||[Jun. 1st, 2007|07:01 pm]
I don't know what to ask for for my birthday. The trouble is, when I see things I want, I tend to... buy them, and now it's five days to my birthday and I haven't even given one suggestion. Also my mother keeps calling me unimaginative when I ask for books and DVDs, even when they're what I want.|
See, you should ask for a pony. Or a baby elephant. Or for your very own theme park. Then your mum will realise that books and DVDs aren't that unimaginative at all, and are in fact, much easier to get someone than a pony. Or and elephant. Or a theme park.
Well, unless you've Michael Jackson and you would have bough those for yourself already. ;)
That's when I stock up on the expensive stuff, like ordering five bottles of BPAL or a giant box o'Lush stuff.
I have the exact same problem around my birthday or the holidays. I recently tried the approach of listing things that are free/damn near. I asked for the following things last Christmas and it seemed to really help.
- $1 scratch off ticket
- epistlatory communication
- used postcards
- amusing used books on whatever subject is silliest
As it was, most of my friends went with books they no longer wanted and thought I'd like or used books they saw in windows that had absolutely no relevance but a chuckle.
Don't know if this helps, but hey... Happy (almost) birthday, by the by.
Hah. Birthday. have you tried for car, house, international holiday? That might make her think books and DVDs are a great idea after all...