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DefenderDan
01-08-05, 19:38
Basically im 21 soonish, mum and dad keep asking me what i would like and are trying to make it special as we've all had some problems this year. I havent really got much idea what would be good?.....money is useful but boring and i always get that for birthdays.The Maxlight is ok at the moment needs a few bits here and there but nothing major.....This post is for genuine advice or comments on what would be a memorable gift, doesnt have to be expensive.Any ideas, if you can think back, what did you lot get for your 21st??

Carlos the Slackal
01-08-05, 19:38
Hookers and booze. And I threw up on the shoes of the landlord of the only pub in my village

DefenderDan
01-08-05, 19:40
A weekend away with the lads in Amsterdam is on the cards.......GF not happy though :)

Dark Lord Chuckles - The Silly Piggy
01-08-05, 19:40
What did I get for my 21st Drunk and Laid :)

DefenderDan
01-08-05, 19:44
Did you pay for both? ;)Im a verging alcoholic and i have a GF so thats covered

ptc*
01-08-05, 19:46
I got into a fight with my ex girlfriends new boyfriend, drank Mezcal and was not well for a while.'89 ah memories.Present wise, what would be special to you?Having parents there that are making a special effort is a great start I think :o)

Dark Lord Chuckles - The Silly Piggy
01-08-05, 19:48
'Did you pay for both? ;)'Eh, Birthday, course not ;)Seriously, something that will last is good, like a decent watch, or a house, or a pony, they last for years.

DefenderDan
01-08-05, 19:50
Yeh but my family is like most, all in the same room for too long spells disaster.....my brother is coming over from japan on sunday and he and my eldest brother dont always see eye-to-eye to fireworks are likely :)What would be a memorable present?.....im not sure, my girlfriend reckoned a personal reg but i think thats a bit OTT

DefenderDan
01-08-05, 19:51
My dad said he might give me the defender next year.......so i'l sell it get a nice fiesta and spend the rest on beer :)

Carlos the Slackal
01-08-05, 19:53
Presents-Parents - a proper pen or watchGF - A BJ or your brown wingsEveryone else - Beer. And hookers.

DefenderDan
01-08-05, 19:58
I have my brown wings and she has her i think im gona shit myself" badge.A watch......thats a good one, can see me not using a pen or loosing it"

Carlos the Slackal
01-08-05, 20:00
Dan, a really good pen (think Cross, not Mont Blanc which are silly naff) is a lovely thing to own, even if you never use it.

DefenderDan
01-08-05, 20:01
i was thinking a Laptop tbh, my desktop is a pain in the arse to move around and is on the blink at the moment

Dark Lord Chuckles - The Silly Piggy
01-08-05, 20:02
A hovercraft?

Carlos the Slackal
01-08-05, 20:02
It's one of those things that one should have. One should have a proper fountain pen, for writing special letters and so on. I love my pens, (especially the Cross ones!), I have several. At the moment, my Cross Townsend is my favourite, but I have a rather lovely 1930s lacquer Conway Stewart that suits the moment now and again. The thing is, you'' only be bougbht one once, and as such, you'll really remember what it means, every time you use it.

Goaty-Death Facilitator.....
01-08-05, 20:03
I had my 21st while I was in Scotland. All I can remember (still hazily to this day) is lots of beer, a blonde bird and a chinese takeaway......Just got money and cards of the rents and sisters. Wasn't really bothered about it to be honest.....The important thing is 'What do you want Dan?'

Carlos the Slackal
01-08-05, 20:04
Dan, a laptop is for now, a pen is for ever. I have my grandfathers pens. That's special. I very much doubt that your grandchildren woudl be proud to own your old laptop.

Goaty-Death Facilitator.....
01-08-05, 20:05
If you're going to get a pen don't bother with expensive ones that are easy to misplace, get a Rotring......They're big and fat and hard to lose....

Dark Lord Chuckles - The Silly Piggy
01-08-05, 20:08
Pens have never really done it for me, but then again I am a dyslexic left handed hamfisted git, a socket wrench suits me better ;)A laptop will be outdated in a few years time, it's a good pressie if it's what you really want, but it won't be something you can treasure for years to come.

