New Stuff – birthday

Instead of a Friday Forgotten Book today it’s going to be a brief post on the new stuff I got at birthday mine on Wednesday. It was a great day. This takes the place of the New Arrivals post I do on Mondays. 

I’m just going to put in the pictures and cover scans and let you see for yourself. I actually got the watch a few days early. It’s the first analog watch I’ve had since the early ’80s.

In addition to what you see above there were a T-shirt, calendar, apple cider, book mark and other goodies, including some toffee.

About Rick Robinson

Enjoying life in Portland, OR
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15 Responses to New Stuff – birthday

  1. Bill Crider says:

    Glad you had a great birthday, Rick!

  2. Great score! Love Bruckner, but never heard those Barenboim recordings. Not familiar with the other composers’ work pictured.

  3. Carl V. says:

    Woo! Great birthday haul! Love the watch, especially.

  4. Jerry House says:


    Congrats on your annual promotion in the Old Coot’s Brigade!

  5. Todd Mason says:

    Happy belated, Rick! I might be the only (other, with Cullen?) to envy you more the Bruckner set than the watch, I hope it all helped make the day and the week cheerful and affirming. And I cite one of your years’-old FFBs in mine this morning…

  6. Richard says:

    Thank you, one and all! The watch was sort of a 50/50 gift, I needed a new one and Wife said “lets make it a birthday gift” but it came out of the joint account – which is the only one we have any more…

    Today is her last day at work, her retirement officially begins at 5:00 p.m. today! So now we’re an old retired couple living in Portland. Life is good, though the book budget just took a big hit. That’s okay, I have lots here I haven’t read and/or want to re-read.

  7. Carl V. says:

    Congrats to her and to you both. I can think of nothing more rewarding than hitting the point of being a “retired old couple”. I’m sure you will both have many adventures in this new chapter in your life.

  8. Richard says:

    Thanks vary much, Carl.

  9. Jeff Meyerson says:

    As half of an “old retired couple” for seven years now I can highly recommend it.

    Congratulations, and belated Happy Birthday.

  10. Ron Scheer says:

    Happy Birthday. Mine are never belated; I keep celebrating them for days.

  11. Happy belated Birthday to you.

  12. Happy Birthday and Happy Retirement! A nice haul of B-day presents, too!

  13. Richard says:

    and then on top of that there were 2 new arrivals… for tomorrow

  14. Patti Abbott says:

    Quite a festive birthday. Hope it was the best ever.

  15. Richard says:

    Thanks, Patti, it was a very good one, to be sure. Best ever? I’m not positive, but that may have been either 21 or 40.

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