Karen over at Outpost Mavarin is celebrating her birthday on Monday! Happy Birthday Karen! Since she is so nice, she is letting us ask for what we want on our birthday for this weekend assignment.
Weekend Assignment #206: My birthday is coming up on Monday. In the grand tradition of the Beatles and my mom*, I magnanimously declare this to be your birthday, too. So, what would you like for your birthday? (And no, I won't actually be buying it for you. Sorry!)
Hmmm, my birthday was less than two weeks ago, so I'm going to do this a little differently. OK? I'm going to say what I want, but don't necessarily need, nor expect people to buy for me.
First, I would like a nice telescope. I like Mead LX90GPS. I have an older Mead 4 inch reflector telescope, but since I'm a guy, I want a bigger and better one. I haven't used the old telescope for a while, but I'd like to start again when the kids get older. This one here has the computer controls and GPS. This thing can align itself, for me that is the best selling point. I have tried to do that with my old telescope, but I can't seem to figure it out. I even wrote an article about telescope alignment in college and I still can't do it. I think the kids, especially my son, would like it when he gets a bit older. I'd like to learn to take pictures with it as well. I really enjoy the Astronomy Picture of the Day and I'd like to try my hand at it. I know they won't be anything like the pictures from that site, but I'd still like to try.
Second, would be a new set of golf clubs. I got my old set about 7 years ago, and I know that if i had a new set I'd probably be good enough to play on the PGA Tour. (ha!) Seriously, they are getting a little worn out. Seven years is about 80 in golf years, it's very much like dog years.
Extra Credit: Do you ever tell anyone what present(s) you want in real life?
I'll admit it. I'm not very good at this. I don't know why. I guess I feel like since I'm an adult I shouldn't be asking for things anymore. I feel guilty about it. I'll ask for clothes, but not things that I really want. My wife is usually the person who will pass on to my family what I want or need. She's good at figuring that out.
Let's also say Happy Birthday to Florinda and Laura. Seems like everyone's birthday is in March!