Monday, December 12, 2011

Birthday in December

My birthday is coming up, but I think it's about time to start the old person habit of neglecting to tell people my age. In light of my closest friends and family being dirt broke, I took the liberty of ordering myself presents using online credit; also I enjoy receiving things in the mail.

Here are some of the things I got:
I plan on supporting this book

Also I keep track of other Groupon and Kickstarter offers that I'm interested in. On introducing my mom to Groupon, she was able to get discounted tickets to the local showing of the Nutcracker, pretty awesome.

I may end up making myself a cake too, as it is rather difficult to find a decently made strawberry cake with creamy white chocolate frosting that doesn't taste like butter and shortening where I'm at. Besides, isn't that a good use of my Culinary School skills?

As for holiday gifts for others, I'm going to be making bath salts, bubble bath, massage oils, or baked goods. People seem to enjoy homemade presents, and I do like being able to supply smiles on the cheap. If anything, I try to get people to either get me this strawberry beer, or contribute toward getting me a new, and therefore more amazing, cell phone.