I Want To Give Something Away..

Posted: December 30, 2009 in Just Me, My Family
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Sorry.. but the virginity went A LONG time ago!! LOL!

.. ok.

So my cousin GG :: not to be confused with DD :: did something extradordinarily nice.

But she’s like that so it really isn’t THAT much of a surprise.


See, we Italians have a Christmas Eve tradition. It’s called the Feast of the Seven Fishes and basically what happens is we all get together and eat seven different kinds of fish.

Except me.

I don’t like fish so I would usually bring something that us non-fish eaters could eat. One time I even stopped at the chinese food place but that’s another story for another time.

Anyway.. so we used to all meet up at my grandmother’s house but since she died, my aunt :: who lives about an hour and a half away :: decided to have it at her house.

I told my mom that three hours of travel time would seriously impact all my Xmas Eve chores :: like oh.. I don’t know… SHOPPING? :: and that we wouldn’t be making the dinner.

The word didn’t get out to GG and so concerned that all the kids in my family would be receiving envelopes, she made sure that Spaz would have one so he wouldn’t feel left out.

That’s the kind of person she is.. always thoughtful.. always compassionate.. so not like me!! LOL!!

Seriously tho, I was so impressed that she did that. Especially because my own mom didn’t get them anything. But that’s another story for another time.

Anyway.. we wound up seeing my mother and brother this past Sunday and it was then that she gave me the card for Spaz.

The only problem is that I couldn’t give Spaz the card without having something to give to Bubba. Because really, that just isn’t fair and it just didn’t sit right with me.

Sometimes adults have to make those kinds of decisions.

I opened the card figuring that it was like, 5 bucks or something and I would just go buy them each something with it.. like the Lindt’s chocolate truffles.

But it turned out to be a 15.00 gift card to Game Stop.

Now there isn’t anything I can do with that to split it between them and I couldn’t life with myself if I pocketed it for me so I figured I’d do something nice and give it away to one of my readers who really needs it for either their kid or someone else’s.

So email me at livingme101@gmail.com

Oh.. and I did think about donating it locally but there were just too many groups and churches and organizations to consider and plus, I wanted to do something for the people who give me a little bit of their time everyday!

  1. Shelli says:

    Why not just take it to GameStop, exchange it for cash, and give each of the kids 5 bucks? That way, if ever questioned by GG, they’ll be able to answer honestly that they received something. Just a thought. :-)

    • Leese says:

      Hi Shelli! Thanks for stopping by and commenting… much appreciated!

      GameStop doesn’t redeem their gift cards for cash.. good thought though and I wish they did that.

      I did tell GG what I was going to and she was fine with it .. in fact, I even offered to give her the money back or even the gift card back but she didn’t want it.

  2. Jessica says:

    Totally generous! I don’t want to be in the “running” but I can be your random number generator….

    PS: happy new year!!

    • Leese says:

      Thanks Jessica!

      And Happy New Year to you also.. even though it’s WELL PAST the new year.. but it’s probably some thing some where in the world so “Happy THAT!””

  3. Gary says:

    Hey, that’s really cool of you Leese. Even giving away the virginity part. ;-)

    • Leese says:

      It was my service to Man Kind, Gary … well.. at least it was to Ralphie!!!

      Yes.. I lost my virginity to some one named Ralphie .. but hey, I was young.. what can I tell you!!

  4. hj mcnaron says:

    You are hilarious!
    I’d regift the card. And I will if you let me.
    My nephew is obsessed with his PSP.
    Keep up the good blogging work!

  5. That was nice of her. And nice of you to send it to someone! As an Italian, we never did the 7 fishes thing, which I just learned about on the food network. Funny!

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