Friday, January 19, 2007

Vacation's All I Ever Wanted...

Phase IV of Christmas officially began yesterday night--and we'll be in Maryland the rest of the weekend finishing up Phase IV, seeing the rest of the family on Rich's side...

Do we atheists know how to drag out a holiday or what? :D

Being as the rest of the winter will officially suck--seeing as how it finally started to snow last night for the first time, and we haven't reached any temps above 40 degrees, and there are no more holidays of any fun or worth to the human race until Memorial Day, I suppose I'll try to have to make the best of it by playing a lot more Zelda...

I even heard that Europe, which was also having some very weird and off-the-wall temps finally got some snow this past week! I'm all for stopping global warming, and since that will only make it even colder here in the future winters of "someday," I'm thinking I'll retire to Hawaii--one of the islands without an active volcano. But I digress.

Phase IV started out shitty, but only because Rich is a typical man who doesn't know how to shop or what to get people. I got home from work last night, looked around the living room...

Me: Where are the presents?
Rich: Right there. On the coffee table.
Me: I don't see any pretty bows or wrapping paper...
Rich: No--I got dad a gift certificate to Netflix, and my mom were giving a check.
Me: ...
Rich: What?
Me: You've had two months--months--to shop for them, and this is what you end up with? A gift certificate and a check?!
Rich: Well, I wandered around for four hours today, and nothing spoke to me.
Me: Spoke to you...
Rich: Yeah, you know, like, Oh, they'll love that! or They need this! Nothing. And since Mom likes to read, we'll give her a check to buy books!
Me: You couldn't get a B&N gift card?
Rich: I didn't want to drive all the way into Allentown.
Me: So your giving your mom... a check...
Rich:Yes.
Me: No.
Rich: What do you mean, no? I've already--
Me: I could give two shits. We're going shopping.
Rich: We have to be there in an hour and a half!
Me: Get in the car.
Rich: Jason, I don't--
Me: Fine. I'll go. Meet me at your parents house in an hour and forty-five...
Rich: No, wait--
Me: Hurry up.
Rich: But why--?
Me: Richard, you don't give a check as a present. That sucks! That worse than sucks. That's shitty.
Rich: Well... (looking chagrined)
Me: Come on...
So we were at his parents' house an hour later with presents they could actually unwrap as opposed to making paper airplanes out of... I could of smacked him, I was so pissed. But it all worked out well, and we all had a great night, so--

Today his assignment was to finish the shopping for the family down in Maryland. In fact, he just stopped by here at work and I told him what he was going to buy for them after he started the, "Well, if nothing jumps out at me..." crap again. Sometimes I just don't know where his head is...

But I love him. :D

So we're off to Maryland, and hope you all have a great weekend!

5 comments:

Kelly said...

I hope you had a good time away from the office!

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Darkmind said...

(O)

Jason Hughes said...

Hmm...

What is this (O) thing?...

Ergo said...

My friends at work also now read your blog.. and laugh! :)

Thanks for the birthday wishes.