Paul The Paranoid Lampy
01-08-05, 20:10
i'll get you some proper paint for your landy, green, black or sand, i'll try for the radar reflective for yougot any spare goaty????

Arnold Brocklethwaite-Jones (complete twat)
01-08-05, 20:12
as we've all had some problems this year"what happened Dan?Did you run out of pink paint?:-@"

Goaty-Death Facilitator.....
01-08-05, 20:13
Don't deal with the painting side of stuff, they don't get paid enough. I do hear that a mixture of sand and green will be favored early next year.....

DefenderDan
01-08-05, 20:15
im not convinced about a pen, tbh i do very little writing" all my work is on a PC and it often feels odd to hold a pen :)could do with some new spotlights Paul, the left one is life a fish tank since my last river wading exercise......RED will do just fine at the moment, a free black re-spray (no brushes) would be a treat"

DefenderDan
01-08-05, 20:17
you know what its like family desputes pete, im sure you known as they annoying little gobshite from NI in yours :)

Carlos the Slackal
01-08-05, 20:18
Dan, it's not about USING, it's about OWNING. A really good pen is something that will last for ever, and have meaning and relevance for your progeny. As would a pair of really good cufflinks, or a watch for example

Kato !
01-08-05, 20:19
Get a nice watch, but no cheapo ones

Dark Lord Chuckles - The Silly Piggy
01-08-05, 20:21
Argos do a nice range of watches ;)

DefenderDan
01-08-05, 20:21
Wouldnt mind a Breitling (sp?) though it might break my little wrist ;)A new tent was also mentioned, not an obvious choice but could come in handy and when im on some windy scottish hillside chasing after it i'l remember my 21st and why i didnt get the better one with more guy ropes ;)

Carlos the Slackal
01-08-05, 20:24
Dan, remember only this. You wil only have one 21st, if you ask for a present, make it somethign that really matters, that will last. A Breitling would really hit the spot if anyone's feeling generous!

DefenderDan
01-08-05, 20:24

Kato !
01-08-05, 20:25
Breitlings are too 'busy' for my liking. I'd like an Heuer Monaco, but the originals are silly money and the TAG re-release is £3k. At the moment I make do with the classic Omega Seamaster and a blinding timepiece it is too

Carlos the Slackal
01-08-05, 20:27
Seamaster, a fine choice. He said while looking across the room at one.

Kato !
01-08-05, 20:28
ah, you have one too Charlie?

Goognoog
01-08-05, 20:30

Carlos the Slackal
01-08-05, 20:30
One of a number of nice watches. (I am BM's token posh bloke, after all!)

Dark Lord Chuckles - The Silly Piggy
01-08-05, 20:30

Kato !
01-08-05, 20:32
You can't beat a good watch IMO.

Kato !
01-08-05, 20:33
ooooohthat Bulldog is class DLC

Carlos the Slackal
01-08-05, 20:35
I'd rather like one of these next;http://www.iwc.ch/index-en.aspProbably a Portuguese Automatic

Dark Lord Chuckles - The Silly Piggy
01-08-05, 20:37
Agree, I tend to break them though, had current one for a 2/3 years which is a record, do now have a cheep HRM one as a sacrifical watch now

Carlos the Slackal
01-08-05, 20:41
Everyday watch - A rather plain, but nice Seiko ChronographRiding watch - G-Shock Otherwise, various, including the Omega, a lovely 1960s gold band Omega, a pair of Rolex and then a few others (including a Piaget in a vault)

Goaty-Death Facilitator.....
01-08-05, 20:43
Can't go wrong with a G shock. Good tough watch that'd probably outlast you or me or him for that matter...

Carlos the Slackal
01-08-05, 20:45
Agree. But hardly the sort of thign one wants to leave to ones granchildren!

Goaty-Death Facilitator.....
01-08-05, 20:46
The chances of me having grandchildren are rather slim hence why I have a G shock...

