Brian Shares Saturday: Christmas Gifts, Puppies, Cheese, and Evil Deer

Christmas Gifts

Brian is the hardest person in the world to shop for. Not because he’s picky. Not because he doesn’t need or want anything. Not because he only likes expensive things. No. Because he freakin’ buys whatever the hell he wants, even if it’s just days or weeks before Christmas or his birthday. Which makes it really hard to get him a present. Last year, he had briefly mentioned something about how cool straight edge razors are. I thought to myself, Yes! The perfect gift idea. Likely useless, but at least it’s cool and he’ll be excited about it.

Last November he went and bought this, which he’s used once and is now merely decor in our bathroom:

 

Straight Edge Razor Christmas Gift

Yep, just sitting in our bathroom. Unused. Collecting dust that I have to clean…eventually.

Which is why I thought it was funny when he sent me this Christmas meme:

first world problems Christmas meme

Of course, I put the kabosh on him being allowed to buy anything for himself this year from November until Christmas by insisting that we get an apartment. (And then we needed all of this big stuff (Couch, dining table, chairs, TV, coffee tables, kitchen stuff, bathroom stuff), so he couldn’t buy other stuff. Sneaky, right?)

I’ve got an excellent Christmas present already bought and triple wrapped. (I’m sneaky like that.)

But he keeps telling me that he already knows what he’s getting me. And my anxiety of him not making purchases until the last possible minute is rising. So when I asked him what he was getting me, and he said he wasn’t telling, I asked if it was bigger than a bread box. And he said… it IS a bread box.

This bread box. Except that it is sold out. And no packages have arrived at the door with his name on them. And I am suspicious that it is not a bread box. In fact I think that I already know what I am getting…He’s sneaky like that. But if he needs some stocking stuffer ideas, he can always check out my Christmas Letter to Santa.

Gratuitous Puppy Picture

gratuitous puppy picture

Brian sent me this when I was in major back pain this week. So of course, I asked if we could get one… (You can learn all about our hunt for the perfect pet in the back issues of Brian Shares Saturday.) His response? “But his head is too big.” I told that our future puppy, Ernest, would grow into his head. (I have a thing for naming animals and potentially children after authors and book characters. Is that bad?)

Cheese

Brian sent me an article that he found on Slashdot about how cheese has been a big part of humanity for 7500 years. I’ll bet in all that time not one human loved cheese as much as me. Maybe a robot, but not a human. Cheese! 7,500 years. That means cheese is historic. Excuse me while I go snack on some havarti.

Evil Deer

I have an unnatural deathly fear of deer. More on that story another day. I promise. But Brian thought it would be funny (READ: start a fight) to show me some pictures of deer that are even more evil than I originally feared. I’m sorry dear Blog Lovers, but I can’t bear to post the actual pictures of said evil vampire-esque deer… but I can link you to the original evil deer picture that Brian sent me. And the subsequent pictures that ensured he would never have another home cooked roast beef in our kitchen again. It was very mean, knowing how scared I am of deer to show unsuspecting me these horrifying pictures.

Vengeance will be mine.

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Brian Shares Saturday: In Which Brian Cheers Me Up with Nerd Stuff

I can’t believe it’s only a few weeks until Christmas!!! Aren’t you so excited?

Brian knows that my love of Christmas is strong…which is why he not only humored me by participating in the best Christmas card ever this week, he also helped plan it out. It’s brilliant. I may have a few left if you still want one…but it’s first come, first serve.

Here’s a sort of sneak peak…

Christmas cards from Quirky Chrissy

This is NOT our Christmas card picture. It was just part of the photo shoot…

Back to the usual shares…

This week wasn’t my finest hour. I’ve been having some overwhelming feelings of not excitement because I would like to be gainfully employed with a company that is awesome. Freelancing can be fun, but it’s not constant. Plus, I miss that whole team environment that comes with a job. Brian knows what’s up though, so he’s always trying to cheer me up.

The Sloth

As you well know, sloths are kind of a big deal in this house. So he still sends me the cute sloth sitting in his desk. Sorry guys, that picture just never gets old. Ever. One day, we will have a sloth named Ebenezer. And it will be wonderful.

You Think You Had a Bad Day…

So Brian sent me this amazing link to 19 gifs of pure joy. 19 people who’ve most definitely had a worse day than me. Believe me, it’s worth clicking this link. I don’t know how or where Brian finds this shit…but it’s freakin’ awesome.

Nerdy Physics Stuff

On one of our dates in the first few months of our relationship, Brian took me to a physics discussion on Dark Matter at Fermi Lab, which is a cool science facility practically in our backyard. I was unsure as to whether it was a good idea, but he seemed so excited about it that I agreed to go. Other than it being long and during dinner time and I forgot to bring snacks so I was a little cranky, it was really cool.

So when Brian discovered this article on “something cooler than dark matter,” and came home all excited about it, I knew I had to share it with you. Perhaps you sciency and nerdy types will enjoy it. If you’re not into that, I understand…I’ve got something for you, too…

Reading Gaming Goodness

For the literati and the gamers, Brian found this most amazing comic strip in the history of ever. When I taught high school freshman, one of my favorite short stories was The Most Dangerous Game. If you have not read it before, take a few minutes and go read the story first. The full text is linked above. It’s short. I’ll wait.

Read it? Fab.

So now you know the surprise ending to The Most Dangerous Game (and if you don’t…seriously go read that shit. it will blow your mind. Maybe. At the very least, you’ll be just a little bit smarter for having read it.)

Brian sent me a comic strip called, The Most Dangerous Gamer.

Hysterical right? The competition. The angry I’m-better-than-that-guy gamer mentality. The winner. Brilliant.

An Overabundance of Cute

cute pup rolling over

Yawning puppy

OH! And this is what happened when Brian discovered Google Drives has a survey format…He created a survey for me. I mean seriously. I almost said no because it was an option! If I made one the choices would be, “Yes, Of course, Absolutely, or Definitely.”

In all seriousness, though guys… Do I not have the best boyfriend in the world? I don’t know where he finds it all, but I’m always smiling.

Hollywood Studios Picture

 

 

 

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