Tone Parsons

Happy birthday to me

My birthday is coming up soon (monday). It’s a big one… it starts with a number greater than three and less than five and ends with a zero.

So… I decided to get myself something nice… how about a new watch!

My birthday present ot myself

All I’ve ever owned was a Timex. The most I’ve ever spent on a watch was $50. I decided it was time to upgrade a bit, so I purchased the Festiva 16011/5. I wanted something that was all stainless steel (my skin and whatever the metal a Timex is made of don’t get along too well… the metal loses) and showed the day and date on it.

This one worked just fine for me.

It was normally $125, but there was a sale… 25% off… and an additional 15% off on top of that (which made it much cheaper to buy it in the store than to get it online).

Sure… it’s not a Citizen, Seiko or a Bulova, but it’s also not OMG expensive.

I like it.


6 Comments so far

  1. Eve September 29th, 2006 12:55 am

    ahh welcome to the world of “WTF happened! I was only 30 yesterday!”

    It’s all down hill from here baby, and I’m talking from experience. šŸ™‚

  2. Tom September 30th, 2006 8:52 am

    Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you,happy birthday dear Tone, happy birthday to you! And you are still just a young pup hehe…….but it beats the hell out of beingin our twenties huh. Happy Birthday Tone. I drink to your health, and my bad liver šŸ™‚ Tom

  3. Mrs. Bio October 2nd, 2006 12:03 pm

    Airplane Dance around the World!

  4. Dad October 2nd, 2006 1:13 pm

    Happy Birthday!!!!! and thanks for making me realize that I am really really old….

  5. Tone Parsons October 2nd, 2006 2:34 pm

    Thanks for all the birthday wishes… I’ll post the wonderful gifts I got later on tonight!

  6. Jittery Jim October 3rd, 2006 11:00 am

    Congrats on the B-Day and the watch. Festina makes some good pieces (I’ve owned one or two in the past…along with 50 or so other watches). I’d say they’re comparable to Seiko and Citizen (both excellent brands as well with a very, very deep product line, the coolest of which is available in the Japan market only); I know Festina is really big in Europe (inc. France and Italy).
    Anyway…watches…the one topic I could talk to for hours…so I’d better go now…