Unlike his usual taciturn demeanor, Bob was happily chatting-up all his friends. (equating Bob and "taciturn demeanor" is a good example of irony!).
"Are they going to want me to blow out all these candles?"
After the cake and all the good Birthday wishes, we asked Bob if he would mind posing with the group. He said "sure, no problem" but either the message got garbled in translation or the fact that it was Bob's 60th Birthday celebration got to him for lo and behold, Bob took his 60th Birthday Group photo with the Red Hat Society. Doesn't that just beat all?