DefenderDan
01-08-05, 20:51
So charlie, just how posh are you?A watch is a good idea, but its not flicking my switch......goog the chair is good but it wouldnt match the decor at uni ;)

Carlos the Slackal
01-08-05, 20:53
So charlie, just how posh are you?"Oh, trust me, a lot more than you could understand! Seriously, I really am! :) Dan, when you think about a 21st, look 35-50 years ahead, and think about how you'd like to be thought of."

Goognoog
01-08-05, 20:56
You could always get an aunt to knit a nice throw for it.in uni colours tho :-)

DefenderDan
01-08-05, 20:58
LOL......Are you so posh that you dont use both sides of the bog, sorry, toilet paper?.......that is posh!

Paul The Paranoid Lampy
01-08-05, 21:04
so posh, his servants have servants.and judging by the mask and glasses i think he's micheal Jackson.

Kato !
01-08-05, 21:09
My everyday watch is my Omega CT. I wear a crappy old Nike whilst on my bike, and I reckon I might just buy myself that TAG Monaco for my 30th birthday.and just so you Plebians know. The boy Charlie is posh enough for a drawing room

Kato !
01-08-05, 21:10
He's a 'down to earth' posh type though ;-)

Goognoog
01-08-05, 21:14
Plebeians ;)

DefenderDan
01-08-05, 21:15
so does charlie have a job? or does he have peasants that work for him and offer the money as a token of their appreciation for being around him :)TBH, i use my phone as a watch......

Kato !
01-08-05, 21:17
Plebian is also correct Goognoog ;-)

Goognoog
01-08-05, 21:18
Fookin spell check :)

DefenderDan
01-08-05, 21:19
Plebian?.....thought that was a keyboard? no?

Kato !
01-08-05, 21:20
;-)

Goognoog
01-08-05, 21:22
I had to look it up being of dim stock

DefenderDan
01-08-05, 21:30
its ok goog we understand *pats bunny on head*

Goognoog
01-08-05, 21:35

Kato !
01-08-05, 21:39
<ahref=http://www.punditguy.com/mikerubenstein_small1.jpg">better"

Kato !
01-08-05, 21:40
ARSE

Goognoog
01-08-05, 21:45
lol

DefenderDan
01-08-05, 21:50
Goog, why was that bunny streached out on the bed looking exhaused??*feels concerned for the bunny welfare*

Goognoog ( a bit dim )
01-08-05, 21:55
sleeping .... after a good run around the garden

DefenderDan
01-08-05, 21:58
does it have a little hutch?I like bunnies, so soft and cudly and i love to slip em a carrot

Goognoog ( a bit dim )
01-08-05, 22:03
lol she doesn't have little hutch she has a 2 bed semi.

DefenderDan
01-08-05, 22:16
that'l do ;)

Juan Doran
02-08-05, 08:33
How about your parents plant a nice grove of trees in your honour along with an engraved plaque. They'll live a lot longer than you and probably make more sense as well ;-)You could always have your ashes scattered there which would bring everything into a nice, ecologically friendly full circle.Personally I'd ask for an air ticket to a destination of my choice and some spending money. Somewhere interesting like South America, India, Nepal or whatever. Material things are just objects, experiences are indestructible and change your whole life. You could fly to Peru and travel for several months for the price of one of those ridiculous comedy watches...

DefenderDan
02-08-05, 08:36
Good idea, tell you what we will all chip in on here and buy you an air ticket.......one way to South Georgia ;)Im going travelling, starting with Moscow march 06, money could be useful

Paulo (Paul Sheard got bored)
02-08-05, 11:30
Agree with the watch idea, you can never beat a good watch an will last you a life time (if you dont loose it)I have a Brietling Aeromarine Chrono Avenger (takes a breath) which is gorgeous, for riding i use an nixon army watch.

Luke.
02-08-05, 11:43
watch is a good ideaso are premium bonds from the sensiable side of me.

Paul www.ratmbc.co.uk Sheppard
02-08-05, 11:47
I got an engraved pewter hipflask. Which was nice.

