Saturday, December 18, 2010

Did I mention that there are going to be poisonous snakes where we are camping over christmas...I might have (GASP) to wear closed toed shoes...EEEK.

So, I just discovered Fill in the Blank Fridays (of course I am doing it on Saturday, because I am just crazy like that, bitches!) brought to you by The Little Things We do... And I could use some meme-type action right now, my brain is cluttered and sometimes the best way to declutter is to be prompted. Well, at least it helps me.

1. Giving is spontaneous. I have the hardest time coming up with gifts for major holidays like Christmas or Birthdays - I want the PERFECT gift the one that says "you're great and awesome, and I kind of adore you" as well as being useful. But when there is a deadline, I tend to clam up. Also I want to get gifts for everyone. Including you...and I'm unemployed - and shipping from Australia is expensive! So I am sorry!

2. Receiving is embarrassing. Is it just me? But having everyone watch me open gift and seeing the anticipation in their face of how much I am going to LOVE it is just blush inducing. Don't get me wrong, I love me some gifts (shower me with love, internets!)...but I might blush. And I am a terrible liar so you'll know if I hate it immediately.

3. The best gift I ever received was A pony. For my 10th birthday I got a sweet pony as a surprise gift. It was magical. I miss him all the time. And rereading that post makes me cry

4. The best gift I ever gave was I took my dad to see The Police for his 60th birthday. It was a great weekend to just have some father-daughter time. Listen to music he taught me about and it was just sooo much fun.

5. Something intangible that I wish I could receive is courage. I've got a lot of fears from skiing to snorkelling to job interviews to yucky food that has been left in the sink to snakes in the toilet. And it'd be nice to be able to just be, even if only slightly, courageous. Also, I wish I someone could give me the gift of not hating socks with a passion...My life would be easier and I could have brain space to think of other things if I wasn't always contemplating how to get away with NOT wearing socks.

6. Something intangible that I wish I could give is Instant travel. it's that time of year when I get homesick. And I'd like nothing more than to be able to say...'Yo, come over for dinner tonight family and then head back to the US and it'll be free and easy!' Let's work on that, k?

7. The one gift I always wanted as a child, but never got was in the end things I am glad my parents didn't get me. I wanted plastic toys that meant and taught nothing. And my parents, in their wise-ness (totally a word), said 'young lady, barbies you shall not have.' Thank you, parents.


  1. 'Yucky food that has been left in the sink' was brilliant.

  2. Aww, you really got a pony? Being a child of the 60's I wanted white go-go boots. I suppose I should appreciate my mother had good taste and nixed that idea.

  3. This was such a cute post! I like this idea and I loved hearing about all of your gift giving and receiving.

  4. Krysten - I know right. I am one lucky girl.

    Susan - It's gross. What can I say.

    Meg - I still want white go go boots.

    Teacher Girl - Aw! Yay I am so glad.