Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Real People...Real Gifts

Okay...so I have a love/hate relationship with gift lists. Most of them are, frankly, crappy. Others are fun, but have little functional value. There are so many of them this time of year...Wall Street Journal ran a few of them last week...go to Amazon and they will give you a list for anyone and everyone...Red Envelope has some interesting ideas...but none of them are all around good lists. So, I thought I would attempt to throw out 3 things that will work for just about anyone...Oh yea, you still have time to get them for Christmas...Hanukkah is almost over, but Kwanzaa is still a viable option.

#1. Quelf. My friends J&A gave this game to me last year and it is great. If you enjoy, even a little, playing games, then this is the all around winner. How to describe it...hmmmm...how about every drinking game you played in college mixed with a little Pictionary, Charades, and Jeopardy thrown in. I have to say that there are not many times I laugh harder than when I am playing this game. As an added bonus, if you order off of the link above Mr. Hersch (the J of J&A) gets a portion of the profits for his class. Trust me. If you like games, even a little, this will quickly become one of your favorites!

#2. Planet Earth. I know, I know, documentaries can be so boring, but seriously, the picture on this is ridiculous! It is worth your time to sit and watch...but only if you have the big screen with 1080i...or something like it. Here is a clip if you don't believe me:






#3. Jenny's Ice Cream. "Ice Cream, for Christmas?" Yea, it is a bit odd, but it does have flare...Not sure about the requisite 37 pieces of flare, but certainly has an air of coolness, no? The flavors are different that you would expect, but they the are very good. I would make sure to get the Pear and the Melon...but that's just me.

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Last week I got my first Christmas Gift for 2007...I raved about it then, but I got to tell you it was better than I dreamed...Oh my goodness the sweetness that is California Avocados has been phenomenal. I have made guacamole three times, eaten them plain, and even on Nachos. So soft and green...mmmmmm....mmmmmm....good. If the rest of the season is anything like that, I am going to be freak'n stoked, yo.

2 comments:

Virginia said...

Jeni's Ice Cream is soooo good. I don't know what my favorite flavor is...but definitely not lavender. That one is actually pretty gross.

And Planet Earth? AMAZING. I could watch it all day!

Missy the Garden Freak said...

i'd have to agree 110% with planet earth.. the entire edition of something like 11 dvd's or maybe i'm wrong, but however many there are, they are ALL worth getting... unreal.. the scenery, the wildlife, what an eye opening experience to watch it.. so, i hope everyone was good so santa will bring it to you! happy holidays!