It was ******'s birthday today. I went to dinner at a friend's house and it turned out that she and her boyfriend were there. I was most surprised. It wasn't quite a birthday celebration, though, as that's not until tomorrow. Still, the hostess is a gourmet cook and eating at her place is always scrumptious (even if she is a vegetarian). And the port flan for dessert ... I'm not much for sweets, but this stuff was incredible.