Thursday, September 25, 2008

Who Needs A Man When You Have A Kindle??

I hadn't made a list for my birthday, so when Ed told me he bought me a present, I was a bit skeptical. I mean, he hadn't even left the house. I was by his side all day. All week, for that matter.

For the life of me, I couldn't imagine what he bought because we hadn't discussed birthday presents. He always gets me a gift, but normally, we do something for my birthday. Last year it was The Biltmore Estate, the year before, Wicked on Broadway.

So I bugged him all day. "What is it? Can I have a hint? Did I want one? Will I like it? It's not another camera, is it? Is it micro-dermabrasion?? Where did you get it? What color is it? Give me a hint. Is it bigger than a breadbox? Am I gonna have to take it back? C'mon! Tell me."

He wouldn't budge. He just kept telling me that it would be at the house when we got back from picking up our load. He was tracking it via UPS and knew it was en-route. When we got home I forgot to even look to see if it arrived; I had to pee. So I darted to the bathroom and when I got back to the TV room, he was grinning like a half-wit.

Then he handed me a box. I saw the yellow Amazon swoosh and my heart skipped a beat. Could it be? Nooooo. How did he know? I hadn't even mentioned it. OK, well maybe I did mention it one (or a hundred) times. But who knew he listened to me? I mean, half the time when I ask him what I just said, he tells me he doesn't know. "How could you not know??" I ask. "Well, you say so much. I can't remember everything." is his pat response.

I'd been wanting an e-reader for a long time, but just kept putting it off. Then I started reading Highway Hags and realized every time Stace mentioned her Kindle, I got a stabbing pain in my side. She loved her Kindle; so much so, that she wished she could hold its hand and take it for long walks on the beach.

I had Kindle envy.

Well I covet no more. Because now I have one too (sticking tongue out); my Eddie bought me a Kindle for my birthday!!

Little does he know he might have just lost his beachcombing partner.


Anonymous said...

Obviously... Eddie is AN EXCELLENT MAN!!!

You are going to have so much fun.

Real Live Lesbian said...

Go Ed! What a fabulous present!

Tracey said...

Awwww, what a guy!

I wish my husband would listen when I drop massive hints.

Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours said...

Yeah! I'm so thrilled for you! And you know where to come for tons of book reviews/suggestions/warnings, right?!

Anonymous said...

alright, your blog is frickin hilarious. This post reminds me (when you said...he didn't even leave the house)...reminded me of my husband who shops at the last minute. ONE YEAR about 4 yrs ago...this goofball did all his shopping at WALGREENS. Do you have Walgreens in your area?

It's a frickin DRUG store. LOL.
I got him back the following year by buying him all kinds of bird stuff and only bird stuff (he likes bird watching sometimes). Bird houses, bird food, suet cakes, bird books. And that was it. He looked at me like I was crazy. He's like: What's up with all this bird shit? Why did you get me all this bird shit?

I said, that's what you get for shopping at a drug store last year.

He lived, he learned. He shops like a normal person now. lol

But you got a great gift! When they come down in price I'm gonna get one