So, eighteen years have passed since the beginning of this millennium, and today it’s time to say Happy Birthday Bilbo once again. Considering it’s been eighteen years and eighteen birthdays, the number of photos attached to this post is probably an extremely small amount of all the photos Dad has taken!
For those that were there, these pictures may tell a better story than I can tell with words. For those who weren’t, you’ll have another go at it for my next eighteen years. Game on! 🙂
And no 18th birthday wishes for Bilbo would be complete without some proper Tolkien!
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes, a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
And … uh-oh … I guess this means I’m now a grown-up … sort of! 😉
Note from Dad:
I love you to bits and I couldn’t think of a better person as my company. I’m proud to be your father and I’m proud of what you have accomplished and the person you have become thus far.
Stay frosty … I’ll be here for you.
Let’s do this <3 <3 <3
Dad had gotten us tickets to the Five Finger Death Punch and In Flames joint concert at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm. We arrived after the opening act, which was nice since we didn’t have to stand in line to get in. Well inside the Globe, we got me a nice 5FDP hoodie. I also found one of my classmates working, so we said “Hi” and had a chat.
The 5FDP concert cannot have left anyone disappointed. Marvelous show by a marvelous band. They invited a guy having his birthday party that night to come up on stage. He looked slightly shocked while standing on stage while the entire Globe audience sang “Burn MF” together. Fantastic.
We stayed for some of the In Flames concert too, but left early and managed to evade most of the crowds which was nice. I truly hope 5FDP comes back to Stockholm soon, a repeat experience is on the cards! 🙂
You can view the full album (including some videos) here: flic.kr/s/aHsmbh9X6A
And the neighbours came over with a shotgun to see if any assistance was needed 🙂
Well, I wasn’t quite expecting this. I had a feeling it would be good, and I had a feeling it would be loud. GNR live on stage kicked some serious ass! Having been raised with GNR music around me for all of my life, I was really looking forward to this.
And they delivered. What an awesome show!
Needless to say, Dad enjoyed the concert immensely! 🙂
If you have the chance to go see them, well, go see them!
And if you’re up for some reading, check this article out 🙂
17 years ago … in a galaxy far far away …
What a journey, and it’s just beginning!
I love you!
The first part of “Project Braces Removal” was completed today. Painless and fast. Lovely!
It was time. With mixed emotions. Turns out I had nothing to worry about 🙂