DefenderDan
02-08-05, 11:54
hipflask?.....interesting paulA winning lottery ticket would be nice, any reccomendations on watches, nothing too OTT but smart enough for me to wear when i get a professional job (probably).I was still thinking a decent tent might be a good idea

Juan Doran
02-08-05, 11:58
A tent's only going to last five to ten years, a watch will be forever. How about a diamond tie-pin and some matching cuff links?

Kato !
02-08-05, 12:21
You could fly to Peru and travel for several months for the price of one of those ridiculous comedy watches..."No doubt, but the same could be said about the price of some folks bicycles"

DefenderDan
02-08-05, 12:26
ok then lads, what watches do you recomend?What about a personal reg?

Mustrum Ridcully - Kicking Against The Pricks
02-08-05, 12:27
A tent's only going to last five to ten years, a watch will be forever. How about a diamond tie-pin and some matching cuff links?"Pink Diamonds of course......."

DefenderDan
02-08-05, 12:29
*throws tent pegs at mustrum*

The Littlest Hobo
02-08-05, 12:35
I got a nice Tissot watch for my 21st birthday (9 years ago to the day!!!). Nothing out of the ordinary looking but i like the understated looks and dont feel as though anyone would cosh me round the lughole for it in the street.Have eyed up Omega watches before but other than the above watch, i have a very bad history of losing them. Go for understated quality rather than in your face pimpness.

Mustrum Ridcully - Kicking Against The Pricks
02-08-05, 12:35
*ducks*

Kato !
02-08-05, 12:35
I can only recommend the one that actually own Dan. An Omega Seamastera full size one mind

Mustrum Ridcully - Kicking Against The Pricks
02-08-05, 12:39
I've had my tent for about 8 years and it's fine - cheers for the extra pegs though Dan, they'll come in handy

DefenderDan
02-08-05, 12:45

Mustrum Ridcully - Kicking Against The Pricks
02-08-05, 13:03
Very bling

Kato !
02-08-05, 13:21
No Dan that's a 2262.50 and it's pretty ugly.I mean the classic Seamaster in a James Bond stylee in called

DefenderDan
02-08-05, 13:23
didnt look that ugly, i wouldnt mind a Tag but they all look fake now......loads of money to have sat on my wrist

Paul www.ratmbc.co.uk Sheppard
02-08-05, 13:32
You know those watches say they are diving watches? Well, as far as i can tell the only 'diving' features it has are that it can go to 300m below, and had a rotating bezel, which most watches have anyway for general timing. What's so bloody special about that? For nigh on £1K I'd at least want a depth meter or somat.

Juan Doran
02-08-05, 13:35
I think you're missing the point here Paul...

Paul www.ratmbc.co.uk Sheppard
02-08-05, 13:38
maybe if it was labeled 'general fancy pants watch', but they say 'seamaster' so i'd have thought it'd be designed for that purpose.(what's the helium release valve for?)

Paul www.ratmbc.co.uk Sheppard
02-08-05, 13:40
it's like having a 'seamaster' car or somat.- Can it go into water?- Err, no. But it had waves painted on the side.

Juan Doran
02-08-05, 14:17
But it's not really about function, we're talking jewellery and something Dan can have engraved with his name and phone number in case he gets lost or ends up in Battersea Dogs' Home.Frankly, if I paid almost a thousand quid for a watch, I'd expect the bleeding thing to make me cups of tea in the morning and transport me across the globe at a press pf a button.'Mummy, daddy. I want a thousand quid watch for my birthday...'What freakin planet do you people live on?

Kato !
02-08-05, 14:18
Yes Paul, but i'm a qualified diver which means I use it.

Kato !
02-08-05, 14:20
It grates on me ever so slightly that you're questioning spending £1k on a watch when you both ride bicycles that cosr double that£2k on a pushbike???????What freakin planet do you people live on?

Paul www.ratmbc.co.uk Sheppard
02-08-05, 14:23
I'm not doubting it's a bloody nice watch that'll see through 5 generations without even a scratch, it's just the diving moniker it has.

