Friday, November 19, 2010



The Pressure to Find the Right Gift

If my photo on this blog looks familiar, that's because I'm Bobbye Terry writing as Daryn Cross, my fantasy pseudonym. If you started at the beginning of the Blog Hop, you know my current hubby's present was, well, less than what every woman wants. But, before I was engaged to my current husband, I was engaged once before. That fiance loved to be outside but wasn't quite as much of an outdoorsman as my husband. We fell into a routine after we got engaged where he'd come to my apartment for dinner and dessert and then we'd go out for awhile, or not. The or not wasn't what you'd normally think, at least not all the time.

First let me give you a little background. I was in my gourmet cooking phase. I still love to cook, but back then I was obsessed with Bon Appetit magazine, had a subscription and saved all the copies. Everytime I got one, I had a big cooking extravaganza on the weekend and my fiance was always there to try the new dishes. Later I decided it was because it saved him money on groceries. Anyway, more often than not, he'd fall asleep on my sofa afterwards watching television while I did the dishes. Now do you know why this relationship didn't last?

Christmas was coming, and I had gone all out for his gift. expecting (yes, always the romantic) something I'd really love.

Here's what I got:


(In case you don't reconize it, this is what a pressure cooker used to look like before modern technology took over.)

13 comments:

  1. Hi,

    Ah, utility gift. Hmm, hope you cooked up a fab revenge meal at a later date. Something he hated! ;)

    best
    F

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  2. So funny. I remember the good old pressure cooker. A more perfect blunt instrument it would be hard to find. ;)

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  3. LOL! Yes, I'm with Francine. Was poison served in your next gourmet meal? Or at least something to give him a tummy ache?! Too funny.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

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  4. No revenge. Just got rid of the fiance. ;)

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  5. At least you got a gift. My sweetie has given me some doozies. One year I received a floor polisher/rug shampooer because he worried about me having to clean the floors.

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  6. Oh man. No wonder that one didn't work out.

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  7. And yet you saved a picture of it! (I'm kidding. I know you didn't. I mean, why would you?) Still -- and this is always the saving grace -- it makes a great story!

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  9. Exactky, Got a Cajun Cookbook for my birthday. he-he. I'm not kidding!

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  10. Well, I can see why the relationship didn't last.

    Monti
    NotesAlongTheWay

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  11. Amen on that one! Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Wow. Great story. Guess he figured he was keeping you in business!
    I must be a little strange though... I asked for a pan to cook a really big turkey in and my husband did buy me one for Christmas. I actually love it!

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