Happy birthday to Susan Janet Ballion, whose 54th birthday kicks off the weekend. (It's also Rachel Carson's birthday, but I couldn't find a fun dancey video for Silent Spring.) Raise your glass or bottle or boda bag and throw one back for the birthday girls.

Monday is a holiday for us red-blooded Americans, but we'll still be here in some shape or form! Come Tuesday, we'll be back at full steam. And whether you're observing Memorial Day or not, we hope you spend this lovely spring-but-really-summer weekend cooking something on the grill. Or playing outside! Just let that sun touch your pasty flesh! Get off your ass! Vitamin D! (I'm just talking to myself now, sorry.)

Have a great weekend!