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.
HE MADE IT HIMSELF.
Yup. My presents rocked.