Monday, February 26, 2007

The presence of presents

I was planning on putting this on my blog a few weeks ago, but haven't had time.

Abe said that he can't ever think of anything to buy for me. Anyway, a co-worker of his found this Book of Mormon at a yard sale and picked it up. The lady didn't charge him anything for it. He offered it to abe, because he thought abe might want it. So abe decided to give it to me for my birthday.
The publication date is 1874. The leather cover is a little worn, but it appears like new on the inside. Okay, to get really corny, we met in 1974, 100 years after this book was published. What a really neat gift, and so much neater than anything you could buy at the store.
Now for the other "notable" present from my birthday - yes leaner and hairball, you know what I'm referring to - your gift to me. Let me just say it came in a bag with the word Castle written on it. It is a modified version of my favorite game - Yahtzee. I can't even leave it sitting around as the picture on the front is too descriptive.
If these two presents aren't opposite sides of the coin, I don't know what are. I will not share my experiences with one of these gifts, but I may share from the other. You can just decide for yourself which of these is most like me.


tif-do said...

I used to blush just driving by the "castle" place.

Amie said...

LOL that is too funny!!! What an awesome gift--the BOM that is! (wink!)

YES I need help gardening. What did he put in the soil exactly? We talk to the folks at Home Depot and they talk about gypsum and fertilizer and who knows what and $50 later I have dirt. HELP!

hairball said...

There isn't a one side that is more like you. It's just that there is a side that is shared and expressed to others while the other side is for your own fun and privacy :)

leaner said...

Muaa Haa Haa. You have to admit it was a funny gift, though. I agree with Hairball. You are multi-sided, you just don't show all of them.

When I was a teenager you told me that although sex was for marriage, it was meant to be enjoyed by both parties, and not just for procreation. I think that is one of the things that has stuck with me my whole life. I just thought that game was a reminder of that. *wink*

leaner said...

Oh, and Dad's gift, WOW, what a find! That is a beautiful BOM.

Pen-nut said...

What an amazing gift that BOM is. That is quite a find.