The net has everything. I had always heard the expression but had never experienced the true depths which that could run. Until, that is, I was gifted with the most amazing present ever for Valentine’s day… Giant plush microbes in a heart shaped box. I guess it makes me a dork for even finding that an entertaining present to receive but I cannot tell you how thrilled I was to get a little valentine full of plush ovaries, sperm, and other reproductive microbes from a friend. I love gifts that are supremely nerdy and that tells me something about the person who gifted them. Who else but my biologist beau would even think of giving something like that?
It made me start to think about giving gifts in general and I couldn’t help but wonder what my gifts said about me. I am consummately lazy. So typically it’s a gift certificate to their favorite restaurant for holidays or on V-day a box of chocolates that I can buy in multiples for a variety of friends. I don’t think these are bad presents in and of themselves but when it comes to my super close friends… yeah, I think I could do better. It took that little tin of plush microbes to make me want to put in that extra effort for my loved ones.
As Valentine’s day rolls around once again, I find myself buying presents. This year I’m taking extra care to find just the right gift for my loved ones. No more presents that could be given by that aunt who lives God-Knows-Where who you probably wouldn’t recognize if you saw her on the street. I’m getting something that says something about me and about how I feel about the ones I care so darn much about. I finally found the right gift for my biologist friend… It’s a brain cell microbe. Yeah, I couldn’t resist.
Contest: What is your favorite all time gift to have ever given or received? Winner will be picked at random and will win the first three books in the Ravyn Warriors series. ^_^ Good luck!