December 19, 2007

I Will Buy You Nothing

Praise be to Santa, Christmas shopping is over! Each year, it gets a little tougher. That's because, with almost everyone I buy gifts for, I only have like three ideas on what to buy. Unfortunately, I've been buying gifts for some people for many, many years and I can only channel these three ideas so many times before I get beaten to death by a yule log by an enraged gift-receiver.

It's a lot easier to buy a gift for someone who's growing up, because they'll like lots of dumb stuff and you can just contribute to that. You dig Pokemon and emo? With the help of amazon, I can hook you up. However, my mom, for example, is never going to get into Warhammer 3000 or rock tumbling. She's got her interests picked out, and so I've been operating within the same gift-giving confines for like 20 years. I am of the opinion that every year, you should take up a strange hobby just to make gift-buying easier for all of your relatives.

The one great thing about the Internet is that it makes it so easy to buy stranger and stranger gifts each year. Can that continue forever, though? I bet that ten years from now, we've exhausted all possibilities and we all just give each other the weirdest Japanese porn we can find. I guess if that's what you're asking for anyway (*cough cough Frito*), you're in luck.

I'd continue, but the Mavs are on in HD. I figure the NBA probably deserves like one fan, so I'm going to give them a few minutes.

Posted by Cody at December 19, 2007 10:19 PM