I would like to say a hearfelt thank you for all of the prezzies I received for my birthday, but as of now I would also like to make a request: please don't buy me anything for my birthday unless you are 100% certain that I do not have the intended item. You see, I am a hard core collector of all kinds of stuff, and the odds are good that if I want something I will buy it for myself.
The reason I bring this up is that as of this afternoon I have just receieved a fifth (!!!) copy of the hardcover first edition of Ian Fleming's YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE within just under two weeks, and, sad to say, as a longtime James Bond Collector I already had that edition in the first place. Your intentions are laudable, folks, but I am very, VERY hard to shop for and I don't want you to waste your money and efforts on stuff I probably already have, so in future I suggest cash, gift certificates, pussy, or simply taking me out for drinks.
But again, thanks for the thought!