Continuing with the birthday theme–I know you’re probably thinking, “Why didn’t you discuss this in the week leading up to your birthday?” Well, as I said, I forget; so, I suppose that makes me the penultimate guy (I’d be the ultimate guy if I looked like Brad Pitt instead of Zach Galifianakis)–I thought I’d discuss the concept of presents.
I’ve never been good when it comes to creating a list. Either it’s too long or it’s empty. Over the years, I’ve endeavored to keep my list simple so that I don’t have too many disappointments. After all, Everyone wants to get you something, but there is realtively little that I need (or think I need).
Being near Earth Day, you’d think my list would contain environmentally friendly products. False. Not that I’m not environmentally conscious (I drive a subcompact, after all), I just don’t put those things on my presents’ list. NO, my list usually ranges from Iron Man on Blu-Ray to The Lord of the Rings Trilogy box set on Blu-ray or the Smallville complete series set on Blu-ray (Blu must be my favorite color). That way, there are a few less expensive items along with more expensive ones, in case people want to splurge or go in together on a gift.
But, if I was really honest with my list and created one not out of need, but out of want (isn’t that the point of birthday lists?) I’d probably list a Ducati or an Aston Martin…or, you know, a lightsaber (not super powrs?). Honestly, who doesn’t want a lightsaber?
The problem with not having a good idea for gifts for myself means that I’m actually a pretty terrible gift giver, too. I usually resort to panic and despair as my go-to guides for gift giving. Procrastination is also one of my companions on the quest for the “perfect gift”. I usually end up giving money or something crazy from work, like LEGOs. Of course, who doesn’t like money (or LEGO)? I just don’t think LEGO has a wedding collection…