Saturday, November 5, 2011

Early Christmas present and a new haircut, too

Choosing your partner's Christmas present can be a real pain.  You want to buy something they're really going to like, but most of the time that's easier said than done.  Well, I made it easy for Mike this year.

Yesterday we were in Lowe's.  Again.  Mike's been going nuts lately buying a new houseplant every time I turn around, so while he looked for his next purchase in the garden section, I decided to roam around a bit. Two minutes later, I returned to him, so excited I could jump out of my skin.

"Mike!  Mike!  I never ask for anything.  Please buy me this!  Buy me this for Christmas. Pleeeeease!"

He looked at me like I was insane.  "What?  What?"

At that moment, I screamed.  Mike threw a protective arm around me.  "WHAT?"

"There's a bird in the store!"  I regained my composure.  "That's not what I want for Christmas." 

"You found something you want for Christmas in Lowe's?"

I took his hand.  "I'll show you.  Close your eyes.  You won't believe this.  I'm so excited!"  I led him through the store.  "Don't peek.  DON'T PEEK!"  

We stopped in front of the Christmas section.  Christmas?!  Me?!  I can't freakin' stand Christmas.  All I've done for the past 20 years is bitch about Christmas and how much I can't stand it.  And now I want something for Christmas that's in the Christmas section?  Yes, that is correct.

"Okay, open your eyes."

Mike opened his eyes and was like, "What the...?" 

"I want this.  For Christmas.  You'll be totally off the hook.  You won't have to buy me anything else.  If you don't get this for me, I'll buy it myself.  I love this!  I can't live without it!"

Even though he was all like, "Wow, Linda.  Really?  This is what you want for Christmas?" he did, in fact, buy it for me.  I was so freakin' happy!!!  I was already having a great day--I got a cool, funky (and long overdue) haircut from my fellow comedian friend, Lynn Yafchak, and was feeling like a new woman.  And now, to find this awesome Christmas present...

Of course, Mike got it for me (I love him!!!) and put it together as soon as we got home.  Are you ready?



It's an alternative Christmas tree!  And the best part is, I can put hearts all over it in February and shamrocks in March.  I can even put it outside if I want.  That's right, I can enjoy my Christmas tree all year 'round!

I freakin' love that thing.  And Mike--best. boyfriend. ever.  I'm a lucky, lucky girl.

You can't tell from this picture, but this haircut is SASSY!


Sheilagh Lee said...

that's a pretty nice tree.:)

Debbie said...

Hey Linda ... love the xmas palm tree, love the haircut HATE XMAS. HATE HATE HATE IT. Every year I wish I could jump on a plane and just fly the hell away ... See! you ... me ... sisters in another life ... i just know it.


raydenzel1 said...

I agree with Debbie. I work at Lowe's and I hate Christmas too. We start getting Christmas stuff in August. Halloween stuff is on the shelves by then. The stupid music will be staring soon. And they won't play Pork Pig's Blue Christmas!
Love the new cut and the Victoria's secret look!

Fragrant Liar said...

Christmas in Vegas anyone?

Cute haircut. It does look sassy, which fits you perfectly!

Mimi said...

That tree is an investment! Imagine, you can use it all year round!
The haircut is lovely too! Good luck with the job, don't you start on Monday?

Gianetta said...


Tender Heart Bear said...

I am glad you got an early christmas present. I can see you put hearts and shamrocks on it. I think it is really awesome that Mike got that for you. I am also happy for you that the two of you are really happy.

Anonymous said...

Great haircut! Now don't go having three beers and cutting those bangs yourself!!

Julie D said...

Love love love the palm! I totally want one of those! And the haircut is fantastic. You look 10 years younger. Bitch.

Sous-Chef said...

For years I've had a holiday fichus, and I do decorate by season. It lives in the living room until I put up the real tree (if I do) and then the fichus migrates to my bedroom so I can sleep by the pretty lights. Lov'in the new do!!

Caz Wilson said...

That tree is super fun, and your hair looks awesome!

On a side note, the new Black Ops thing is out today... thought of you, Mike and his boys! :(


Anonymous said...

LOL You got the Corona Christmas trees. I am actually shocked. I am shocked that you don't like Christmas, like OMG. You can adopt me and my kids and buy us things all year we will even call you Mom. HA. No seriously I am shocked that a woman of your "fine" decoration skills who is a comedian and writer and lives in Vegas doesn't already own this item. LIKE WOW!
It looks lovely in your home. Now all you need is some chairs, sand and a bucket full of ice cold Coronas. Mmmm it's beginning to look a lot like Navidad.

Bar L. said...

Very SASSY indeed! Love it.