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17 December 2005 @ 12:28 pm
Gah! I did it... AGAIN! :P  
This is the second year in row that I've unknowingly spoiled my own Christmas surprise. I clearly suck! ;) Last year, I wanted to buy an iPod several weeks before Christmas, only to be stopped by a panic-striken Mark who tried to make up every excuse under the sun for why I shouldn't... He had, of course, already gotten one for me for Christmas - and ended up having to tell me. Well,... it happened... AGAIN! :P

This morning we woke up a little earlier than usual because Mark wanted to head over to an electronics warehouse in town so that he could purchase a new digital camera for himself with the Christmas bonus he just received at work (it wasn't on sale, but he would get a 1 Gig memory stick pro with it, which made buying it there very worthwhile...) While we were there, I looked around at the ad and the items for sale... I saw what looked like the VERY same Sony video camera that I'd been wanting to buy for a long time! It was an AMAZING price!!

I showed the ad to Mark and asked him, "Isn't this the camera I've been looking at?" He looked at the ad and immediately said, "Nah! That's not it!" I was sure it was, though and the salesman who was helping Mark offered to show it to me... Of course, it was the very same video camera. I looked at Mark and he had a look of panic on his face... "Don't get it!" He said. He started trying to make up excuses for why I shouldn't get it, but for every reason he gave me, the salesman came back with more great things about it (and what an incredible price it was!) Finally, after much hemming and hawing he admitted that he'd already bought it as a combination Christmas/birthday present for me and told me that I sucked because it was the second year in a row that I unknowingly ruined my own surprise!

One thing definitely has to be said for the hubby, he certainly knows me well enough to buy me things I really want... So much so that I try to buy them BEFORE Christmas and he ends up having to stop me! ;)
Current Mood: amusedamused
Όμορφη καρδιάqueenstacey_25 on December 17th, 2005 11:14 pm (UTC)
And this is why Bren and I have a deal! We are not allowed to buy anything for ourselves so this doesn't happen. WE decided to do this after I blew it one year! LOL
Sheri: Sydney Christmasshutterbug93 on December 18th, 2005 09:55 pm (UTC)
Haha! Good idea - I shall remember that next year. :) Poor Mark looked so sad when he had to tell me the surprise! I felt bad for him!
Όμορφη καρδιάqueenstacey_25 on December 18th, 2005 10:00 pm (UTC)
LOL, but it does tell you that Mark really listens to you and what would make you happy! So mad props to Mark for that!
Sheri: Mark & Sheri 1999shutterbug93 on December 18th, 2005 10:07 pm (UTC)
I have to say that's true he really does pay attention to the things I'm interested in, Mark's a real sweetheart! He's the best!! :D
Meredythbroadway_rose on December 17th, 2005 11:33 pm (UTC)
Awww! This is probably why my parents are so scary and adamant about me not buying a single thing for myself until Christmas, lol.
Sheri: Sydney Christmasshutterbug93 on December 18th, 2005 09:57 pm (UTC)
Heeeheee! You'd think I'd learn after last year, but... when I see a good deal, I feel compelled to buy it! ;) Next year I vow not to get a single think during the month of December. :)
Mme Bahorel: memmebahorel on December 18th, 2005 01:05 am (UTC)
This is why you shouldn't be allowed to buy things for yourself in the month of December. Even if it's on sale. Even if you really really want it. Unless it is groceries or toiletries, no shopping for yourself in the month before Christmas.
Sheri: Sydney Christmasshutterbug93 on December 18th, 2005 09:58 pm (UTC)
Haha! That's my vow next year - only groceries and toiletries for the month of December! ;)
Sabine: Micki's placesabine10 on December 18th, 2005 01:23 am (UTC)
Poor Mark! But I wish I had could watch you all in this warehouse. :) And yes, within the family we also don't buy something for ourselves in December.

Big *hugs* to you, Sheri. :)
Sheri: Sydney Christmasshutterbug93 on December 18th, 2005 10:00 pm (UTC)
Haha! Poor Mark indeed! ;) He couldn't believe that I ruined my own surprise 2 years in a row! Clearly, I suck... ;)

Big *HUGS* to you, Sabine! :)
Care: Shake it Santa!careleswhisper on December 18th, 2005 02:34 am (UTC)
My mom likes to buy things for herself in December too! She usually wants what my dad wants to get her lol. How funny! :) We all try not to buy anything in this month for ourselves to spare panic and stress for others. I do have a way of pointing out what I do like though lol. :P
Sheri: Sydney Christmasshutterbug93 on December 18th, 2005 10:02 pm (UTC)
Haha! Your Mom and I are alike in that way! I rarely buy anything electronic the whole year, but when the Christmas sales roll around, I feel compelled to buy them! And I had no idea that Mark was even thinking of getting me that video camera - so I totally thought I was safe there! ;) Poor Mark, how he puts up with me, I will never know! ;)
Kananigirlkananigirl on December 18th, 2005 04:55 am (UTC)
WHOOOOHOOOOOOOOO Sheri! Man, you get the coolest Christmas presents. Can Mark buy me a cool Christmas present. ;-)

Btw, what electronic warehouse is that? Is that the one by Ward Warehouse? My Dad is looking to buy a video camera this year.
Sheri: Sydney Christmasshutterbug93 on December 18th, 2005 10:04 pm (UTC)
The place we went to on Saturday was called Pure Digital and it was in Kalihi, next to Marukai. I've never been there before, but they had some incredible deals! :D
Kananigirlkananigirl on December 19th, 2005 01:50 am (UTC)
Oooooooh! I know about Pure Digital. That's where I got my plextor DVD drive. They were originally called byteware and moved over there.
Expresso Maniac: 11/17/05. smiling.expressomaniac on December 18th, 2005 10:51 am (UTC)
heehee you two are so funny!
Sheri: Sydney Christmasshutterbug93 on December 18th, 2005 10:04 pm (UTC)
Haha! We're a comedy of errors, I tell ya! ;)
karen: kate winslet laughwakedistracted on December 18th, 2005 04:17 pm (UTC)
Poor Mark! :) Although, I must say, it certainly is wonderful that he knows so well that he buys you the kinds of things you would want so much you would buy them for yourself! :)

Enjoy your video camera! :)
Sheri: Familyshutterbug93 on December 18th, 2005 10:05 pm (UTC)
Poor Mark!! He's such a sweetie, though and really puts a lot of thought into his gifts! I have to say that he know me so well - maybe too well sometimes! :)
dolphingirl1981 on December 18th, 2005 10:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the card that you sent!

And I hope you'll re-add me again. :)
Sherishutterbug93 on December 19th, 2005 03:42 am (UTC)
Glad you got the card!
karmastyxkarmastyx on December 19th, 2005 02:26 am (UTC)
Awwww Sheri, it's okay. Atleast he thinks of you when he buys your gifts.
Sheri: Sydney Christmasshutterbug93 on December 19th, 2005 03:43 am (UTC)
That's VERY true and I felt SO bad when I realized what was going on! Poor Mark! I really suck! ;)