I hate spending money on others.
Wait. That sounds negative and decidedly un-Xmasy of me. How about… I much prefer spending money on myself, but will grudgingly shop for others.
I just want what I get for other people to be appreciated as much as I appreciate the things I get for myself.
Take, for instance, my mother. She expressly said we were NOT to spend money on Xmas this year. So I got her a laptop computer. It’ll be a bigger surprise that way.
She has been talking for AGES about getting a home computer. She LOVES google and thrills every time I google something on my iPhone for her. And my mom is very techno-savvy. Hell, I think she even hooked up all her stereo and tv component cables on her own!
But will she like the computer?
The thing has every feature she could want, including a built in camera. I envision us video gtalking at some point.
My dad and I won’t really be doing gifts this year, but I’m giving him a vintage Willis and Geiger leather bomber jacket anyway. He won’t like it and he’ll complain about the fit. Oh well. Merry Xmas.
And Kyle? Well… He was with me and helped pick out everything he’s getting, so no surprises there. Fun.
And what did I get myself?? I got myself the 2008 DCI championship DVD and CD bundle so I can get my drum corps on! I also ordered a lovely dildo from Fort Troff. Its designed to stimulate the male g-spot (the gift that keeps on giving). Plus it’s silicone and dishwasher safe!
Of course, I really wanted to spend my money one one of THESE most spectacular of decorations found yesterday at TJ Maxx (where else)?