Friday, January 6, 2012

My Christmas* Present Was Better Than Yours - Part 2

*Insert Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, etc. holiday here.

I'm a full time writer just like I'm a full time mom and a full time event planner - in other words, not full time at all. I just cram stuff into my day as and when possible. Because of this and other issues, money in the magpie household is tight.

That's why two catalogues that come to our house make me laugh: Restoration Hardware and Anthropologie. It's like peeking into an alien race to see how they spend their coin. Ha! I say, On Mars, someone can spend $4000 on a footstool! Isn't alien foreign culture amazing?

But a while back I saw something that I wanted. Really wanted and knew I couldn't have:

from Anthropologie catalogue

Some girls get this warm, heart-stopping, nearly orgasmic feeling when looking at shoes. I am the girl that gets that feeling when looking at an ipod phonograph. I was just born this way.

These darling creatures will set you back $900.

I don't have $90 to spare, never mind $900.

I showed my husband this object of desire and we agreed it was awesome and unattainable.

Then on Christmas morning, after already getting the best present ever, he presented me with this:

It's stunning isn't it? Guess what? It doesn't plug in. It works because of an ingenious acoustic doo-hickey built into the base. You slot your ipod into the hole and amazing sound comes out of the 'horn.'

Unbelievable, right. But wait, there's more. HUSBAND MADE THIS.

I'm going to let that sink in for a minute.


Yup. My presents rocked.


  1. I was going to dispute that claim. But now I can't. Your husband rocks.

  2. Wow, wow, wow!! He made it?? No contest. Your husband wins!

  3. That is amazing! I am very impressed.

  4. Wow. You've got yourself a keeper. I wonder why those things are so expensive? Are they made of gold?

  5. That is so fantastic!! First of all, I LOVE Anthropolgie and they have the best shoes ever, but like you.... I can't justify spending that kind of money, no matter how cute. But this iPod phonograph is outstanding. And even cooler that your hubby made it. BRAVO!!!!

  6. Thanks for commenting guys.
    Now I'm embarrassed to find out that I got the price of the Anthropologie phonograph was wrong (husband let me know) it was $900, not $9000. Just goes to show that $900 for me might as well be $9000!

    @PK - I love Anthro too, I trawl the sales racks like a ghost, waiting for something to be priced under $30. Sad, really!
    @michael - see above on my price boo boo. But STILL! $900?

  7. What a great gizmo - the one your husband made looks even better than the ones on sale.

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