There's only 2 and a bit weeks to go, so I don't know what we're going to type about after your birthday. Whatever you do...make sure it's not something you regret! (like a cheap tattoo with no tonering and an aluminium pot)...
Eeew gosh, aluminum pot and no tone ring? Might as well strap strings across a garbage can! lol.
I'm hoping this thread goes on forever, I'm getting a real kick out of it!
My birthday was 5 days ago and it was wonderful. Went to dinner with my wife and 2 daughters, my parents, both my sisters, my good friend and sister's boyfriend Travis, Grandparents, Great Aunt Maria, and my best buddy Nate and his wife and 4 kids! Had a blast at a gourmet pizza place called The Rock.
My grandpa gave me several bottles of his home made mead which is incredible (I'm drinking a glass now)!!! He also surprised me and gave me his prized .54 caliber Hawken muzzle loader riffle which is a family heirloom. (now I have a black powder riffle from both my grandfathers, the other gave me a flintlock .45 cal Pennsylvania long riffle several years ago)
My wife gave me a desk from Cabelas to hide all my fly tying equipment. My sister Sarah and Travis gave me the book, "Compleat Mead Maker" which I've been drooling over for a long time.
And of course my parents are giving me a tattoo which is still scheduled for the 16th of December. The count down begins and I'm getting nervous. I'm very happy with my tattoo choice and feel that it will be something I will love for the rest of my life. I figure my faith or heritage wont change, so a celtic cross will be a perfect choice.
I love that this thread has also included banjos! Someday, if I'm brave to do it again, I might get a banjo related tattoo. Maybe I should get a honeybee picking a banjo? That would be pretty cool, right?