Gifts BEFORE & After Thanksgiving?!

November 24th, 2008
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It might as well be year round in my case but the last quarter of the year is nevah good for me. It's not just the impending holiday gifts, grab bags and secret Santa's but there's a whole world of birthdays added on too.

My mom's birthday passed a few weeks ago, one of my nephew's passed, my mother-in-law's is coming up and so is my father-in-laws.... and let's not forget.... ***GULP***.... Da Wife's B-day is just around the corner...

I think.

She's hard to shop for (which girl isn't?) and I have no idea what to get. Well, actually I got it already because she said she wanted it (had my ears open fo' any hints :wink:  ) but I'm still kinda worried cause wat you say at da time might not actually be wat you want latah, right? 

She can return if not yeah?  :lol:

Her normal "gift card" gift has lost it's luster and so I didn't want to get dat (she also said she didn't want it). And wat kind of husband would I be if I didn't get her wat she wants? (Well, most anything.)

So trying to find a gift she'd like and not break the already broke bank from the gifts above, wat's a guy to do?

The funny thing is, a couple months ago we were just talking about her birthday too....

.... I mentioned the wrong date.

BAM!  SOS'd!!!   :shock:

I'll tell you now. I am not good with dates or names and definetly not phone numbers (only recently memorized Da Wife's cell... WWD!) and if I evah lose my phone, believe me it'll be a gazillion times worse 'den losing my wallet.

Have you evah forgotten an important date? Birthday? Anniversary? :shock:  


Believe me, I'll soon not forget..... or at least change toothbrushes more frequently.   :wink: 

 

DA HAWAIIAN WORD OF DA DAY! -

HAU'OLI LA HANAU
(how-o-lee la ha-now)

Haole Translation: Happy Birthday

Use: C'mon, you dunno? :lol:

Sentence: "Hau'oli la hanau Babe!"

 

 

SHOUT OUT:  Triad pah-tay details to come Friday..........    :wink:   Stay tuned!

 

 

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46 Responses to “Gifts BEFORE & After Thanksgiving?!”

  1. anklebiters:

    BL:

    Friday? Today is Monday :shock: What calendar are you using? Mars? :lol:


  2. Shizah:

    Yo ankles,I taut I was drunk.


  3. Shizah:

    Now I know...BL was so buss up he no can function till Fri. I really wish I went to da pahtay.


  4. islandgirl in nc:

    My husband thought the best way to remember my birthday was to get married close to it. So our anniversary is 3 days after my birthday. And it just happens our son's birth date is exactly one month before our anniversary. Yeah, I know there are a lot of stuff close together, but it's fun for me because I get a birthday gift and an anniversary gift close together. And he also has a hard time buying gifts to for me, so he makes sure to listen real closely to something I mention or he just consults with me. ;)


  5. Ynaku:

    BL, you when get SCOOPED on the pictures, but if I know you, you get em all planned. All fancy and jazzy li'dat. You probably get some exclusive pics too.

    OK, you BETTER NOT FORGET Da Wife special day. Or you going get something more wosre than one SOS. You not going get nothing iykwim. Going be da couch for you cuz. No snuggle wuggle and what eva comes along wit dat.

    I did the unforgivable sin, I forgot my 1st yr wedding anniversary. I was working away from home and when I got back I totally forgot the date. Dirty lick'ins I tell you. I had to hustle to make up. Couple Dozen Red Roses. Fancy Dinner. Jewelry.

    As for Jewelry, you gotta know what she like. I bought my wife a nice diamond pendant, but she wanted ear rings. I buy her ear rings one year and she wanted a ring. I buy her ring, she like bracelet. WWD!!!!! Ho boy, I ready to give gift cards too. So I ask what she like, cause she stay confuse me already. Then I tell her, eh, mo easy you just go buy what you like and I go sign da card. 8)

    But we au'guud. And we still together after 26 yrs. You and da wife get plenny mo years fo go. Love your wife everyday. Tell her every morning before you go work. K-den.

    Oh one more thing, go check your blog again. Your mother's b-day PASTED????? The copy editor goiing get after your case. Better go fix em.


  6. 9th Island Girl:

    My husband didn't get me anything for our 10th anniversary. I was so mad, I went on a revenge shopping spree: most expensive shoes I ever bought! :)


  7. NKHEA:

    Morning BL and everybody else :) gatta go work will be back lata :D


  8. M:

    BL, I'm really bad remembering dates. On my wedding band I had the wedding day engraved on it so I won't forget..LOL..it's a MLC thing. I always forget masako's birthday too.
    I always have the hardest time buying a gift for masako, this year is no exception. I just don't know what to get for her for christmas....


