Today I celebrate the birthday of my brother-in-law Dave! I won't be with him, but I'm sending cheers here.
A multi-state resident, Dave is actually in the midwest right now, but I am sure he is counting the days until he returns to the warmth of the southwest. When he isn't soaking up the sun out there, he is carving out a niche in the acting field here. While he isn't quite a leading man yet, he has appeared on shows.
I love the picture below. It's not technically a picture with a mascot, but it's close. It's Arizona State's Sparky the Sun Devil is balloon form.
I really appreciate Dave. Over the last 30-ish years, he has been a great B-I-L and a friend. He's helped me with home repair, taxes and more. Oh sure, he did sort of dump me in Lake Paw Paw once, but I'm pretty sure that was an accident. He did keep me from drowning.
I hope Dave has a fantastic birthday! I'll curse him from chilly Chicago in a few weeks, but for today, I send him my best.