White Elephant Gift parties are so hilarious. I’m in a book club, and because December is always so busy, the time we have for reading seems to be limited to recipe books, instructions written in Chinese for toy assembly, and Chinese language books. Our leisurely reading time is all eaten up. So, this year, we decided that we’d all watch a Christmas movie on our own time, and come together for a dinner party and a white elephant gift exchange. Fortunately I escaped the portable toilet, the “Nana Saver” (a type of banana clip (not the kind you wear), cement leak sealer, Jacob/Edward towels, a floor tile inscribed with, “All things come back to ‘Twilight’,” and a meal pack designed by Buddy the Elf. I ended up with an ABC Family Original Christmas movie called “Holiday in Handcuffs” starring Mario Lopez. I kept it out of a twisted kind of morbid curiosity, and I will pass it on to another victim right after I’ve watched it.
As for our gift donations, Chris has a million odd computer items lurking about the house. One of which was an old computer mouse which I thought was lacking just a little in personality and added a few bits and bobs for tonight’s presentation. The guy who got it, I’m sure, will think it a treasure, or at least his daughters will.