Monday, January 2, 2012

Time to Toot Boyfriend's Horn

Okay, so I already told you guys about the awesome gifts I got Boyfriend for Chrismuhanzakwannakah. Now it’s time to brag about what a wonderful Boyfriend I have!! Dun dun dunnnnnn here's the first gift:

GUYS, IT’S A FREAKING TABLET!!!! Until now, I’ve had to do all my drawings on my trackpad, with “Paintbrush,” the ugly sister of MS Paint. Now I’m gonna be using a fancypants tablet!!!! Please don’t think this means my drawings are going to get better. They’re not. But now I’m hoping that after I get the hang of it, it’ll be quicker/easier/more fun for me to draw.   

The most frustrating part of getting this gift was that Boyfriend gave it to me right before I went to my parents’ house for a week. Obviously, the first thing I wanted to do was play with it. I even brought it home with the intention of getting some alone time and installing the equipment.

Unfortunately, my overwhelming Italian family made that impossible. I actually managed to fight for space in the living room so I could blog on the laptop with family members leaning over and going WHATCHA DOOOIN? But there was no way I had enough alone time to whip out the tablet.  It was more like this:
Created with the trackpad still. Shifty eyed Gia, keeping everyone away from her computer.
I had to go 5 whole days before I could start playing with it! Absolute torture.

But that’s not all! Boyfriend also gave me this little ol’ thing:

A PEARL NECKLACE! Not the filthy kind, perverts (look it up). And not plastic pearls, either. A REAL pearl  necklace. Boyfriend always says pearls are classy….I think he’s trying to class me up! I feel like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. He’s so freaking sweet!

Last but not least… He also gave me this:

A polar bear!! Okay okay, maybe Boyfriend only got it for me because he believes polar bears cry when we use blowdryers and wanted me to “see exactly what you’re destroying when you blow dry my hair every morning,” but still. Awwwwww. He needs a name still. Suggestions welcome.

36 comments:

  1. Boyfriend did well, he deserves to have his horn tooted (unintentional pun). And I would kill for that tablet as I'm just learning how to use MS Paint. It's fun though isn't it? Your cat seems to be saying "Get off that laptop and feed me!" Sounds like you had a wonderful time with family as well. Enjoy your day.

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  2. Oh lord, your tags are killing me.

    Congrats on the tablet! It'll make drawing a whole hell of a lot easier on you. Like the cat. I love the cat.

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  3. all your gifts are lovely :) that string of pearls will always be in style.

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  4. He looks like a Hubert to me.

    And, totally jealous about the pearls, btw.

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  5. So you "toot boyfriend's horn" and he gave you a pearl necklace and I'm supposed to keep my mind out of the gutter?!? My only regret is not thinking of some way to make "tablet" something dirty. He did well in the gift department aside from your best attempts to make it filthy.

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  6. What a thoughtful man! Perfect for the Most Wonderful Girlfriend EVER.

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  7. What a sweet boyfriend you have! I would probably call the bear little cutie butt or something of the like, but I'm not very creative with names. Love the pearls - not the filthy kind, lol! Happy New Year!

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  8. So sweeet Gia. Can you ask your boyfriend to open a blog and write daya-to-day how to be best boyfriend in the world? I would make my husband read that and follow it on daily basis.
    He hasnt left anything, teddy bear, jewelry, techsavy galfriend the right tablet and the rite app, except flowers?

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  9. Shoosh with these kinds of posts. Your bf is making the rest of us look bad. ;o)

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  10. Your gifts are pretty awesome!! Psh, a tablet AND pearl necklace? Luckyyy!! I actually really like pearls! With the right outfit, they're the perfect accessory. :)

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  11. I didn't have to look it up. I knew what other kind of connotation 'pearly necklace' has.
    Oh, crap. The nuns would be so disappointed in me.
    Congratulations on all your goodies!

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  12. By the way, I'm glad that "Pickleope went there. I would have, as well, but as we've clearly established with my "pearl necklace" connection, I'm damned for all eternity.
    Oh, what the heck, I'll "pile on."
    You said...."I had to go 5 whole days before I could start playing with it! Absolute torture."
    Well, if I had to wait 5 days until I "played with it", that'd be torture for me, too.
    Al Penwasser-"Going For the Lowest Common Denominator for Over 50 Years."

