Something I recommend is painting HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAE in huge letters on your dining room walls in the morning before you go to work. It is so fun you might almost miss the Tick. Tips and Tricks: Though you can do this anytime, the perfect storm for a Happy Birthday Mae Dining Room is when you are having a birthday dinner for your friend Mae AND you are going to re-paint your dining room very soon anyway, and you happen to have a can of paint by your back door.

Further off topic: The headline of this post makes me think of something you'd read on some cute Japanese note paper.