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What did you get for your last birthday?!?

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  1. Fuggle

    Fuggle Strat-Talker

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    I turned 50 last week, and my mom got me a five year membership to AARP. :(
     
  2. nederemer

    nederemer Senior Stratmaster

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    Older.
     
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  3. Miotch

    Miotch Senior Stratmaster

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    Why aren't you playing professional basketball ??!!! You must be 11-feet tall !!!

    I'm with the "year older" crowd. I got everything I need and there are always more important financial things my family needs the last few years. My one thing I look forward to is a hand-made card from my son. Growing up, I used to make my mom hand-made cards, but always felt bad because I couldn't afford to buy her a real store-bought card. So as I got older, I was so proud to buy her real cards. But she always told me she like the hand-made ones better. I thought she was just trying to be nice because of all the years I had to make her one.

    Turns out she was telling the truth !! I so appreciate a hand-made card. Just requires some thought and at least a little bit of effort. So, I now give my wife only hand-made cards for our anniversary or her birthday.
     
  4. TepidPilot

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    Hammered.

    TP
     
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  5. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Fuzz Meister General Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Back in July for my birthday I got a Scotty Cameron Putter and a Les Paul.
     
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  6. archetype

    archetype Senior Stratmaster

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    I got a card from my wife, a call from my son, and about 20 pieces of mail about Medicare Advantage plans.
     
  7. Numbercruncher

    Numbercruncher Senior Stratmaster

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    I turn 50 in January. What am I in for? What SHOULD I buy for myself?

    I have always tried to live each day exactly as I want to so that birthdays become meaningless. If you are doing what you want to do with your life then adding another ring to the tree doesn't really mean all that much. It is only when you feel like you aren't doing what you want that you watch the years slip away and always dream that tomorrow may be different.

    Easier said than done I know and there have been MANY times I was not doing EXACTLY what I wanted and plenty more where I was only close.

    NC
     
  8. Tcon

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    I got a hyper extended middle finger and on the day I was going to pick up one of my strats after a pro set up. Its the gift that keeps on giving. 9 months later and it still is giving me trouble.:(
     
  9. Dick Blackmore

    Dick Blackmore Senior Stratmaster

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    I love my wife. She is the best thing that ever happened to me. I turned 50 this year and she cooked this up all on her lonesome and let me choose what I wanted, it came down to one of these or an ES-339, the PRS won. (The Sweetwater thing was a first for me, very happy with the results).

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  10. archetype

    archetype Senior Stratmaster

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    Sounds like a repetitive motion injury, probably while signaling in traffic in KCMO.
     
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  11. circles

    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast Strat-Talk Supporter

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  12. DJGranite

    DJGranite Strat-O-Master

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    I got a Mesa Stilleto deuce, my daughter tried to pay for it, but I only let her chip in a couple of hundred bucks.
    She always goes overboard when it comes to gift giving time..... Mesa stiletto.jpg
     
  13. Fuggle

    Fuggle Strat-Talker

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    Welcome to the club. I treated myself to an early 50th present this summer and got me a '50s Baja Tele. Took some of the sting off for sure.
     
  14. circles

    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Next year: 60! My how time flies. I plan to have a party of some kind. I should start thinking now about how to treat myself. Probably will be amp related.
     
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  15. jwj1701

    jwj1701 Strat-Talker

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    I have this with maple. Although it wasn’t a birthday present
     
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  16. rockon1

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    Just what I asked for, yay!

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  17. Numbercruncher

    Numbercruncher Senior Stratmaster

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    Thinking about a transparent red mod-shop right now. It will only take 30 days to get here. My birthday isn't until January but I can allow a 30 day window.

    NC

     
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  18. Dougeryb

    Dougeryb Strat-O-Master

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    20190913_145832.jpg I felt I was due for a little self spoiling! I rarely treat myself to things. Usually save treats for the wife and kids.
     
  19. dogletnoir

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    A .strandberg* Boden Metal 8... and a new puppy!
     
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  20. Cerb

    Cerb Anti conformist reformist Strat-Talk Supporter

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    That is one cute puppy! The guitar looks good too but the pup...
     
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