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The Goal of Irresistible Persuasion

My birthday is coming up, as it inevitably does. But this go around the husband has shocked and amazed me by asking me what I’d like. Like, giftwise. Generally he isn’t into “obligatory gifts” and I am content with the glorious baked goods he makes instead (shhh, don’t tell him that). But if he’s offering? Well, ok then. Anyhow, his first thought was to get me a new cell phone, as the one I’ve been toting around for years is on the defective side. The sad little thing is unable to store telephone numbers, and the amount of time the battery holds its charge? Honestly, the little man’s attention span is longer. But I really don’t use it all that much, nor is the idea of a new phone at all tantalizing. There are oodles of other things out there that would *really* rock my socks off. At the top of the list 1) a new camera and 2) a new tattoo. I am torn. We can’t quite afford a new digital SLR at the moment, so it would have to be a delayed gratification thing, with the husband socking away some money in savings for me. The tattoo is one I’ve been wanting for some time, and I haven’t had a new tattoo since my birthday…in 1996. Naturally I’m leaning towards the instant gratification option. Plus, I kind of want to wait until Canon comes out with a camera that incorporates the sensor dust-fighting features of Sony’s latest.

Speaking of my birthday…I don’t think I’ve ever pimped my wish list before, but what the hell? If the husband can get me a present, maybe you can too. Less than two weeks to go folks. Have at it.

Ack! It’s come to my attention that the wish list link wasn’t working properly, but I have since updated it. Phew.

colorful carpet

Bonus: Some friends are involved with the 48 Hour Film Project and their creation was screening tonight. At my favorite theater even. But I saw two movies yesterday (Cars with the little man, and District B-13 with little Dave) and I’m tired and a little logey so I punked out. Sorry guys.


  1. irish-girl wrote:

    my hubby gave me a gift certificate to uptown tattoo for my 30th birthday and i haven’t been able to use it ’cause i was all pregnant and stuff. we should totally go get some tattoos together! raaawwwr!

    Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at 10:33 pm | Permalink
  2. That would rawk! We’ll have to see if we can work that out. I’ve got a consultation appointment with my guy, Nic Skrade, on Friday afternoon, but it turns out he’s actually booked solid until the Fall. Seems he’s gotten pretty popular in the last decade :-)

    Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at 10:19 am | Permalink

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