I’m 80 today! With a great effort my mother held on and avoided Hallowe’en with its suggestion of a magical witches brew getting into her new baby’s bloodstream, and released me to this world on ALL SAINTS DAY 1932, with the result you all know.

So I’ve managed to survive 8 decades, and the news for this day is that I’m still here, along with my loyal and beautiful wife Miyuki, with nothing special to do besides trying to figure out how to tackle the latest legal storm to hit me or someone else, and make a few observations.

But we did go out to the CityWalk at nearby Universal Studios for a nosh of some super popcorn shrimp, margaritas, and the waiter snapped this for us on my Iphone.

John & Miyuki, November 1, 2012