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Old 07-02-2008, 02:00 AM   #1
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First some background material.

When my son was born I hung out in the hospital with him and his mother until they kicked me out. It was a C section birth so everything took place during normal working hours. I was out of there around 7 or 8 o'clock and flying pretty high over this monumental change in my life.

I looked up a buddy of mine and asked if he'd be willing to tilt a few to toast the health of the new addition. Of course he agreed so I picked up some drinks and headed over to his house. I wanted a little something special for a special occasion so I picked up a bottle of Napoleon brandy to go with the usual beer fare.

We drank about half the bottle and then I pushed the cork back in and said that the next time it was pulled out will be by my son on his 18th birthday (The legal drinking age where I am is 18) and we'd finish the rest of the bottle together.

On Sunday that cork was removed and we shared a shot together before heading out on the town. I'm the guy with the beard.





This is drunken ramblings because about six hours after this picture was taken I had to carry him out of the beer gardens. Heh. Good times.
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Old 07-02-2008, 02:05 AM   #2
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He's looking a little eager to get that glass out of your hand! That's awesome though!
Congrats!

 
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Old 07-02-2008, 02:10 AM   #3
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thats to cool Fingers
Born on Canada Day too...whats more Canadian than that?

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Old 07-02-2008, 02:12 AM   #4
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Pretty cool....what a great idea. Looks like you guys have a great relationship.
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Old 07-02-2008, 02:20 AM   #5
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He's looking a little eager to get that glass out of your hand! That's awesome though!
Congrats!
Actually that's a trick of the camera angle. He poured us a drink each and we're clinking glasses in that shot.

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thats to cool Fingers
Born on Canada Day too...whats more Canadian than that?

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His birthday was on Sunday so he missed Canada Day. The good news is that the local celebrations were on the weekend. The bar was only open until 5 o'clock so it's a good thing we had beer gardens to go to.

God damn that beer was bad. I went through every brand they had trying to find one that was palatable. No luck.
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Old 07-02-2008, 02:25 AM   #6
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Awesome! I had a similiar idea and bought a case of wine when my daughter was born(2003), but of course a few years later. I'll buy a case of decent 2007 when I can find one that'll age well.

 
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Old 07-02-2008, 02:32 AM   #7
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That is such a nice tale, Fingers. So often you hear the front side of things like this but it's rare when you get to see the finish. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-02-2008, 02:43 AM   #8
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I think that is awesome! You are a good man and a fantastic father!
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Old 07-02-2008, 03:02 AM   #9
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That's just beautiful man, just beautiful.
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