Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Came A Little Early!!!




Before I start I need to explain myself... You may think I am spoiled, selfish, and forgetting the whole point of Christmas... BUT its not true... I actually really really appreciate all my gifts. I take care of them and really am thankful for everything I get. BUT I know people are going to buy me gifts... That's a given... Christmas is a BIG DEAL to my family. My Dad goes crazy buying us gifts... There was one year ... Probably when I was in 6Th grade... You know that age. You are very particular about what you wear and what you want. Well under the tree was my parents "guess" to what I wanted... I wasn't upset because it was partially my fault... I didn't give them specifics... So that was the year THE LIST was born! Next Christmas I searched through all the magazines cutting out what I really wanted. I had pictures, price, size,and where to find it. Little did I know it was my parents dream! They would go into the store and show the people working there my VERY DETAILED list and they would show them exactly where it was. So ever since then I have been making a list (so has my younger brother.. he ain't no ffoooolll!) Some of my friends think its so horrible I do this... While others are pissed they didn't do it. Juan said his parents would be SO offended if he handed them a list... The point of the list is this... I don't want a cream sweater! I don't want ugly shit! I don't expect everything on my list... Its more of a "suggestion guide" Wouldn't you like to know the gift you bought is something the person really wanted and that they will actually use and not RE-GIFT? YES of course! HAHAH I am totally making myself look bad... I only speak the truth! There are people in my family who always buy me cool stuff and they don't need THE LIST.



Juan was really trying to ruin my life! He didn't follow the list... He's a stubborn ass and refused to follow my "suggestion list". Which would be okay normally.... but then he told me he refused to buy me jewelry... WTF!!! I think jewelry is a boyfriend gift. Granted for my birthday he bought me a Japanese craft book, a Q-snaps, scissors and some other stuff he didn't know even existed ... Seriously though... NO JEWELRY? I didn't really care too much but come on... You can't go wrong with Jewelry! I don't know if his jewelry strike was all an act or if he had a change of heart... He bought me this BEAUTIFUL diamond bracelet!!!!! Which I was shocked HE PICKED OUT... He kept on telling me " AND ITS NOT ON YOUR LIST..." as if he was trying to challenge the power of the list... So I guess... People Know me better then I thought. It actually meant more to me that he bought me something that he thought I would like rather than follow the list. I am glad to know that my boyfriend isn't completely hopeless when it comes to shopping! HAHAHA... Oh and just so you know.. I don't sent the list to my whole family.. I am not that HORRIBLE!! That would just be TACKY! I only give it to the parents! Speaking of my parents... My mom has a list... and pretty much all she wants is this: Ped Egg, Pajama pants, slippers, watch, Disneyland pass, Beach Perfume. She thinks my dad bought her a lap top and she's pissed... She said " If I don't get slippers I am going to be so mad!!! Can't I just get a pair of slippers! " HAHAHAHA She is so weird!!!




So the moral of this story is: Maybe I am wrong to make a list, but honestly I wish everyone made a list... It makes shopping so much easier!!!

P.S. The reason I got this bracelet today is Juan is going home for Christmas and I am dropping him off at the air port! :( Its okay though! I am flying out to DC for New Years to meet him!!!

15 comments:

frenzykat said...

uuuuuh, holy crap! that's a beautiful decoration on your wrist, missy!!

i agree wholeheartedly about a list. my mom asks me for a list every year. i think it's practical and less stressful. not greedy and selfish.

Jenny S said...

OOooOOooh Lucky you! Your bracelet is gorgeous!!

I write a santa list every year too! I don't really expect to get the stuff but its always fun to do :) xo

Brooke S. Rochon said...

I don't think you are horrible at all. My husband actually prefers a list in great detail. But I guess I am as bad as your mom, all I want is slippers too, so that when the little man arrives and I have to get up at all hours of the night, my poor little tootsies aren't so cold on the hard wood floors. PS: I've seen those Ped Egg commercials and they make me want to wretch every time the chick empties it into the garbage. GROSS!!

Rachel said...

what a gorgeous bracelet! i'm not really the jewelry type though, the only piece i wear is my engagement ring, which was will's grandmother's, & wedding band. haha that's it! i don't think it's wrong to make a list at all, but my family is pretty good at remembering what kinda stuff i like.

rubyredruca said...

That is gorgeous!!!! Lucky you!

mrskeller said...

what an awesome view from wherever the picture of your bracelet was taken. is that where you live? if so, you just made it really easy to hate you. so jealous!

your bracelet is gorgeous, by the way.

Pr3tty* Knitty~ said...

That is a pretty bracelet!!! We do list in our family too! We exchange wish list on thanksgiving so everybody has enough time to get presents for everybody!
My hubby does jewelry but not handbags though. hahaha~

kittykill said...

That is absolutely beautiful! It looks perfect on your wrist. You can put it in the will for me. Elves for bracelet. LOL!

Brooke S. Rochon said...

Hey Brook, what is MSI, can you send me a link? Not sure what you are referring to. :)

Bird Shit and Baby Caca said...

I totally agree with your "suggestion list". Lots of times I tell people what to get me and they end up getting me something I will never use. I just tell them when they ask anymore "why bother asking, you won't get me what I tell you to anyway". btw, the bracelet is gorgeous!

rkdsign88 said...

Wow the bracelet is just beautiful. The list, yeah I agree :)

Estela said...

Gorgeous bracelet!!! Lucky you!!

My sister and I have always done a list! We still do it to this day. We make a list and email it our parents and eachother. It just makes sense.

and we looked for dexter on xbox but they don't have showtime shows on there!! If you see it please let me know! We could just be blind!

Swell Stitches said...

You lucky bitch! I love your bracelet.. and might I just say it is so not fair that you got it so freaking early! Shame on Juan! He's supposed to hold out on you and tease you relentlessly until Christmas morning!... that's what I would have done.. what your rotten butt deserves! hahaha Don't feel bad about the list, though.. I make one, too.. I have for years.. by the demands of my Mother! lol

~Amy Rose~

sewitsforyou said...

that is a fabulous bracelet. Dan thinks I am hard to buy for ( usually cause I tell him not to buy anything) but lists are good. I have a wist and an amazon wishlist so people know ( mostly dan and my sister). We registered for things we wanted for our wedding and I think it makes it easier for someone to get you something that you specifically liked and know ahead of time how much it is. I think there is a group of people that thinks lists are tacky, well they get the regifts huh? lol

Stephanie N said...

I don't give The List to friends but I do to my boyfriend and my parents(who do the shopping for my grandparents too). And mine is HUGE-not because I expect tonnes of stuff but so they have lots of choices if things are too expensive or can't be found. They like it-it's helpful. :)