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!

4 comments:

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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