Oldest's 28th birthday is coming up (hard to believe!). As always, I've asked what she wants for her birthday... I've got a nice list she gave me at Christmas and I've got some good ideas already. I also take her (and Youngest) out to nice restaurant for dinner, that's tradition. So yesterday, she calls me and says "I know the answer is probably no, but I wanted to ask just in case ... could my birthday present this year be tickets to the Ravens playoff game?" Ummm no. I told her I can't afford that. She said, "well I figured you could go with me so it'd be a treat for you too!" Ummm no again. Points for the "I know the answer is probably no," but .. really? You even asked .... ?? For those of you who aren't in the know, tickets *start* at about $250 each. Yeah, right. I think I'll tell her that I want front row Springsteen tickets for my birthday.