But in fact, it was. We went to dinner (minus George who was busy - and happy - playing laser tag) and we ate cake (1/5 my sister's favorite, 4/5 a flavor the rest of us could stomach). She opened gifts once George returned home and we even sang to her (complete with "cha-cha-cha's).
Minus the crown, I'd say she had a splendid day.
I hope the rest of her 39th year is splendid as well.
Happy Birthday, Jules!!!