Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Best White Elephant EVER

I've done a ton of White Elephant gift exchanges over the years. Some of them are fun, some of them are not. Some take awhile, some are done before you know it. I once came away with canned calimari, generic pepto-bismal and a styrofoam cooler. Not exactly a home run. Today, I hit the jackpot. Not only did I get a 6 pack of Starbucks coffee samplers (6 x 2.5 oz = 15oz of coffee!!), I also got a LARGE hand-painted mug that is perfect for the office. I picked 7 out of 19 and NO ONE stole it, except for Bridgette, as part of an elaborate play for her to get this giant candle & candle-holder. I got the candle, she got the coffee & mug and we traded at the end. I don't know if it's Ohio or Liberty, but I heard at least 2-3 people say "I don't like coffee" as they recounted the reasons for not stealing my gift or the Starbucks gift card that was also out there. Whoa. I'm stoked. If I don't get anything else for Christmas, this was a good haul.

Truth be told, I'm finally getting to the point where I'm more excited about the gifts I give other people (Bridgette & Brennan) than what I get myself. And I'm REALLY excited about some of that stuff...

2 comments:

Roodman said...

I'm drooling for coffee. I saw that at starbucks this morning and wanted it

Don said...

I just tried to order you one - but they are "out of stock" - sorry!