Sunday, September 28, 2008

Birthdays. X3

Gosh I’ve been lazy. In every respect. I’ve been lazy on my blog, at work( well, ok, not with that) and even with going out. I have been the laziest this weekend. I don’t think I’ve got out of my pajama’s unless I’ve really really had to. DVD’s, take-out and not an ounce of alcohol. It’s been nice. Nice and relaxed.
I think my body has had enough. I think it’s really just gone on strike and not in the sick way, but in the “if you want to do anthing; you’re really going to have to put some effort in to move me” kind of way.
It’s a good thing because the week I have ahead is insanely busy. It starts Monday morning and only really slows down on Thursday.

I’ve decided I need new friends. I’ve told them as much, too :-)
Good grief. 3 of my closest friends are born within a few days of each other. I have a triple whammy of birthday’s, birthday cake, birthday parties and birthday presents. Seriously. Blondie 2’s birthday is on Tuesday, Special K’s birthday is on Sunday and Zob’s birthday is on the Monday.
I’ve told them that I’m “losing their numbers” until the 07 October. They think I’m kidding.
All 3 girls are so similiar and so different at the same time. To try and find 3 different birthday gifts that are thoughtful, special and unique to their personalities is a challenge and with the week I have, I’m not sure when I’m going to get this right.

I absolutely adore giving gifts. There is nothing better that putting in a lot of effort in order to find something that they will love and then watching their faces as they open up the carefully wrapped gift. It is my best!
I hardly ever give gift vouchers. I need to find something that I know they’ll adore, that will make their faces light up and will make them feel like a princess on their special day.
I love gift wrapping too. Man, you should see me at Christmas. I am insane.
There is nothing worse than putting effort in and seeing someone half heartedly look at the gift and mumble a “Thanks.”
I know a few people like that. They get gift vouchers.

The man always teases me. The only reason you like buying gifts is so that you can buy something for yourself.
What? I. do. not.
Oh yes you do. What about JB? You bought her one of those fancy handbags, whatchacallit, and you bought one for yourself too.
It’s called Nine West and that was a coincidence.
You bought Special K something last year, I can’t remember, and you bought the same thing for yourself in another colour and you always buy your sister what you would ultimately like.
Gasp! I. Don’t!
You do. Face it.

Does this make me selfish? I guess I do buy some things. SOME things that I would like, but only because I know that we’re very similiar and that she would love it too. The logic is this. If I love it; she’ll love it.
We’re friends and therefore we have a lot in common.
Good grief. Maybe I am a selfish buyer...but I DO put a lot of effort into gifts to the unique person and shopping for gifts allows me to shop with a purpose. If I had to buy these sorts of things for myself, just because, I’d feel too guilty.
Shopping for someone else allows me to look at things I ordinarily wouldn’t look at and so I get a few things for myself too. I’m there. Might as well!

Are you buying this?*

Have I convince you or myself?

*Excuse the pun. Oh I amuse myself.

PS> Note to self: Self, get your ass into the boxing gym. You’ve been slack! Enough.


Moe Wanchuk said...

My birthday is Feb 1....
Just send me pictures of girls in bikinis.
I'm very easy.


Kitty Cat said...

I think you're ultimately not selfish, cos I wish my friends would buy me what they would love, instead of stuff that their grandma would like, like soap, bubble bath and handcream. Oh and incense. Enough with the smelly stuff! Unless they're trying to tell me something?

Ruby said...

i love giving gifts that took a lot of time to come up with and even more time to find. Personalized gift, that are sometimes super unpractical, but adored by the recipient because it's something they totally looooove. so you go right ahead hun:)

Miss T said...

Not at all! Hey you got your friend a nine west bag..hello?! Thats a super cool gift

MidniteGem said...

I'm so with you on the present giving stuff. I love giving presents more then i like getting them. I love finding just the right thing and i will agonize over it for ages. But now my problem is that i have a reputation for giving the best gifts so my friends all now expect the best!

Tamara said...

I'm so excited that Oct is here on Wed - I can offically start with the Christmas presents. I LOVE giving presents! And I think you sound like my kind of shopper ;-)

phillygirl said...

Weekends like that are fabulous ... especially when before or after a crazy week!

Good luck with the bday shopping :) I don't think I'm particularly good at shopping for friends ... but I love gift shopping for my family!

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Moe...I'm also Aquarius...NO WONDER you rock!! ;-)

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Oh no Kitty Cat...receiving things like that are only cool when it's from Crabtree & Evelyn or the Body Shop.
Incense?? Nooo!!!

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Ruby...personalised gifts are the absolute best!! I wish I had the time to do them!!

The Blonde Blogshell said...

That's what I said Miss T! LOL ;-)

The Blonde Blogshell said...

See, that's the hard part Midnitegem... you put in shit loads if effort and make the gifts lovely but that means each year you need to up your game! Argh -nah! I don't stress about stuff like that anymore...I used to. You know there will be effort into it anyway! ;-)

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Tamara Nooooo....are you one of THOSE people?? WOW. In essence, I've always wanted to get my Christmas shopping out the way nice and early, but it never happens. I'm bad with that and can sometimes be found whizzing around on the 24th...BUT to my defence, I don't GET a holiday over December - that's right...I work Christmas Eve, Day, New Years Eve and there!!

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Philly was one of the best weekend!!

Ah yes, now I find it easy to shop for friends, my sister and my dad, but I struggle to shop for my mom - sounds weird, but I think it's because I want to be the MOST special!!

Lopz said...

I wish I could be more like you. I HATE gift shopping with a passion - it causes me undue stress and I am never satisfied that I got it right. I'm a self-confessed gift voucher person. I just wish all my friends were too!

KaB said...

I'm exactly like buying something that will make their face light up & make them feel extra special...I also sometimes buy myself the same thing...esp when it comes to anything gorgeously pink, glittery or fabulous...I can't help myself! It does not mean you're selfish...on the shows that you think it's good enough even for you to purchase :)

And I love gift wrapping too...that's so much fun! I love our Christmas tree on Christmas looks fantastic! My sister has a cupboard full of fun wrapping shit...every colour, texture & box you could's a serious goodie draw!

Happy birthday to your girls :)

Piss: it's good to read your blog again...need some serious catching up time!