It's true, I tell you, that today is Doug's 40th birthday, so we'll just have to find him...
Oh! There he is, I see him over there...
Doug is perfervid about Ambrose Bierce, and his Devil's Dictionary. He also spins wondrous tales on Saturdays and composes thoughtful poems every Wednesday.
perfervid (puhr-FUHR-vid) adj., extremely or excessively passionate.
(what did you think it meant?)
It seems appropriate at this time to remember what the late Kurt Vonnegut (who has just missed his birthday for the first time) said:
I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different.
Good advice: make your visit to Doug's part of your farting-around routine. Go fetch his word and play with it:)