Monday, February 20, 2006

Serenity Now

Guess what I got this weekend?

A gift from the Mel. She got me a copy of Serenity! Yay! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

For those of you who don't know the story, here it is…
For Christmas, my stepmother (who lives in Texas) called and asked me to give her some gift ideas. I really couldn't think of anything except a couple of martial arts DVDs that I would have liked to have, and the movie Serenity. I told her the date it would be coming out and everthing! I even told her that she could just send Stephie the money, and let her purchase the gifts. I knew I probably wouldn't get the martial arts DVDs, but I had high hopes for Serenity.

I didn't get it. She didn't get me ANYTHING that I asked for! As she does every year, she totally disregarded my wishes after going through the motions and calling to pretend she actually cared about what I would like to have. Why ask me if you're going to do your own thing anyway? Instead, I got a horse throw that I would have LOVED when I was 12, an ornament, and a supremely cheesey plastic belt rack to hang all my Tae Kwon Do belts on. I went through 12 belts to black – this rack has space for five. Plus, it has my name on it in large black press-on letters. Again, something I might have liked when I was 12 (but probably not even then) AAHHHHH!

All I wanted was Serenity. Now, thanks to Mel, I have it. And that puts a very big, peaceful smile on my face.