My little brother and sister had their high school graduation bash this past weekend. Despite a week of dreary weather, Sunday managed to be bright and sunny for their party.
Don't worry- the gloom promptly came back. Somewhere, a super villain is laughing maliciously and vowing that summer will never come to Minnesota.
Anyway. Shopping for girls is easy. Shopping for boys can be tricky.
I wanted to get the Bro something that was a little personalized, but still useful. He has a great sense of humor for utilizing joke gifts- one year, he wore the Christmas tuxedo speedo for the Polar Plunge!
I decided I would get him something that would certainly go to good use for a male college freshman: food.
I remember being in college and rejoicing over late-morning classes. I could sleep in, and the only price I had to pay was missing the dining hall hours. No biggie- I would just head to the campus café and buy a snack, or wait until lunch to use my meal plan. That would have worked so well, but I failed to take into account three things:
1. Campus cafes charge a ridiculous amount of money for minimal options and small portions.
2. I did not have a ridiculous amount of money in my bank account to afford the café prices on a daily or weekly basis.
3. I probably could have made it through my first class and on to lunch....if I hadn't schedule my classes in a whole continuous block from 10:00-3:00.
I don't want my dear Bro to suffer the same fate- especially because this is a kid who regularly has two or three oversized bowls of cereal each morning.
"Now that you're about to begin your adult LIFE, it's time for some advice...
Don't be too much of a FROOT LOOP...
Or the kind of person who TRIX people just for KIX...
Keep your LUCKY CHARMS close...
And remember- you're the TOTAL package!
But cerealsly- always be prepared..."
If I hadn't been recovering from illness, I might have made it a bit more colorful and whatnot, but I think it turned out okay for being half-sedated and woozy on top of already being craft-impaired on a good day.