So, "finally" they decided to do it last night. Tia, one of his close friends and co-workers who put the party together, was going to take him to the movies and then suggest that Hannah and Chip come along. They were going to stop and pick them up, but instead of going to the movies, we'd all be there to surprise him. It was a great plan ... but then Tia got very sick the night before, which is the reason it was "not a surprise" party. Hannah and I decided it would be better to just go ahead and tell him about the party. We didn't know any other surefire way to get him there.
Even though he wasn't surprised by the party, I think he was really surprised by his gift. All of his friends chipped in and got him an iTouch for his birthday.
I can honestly say that we are all better people for having George as a friend, and we were honored to get to celebrate with him ... and very relieved he realized that his friends didn't just blow off his 30th birthday!
Opening his iTouch.