Just a warning, there will be a few birthday blogs this month. For some reason it seems that half my friends are born in April and the beginning of May. Today, April 7th, USA time, kicked off my first friends' birthdays.
My buddy Seth -- who some thought was my brother in college -- is one of the best guys you'll ever meet. It was nine years ago that we celebrated Seth's 21st birthday in Madrid, Spain. Because of that trip I got my first case of salmonella. Yes, my first case.
Some of us have aged over the years but Seth hasn't. Some think it is due to his daily side bending exercises while others think it's because he's always keeping life interesting by switching the city he lives in and the job he works at.
Oh, and in Madrid we celebrated another birthday too: Jamie Shapiro's.
When I say "first friends" I really mean it with Jamie. My mother and Jamie's mother took Lamaze classes together when they were pregnant with us. Actually, I shouldn't say "together" since my mom taught the class. Oh, and for those of you who are curious, my mom's teaching paid off for Mrs. Shapiro who delivered Jamie by natural child birth. As far as my mom -- the Lamaze teacher -- she had a C-section!
Happy birthday Jamie and Seth!!!