and just kind of bummed around the house for a while. Mid afternoon, I went for a stroll and did a bit of window-shopping. Later, I met friends for dinner at Merlo Ristorante. The service was a little slow at times, but the food was delicious and the company divine. I only wish my birthday could have lasted more than 24hours. Perhaps next year I’ll have to go back to taking a week off. One day is just not enough!