There is nothing like eating sausage & beans and drinking a beer while watching TV in my pjs to make me really feel like a bachelor. But bachelor life isn’t the subject of this entry, I got my first birthday gift!!!! I’m so excited!

Kel-lee picked me up the ENTIRE Calvin & Hobbes collection!!! These three massive books weigh like a hundred thousand pounds! The sad part is I have no time to read them!!! I’m so backed up with skool that I dont know when I’ll have time to start them!

It’s not often I actually get something for my birthday that I want. And this brings me to the subject of gift-giving. First off, I believe the best holiday in the world is the birthday. It’s a day to honor your life and to celebrate you being alive another year to make the world a better place. But I’m a hypocrite. I’ve been known to forget my friend’s birthdays. And I’m not the greatest gift provider when I do remember. A lot of that comes down to money. In the past, with some of my friends, there was a secret, unspoken pact that no one gets anyone a gift and if we did it was a case of beer or something.

However, there is just something magical about having a gift, picked out especially for you, sitting on your lap while your anticipation and curiosity piques seconds before you tear into it. I had that tonight and it was awesome!

It’s not about how much you spent, it’s about you taking the time to think about someone and choosing a gift you think they would enjoy. This is the reason I believe cash and gift cards are a total cop-out and personally will never give them as gifts. These things take no thought and it feels like the gifter felt obligated to give you something and this was just quick and easy. Give me nothing over quick and easy any day.

“It seems like once people grow up, they have no idea what’s cool.”



Current mood: ecstatic
Currently reading: The Complete Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson