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My Wife Threw Me Surprise Pinball Themed Birthday Party


By vicjw66

2 years ago



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    #1 2 years ago

    Pulled into my driveway after work on Saturday and saw about 50 or so of my friends and family yelling surprise. My wife made a pinball cake and little centerpieces. All of this was coordinated on Facebook, so I had no idea since I'm not on it.

    For my present she handed me a printout that said United Flight 407 LAX to Chi ORD
    oct. 12 depart 6:48am- arrive 12:54pm

    So it looks like were going to Expo. This will be my first time to Chicago and the perfect year to go. Unfortunately the Westin was fully booked up so staying at the Holiday Inn. Oh well. The real bummer is that the Stern Party is now sold out and the wife did not think to buy tickets to it. If anyone has a source for 2 tickets (or even 1) please pm me. I will pay a nice premium for them. Looking forward to what looks like the best expo ever.

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    #2 2 years ago

    COOL! Good luck getting to expo. Dont forget to print a pinside badge!

    #3 2 years ago

    Whoa. Cool cake.

    I love it when people recognize my passion for pinball. My parents gave me a Tshirt with a simple 10 point pop bumper on it for Christmas. I know it was a cheap shirt from Amazon but I was still a little surprised they understood how much I'm into pinball.

    #4 2 years ago

    You should get your wife to post that cake on Stern's facebook. I'm sure they would love to see it and maybe they'll help you out with getting tickets to their party.

    #5 2 years ago

    Really cool all the way around. Your wife sounds awesome and you are one lucky dude!

    #6 2 years ago
    Quoted from dmbjunky:

    You should get your wife to post that cake on Stern's facebook. I'm sure they would love to see it and maybe they'll help you out with getting tickets to their party.

    Genius. Work the system bro.

    #7 2 years ago
    Quoted from dmbjunky:

    You should get your wife to post that cake on Stern's facebook. I'm sure they would love to see it and maybe they'll help you out with getting tickets to their party.

    I'll have her do that.

    #8 2 years ago

    Awesome! Love the centerpieces, must have took some time to make, too cool. Cake is really well done. Congrats on Expo!

    #9 2 years ago

    Congrats. And wow the detail on that cake make me think I could play it.

    #10 2 years ago

    Sounds like you have a keeper for a wife!

    #11 2 years ago

    Awesome story and your wife sounds like a keeper!!

    #12 2 years ago
    Quoted from Chitownpinball:

    COOL! Good luck getting to expo. Dont forget to print a pinside badge!

    I will be doing these again for everyone. Going to post up about it later today.

    JJ

    #13 2 years ago
    Quoted from Gexchange:

    I will be doing these again for everyone. Going to post up about it later today.
    JJ

    The site now makes you a badge automatically in your profile....I think thats what you were talking about.

    #14 2 years ago

    Your wife picked a great birthday present. If there was a year to pick to go to expo this is the one. see you there

    #15 2 years ago

    I thought that I saw Stern party tickets for sale on here yesterday?

    #16 2 years ago
    Quoted from Chitownpinball:

    The site now makes you a badge automatically in your profile....I think thats what you were talking about.

    Yep, thats what we print, cut, and put in a badge holder for each person.

    #18 2 years ago

    Got my Stern party tickets. All set now.

    #19 2 years ago

    Who needs the expo when you have a wife like that? Well done and hope you guys have a great time.

    #20 2 years ago

    My original present was going to be a Mettallica pro. My wfe was about to order it through JJ at Game Exchange but when Batman66 was announced, I mentioned I might want that to be my next pin. I told her it was going to be unveiled at Expo along with a few other games. So she went with Expo instead.

    #21 2 years ago

    The icing on that cake looks tastier than the clearcoat Stern's been using lately.

    #22 2 years ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    The icing on that cake looks tastier than the clearcoat Stern's been using lately.

    Its fondit. So actually, I would probably go with the clearcoat.

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