My latest material! What to pick...what to pick...what to pick. I think I'll go with this year's Birthday present.

We did the Vegas family thing a few years back, with son in tow. I have several times remarked that I would like a style. This year, my wife really came through...with a seat nestled right next to the pole. It was an evening to remember. Okay...there were also the burlesque tickets.

Perhaps one of the greatest joys of being an adult is the magic of affording all those wonderful toys just out of your childhood grasp. Like a few in these parts, I enjoy passing by my cabinet of wonders...that action figure...that doll...that much sought after comic and book. Items signed by names known...and soon to be known. The devil mask...the scarab knife. The skulls...the games...The girly mags...the vinyl...the discs...Playbills...ticket stubs... All of value to none but myself.

"Life is the only race you lose by reaching the end." - M.M.