Wow! I wasn’t expecting much for my birthday, mainly just another day of work which is typically fun enough. As the sunset there was a knock on the gate and in walked our good friend Dona Luz Marina. Luz is locally known as “The Lobster Lady” and she runs a humble restaurant down the way that we like to call our local favorite. Despite her humble resources she arrived bearing three homemade pinatas that were stuffed with candies…she also brought a bevy of family to help us with the festivities. If that wasn’t enough, shortly after that, good old Marvin and Jose showed up with a truck load of Mariachis! What I thought was going to be a quiet evening at home turned into a full on fiesta before you could boil a nacatamale. Luckily the guests were all into it as well and they were embraced by the locals as warmly as I was. It was pretty special that they got over on me and went so far out of their way to make my birthday night such an awesome occasion. I tend to try and ignore my birthdays the older I get. There was no ignoring this one…there will be no forgetting it either.