  9. bamboohouse808:

    BL - I'm with you on the cannot remember dates thing. I gotta write um all down in my calendar at the beginning of the year or else I going forget everybody's birthdays and stuff. And I still don't know my wife's cell phone #. I remember my elementary school friend's home phone number, but not my own wife's cell. Aigoo!!! If I lost my cell phone I'd be lost till people email or call me first. Double Aigoo!!


  10. B:

    I stay jus like bamboohouse808, gotta write um in da calender fast kine.no can even rememba da kids birfdays.
    gifts fo da wife jus as hard. listen fo da clues but sumtimes no can decipher too.
    funny kine dis kine, us guys can rememba stuff like "mighty mouse" running back da touchdowns vs. BYU, but no can rememba "dates".WWD.


  11. munch:

    hey sometimes guys are hard to shop for too! unless of course you get planny "da kine" guy friends like i do...den you can jus go shopping wit them :lol: i swear, the first time i went shopping with one of dem was da ONLY time i ever went shopping for makeup wit a dude...my bf always waits outside while i go in, AND to make matters worse he bought more stuff than i did! WWD!!

    but it's true, i think us females are harder to shop for because some (ok quite a few....ok ok a lot....FINE! most) are picky...and if they have their mind set on something and they drop hints but don't get it in the end, then they get all habuts. :roll: hello, don't they know that we can't drop hints! we gotta just come right out and say it! :-P


  12. Kelli:

    HAHA! I messed up earlier this year with my mom's birthday. I was operating a day ahead of schedule and dropped off flowers to her on a Sunday, thinking her birthday was the following day (Monday). But it was Tuesday. Whoops! My family tried to give me hard time, but good ol' omma was more concerned that school was making me all lolo. And I do know her birth date; I'm just unaware of what day it actually is in the present time. Aigoo!


  13. opso:

    yup BL....me no can remembah important dates lidat too (MLC).
    das why i gef um all marked on my computah calendah fo remind me and set da recurrence fo each one.....indefinately. bumbye garans-ika-ball barans i going foget. :?

    F5! F5! F5! :lol:


  14. uncle jimmy:

    wow, what timing..

    it's my anniversary this week, and i swear that i don't remember the date.. how frightening is that, both in terms of the forgetting and the implications if i can no mo figgah it out in time..

    we were married on the Sunday after Thanksgiving in 1992.. but it seems to me the date was the 25th, or 27th.. hooo-eeee..

    way too many things going on around then.. my parents were married on the 25th, my aunt and uncle were born on the 23rd.. and the floating TG date as a benchmark is confusing as heck..

    oh me, dis is bad.. real bad..

    uj


  15. M:

    Our wedding anniversary is this Saturday. Good thing I have it engraved on my wedding ban.


  16. Ynaku:

    Wow, lots of wedding anniversary this month.

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!


  17. rayboyjr:

    I'm pretty sure I'm in the minority with this opinion, but ...

    Even though birthdays, anniversaries, etc. are important dates, those days shouldn't be the only days you shower someone you love with gifts or treat them special. Every day of the year should be the same. You love, cherish and respect them no matter what day of the year it is. Give them gifts (no matter how small) anytime ... whenever you feel like it.

    Don't get me wrong, I still give gifts and I do as every else does on those "special" days. It's nice but it's really not that important. It shouldn't make or break a relationship. And it shouldn't drive you crazy trying to figure out what to do.


  18. Braddah Lance:

    anklebiters:
    Friday? Today is Monday What calendar are you using? Mars?

    No, Da Kwonic calendar of course!
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    Shizah:
    Now I know…BL was so buss up he no can function till Fri. I really wish I went to da pahtay.

    Believe me, I can function.... I jus' gotta try remembah. :lol:
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    islandgirl in nc:
    My husband thought the best way to remember my birthday was to get married close to it.

    Believe me, I no can fo'get our anniversary.... I wen pick 'em! :grin:

    Yeah, I know there are a lot of stuff close together, but it’s fun for me because I get a birthday gift and an anniversary gift close together.

    Does he "combine" them and get you a big one or does he buy you two?
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    Ynaku:
    BL, you when get SCOOPED on the pictures, but if I know you, you get em all planned. All fancy and jazzy li’dat. You probably get some exclusive pics too.

