This is the first Christmas I can recall where I am seriously concerned whether something I’m gifting will be liked.
Month: December 2010
Tis the season of diamond and car commercials.
I’m generally anti-marriage (for myself) but years ago decided that if someone even wanted to attempt proposing to me, a diamond ring wouldn’t be the way to go. Instead, I wanted a Jarrett custom rifle. What, you aren’t familiar with the old saying, “Weaponry is a girl’s best friend”?
Well, since deciding that, I’ve bought my own Jarrett custom rifle. So I don’t really need another one. (Yes, I know, when it comes to guns, I always need another one.)
As far as cars…I bought my dream vehicle several years ago and am still totally in love with it. I have yet to see a vehicle with a red bow on it that could even compete with my baby and its 5.7 Hemi V8.
So naturally I was thinking, “Man, what’s a guy to do? He wants to buy you something that is symbolic of his undying love for you, but you already have everything awesome! Is there no hope for your hordes of suitors?”
Fear not, guys, I thought of something. Something perfect for me that you won’t see in dozens of commercials.
A big, beautiful, glorious bathtub.
One of my favorite manga ever is “Ouran High School Host Club.” Being a silly reverse-harem type of manga, the characters have very specific, different personalities. If you had asked me which personality was most similar to mine, never would I have said Tamaki’s.
Well, I’m afraid volume 15 proved me wrong.
First comparison is that I just voraciously read three volumes of manga in one sitting in the tub. So apparently I share Tamaki’s utter lack of self-control.
Then we have Hikaru yelling at Tamaki (regarding his proposed birthday present for Haruhi), “People like you who don’t think about the other person’s feelings when giving gifts are the worst!” I do this…well, pretty much whenever I buy anything for anyone.
However, this quote by Tamaki himself was the nail in the similarity coffin:
“I’ve always believed I was somewhat of a genius in my own right…so discovering how idiotic I’ve been has come as a shock.”