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  13. Brag away! Your boyfriend did an awesome job!! Especially guilting you into think about the polar bears (my favorite animal). I think you should name him Lars. Watch the cartoon movie called The Little Polar Bear and tell me you don't fall in love with Lars.
    Can't wait to see your drawings on your new tablet...maybe of you in your pearls holding your polar bear stuffed animal while blow drying your hair ;-)

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  14. What a great bf :) So glad you posted a photo of your necklace so you could prove you were not being dirty...or rather to prove that you do have a dirty mind :D

    Looking forward to the new drawings!

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  15. You must have been a very good girl this year, darlin'. ;)

    I love how the cat has its paw on your leg in your pic like 'pay attention to ME!'! Hahaha!

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  16. So long as the drawings don't change in "quality" or style...I'm ok with however you do em.

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  17. I second what Pickleope said about the tooting of horns and pearl necklaces. It makes it really difficult to just say, "What a nice boyfriend." But look, I totally did it! *patting self on back*

    I LOVE your drawings. That tablet is pretty awesome.

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  18. I love gifts that show the person knows you and appreciates your hobbies. That was really sweet. And sorry but can't help with the naming of the bear. It took me two weeks to name my dog.

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  19. Crank up that hairdryer full blast. I wanna see that polar bear blub its eyes out. ;)

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  20. He got you a tablet? Sounds like a keeper.

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  21. I'm super jealous of the pearl necklace - I want one! SniggleRumba is the only name that I think of when I think of polar bears. Which is never, really. But your polar bear looks like a SniggleRumba to me.

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  22. What an amazing boyfriend. You seem to have a good one. Happy New Year!

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  23. There are so many dirty things I could say, but I think they've all been said or vaguely referenced above. Sigh...I'm late to the game.

    Anyway, fun! He most certainly deserves to have his horn tooted. Do with that what you may...

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  24. OMGGGGGGG SO JEALOUS OF THE TABLET!

    NOT FAIR. NOT FAIR. NOT FAIR.

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  25. Your boyfriend is an excellent gift giver.

    I am jealous of the polar bear, obviously.

    I agree with L-Kat. SniggleRumba is the perfect name.

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  26. My mum bought me pearls for my birthday, I'm not sure when I will be dressed smart enough to wear them but she kept telling me soon I will going to weddings for friends and christenings(?!) Yours looks so nice and much more wearable! I've given up naming toys and just call them by their animal names like 'penguin' or 'polar bear'... Xxxx

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  27. Looks like he did very well.

    Is that a Wacom tablet?

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  28. I have so many comments. (1) YAY boyfriend! (2) How do you make your lips do that? (3) YAY boyfriend 2 more times for the other gifts!

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  29. Thanks everyone, for the dirty comments. And name suggestions.
    (and yes, it's a wacom)

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  30. Wow! Seriously?? You've got a keeper there! Hold on to that one!! The first year I was dating my soon to be ex-hubby he gave me a bike helmet for Christmas. (That should have been the red flag that sent me packing - well, one of many actually) This dude covered it all. Practical sentimental and emotional. Wow, Gia... this is a little awkward, but I think I'm in love with your boyfriend! Ok, so now that we've got THAT out of the way... I'm seriously looking forward to seeing what you can doing with that new gadget of yours!!

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  31. Seriously your cat drawing is awesome! All the work in the fur! You are going to kick some drawing ass with that tablet. Good job boyfriend.

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  32. Aw your boyfriend is awesome!!!! I use the mouse when I draw. It kinda hurts my wrist. I bought a tablet last year but... I don't know. I'm used to using the mouse...? I'm weird.

    But if someone buys me a tablet, I would totally use it. Well, because it's free. Haha!

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  33. What do you mean Boyfriend's horn? LOL

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  34. Paul the Polar Bear?
    Harry the Hair-Drying Hating Polar Bear?
    Chris the Crying Polar Bear?
    DUHDBTMPBC? (Don't Use Hair Dryers Because They Make Polar Bears Cry) (Duhd for short)
    Mr. PB?

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  35. Boyfriend is awesome! Pearls are definitely classy! I have a pair too, one real, one fake. And I really do feel as if I stand taller and all that when I'm wearing them.

    Names? Hmm... I like obscure things. What about Octavian... but for short "we'll call ya Gus"

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  36. Bwahahahahaha! Love your comment Al! Five days = torture indeed!

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