My childhood friend, Robb, turned 50 recently, reminding me of the good times we shared as kids growing up together in Oakville, MO in the 70's and early 80's. Seems like only yesterday (*queue the song) we were out riding bikes, skateboarding, swimming, playing Activision games, shooting hoops in his driveway, endlessly talking about KISS, not to mention the countless hours throwing around the old waterlogged Nerf football-- and don't get me started on the extended hours of Free Free Bumblebee we played long after the sun had gone down (while our parents got bombed in the backyard.) These are some of my most cherished memories from the old neighborhood, and though it's been a few years since I've seen Robb, we still keep in touch via email, because we clearly miss each other like good friends should. Okay, I'm not sure if Robb even drinks alcohol, but his half century of life milestone reminded me of this great 60's greeting card I picked up a few weeks ago, combining fun illustrations with colorful photography for a birthday card / recipe guide, like no other. So hey Robb, if you do drink, raise a glass-- and here's to you reaching the big 5-0! And if you don't drink, I hope you find some Bub's Daddy Chewing Gum instead, as well as a couple rolls of prism sticker tape to decorate your skateboard with :) HAPPY BIRTHDAY, chum!