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What's the last present you got? Or unexpected treat from someone?
Posted by Athenae on February 09, 2013 at 08:45 | Permalink
Not the last present I got, but last Christmas/Hannukah/Yule, Mrs. Gummo surprised me with a terrycloth Star Fleet bathrobe, in science-officer-blue.
Something totally silly, unexpected, and delightful.
And she claims she can't buy presents!
February 09, 2013 at 09:43
At our Muses open house, a friend Caroline (an older Cajun LA lady who is a neighbor of good friends) brought me a petite cadeaux (little gift). It was appropriate for the occasion - a wine stopper in the shape of a shoe!
Dr A |
February 09, 2013 at 09:58
$20 in Goodwill gift certificates, which I am spending on manual typewriters at the local Goodbytes (electronics store). And Mrs. Misha brought home a dozen roses for me last week—"just because."
February 09, 2013 at 11:21
i prefer buying my own stuff. i find the coolest stuff at estate sales.
February 09, 2013 at 13:04
Two days ago I went to visit my friend who had just returned from Goa. She surprised me with a kurta and a pair of delightfully baggy pants. If summer comes this year I will enjoy them very much.
February 09, 2013 at 13:57
Thursday night, my wife made me brownies while I was studying.
February 09, 2013 at 16:37
An O gauge Lionel 1955 G7 Milwaukee Road locomotive from my boss. He knew it was the first train loco I ever had and his gift was completely restored and operating. As a 62-year-old aging hippie, I was touched by his gift.
SCoatt Alloway |
February 09, 2013 at 19:57
A girl friend bought me Jane Austen Crochet for my birthday. Along with the book she gave me a pair of earrings-- silver hearts with a crown above the heart. On the heart it says "Crochet Queen". Much as I like the book, the earrings are absolutely the best and cutest things.
February 09, 2013 at 20:46
For my birthday, I got an *entire* Magnolia Bakery vanilla cake with chocolate frosting. Oh oh my.
February 09, 2013 at 21:34
Also flowers by Emily Thompson.
February 09, 2013 at 21:35
AND a 50s lunch cloth.
February 09, 2013 at 21:36
Then my friends took me to "Clive," with Ethan Hawke.
February 09, 2013 at 21:37
It was a good birthday. Best one ever. I am LUCKY.
February 09, 2013 at 21:38
I'm a big fan of the Colts and my favorite player is Brandon Stokley from his Colts days. My buddy Jim recently surprised me out of the blue with a pristine, NFL-approved white Colts jersey with Stokley's name and number on it. I'm afraid to wear it, lest I permanently stain it, it looks incredible. Love ya, Jim!
Henry Holland |
February 10, 2013 at 01:22
For Christmas my sister gave me a little something despite our no gifts agreement -- a bottle of whiskey (alcohol) a pack of candy cigarettes (i.e., tobacco...by the way, they're now called called candy sticks) and fireworks plus a grill lighter in the shape of a rifle (firearms). Sort of a holy trinity of redneck gifts.
Hopefully I was able to return the favor by hosting her and some friends for the local Mardi Gras parade, which takes place within walking distance of the house.
February 10, 2013 at 12:05
A chess set (cheap, I'm just now finally learning how to play), five bars of chocolate, a box of high calorie nourishment balls, and a Hitachi attachment. For no reason at all aside from I have an awesome roommate.
February 11, 2013 at 06:46
A copy of "Drug-like Properties" Concepts, Structure Design and Methods", a text book for pharmaceutical scientists. I'll probably understand one word in ten, but it looks fascinating. When it comes to learning new stuff, I love diving into deep waters.
February 13, 2013 at 20:18
A week ago Thursday, dragging my wore-out fanny home from a six-hour search for a nonfindable tiny part ... my beloved presented me (and I'm a Trekkie, and he's *the* Trekkie, and if you've seen Star Trek: Generations you'll understand why this is hilarious) a brand-new Nexus 7 and then said, "But your case won't be here until Tuesday."
February 14, 2013 at 21:22
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