No Doubt, it’s my birthday

Honda Shadow Spirit
750 cc Honda Shadow Spirit. A beastly, sexy machine.

Today is the start of what promises to be a very good weekend. Beginning tonight I will be taking a motorcycle basic rider course. It’s something that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time, but decided it was time when, co-worker & friend, Dan Warner decided he was going to take it. Dan’s wife, Mervi, will also be taking the class, so I’m pretty sure we will make up half of the class, which is good should something embarrassing happen.

Tomorrow afternoon I will be joining some of my friends at Wilson Lake. Going to the lake is usually good times, especially since we will have two boats out there. However, I’m not really an outdoorsy person, and especially dislike sleeping outside. So, I’m not really looking forward to getting less sleep than I already do. But the prospect of good friends, cool water, beer and possibly a few girls makes it something to look forward to. Unfortunately, fireworks are usually not permitted at the lake, so I won’t be buying or watching too many fireworks on July 4.

Culminating the weekend is something I’ve very excited about – a No Doubt concert with opening act Paramore. I’ve been a fan of No Doubt since Adam had me listen to Tragic Kingdom in the 8th grade. I’m also a big fan of Paramore, so I’m definitely pumped to see both of them together. For some odd reason I’ve never really been to a concert (not counting lame Wild West Fest and the like), so this will truly be my first concert experience. It should be good times listening to two great bands with one of my best friends.

Oh, and I almost forgot – the concert just happens to be taking place on my 26th year of birth, no big deal. Actually birthdays really haven’t seemed special after turning 21, which I am sure is a consequence of growing up, but I am glad that I will be doing some fun this year. 30 is getting awfully close, ugh.

If any of you fabulous people really want to get me an awesome gift, I’m currently looking for a cheap, used motorcycle. I’m definitely leaning towards a cruiser. Since I’m not the tallest person in the world, a low-profile cruiser like the Honda Shadow would be about perfect.