Since this was largely PtR's fault, I thought I should share:
Birthday Present Part I:
The next part needs a little context:
Miami game Spurs’ nice Florida vacation, someone on their blog made a crack about ‘Tim, Tony and a bunch of ragamuffins’. We’ve adopted that as a title of honor: every game now has a toast to the Ragamuffins, because we’re darn proud of them.
There’s also magic, as in Tim’s HEB commercial — no relation to that other Florida team. Ragamuffin magic, Timmeh magic, Sparkle magic, etc. Mix/match as necessary.
And, we had lower-level seats to the home game vs. NOH (thank you StubHub and NOH's terrible record).
All of which went into Birthday Present Part II:
Birthday Present Part III was tickets to the 3/31 Pacers game.
The best part -- someone even mentioned 'the ragamuffin song', in connection with birthday surprise, and I still didn't get it. They saved it with this ragamuffin song, and apparently 'birthday surprise' was a mix-up for 'game day surprise', since they had meant to play it for me at halftime of whatever game was that night. Totally plausible for this crowd.
The birthday committee done good.