I’m not the most inspired gift giver. My gifts typically respond to a request or a practical need, and toasters just aren’t much fun on Christmas morning. I used to take more risks, but after a few of my gifts bombed (think desktop pool table, wooden drummer model kit, sweaters I knitted myself) I started to play it safe.
Yesterday I decided to surprise someone I love with a gift they don’t need but might (I hope) enjoy. I read an excerpt of Ali in Wonderland, and it made me laugh, so I decided to pass the giggles on to someone else. No, I can’t tell you who; it’ll ruin the surprise.
Today I plan to be a slacker. Despite a long list of things to do, I’m going to blow off work for a little while probably to watch something funny. I’m usually chained to my to-do list, but today I’m embracing my inner sloth.