Thursday, October 26, 2006

THINGS THAT I LOVE- PART VI

Like pizza, this post is about yet another thing that everyone loves, presents. I generally say that I don’t like surprises but I actually sometimes do. I like presents that I am expecting and that I know are coming because they represent things I know I want but I can’t get for myself for various reasons. I like presents for holidays that I am not expecting. However, even more exciting are the totally unexpected presents like I got last night.

Tony’s mother had sent him a bunch of clothes and a lot of them didn’t fit right or weren’t really something he would wear often so he was going to exchange them. He had asked if there was anything I wanted for the house and I suggested maybe a blender. I have a cool little chopper thing but it only holds about a cup of stuff and I can’t make smoothies in it. Plus I think the little container on it has a crack in it so it is certainly not good for liquids. Then again, I know a good blender isn’t the cheapest thing so I told him if it wasn’t really something in the budget it was fine because I know he needed some stuff.

When I got home, not only was there a blender but also a big bag that he said was all for me. He got himself one pair of jeans and a video game (which obviously I will play too). So in the bag was a bath mat (cause you know we needed one), a pillow, a bathrobe, and slippers. The bag was filled with cozy and wonderful things for me. Particularly as it starts to get cold and we all want to be as cozy as possible in the cold. I was floored. Not only did he forgo getting stuff for him but he got stuff for me that was thoughtful and sweet.

See about a year ago when we started living together we had a thing about pillows. There was a good pillow, and a not as good pillow. I always sleep with many pillows so before we lived together, I used a bunch of throw pillows and both the good and not as good pillows. When we started living together I gave him the good pillow (cause he only uses one) and kept the many throw pillows and the not as good pillow. Which was fine by me. So when he got me a nice new allergen free pillow it was a really nice gesture. The bathrobe is the best thing I can think of. It is a total old lady robe. It’s really fuzzy and incredibly soft both inside and out. It goes down to my ankles and has a zipper instead of a tie so it is extra perfect to wear around all day and be all surrounded in warm and fuzzy. It’s like a bathrobe/longie (for those of you who don’t know a longie is just what Monica and I call those old school nightshirt things) and it’s just perfect plus it has pockets! The slippers are great too! They match the robe and are fluffy and warm and nice.

Apparently he didn’t understand why I was so excited and felt so good about things. He basically said he just thought it was the right thing to do. He had an opportunity to do something nice for me and why wouldn’t he. What a nice guy. So yeah, I love presents.

All but one song from the beginning of the week has been guessed and that's not bad.

1. Standing on the corner of a civilization. There's a time there's a place for me.

2. Girl I must warn you I sense something strange in my mind. Situation is serious let’s cure it cause we’re running out of time. Poison, Bel Biv Devoe. Identified by Monica

3. You are no good. You are a fucking asshole. You are a real jerk. You are a miserable creep

4. Sell the kids for food. Weather changes moods. Spring is here again. Reproductive glands. In Bloom, Nirvana. Identified by Monica

5. If you said good-bye to me tonight there would still be music left to write. For The Longest Time, Billy Joel. Identified by Monica

16 comments:

Monica said...

Poison. BBD. Bell Biv Devoe

Monica said...

Oh Yeah, and In Bloom, Nirvana

Monica said...

I should have done these all at the same time. For the Longest Time, Billy Joel. Me and Shoshana tore it up at karaoke once. It was good.

Jaclyn said...

I love a good bathrobe.

Matching fuzzy slippers are a bonus.

:)

NATALIE said...

Dude this is like the karaoke post, if i recall one of our first and worst attempts was in bloom and although it wasn't official you, me, and Q tore up poison on the street (was that the day we saw Tony?)

Blondie said...

OK, I'm mad b/c I can hear that part of that song in my head, but I can't figure out what it is--the standing on the corner one. Grrr. My brain will remember the song a year from now and I won't know why... :)

Those gifts are so sweet!

Mom said...

I have just three words to say about that:
"Ma and Pa Kettle"

Oh wait -- that's four.

Seriously, though, a very sweet post. And sweet gifts.

Always on the Move said...

I don't know any songs....that is my weakness in life! I can never remember songs or movie titles. My brain just won't soak it all in!
I LOVE slippers. I'm known for always wearing them, especially when it's so freakin cold outside! And anything fuzzy and warm is an extra bonus!!! Enjoy your presents!!! :D

Patt said...

I recently chopped off my wedding ring finger and gave it to my ex wife.Do you think ive made a mistake?

dave e wo said...

he's a good boy!

NATALIE said...

Patt- Hilrious and disturbing. Sorry you have no finger anymore.

Secondhand Smoke said...

I love a nice fuzzy robe too. Actually, I don't know what people are going to think of this, but I used to have the best robe in the world, my ex got it for x-mas, but she doesn't wear robes, so I got her huge fuzzy robe, although it was pink.

ShadowFalcon said...

I can't believe I didn't get the Nirvana one!!!

csmc said...

is number three by radiohead? or is that just my mind playing tricks on me?

NATALIE said...

CSMC- My Mind Playing Tricks on me is Geto Boys (ok sorry it was just too tempting) no not Radiohead but another head it is.

Traveling Matt said...

#3 Kill Whitey - Wesley Willis