Tuesday, July 15, 2008

It Must be iLove!

Our anniversary is fast approaching, and this is usually the time of year my husband takes his vacation. In the beginning of our marriage, I believed it was because he was so overcome with love that he couldn't stand to be apart from me on the day we commemorated our blessed union of souls.

Yeah, did I mention I was retarded then?

It quickly became apparent that he chose this time of year so he could kill two birds with one stone: celebrate our anniversary AND fish for steelhead when the fishing is good.

Ah, romance!

Typically, he takes two or three weeks off so he can spend one week with me, and the rest of the time enjoying a nice, relaxing, fish-free time out of doors. But this year, he's only getting a week off, and I have a sneaking suspicion that I'm not going to rate well in the fish vs. wife battle.

If my husband would come out and ask me if I'd be upset if he takes the whole time to fish, I'd tell him I wouldn't be. He works hard all year long to support us, and I don't think it's too much to ask for some time to enjoy doing the things he likes. Of course, since he hasn't asked me, he's assuming that it will really upset me, and is therefore taking this time prior to the commencement of his vacation to butter me up. Not only is he willingly going with me to a wedding he would rather chew his own arm off than attend, he's now using the promise of technology to sooth what he assumes will soon be the savage beast.

He's getting me a new iPhone 3G.

Now, at first I assumed that it was just one of those I'm-giving-it-to-you-but-really-getting-it-for-myself type of presents that he seems so fond of, seeing as how my current cell phone, which I use very little, doesn't even have a camera on it, let alone the whole interweb, while he's always been something of a new technology hound. But the more I think about it, the more I'm really looking forward to having one, if only because I've never had the latest and greatest anything when it comes to matters cellular. By choice, admittedly, but then I've always thought of a phone as just a phone.

And I hate phones. I wish they would die!

But an iPhone? Well, that's different, isn't it? I mean, the "phone" capability is really only a small percentage of the gadget's abilities. It's really more of a small iPod/camera/browser/e-mail/GPS tool with a phone thrown in for good measure, but iiPodCameraBrowserE-mailGPSPhone is a terrible name!

So, yes, I'm excited about a phone. An Apple phone I could blog on, no less. But it does sorta lend itself to the time-honored question...

Just what the hell am I supposed to get him?!!

22 comments:

The Casual Perfectionist said...

I'm just so glad to see a blog post from you!! I'll have you know that I'm way behind in my GoogleReader and jumped ahead to read your post.

So there.

;)
~Momma

M@ said...

A subscription to Swingers magazine? I mean, just the subscription would be funny of you.

Leendaluu said...

UMMMM. some worms? My husband got an iPhone (for himself) on Friday and it's really, really, really, really cool.

yajeev said...

hand held touch screen yahtzee.

sybil law said...

Fishing equipment of some sort, and a note saying, "Have a great time -you've earned it!".

Immoral Matriarch said...

You should get him...sex? I dunno. What tops an iPhone?

loveyh said...

Don't have sex on an iPhone! You'll break it!


Ummm..how about an open bar?

Bee Repartee said...

This is the time to a) get something for him..but really for you or b) give him a card with a guilt free pass for fishing..maybe with a new pole or tackle box.

Sex can be your backup plan.

Mike said...

I smell matching iPhones, monogrammed even.

Tiffany said...

I just got the new iPhone and it is AWESOME!! You're gonna love it! How about giving him some fishing gear? Since he loves to fish.

Janie said...

Cabelas gift card...and sex.

He'll love you (not to say he doesn't already) for life.

Promise.

holly said...

nothing says i love you like the new coldplay album. it's that good.

god wouldn't it be good if coldplay did an album of fishing songs? that would be a perfect match for what you need i think.

oh wait, he likes fishing, not fishing songs. okay. well. i got nothin.

missburrows said...

how about you continue to let him live. that seems fair. :)

Nan said...

If you get him a matching iPhone, you can email him pictures of your boobs while he is at work. (Guaranteed to make even the biggest workaholic come home early!) Not that I would know, or anything.

Fishing tackle would do, too, but you would probably get THE WRONG THING! Because, really, men must buy their own fishing tackle. Annoying, I know.

And, thank you by the way. I very sweetly asked everyone not to post ANYTHING while I was on holiday, and it seems like you are the ONLY ONE who listened! You are a true friend! You may now resume your Regular Daily Posting.

Sugarplum's Mom said...

I second the tackle box... and what's good bait for steelhead?

Reminds me of my aunt and uncle... their honeymoon was a fishing trip.. all for uncle's benefit of course.

Caffeine Court said...

Hello there stranger! I've missed you. Ummm...what about tickets to a hot rock concert...I'm not sure who's touring now...but I'm sure he'd dig some classic rock LIVE!

Dapoppins said...

ARe you still playing with your new toy?

meleah rebeccah said...

"He's getting me a new iPhone 3G."

*seething with jealousy*

eye in de sky said...

F%*k his brains out, and photograph it with the new phone!

Mert said...

Ooo, congrats on the anniversary and your new phone. You and your new phone should be very happy together! :) Will you be celebrating your wedding anniversary next year, or just the phoniversary? ;)

David said...

Congrats in advance... Oh, by the way, I think you can post to your blog with any sms-capable cell phone, but of course, you wouldn't be able to upload pictures and nice images with your phone.

An IPhone it's a great present, as much that I'm not quite convinced that the gadget is really really for you. It reminds me of the bowling ball Homero gave to Marge on their anniversary.

Regards :)

Nan said...

Avery Gray, where ARE you? We are missing your genius out here in the blogosphere!