Sunday, November 29, 2009

A Weird Christmas Tradition...

I love my mom. I really do! Haha. I can imagine you're wondering where this post is going. I'm not even sure yet.

My parents are spending Christmas in Chicago this year and so they gave me my presents on Thanksgiving. I, of course, opened them as soon as I got home knowing full well they wouldn't be anything I wanted. This year wasn't as bad as some of the recent years.

For some reason my mom thinks I love getting kitchen stuff. I don't know why she thinks this. Every year, without fail, she will buy me something kitchen related. One year she bought me a garlic press. Another year she bought me a can collander. Yes...a can collander. I always figured that was what the lid was for once you opened the can. I've also gotten oven mitts and dish towels from her.

This year she got me a set of tupperware bowls from IKEA. Definitely something I could use, but won't for a while. Cooking as a single guy doesn't generate much leftovers. It's all good, though.

I just don't have the heart to tell her to not waste her money on these items. At least they aren't breaking the bank on them. It's become a joke between my brother Jesse and his wife Shannah. They always get a kitchen gagdet for me now. Last year they bought me an electric meat thermometer. That was pretty clutch. Just kidding. I don't even think it worked. It ended up in the trash pretty quickly. I should start keeping these things and then regift them for Jesse. Done!

Some Things To Think About

My friend read me some humurous thoughts the other night and we had a good time laughing at some of them. Figured I'd post some in hopes they bring a smile to your face.
  1. Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
  2. I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather.. Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.
  3. The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.
  4. Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
  5. If I agreed with you we'd both be wrong.
  6. Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly, and for the same reason.
  7. Children: You spend the first 2 years of their life teaching them to walk and talk. Then you spend the next 16 years telling them to sit down and shut-up.
  8. A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station.
  9. If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea... does that mean that one enjoys it?
  10. Some people are like Slinkies ... not really good for anything, but you can't help smiling when you see one tumble down the stairs.
  11. Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?
  12. Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back.
  13. Never get into fights with ugly people, they have nothing to lose.
  14. You are such a good friend that if we were on a sinking ship together and there was only one life jacket... I'd miss you heaps and think of you often.
  15. Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.