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19 July 2018 @ 09:52 pm
A very nice birthday  
Well I had a very nice birthday this year. I don't feel any older, but then I've never felt old and I never will. Life is good. Got lots of nice birthday greetings and nice cards in the mail. I got some nice gift art I will eventually post to DA. Chris and Joker got me Amazon gifts. I've put in my orders there already and am looking forward to the neat stuff I should get this weekend. I can't wait. I still have one gift card from my inlaws. I think I know what I will do with it. I've had to chose things carefully. It always boils down to either buy one big expensive thing or buy lots of little cheap things to make you feel like you got a lot of stuff. Always a hard choice. This year I think I'm going for the one thing. And this time I've mostly concentrated on Jeep parts. Though Chris ordered me all those plants. Eventually I'll do a haul photo once everything comes in. So thank you to everyone that contributed.

This is the first time that I also got a custom cake. I'm not a fan of cakes actually but this year I wanted one because I wanted to draw my own art on it. I had picked out a Ninja Turtle themed one that was pink and blue. But they told me they couldn't do it the way I wanted. So I picked the next one with was blue and green. I told them to leave it blank and only have the text Happy Birthday 2018. I wanted to lower the price that way and have room to paint stuff myself on it. So we picked up black, white and blue icing. The next day I made a joke to Chris that it would be funny if they got it wrong and added all the extra stuff even though I told them not to. Well when we got the cake that's exactly what happened. It had the four turtles in the sewer and the city. I didn't care. It was a neat figure to have. I took it and removed the turtles and washed them off. They are now displayed in the game room and look nice on the shelf. I fixed the hole in the cake and then used the icing and drew Fear on there. I'm very proud of this cake and think I did a very good job for my first time. I didn't know how to control the tubes but with practice I think I could get this and do better next time. By then end of it I was already doing better. I didn't have any red for his hair. Just blue so I did all of it in blue and his eyebrows in blue. If I liked sweets and cakes I probably would keep practicing or get better tools, but it turned out quite well. He's creepy. I will post a pic next post.

For now I will share some cool pics of a jeep I saw in a parking lot.



I love this white and turquoise combination. Those grille inserts are my fave. They must have bought them and then custom painted in blue because I've never seen that color for sale.



It's very nice. I was definitely walking around it and checking it out.
Well originally I was not going to change the wheels on my jeep. Just the tires. I like the ones it came with and the cute hidden jeeps on it. BUT, then I found one quite by chance worthy of Fear himself. Check these out.
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91hNKh-TcFL._SL1500_.jpg

Made by Fuel Wheels it's called the Cleaver. The F could stand for Fear and it's in an aggressive font that looks like it could be his. I need to find out of these will fit my jeep and if so then well I will save up for them.
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kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on July 20th, 2018 08:28 am (UTC)
Happy birthday, Des! I'm glad it was very nice. Cool that you got to custom make your cake. I think it's good to have one big good quality thing that you will use a lot rather than a lot of little trashy things - even if you can decorate your house with them.

Cool other people are decorating their Jeeps.

Those wheels that you gave the link to look pretty sporty.
Desthagirion on July 21st, 2018 11:45 am (UTC)
Thanks. I placed the order but I still want all those small things. Next gift I get I will switch the strategy to that.

Customizing jeeps has been going on here for decades.
I found out these wheels will work on my jeep so that's good news.
kabuldurkabuldur on July 22nd, 2018 10:03 am (UTC)
That's good that you're getting the good big thing.

But it's always fun to get those little gifts that are so much fun. So, I'm looking forward to you getting all those interesting things next year. As a matter of fact, I should send to a card each year. It's not that hard! Last Christmas I saw a calendar I should have sent to you. I bet they don't have that special this year!

I'm glad those wheels fit you car. All looking good :)

Desthagirion on July 25th, 2018 10:53 am (UTC)
Sorry for the late reply. Oh I'd love a card. I've liked all the ones you've sent me.
kabuldurkabuldur on July 28th, 2018 11:15 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'll try to do better next year :P
Calzephyr: birthdayscalzephyr77 on July 21st, 2018 04:29 am (UTC)
Can't wait to see the cake! I'm glad you had a nice birthday.

Such a cool Jeep - it has just the right amount of blue in it. Too much and it would look like a Barbie Jeep :-)
Des: Happy Birthdaythagirion on July 21st, 2018 11:47 am (UTC)
Thanks. I will post about it later today. It was a fun cake for sure.
I got a girl vibe out of it too. I wonder what they'll do to it next since these things are never done when it comes to customizing.
Calzephyrcalzephyr77 on July 21st, 2018 08:15 pm (UTC)
I sense that the owners would love to add more decals with a name like "Pegasus" :-)
Desthagirion on July 25th, 2018 10:53 am (UTC)
Yeah I'm sure they still will be doing more to it as it's still mostly stock.