    Well... not fancy-shmancy cause aftah 15, 16 you kinda no kea about da camera already. :mrgreen: But I did get an "exclusive" pic dat da "oddah two" no mo'. :wink:

    As for Jewelry, you gotta know what she like.

    I no mess wit dat stuff.... even da wedding ring li'dat. I made surah she wen pick 'em!
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    9th Island Girl:
    My husband didn’t get me anything for our 10th anniversary. I was so mad, I went on a revenge shopping spree: most expensive shoes I ever bought!

    :shock: Good thing Nordstrom wasn't hea yet yeah? :shock:
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    NKHEA:
    Morning BL and everybody else gatta go work will be back lata

    okie-dokie
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    M:
    BL, I’m really bad remembering dates. On my wedding band I had the wedding day engraved on it so I won’t forget..LOL..it’s a MLC thing.

    So wat? You saying I'm MLC already? WWD! :lol:

    I always have the hardest time buying a gift for masako, this year is no exception. I just don’t know what to get for her for christmas….

    Yeah, 'dis year we decided NOT to get anything fo' each oddah fo' Christmas....... why? Stay tuned next week Monday. :wink:
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    bamboohouse808:
    If I lost my cell phone I’d be lost till people email or call me first. Double Aigoo!!

    Been there, done dat. :oops:
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    B:
    funny kine dis kine, us guys can rememba stuff like “mighty mouse” running back da touchdowns vs. BYU, but no can rememba “dates”.WWD.

    TRUE DAT! :lol:
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    munch:
    i swear, the first time i went shopping with one of dem was da ONLY time i ever went shopping for makeup wit a dude…my bf always waits outside while i go in, AND to make matters worse he bought more stuff than i did! WWD!!

    :lol: I love going in there cause I "play" with everything! And 'den get to spray all kine smelly stuff on da paper and I get fo' clean my ears with da Q-tips. :lol:
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    Kelli:
    And I do know her birth date; I’m just unaware of what day it actually is in the present time. Aigoo!

    Today is Monday Kelli-Girl. :razz:
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    opso:
    das why i gef um all marked on my computah calendah fo remind me and set da recurrence fo each one…..indefinately.

    Me too!
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    uncle jimmy:
    wow, what timing..it’s my anniversary this week, and i swear that i don’t remember the date..oh me, dis is bad.. real bad..

    Jus' to be safe..... buy her flowers everyday! :lol:
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    M:
    Our wedding anniversary is this Saturday. Good thing I have it engraved on my wedding ban.

    Happy pre-Anniversary!


  19. MoOgooGuypAN:

    Hahaha. :lol: Bruaddah das one funny video. I going buy me one new toothbrush today and hide um someplace only I know. :P
    I think it's just a guy thing. You know, the whole remembering important dates and numbers. I cannot remember nothing that isn't noted on my cell phone. Which brings me to tip numbah 1... set your cell phone calendar to remind you a day ahead of every important date you supposed to know (no worry about your own birthday) and buy the necessary items that day. No foget! :mad: Then make sure fo' put um out when she stay either taking one shower or going to bed. Pau, job complete. :mrgreen: Go pick yourself up on Blackberry Bold.


  20. Scott:

    This time of year is crazy for me. My birthday is 6 days before Christmas, plus I'm a twin, so no one forgets our birthdays. Yeah! But as I get older and more appreciative of the things in my life, I never ask for anything and I never want anything. The wife and I are going to buy a nice video camera to capture the memories of our baby, that's our present. My parents and big sis are coming out in December and we're going to Maui for 3 days. Kapalua baby! That's a great Christmas.


  21. M:

    Scott, so there's 2 of you?...lol


  22. Ynaku:

    @M No wonder his mudda mad at Sam's 8O oops sorry Scott. :lol:


  23. Scott:

    My twin has tits.

    And she's smarter/skinnier/richer/etc. but I don't get hung up about it. (pushes down deep, resentful feeling)

    I kid, she's wonderful.


  24. Braddah Lance:

    rayboyjr:
    Don’t get me wrong, I still give gifts and I do as every else does on those “special” days. It’s nice but it’s really not that important. It shouldn’t make or break a relationship. And it shouldn’t drive you crazy trying to figure out what to do.

