Merry Christmas, kittens! I hope that y’all are able to spend the day with the people who matter the most to you.
Obviously I will be in the middle of it all with my
merry band family.
So let’s talk gift-giving, shall we?
Y’all remember Edward & Bella, right?
Well apparently that was the beginning of something great for our family. I think it’s safe to say that Billy now has what can only be described as a working relationship with The Artist.
Welcome, William and Kate.
And no, that’s not a bad paint job, those are signs of hair loss that you’re noticing on William’s head.
It’s because she really tries to “capture” the subject.
But I did not want to be outdone! Obviously.
I know that people worry about neighbors that will steal their gifts off of their front porches. Crooked delivery men who will tamper with their packages.
I was totally confident that if anyone wanted to steal this, the surprise would be on them.
Behold. My gift for Billy this year.
Yes, you really are looking at a Mouse Taxidermy Desktop Calendar. Because when Marcus and I were watching Dinner for Schmucks on cable a couple of weeks ago, the moment Steve Carell started pulling out the book with examples of his mouse taxidermy-work, I knew that we had stumbled upon greatness.
Unfortunately, books like the one that his character proudly showed off don’t actually exist. So I had to create my own. And in the process of searching for photos of taxidermied mice, not only did I get extremely disturbed that so many people are doing this, I laughed so hard that I cried.
For an hour.
If you’re ever having a downer day, just grab your computer and get Google-ing. There’s not enough space in the world for mouse taxidermy and other emotions to co-exist.
Let’s not forget Dad. Because he couldn’t be left out of the fun.
I found A Real Treasure for him.
A signed copy of A Love That Multiplies.
Vote: Most necessary object? Or most necessary object?
If I may be so honest, I’m 100% positive that the website I ordered it from is what gave my work computer the virus of the century.
Like, I mean IT spent a week re-building my computer.
But it was totally worth it.
Does your family give gag gifts?
What’s the most ridiculous gift (serious or not) that you have ever received?