Paul www.ratmbc.co.uk Sheppard
02-08-05, 14:26
My bike has more then a rotating bezel :)Yes Paul, but i'm a qualified diver which means I use it."I have a watch I use for mountaing biking, I must have a moutain biking watch then."

Paul www.ratmbc.co.uk Sheppard
02-08-05, 14:27
mountain.

DefenderDan
02-08-05, 14:27
'Mummy, daddy. I want a thousand quid watch for my birthday...'Errr i never remember saying that, i dont even really want, 1k is a lot of money in my book and its the thought and sentiment that counts not the price.TBH i'd rather spend a 1k+ on a bike rather than a watch, i'd have far more enjoyment out of the bike imo

Kato !
02-08-05, 14:29
Do you have to work on being that ignorant Paul, or does it just come naturally?

Paul www.ratmbc.co.uk Sheppard
02-08-05, 14:34
oh, i'm a fully quailified ignoramus.

DefenderDan
02-08-05, 14:35
Do you have to work on being that impotent Paul, or does it just come naturally?"....too much wanking probably"

Paul www.ratmbc.co.uk Sheppard
02-08-05, 14:44
Dan Dan Dan, you leave yourself wide open with comment like that. Haven't you learned off the master Kato?...No, it's because your mother won't leave me alone.

DefenderDan
02-08-05, 14:45
LOL.......im off to cannock, laters

The Littlest Hobo
02-08-05, 14:51
I'm with paul on this one. Understated, value is better than expensive pimpness with regards to watches. Not as though you can justify it by saying i ride it in some really difficult conditions so i need a expensive bike. A watch is a watch.And before you start, my brother is also a qualified diver and i am pretty sure he manages with a decent casio g shock for a lot less than £1000.Accept that it is a statement to others that you have indeed got a small penis and make up for it with the ladies by having a very nice, but slightly useless watch ;-)

Curious-Orange
02-08-05, 14:52
On the subject of watches.. I saw a beauty a while ago.. But I expect it's a little out of my price range. Some lovely engineering though. I've been unable to find a decent image of it. But if you look at the site http://www.breguet.ch/en/ and wait a few seconds for the flash you'll see it. It's called La Tradition.

Juan Doran
02-08-05, 14:52
'It grates on me ever so slightly that you're questioning spending £1k on a watch when you both ride bicycles that cosr double that'That's because you're taking it personally, which isn't how it's intended. It's a watch, it tells the time, get over it. People are defined by who they are, how they behave, what they believe in, not what they own, bikes or watches :-)

Kato !
02-08-05, 14:57
......and if i'm totally honest I wouldn't dream of actually diving with my Seamaster. It's a thousand pound watch after all ;-)I use a dive computer

Juan Doran
02-08-05, 15:00
So you've spent all that dosh on a watch and don't use it ;-)

Juan Doran
02-08-05, 15:00
At least my over-priced bike gets thrashed silly on a regular basis...

Kato !
02-08-05, 15:05
I do use it Jon.......as a watch to tell the time ;-)

Mustrum Ridcully - Kicking Against The Pricks
02-08-05, 15:06
What are the qualifications for being a diver?(not a piss-take, I'm genuinely curious!)

The Littlest Hobo
02-08-05, 15:12
my brother got his qulaifications in the forces. he then stationed in cyprus and topped up his qualifications further whilst there.I think the basic ones are paddi or something similarerr kato, what did you mean by this then?Yes Paul, but i'm a qualified diver which means I use it.

Kato !
02-08-05, 15:27
PADI Advanced Open Water & Rescue Diver

The Littlest Hobo
02-08-05, 15:31
I was only playing with that last comment kato!!

Kato !
02-08-05, 16:15
arfI know matey

Paul (?)
03-08-05, 16:43
http://tinyurl.com/a3975there is my lovely watch, although i am currently waiting for a the strap a link) to be replaced.I knew this rich bastard who got a rolex for his 21st, whilst drunk on holiday they decided to play a little game, throw his watch into the sea, then go scuba diving tro find it as he had all teh gear.He found it, but it was in the claws of a large crab who was making getway with it. He never got it back. But his own fault for acting the cnut.