    True and I totally agree that it should be everyday but "THE day" should be even more special no? Oddahwise going be da same thing day in and day out. And of course it shouldn't make or break a relationship either but if it does - obviously something was wrong with dat picture. "THE day" should have a bit more thought, effort and care put into it (more than normal) and I think dat's wat makes it such a "stressful" time because you don't want to disappoint.

    I don't think you're in the minority but I do think dat on da "special days", it should be... special. But dat's jus' me. And yes, I still tell my wife I love her... everyday.
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    MoOgooGuypAN:
    I cannot remember nothing that isn’t noted on my cell phone. Which brings me to tip numbah 1… set your cell phone calendar to remind you a day ahead of every important date you supposed to know

    Beat you to it... I got it set fo' a week in advance. :wink:
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    Scott:
    ...plus I’m a twin, so no one forgets our birthdays.

    Out of curiosity... did you guys get the "same" presents growing up?


  25. munch:

    ehh BL you bettah set 'um a week in advance AND reminder everyday! :-P

    not sure why but i have a hard time remembering the day of one of my grandma's bday...can't remember if it's the 22nd or the 23rd...but that's the only one! luckily she barely remembers when it's her bday either so she doesn't care...if there's bday cake she'll be happy :-D last year i took her a bday cake and she said, "ohhhh why you remind me?? let's cut it now!" :lol:

    for me, the last week of feb and the entire month of March is bday central. Aigoo. between family & friends, in those 5 weeks gotta get presents for 13 people :shock: talk about no mo money! and den gonna be 14 soon since cousin get one on da way due in early April...*phew!*


  26. Kelli:

    BL: Gee, thanks for the reminder.


  27. sassy7:

    Hey BL.....I am bad at remembering birth dates....like right now I cant remember if my hubby's is on the 21 or 22 of December. Mines he has no problem, we got married on my birthday...and it is also in December...then the keiki's birthdays...girls in January and son in April...but then...I still miss my siblings birthday..becasue i get them all confused...like I have 3 in July...I just kind of have to look at the calender and remember that they follow each other three weeks consecutive on the same day...I call one..and go hey..is it your birthday..and then if he says no...he corrects the order and I go from there...I use to be able to use the...I'm pregnant, you know the memory goes when we hapai....now with my son going on 10...I no can use that excuse....
    As for gifts for your wife....flowers at the office will earn you points...candy kisses on the car will, and a jounal with your thoughts of endearment for her to read, each time she jots stuff down about your union....I love my journals...and each time i read um...I fall all in love again...by the way...this year on my birthday we celebrating our 18th married....20 year together.....I still love....my hunnie bunnie..and still crazy.


  28. AC:

    I'm so bad at remembering dates too that I forgot about the party last Friday! :-(


  29. bamboohouse808:

    As for gifts to get the wife.......I dress up in my sexiest outfit and do what the wife really likes.............. wash dishes, wash clothes, iron clothes, vacuum, mop, dust, clean toilet, scrub bathtub, scrub sinks, wash her car, polish her car, etc. etc. etc. That's as good as it gets!!! :mrgreen:


  30. honda si boy:

    ooo, pics on friday? man, that's a loooong time to wait. nah, it's all good. space 'em out yeah?

    ynaku: that rant about the jewelry buying was classic! but it's awesome how you and your wife are still going strong after 26 years! i think my parents made 35 years?


  31. NKHEA:

    I'm back :) funny ting I'm actually pretty good at remembering my famlies b-days and our wedding anniversary, even wit all da Beea's I drink :lol: Yeah me to still don't know what to buy for da wife dis Christmas :(

    Time to go back work, be back lata :)


  32. Braddah Lance:

    munch:
    ehh BL you bettah set ‘um a week in advance AND reminder everyday!

    Done deal.
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    Kelli:
    BL: Gee, thanks for the reminder.

    You tellin' me..... :sad:
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    sassy7:
    Hey BL…..I am bad at remembering birth dates….like right now I cant remember if my hubby’s is on the 21 or 22 of December.

    So wat? He get two presents? :lol:

    ..a jounal with your thoughts of endearment for her to read, each time she jots stuff down about your union

    Dat's a pretty good idea :!:
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    AC:
    I’m so bad at remembering dates too that I forgot about the party last Friday!

    No, it's THIS Friday............... :lol:
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    bamboohouse808:
    As for gifts to get the wife…….I dress up in my sexiest outfit and do what the wife really likes………….. wash dishes, wash clothes, iron clothes, vacuum, mop, dust, clean toilet, scrub bathtub, scrub sinks, wash her car, polish her car, etc. etc. etc.

