We told our families we were skipping Christmas presents this year. Yeah, we got some for the nieces and nephew, but figured there's enough stuff in our lives, we don't need to add to the piles.
I'm kinda wishing we could take it back! Someone showed me a catalog today from ThinkGeek.com. I know it's still tchotchke, but it's funny and clever.
Can't you see me wearing this shirt while standing next to Jrex?
And, for the chemist in the family (hint: NOT me), wouldn't it be comforting to be surrounded by one of your favorite things?
This one isn't junk at all. It's a magnetic LED tool that helps you pick up the stuff you dropped down the drain, or wherever.
This clock might even remind me of some of the rudiments of math. Or just make me later than usual.
I guess I can pretend that Jrex is the geek in the family, but I'm not that far behind! He just KNOWS more of the 'usual' geek things (math, computers, coding). At our supper club over the weekend, the guys started swapping 'remember when' computer stuff like "Remember using punch cards for 'memory'?". I don't go that far back, but I do remember programming new game levels for our Lode Runner game on our Apple IIe.
All I can say is, whenever we have a house again? Be afraid, be very afraid.
Or, as they say at Think Geek:
"Come to the dark side;
we have cookies.