Tonight I’m going to Dan S.’s house for a party. All family members are invited, including the children, so I’m bringing Balthazar. It should be fun. Somewhat of a reunion for me, as it’s primarily exCon’s and Separatists (read: former ConAgra Foods Poultry Group and Pilgrim’s Pride employees). These are buddies from a previous job, some of which I still remain in contact with. It’s been a while since they’ve seen my son, and I their children. Having a 2-year-old at a party gives you a great excuse for conversational brevity and leaving early. Although I likely won’t have a problem with either, there may be those I need to excercise my excuse with.