Martin and I decided a long time ago that birthday "day" just wasn't good enough. We went to birthday week. The last few years it has turned into birthday month. Martin always gifts me some cash to spend frivilously. I always do. Also, my in-laws send me a gift "check". Thanks Ed and Mickey! This year I felt like shoes. I've been doing birthday lunches with friends and consider our Spring Break trip to be part of my birthday present. March is my favorite month of the year.