26 December 2011

Kick in the Pants

This Christmas Steve and I didn't give each other any particularly earth-shattering gifts. (That's the beauty of being a grown-up -- with a driver's license and a wallet, we can buy what we want, when we want, so there isn't much that has to wait for gift-giving occasions.) When we give each other gifts, it truly is the thought that counts (like with the cork letter I gave him for our anniversary, which cost about a dollar to make).

This Christmas, though, it was less about creative, thoughtful gifts in the traditional sense and more about just finally buying things that we've just been needing for a while but hadn't gotten around to picking up. (Um, that's "needing" in quotes...none of this was truly needed.) Anyway, that's how we ended up with...

...a WORX Trivac leaf sucker...



(like a leaf blower -- and indeed it has a leaf blower function, but we look forward to using it to suck up leaves and turn them into mulch)

...a pretty new umbrella (my old one only sort of worked)...



...that collapses up teeny-tiny...



...more memory for my computer...

...a new Hello Kitty towel for triathlons (I lost my old one at a race last season)...



...some slimy keyboard cleaner...



...an Eye-Fi wireless memory card for our camera (which automatically downloads pictures to the computer -- awesome!)...

...organizers for computer cords...



...a magnetic cord holder for Steve's iPod earphones (for running)...



...an Obihai OBi device (which lets us answer calls to our cell phone numbers on regular house phones -- even though we haven't even run phone lines to or in the house! -- saving us minutes on our prepaid phones and running across the house to grab the cell phones...

...and new spoon rest (that's a much better match to our kitchen than our old blue and white one)...



Gotta go install some software, suck up some leaves, and tidy up the computer!

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