Thanks for all the good wishes, I really appreciate it!
It was just another workday, with a party meeting in the evening. Party as in "political party", not "birthday party".
Getting up at 5am today didn't help, either. Guess it's safe to say that I've had wilder birthdays.
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)