Thanks! I had a very happy birthday.
I went out to Rock 'n' Brews (a restaurant franchise co-owned by Gene Simmons, with lots of rock memorabilia, classic rock videos playing on big screens around the place, and such). It just so happened that they had a classic car (and motorcycle) show in the parking lot that day. Too bad I didn't have my camera with me.
(Next week I DID remember. No car show that week, but as I was coming in the front door, the attendant told me to turn around -- and as I did and looked, I could see the trail of a rocket going up. This place was out in the middle of a wide field, without much building-up nearby, so there were no obstructing trees or buildings, and for once it was a not-cloudy day. I managed to snap off a picture of that, but ... eh, it's just a vertical trail in the sky. I guess it's just one of those "you had to be there" things.)
But I digress. There was a DeLorean (the stainless steel kind, a la Back to the Future), tons of Mustangs of various years, an old 1952 Ford F1 pickup (the kind the Fallout "Pick-R-Up" truck is modeled after), some crazy cars on overblown hydraulic suspension, some '50s hot rods ... but I think my favorite was this beat-up-looking car that looked like someone had taken a '30s coupe and "Mad-Maximized" it with an engine that needed cut-outs in the hood to make room for, with bolted-on bits of scrap metal here and there, and lots of rust. The catch was ... it wasn't really rust. The car had been done up with texture effects and spray-painted "dust." No car wash would ever help THAT car. Very cool.
Also, since this is Florida, the weather was just about perfect out on the deck. Oh yeah, and the food was pretty good, too.
Anyway, I hope your Holidays are Happy! (I'm too late to wish a Merry Christmas, unless retroactively, or very, VERY early.)