I didn't exactly throw myself a party. But I did have a quick meal at Smokin' Al's barbecue. For the record: a pulled pork sandwich with spicy sauce on the side, a tub of their delicious homemade applesauce, and a snort of orange pop.
It was also the first night of Orc Week, as the Symphony Chorus met with a substitute-guest-conductor (due to the scheduled guest-conductor's flight being delayed) and ran through most of the Lord of the Rings Symphony. The children's choir is great. It's going to be an interesting experience - and the performances are sold out!