Dave is a great guy and deserves to be center stage here today. (Besides...the usual Sunday feature of the Bears is better left unwritten...but I digress).
I have known Dave for about 20 years. He's Nanc's husband, but he is more like a friend, than just a brother-in-law to me. We've had a lot of fun together, including one crazy ride to the Rockford airport (when I was delayed in traffic getting to their house, causing us to barely make the flight). He is also a faithful reader of Johngy's Beat and my Global Traveler blog (cheap plugs).
It is a big birthday for Dave, too. Should I reveal just how big? Well, maybe I'll just say he is certainly younger than Ty Cobb. He is also younger than Richards and Spielberg. Stone Cold is a wee bit younger though. Perhaps I should have included Filipino-born American singer Renaldo Lapuz on my earlier list.
Anyway, back to the real point. I want to wish Dave a happy birthday. I hope it's a great day!
Dave Blais and me in the wild blue yonder of IL-Summer 2010.