hide and seek

Monday, December 8, 2008
I hate being surprised and it's very hard to pull this off.

Case in point - the only surprise birthday party for me was thrown two years ago. My friends pulled it off because they had so many lies going.... they didn't know which was the truth anymore. Needless to say, this doesn't happen very often.

I always want to know everything. If we are going out, I want to know where, how long and why. It's built into my DNA - I can't help it. I will indirectly find out key details which can blow a surprise too.

This definitely doesn't help with gift giving either.I have always searched for birthday and Christmas presents, too. Back when I realized there wasn't any Santa, I would make it my mission to search out each present. As I got older and more like Nancy Drew, I would even search for my mom's receipts from her holiday shopping. (Sorry, Mom, but I couldn't help it.)

I even discovered one of my birthday presents hidden in her bedroom closet. I think it was Gem and the Holograms. Even at 8, I managed to pull off a "I'm-really-surprised-but-I-already-knew-what-I-was-getting" look.

Fast forward 15 years later and I still search out for clues. You know you have issues when your boyfriend tells you he's keeping the presents at an undisclosed location and not your house.

BF- I'm guaranteeing you don't return any of my presents this year.
Me - Yeah right, did you get me Paris Hilton perfume again?
BF- I'm going out on a limb here. I'm promising something I've never promised before. You won't return anything.
Me- Did you think the same thing last year? Because if that's the case, you are screwed.
BF - No, last year I knew you'd take stuff back. This year you won't. And, I won't disclose the location or price of where your gifts are.

Five bucks said they are stored at our friend's house or in our storage units because our keys our mysteriously missing.


Katelin said...

haha what a sneaky boyfriend. i love that he has to hide it from you :)

Alexa said...

what if it is sparkly and worn on your left hand?


LBluca77 said...

I hate being surprised too. I think it's scary.

adriana said...

My first thought was what Alexa said! But I love that he's gone through the trouble of hiding it and getting something he knows you'll want!

The Modern Gal said...

I hate when people tell me they have a surprise for me. Of course I'm going to spend all of the time up until the time they reveal their surprise trying to figure out what it is. Which means I'm going to come up with some idea that's way better than what the surprise turns out to be which means mega disappointment.

I'll take on the spot surprises though.

P.S. I love your new design!

Christina K said...

Cute new layout!

My bro and I were latch key kids and would open up and reseal our gifts ALL THE TIME. One year I got screwed because I found ice skates, which I really wanted. Turns out they were Santa's gift to my mom (we wear the same size). Grrrr.

Fizzgig said...

I ruined a few christmases peeking at gifts growing up. I didn't enjoy it as much knowing what I got.

I smell diamonds. No one takes diamonds back!!! =)

Allison M. said...

Katelin - I know, he is determined for me not to ruin the surprise.

Alexa - Or a brown and white checkered Louis to hold in my right?

LBluca77 - I just need to be in the know.

Adriana - Nope, Alexa is wrong.

The Modern Gal - I want the surprise, but then I don't.

Christina K - Way to go mom!

Fizzgig - No, no diamonds. Maybe a John Hardy ring I've been eyeing.

stealthnerd said...

Last year my boyfriend had to hide my presents at his roommate's father's house. I guess I'm too sneaky for my own good!

Anonymous said...

We were all on the same page for your party! I had everything planned perfectly except for the fact that I had your black eyeshadow and you wanted it for your nice "dinner" with your BF. You have to admit it. . . I am good!