It is no secret that I am turning 28+12 today. Age is just a number right? Mine may be a little higher now, but I am not going to complain. I am blessed to have such a great family, wonderful friends and a job I love.

I have experienced once in a lifetime moments countless times. I often wonder why me? How did I get so lucky? I don't know. But I do appreciate it and am happy to be exactly where I am, even if it means turning 40. Just don't turn me inside out, I look 150-years-old on the inside.

My day is off to a good start. So far I have received a box of wine from Tony LaBrie and my sister Tuesday sent me this birthday poem:

Happy 40th Birthday Cool Sister, Happy Birthday to YOU!
Great bands, great fans,
You punch in at the BAR!!!!!!!!
How VERY VERY lucky you ARE!
Cool job, cool friends, cool family.... look at all you've GOT!
Just wish we could be there to buy you a SHOT!
You are wild, you are funny, hell you're even HOT
But kind to your LIVER you certainly are NOT!!!!!

She nailed it on the 'liver' part. My nephew Spencer and niece Stella also chimed in with a video message. 28+12 is not so bad after all, this old bag is feeling the love!