Today is the 119th birthday of J.R.R. Tolkein. There are a million things I could say about the man, but I'll reserve it for another time. But today is when his friends, admirers, and fans, raise a toast. From the Tolkien Society:
On the 3rd January 1892 JRR Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. To celebrate this event, on this day each year Tolkien fans around the world are invited to raise a glass and toast the birthday of this much loved author 21:00 (9 pm) your local time.
I'm unsure what I will drink, but tonight I will be raising a toast to the man and his imagination.