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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Unrealistic Birthday Expectations

Kitteh via memebon.jp

In the grand tradition of the Romans, the Vikings, and Pirate Bob, I like to celebrate my birthday in style, and also by being showered with gifts. I don't mind what sort of gifts as long as they aren't groceries- it's more the spirit of the thing. Although, I was given a pot of mini highlighters by someone for my 30th birthday, which left me a bit nonplussed. Once you hit 30 the implication is that you can buy your own highlighters, and I haven't really used them much since uni anyway...

In any case. with two weeks to go, people are starting to make enquiries of the "what do you want, you materialistic cow* sort. With that in mind, here is my by-now-sort-of-annual list of birthday desires, in order from most likely and realistic to most extreme example of my lack of perspective.

  1. Large box of After Eight Mints** or Lindt Poivre Intense.
  2. Pillsbury Brownie Mix, although if you can track down some Betty Crocker Choc fudge Brownie mix, that would be AWESOME!!!!
  3. Selection of Cactus Pups from ToiToy at the waterfront.
  4. Vouchers/ gift cards from Exclusive books, Readers' Den or Zoom (shoeeeeeees!!!).
  5. Sandman 3- Dream Country by Neil Gaiman.
  6. Preacher 2- Until the End of the World by Garth Ennis.
  7. Fake Wayfarer sunglasses from YDE (black or cherry red frames).
  8. An electric blanket for a 3/4 bed. It's cold!
  9. Three-way foldable reflector (white silver and gold).
  10. Nintendo DS plus Nintendogs or WarioWare.
  11. Canon Eos 450d with wide-angle lens.
  12. Chloe Inez Box Clutch or Lady Dior Avenue Bag in orange .
  13. Tickets to Tokyo plus accomodation for ten days at the Keio Plaza (I like the Keio Plaza), so I can visit some people.

Oh, and, uh, world peace. And stuff.


*this is not rudeness, merely a statement of truth. although materialistoc ninja zombie pirate would be more accurate.
** Nom Nom Nom.

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6 Comments:

Blogger I are wearing the jean pant said...

Do you remember that song: "All I want for Christmass is my two front teeth"? Somehow I dont think it is relevant here... Gold teeth maybe?

8:14 AM  
Blogger Charmskool said...

Well at least you don't do that foolish thing where you say "it's not the gift it's the thought that counts" or "no don't waste your money" because I take those people literally and give them nothing but send them an sms telling them I'm thinking of them. Nope you are materialistic and (apparently)proud of it. I wonder where on earth you developed such shallow values.....?

10:47 AM  
Blogger kyknoord said...

"...and stuff"? Excellent, I have stuff.

12:58 PM  
OpenID livingladolcevita said...

God. Birthingday's are just the best ever. *AND* you get to be center of attention the whole day. And more, if you plan more birthingday parties.

*swoon*

It's good.

P.S. with you on the lindt. Mmm.

3:32 PM  
Blogger The Blonde Blogshell said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!

I think your expectations are valid and reasonable, except for:

Large box of After Eight Mints** or Lindt Poivre Intense.
Pillsbury Brownie Mix, although if you can track down some Betty Crocker Choc fudge Brownie mix, that would be AWESOME!!!!
Selection of Cactus Pups from ToiToy at the waterfront.
Vouchers/ gift cards from Exclusive books, Readers' Den or Zoom (shoeeeeeees!!!).
Sandman 3- Dream Country by Neil Gaiman.
Preacher 2- Until the End of the World by Garth Ennis.
Fake Wayfarer sunglasses from YDE (black or cherry red frames).
An electric blanket for a 3/4 bed. It's cold!
Three-way foldable reflector (white silver and gold).
Nintendo DS plus Nintendogs or WarioWare.
Canon Eos 450d with wide-angle lens.
Chloe Inez Box Clutch or Lady Dior Avenue Bag in orange .
Tickets to Tokyo plus accomodation for ten days at the Keio Plaza (I like the Keio Plaza), so I can visit some people.
Oh, and, uh, world peace. And stuff.

;-)

6:11 PM  
Blogger Being Brazen said...

That kitty cat picture is frickin adorable.

I dont think your list is unreasonable - I think you just need richer friends...heehee

1:41 PM  

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