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Ár nDraíocht Féin
Three Cranes
Chaos Matrix

December 3rd, 2003

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01:24 pm - Gifting.
You know what? I've found out that I really like buying things for people and mailing them. It really is fun.

And that's why this holiday season is going to hurt: I don't get to.

My original plan was going to be expensive: buy copies of the Principia for all my favourite people and send them out. It would have been beautiful. Unfortunately, I can't do that, because I can't afford it.

So, instead, I have to go back to cards. I hate sending cards. I'm not a cards person. I like to think that I'm creative, though, and I try to cycle cards through. Of course, I've just realized that I haven't kept track of which cards I've sent to people over the years, so I have to buy new cards in order to avoid sending the same card twice in a row and looking cheap. Then again, I am pretty darn cheap.

If I don't have your address, and you'd like to be on my list, email it to me (my email is accessible off my website, and I don't post it in my LJ because of spiders).

Of course, this assumes that I manage to send cards out. I kind of suck at getting them out. In general, I send to friends first, and then to family. Though sometimes it gets all mixed up. But I have a list.

Oh, and I don't expect anything in return. A card is a card, a gift is a gift. If you get either, bully for you.

I get asked why I don't celebrate things. No birthdays, no holidays, nothing. Quite honestly, I'm not totally sure. But I think a lot of it has to do with the weird feeling I get when I know someone bought me something for an occasion. I always feel like they didn't buy it because they like me, but because they felt they had to, and that makes me feel bad. Because of that, I keep my birthday as low profile as possible, and I try to avoid occasions where I might receive gifts.

I really feel that gift-giving shouldn't be done out of obligation, but out of joy and love. I like to send people things out of the blue, not for occasions. I feel like they mean more that way.

If you feel like I do, then you should probably sign up for PostcardX, because it's a lot of fun. I've gotten neat things from it. And it's nice to get mail.

Of course, being anti-celebration myself, I have a hard time remembering/caring that people have birthdays. This gets me into lots of trouble all year long. If someone gives me enough advanced warning, and said warning isn't too advanced, then I can usually remember. But I forget so often it seems to infuriate a lot of people.
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: "My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink, and I Don't Love Jesus", -JB

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Date:December 3rd, 2003 07:13 pm (UTC)

Oh, that reminds me...

I have a present for you, well kind of for you. It's for Eris too.
<_< Maybe if I tell the whole story, it'll make more sense. I love buying pins and I saw one that said "Goddess of Chaos", so I immediately thought Mike/Eris (cuz to me it was in the same thought). Anyway, so I got in and have been meaning to give it to you, but I don't know when I'll see you. So I thought I'd tell you. I'll have to find it and put it by my computer and have Ryan give it to you or something. *shrug*
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Date:December 3rd, 2003 08:49 pm (UTC)
Cool :) I look forward to it :)

Nice to know that people can think of me immediately sometimes :)
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Date:December 4th, 2003 01:01 am (UTC)
Okay, correction, it didn't say Goddess it said Queen. But I still thought both of you would like it.

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