I called my dad on his 55th birthday last week. It was a nice, funny conversation. He's not into big public displays of affection, but I know he appreciated my call.
Then he did something crazy...he invited me to a baseball game. He and my brother are coming into the city next week to see an afternoon game and he asked me if I wanted to come. So I'm going to a Yankees game for the first time in years! It will be interesting.