    Damn! Dat's supposed to be gifts?! I do dat everyday already! :lol:
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    honda si boy:
    ooo, pics on friday? man, that’s a loooong time to wait. nah, it’s all good. space ‘em out yeah?

    Yeah, I no like ovah do 'em eh? You know... quality... :wink: :lol: Eh, who we kidding - 'dis one busy week.... nobody going read 'em on Friday anyways cause nobody going work. :shock:

    But I going be hea'. :cry:
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    NKHEA:
    I’m back funny ting I’m actually pretty good at remembering my famlies b-days and our wedding anniversary, even wit all da Beea’s I drink

    Probably you nevah drink enough. :lol:


  33. anklebiters:

    I haven't had to worry about anniversaries or BDs for a decade :lol: I had a hard time remembering them anyways...was it the 3rd or 4th? 17th? I just have to remember one now, happens to be on 9/11...think of that date and it's impossible to forget her birthday.


  34. snow:

    BL - aisus! glad you set up your reminders!! no can change your toothbrush every time, no? lol... i have to write down important dates in my calender and i have to make it a point to look at it at the beginning of the week! only thing, sometimes i stay looking at the wrong week! :oops:

    lol @ bamboohouse808 - can you talk to my husband? that sounds like an awesome gift to me!! :lol:


  35. snow:

    i'll be working on friday, too, BL! i going look! :)


  36. Shizah:

    No body up? K den i goin crash too. Oyasumi!! Talk to yall tomorrow.


  37. uncle jimmy:

    sassy7..

    with your December birthdays, you reminded me of conversations that my frien' bobby and i at uh 30 years ago wen we would discuss the 'ideal woman'..

    as accounting majahs, we not exackly cheap, jus' thrifty..

    so we figgahed da ideal woman was one born on Christmas Day.. den all you have to do is marry her on her birthday..

    den once a year, you walk in, say Merry Christmas, Happy Anniversary, Happy Birthday... here's your gift..


  38. B:

    good morning everybodies. dis one test I stay get computer promblems. no can rememba dates, now get dis kine.... wat to do.


  39. BananaFysh:

    Hey! Wassup BL!

    Back on Maui, and recovered from the weekend. Was good fun.

    Nice to finally meet up with you, and for meet "Da Wife." She seems like a very patient woman. :lol:

    I'm pretty good at remembering the "important" dates relationship-wise. Better than my wife, at least. :shock: I know, yeah? WWD!?! main thing I remember anniversary and her birthday. I would get the "sad lip" if I forget. You know what I mean. Well, that and no action for, well, forever I guess. :(


  40. sassy7:

    Uncle Jimmy....that's a good one....you know i always tell my hubby...he when marry me in December for that very reason...birthday, anniversary, christmas...one present....but through out the year he is very kind, and giving....In fact...hunnie even shock me when he go all out on mothers day....eh...but what can I say...he grew up Hauula Homestead.....I think I going keep him for a good while tho.....you men all think the same...always on budget.....WWD...smile.....


  41. uncle jimmy:

    sassy..

    ack-chally, what really happens in that case is that the whole month winds up declared ABC month.. kind of the neverending birthday..

    it seems that December babies get to deal with the "life isn't always fair" issue real early..

    uj


  42. NKHEA:

    Howzit gang :) When the next "PAH-TAY" :) Stay all rested from Friday night and ready fo go at it again :lol: Lets do it! :)


  43. honda si boy:

    i know six people with birthdays in december. one good friend on december 24th, and one family member on december 30th. (i have yet to meet someone with a dec 25th bday). none of 'em really complained out loud about the "unfair" issue, but i'm sure they must have thought about it before...especially when they were younger.

    uncle jiimmy, that's a good point about the "never ending" birthday thing. i better stay clear of girls with birthdays in december! hmmm, even january is tough too. all the xmas bills coming in, then *wham* birthday...and then in february, *wham* v-day. :P


  44. Ynaku:

    My daughter is born on Dec 28. She spoiled cause I give her stuff throughout the year. She did give me a Grand-daughter :D


  45. panda-hugger:

    what about a nice spa treatment? girls like to be pampered.


  46. uncle jimmy:

    honda..

    you got it, brah.. when late nov rolls aroun' at our house, if i'm 'rich' dat year, no sweat, geev 'em da gas, but if i stay poor like this year, then hooo-eeeee..

    it's like the 'third rule in a crisis situation'.. duck!