Wednesday, June 21, 2006

HaPpY bIrThDaY mArTy!!!!

JUNE 22, 2006 -- Okay, are you ready? Because you are probably going to read this when you're at work. It's better if you follow the directions when you get home.

And please don't be alarmed by the fact that the GuitarGirl Army is out there, watching. ;->

I'm kinda spoiling your surprise, but I don't think you'll mind too much.

Open your document file. There is a folder in there called LODZ. Click on that folder. What do you see? You see iTunes, right? Of course you do. Open the iTunes program and take a look in the library. All of your favourite tunes are already loaded up for you. Now, if you'll check your podcast directory, I've already signed you up for one of my favourites (Kol Cambridge) and as you read this, with your iTunes open on the desktop, you will be able to see that your latest podcast is being downloaded right now.

Incidentally, I chose the LODZ folder in which to hide the iTunes because I knew you'd never go in there unless I was around. Oh, and by the way, now that the secret is out, you can restore the iTunes in your startup files. I took it out, of course. Because I knew you'd wonder about it if you saw it. And I did not want to spoil the surprise that way: I wanted to spoil it this way. :)

So the surprise is not over yet. Looky looky here....

Lovely, isn't it? We may make you chase all over the house to find it. (tee hee!)

Okay, okay, we won't. Just tell us when you can't stand it anymore and we'll be sure to find it and give it to you. I know it's around here somewhere. But they're making them so small these days. Darn my memory. I know it's in a good place...

And since we're going for the full disclosure here -- thanks to your meticulous bookkeeping, I did not put this sleek and life-altering toy on the credit card or use a cheque to buy it. I knew that you'd detect it right away.

You'll have to ask Someone You Know Very Well But Who Is Not A Blood Relative to tell you how we pulled this one off.

Honey, we hope you have the best birthday of your life so far, and may it be the worst one ever...may they only get better and better with each passing year.

With love from me and the whole family....


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