Friday, December 14, 2012

Ana's White Elephant Gift Exchange

Anastasia is having a white elephant gift exchange over on her blogEveryone is invited, so head on over.

As my white elephant gift, I gave Pao this lovely Nicolas Cage adventure set. 

Confession (of a non-spanky kind), I have a deep love for weird presents.  Suckers with scorpions in them, ice cube trays that make ice shaped like dentures, electric forks that twirl your spaghetti for you--I've given them all.

I was deeply gratified when I asked my nephew to give me his new email address so I could send him a gift certificate to iTunes for his birthday and he requested one of my off-the-wall presents instead.  (He got a paint-by-number set that included a picture of Nicolas Cage and some sort of arctic monkey. I recently discovered the array of odd Nicolas Cage gifts available for purchase.)

My great-aunt (just turned a hundred) likes the goofy presents too.  She laughs at them, then sends them to her son as trophies whenever he wins one of their sports bets.  I'm not sure how he feels about them.

I'm pretty sure everyone else is sick of them, so I'm giving people things like earrings (silver roses, nothing strange) this year.  Which is why I was happy to participate in the White Elephant Gift exchange.  It let me get my weird on.

For Pao's sake, I should have thrown in a ping-pong paddle or a crop.  I didn't think of a gift set until now.  Hmmm.  What sort of spanking gift would go well with the Nicolas Cage adventure set?


  1. Thanks for reminding me that fun presents are the best. I am not at all into Christmas this year but I'd still like to send some fun gifts. Maybe a paint by numbers is just the answer.

  2. A few years ago, my mother-in-law got my husband Uncle Milton's Ant farm for his birthday. The farm came first along with a notice that the ants would arrive later by mail. My husband was not happy. In fact, his feelings were hurt.

    "You should tell her," I said. "Maybe she can cancel the ants."

    He asked his mother, "Mom, what in the world would make you think I'd want an ant farm?"

    "You loved it the last time you had one," she said.

    "But I was six!"

  3. I have a blog

    princess x

  4. Suckers with scorpions on them? All yours...ew! :)

    I've always wanted to try one of those paint-by-number kits for adults, but they are a bit intimidating.

    Oh, and I think a few others were jealous of the colorforms. :D