If you did any math above, you may recognize that my birthday this year is a rather significant one. In fact, it occurred last night, when the first digit of my age changed from a 3 to a 4. Turning 40 figured to be memorable enough, but my awesome, loving wife Mary got me something that ensured it would be one I'd never forget. Click "Read More" to see what it was.
P.S. A notation in one of my birthday cards informed me that a vintage Hasbro W.H.A.L.E. is in the mail, too! Moral of the story: You're never too old for toys.