My Brain is Broken

It turns out that all that convincing Aaron to go to the rally this Sunday was for naught - I completely forgot that we would be celebrating my baby sister's 21st birthday this weekend. I thought the celebration might happen on Saturday, but she has decided on Sunday night dinner instead.

Aaron sounds less than pleased about having to leave town on a Sunday evening, but there's no way I'm going by myself especially since the trip back from her birthday celebration two years ago started a stream of panic attacks that lasted for many months. I don't do that drive, especially not at night, by myself. I may be a wuss, but I'm embracing my wussiness.

There is one more problem with going to the big celebration: I have no idea what to get her. Seeing as my brain has been on the fritz lately (see: "pregnesia") this is a difficult task. I've been thinking about it on and off for about a month now and despite many proddings to see what it is she may want (me: Just tell me what you want. her: I don't know. Something I'll use.) I have come up empty.

So, I'm asking all of you for help. Say you're a 21-year-old girl who attends a small private college in middle-of-nowhere Michigan, who doesn't really drink much, and only wants something you'll use. What is that think you'll use? Help! Please!


Making my way in PA said...
January 10, 2008 at 11:10 AM

What about a nice portfolio type thingy that she can use for interviews in the near future? I have one I got my junior year of college and still use it all the time even if it has my maiden name on it.

L Sass said...
January 10, 2008 at 12:05 PM

God, I felt like I needed a lot of stuff when I was in college!

If she lives off campus, some non-hand-me-down cooking stuff might be useful. If she works out, maybe some workout capris (they have super cute ones at Target).

One time when my sister was in college, I sent her a gift certificate to a nice-r hair salon in her college town (also the middle of nowhere). That way, she could get a more luxurious-than-Great Clips hair cut for free!

Sizzle said...
January 10, 2008 at 3:35 PM

gift cards? for itunes or a bookstore?

rudecactus said...
January 11, 2008 at 7:34 AM

Pregnesia. I like that ;)

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