yesterday was my 18th wedding anniversary. we went out to dinner at a super swanky sushi spot here in nashville. a good friend of ours waited on us and it was delicious. why was it delicious? because i ordered for us. craig openly admitted to our friend, when she came to take our order that, for exactly 18 years, i’ve been ordering ordering better than he has. which is not completely true. he’s ordered something better than what i chose, twice. in 18 years. but it did begin with dinner on our wedding night. i ordered swordfish, he doesn’t even remember what he ate, only that he will never forget the swordfish.
however, he’s better at buying gifts. craig has some magical sense for getting the right thing. he made one of our groomsmen cry when he gave him an Uncle Duke* action figure as a groomsman gift. he routinely finds things for me (i.e. vintage boots or handbags) that are perfect in style and fit. it’s like his super power.
i, on the other hand, suck at shopping for him. i actually try to keep notes throughout the year on ideas for him for christmas. it’s dumb. this year i think i nailed it, but only time will tell.
so here’s the questions:
1. are you a good gift giver?
2. what’s the best and/or worst gift you’ve ever given?
3. are you an early or a late shopper?
4. are you a tease? do you like to dangle clues or do you keep your trap shut?
*Uncle Duke is a character from Doonesbury that was based on Hunter S. Thompson. yeah, i had to look that up.