So, most of you don’t know this, but my hubs fancies himself a pretty funny guy. He is big on the joke gifts. Along with that, he is also super generous to the extreme. Which is a problem, sometimes. Our normal Xmas looks like this: presents for Misty, totaling in the thousands of dollars…..Misty having to choose which of the super awesome gifts to return because we just can’t afford to spend all that money (last year = Wii, year before = Coach bag, etc.). So, although it is very sweet of him to want to buy me vast amounts of swag, it also makes me very sad when I have to choose which too expensive items to keep & which to return.
This year, I attempted to nip that in the bud. I requested one item, and one item only: a laptop. See, I never ask for anything, which usually gets him in trouble, because there are no parameters. This year, I made it clear what I wanted. I even said, “it doesn’t have to be an iPad or even a MacBook or anything. Just a simple laptop.”
So, based on that, I was pretty sure of what I would be getting Xmas morning. What I wasn’t sure of was what else would be under the tree…… This is what I got:
This is actually pretty cool. And no, it was not a present for the kids. It was specifically for me. I think I remember having one of these as a kid. Either that, or one of my childhood friends did and I just remember playing with it. Anyway, it’s kind of awesome.
- Monster hands . . . rowr!!
For those of you sans kiddies, you might not know what this is. Those with crotch monsters will obviously recognize Brobee from Yo Gabba Gabba fame. The hubs got me these gloves. Thoughtful, because of course now I can look like a homeless crazy person, but still have access to my iPhone. What a sweet gift!
Next, the hubs combined the love of my favorite sports team, with my love of wearing clothing that covers my ass. Well, he got the first part right, anyway…….
Go Ravens!! Caw Caw!
I better be!
As if this thing would even cover half of my massive derierre . . . hence the joke part of the gift. The hubs said when he first stopped into VS, they had ones that said “Here’s your halftime show,” but when he returned to get them, they were sold out. Raise your hand if you think there are people out there wearing these things unironically. Yep, I see all of you. Sad world, no?
Next, of course, came the reading material. The hubs knows that I love to read. He always supplies me with some fine books as gifts so that I can sustain my insatiable appetite for literature. Here are the selections he chose this Xmas:
Sage advice, really.
And the best for last . . . . .
- How did this happen???
I know y’all are super jealous of my highly educational and entertaining literary works up there. When I finish perusing them, I promise to share if you are nice to me, ok?
He also gave my son a joke gift as well:
My little wolf.
And just so you know . . . the hubs isn’t immune to getting some joke gifts himself. Mine were relatively tame (a Justin Beiber movie and a Lady Gaga one as well . . . oh, and I wrapped every one of his presents in Justin Beiber wrapping paper), but there is an ongoing gift exchange between him and his nephew (who is my age). Usually his nephew gives us something crazy and then a real gift. We do the same for him. It all started many years ago with a pink hoody that said “I like boys” with hearts on it, that the hubs gave to his nephew. It has evolved over the years. This year, the hubs gave his nephew a Marshmallow thong and Sponge Bob rain boots. I gave him a “girls night out” movie pack of “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” “What a Girl Wants,” and . . . 2 more very girlie movies I can’t remember. This is what he gave my husband:
Looks like a fun evening . . .
Nothing says Merry Christmas like 2 thongs and Blaxploitation videos!
Ok, now on to the real gifts. The hubs done did good this year for me. This was my real gift:
- My precioussssss!!
Yep. IPad. It is pretty awesome. Although the entire reason I wanted a laptop was so I could sit in front of the TV and also blog, and it is giving me some problems with that. I can’t seem to upload any pics from it to WordPress. Anyone with an IPad & WordPress have any ideas for me?
Oh, and of course I also got this:
- Mmmmm . . . coffeeeeee!!!
So, yeah, he did good. Plus, there wasn’t anything really overly extravagant that I have to return (yes, I know about the IPad. Let me live in blissful self-delusional ignorance, ok?). There were a few returns that occurred, small things, but I am gonna get to that in a later post. Stay tuned.
So, what did you get for Xmas? What was your most favoritest thing? Any gag gifts you wanna share with the class?