Today was Shayna’s 26th birthday. After an evening program at an elementary school, Vim, Maria and I took her out to get food at a diner near my house. We were so, so silly/tired/wired after a long day at work. Shayna said it reminded her of the scene in Swingers, where Vince Vaughn gets up on the table and starts going crazy. No one got up on the table, of course… but there was much singing along to the diner’s eclectic mix of mood music. (Celine Dionne? Bob Seger? Yes.) And much giggling about jokes that really aren’t all that funny in the re-telling. At the time, though, everything was funny… pinkeye (which we may have all contracted from the small children), milkshakes, cows, french fries. The name of our imagined girl band is still appropriate: Mad Chaos.

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