Monday, February 20, 2012

Secret Cupid Exchange

So as I mentioned a few weeks ago I participated in a Secret Cupid Exchange hosted on one of my favorite blogs.

I really had so much fun planning the gift that I sent to the person I received. It was difficult because I had pretty much no information to go on. My person had no blog to stalk check out, and she didn't list any likes or dislikes on the form, so I was just working on the fact that we both are cheeseblarg fans.

I took this one fact very much to heart when choosing what I stuffed in her package. I ran my ideas by most of my friends, who thought my idea was brilliant and hilarious. Of course they are my friends for a reason so maybe they weren't the best judges on whether or not my idea was appropriate for a perfect stranger.

What I ended up sending my person was simple. First she got a bag of mixed Godiva chocolate truffles. Chocolate is always a good idea, and I got the good stuff. I also, in sticking with a valentines day theme, got her flowers. Ok so it was one of those little grow your own posies things, but I couldn't think of how else to send flowers to New York on my incredibly limited budget.

I know you are right now thinking that this isn't weird or anything like that. It sounds sort of generic, and well at this point you would be right. It is only the last thing I sent that qualifies this present as either hilarious and cool or kind of creepy and inappropriate. I am hoping for the former.

It's so cute for being a disease.
I sent my person the kissing disease. That's right I sent them mono for Valentines Day. I figured it was more polite than giving her the clap, and the common cold is just so, well common. Plus the only other disease that sounded Valentines like was Heart Worms and those are just creepy looking (and you can only get them from dogs, which I am not).

So that was what I sent my person. Not all together traditional, but I am not known for being a traditional sort of girl. I am still not certain if it was taken as a silly joke or not. If nothing else she got some really tasty chocolates. I hope she liked them all.

As for what I got, well it wasn't traditional either. It was actually not very Valentinesy at all, which suits me just fine. I don't really celebrate Valentines Day, so I am glad I didn't get anything overly Valentine like.

I actually buried my grandmother on Vanlentine's Day morning and drove the 5 hours home that afternoon. When I got home, cold, exhausted, and depressed, I was thrilled to find a small white package waiting for me. I had actually forgotten that I was expecting something.

After getting comfortable and settling in I opened the envelope to find inside a book. I was thrilled. My Secret Cupid had sent me a copy of The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton. I had never heard of this book before but after reading a few pages I decided it was right up my alley.

I know it is not chocolate or flowers or goofy cards, but really it is the sort of thing I love. Besides if it had been chocolate I would have just eaten it all on the spot in my grief, and trust me I had done more than enough grief eating over the last week.

So overall it was a great experience. I hope my person enjoyed my gift as much as I enjoyed coming up with it, and I hope my sender knows how much I really do love my gift.


  1. Sounds like a very thoughtful gift and the kissing disease stuffie looks a lot like my daughter's Pygmy Puff :)

  2.  I had someone else say that it looked like a pygmy puff, which just reinforces to me that mono is cute.

  3. Ohhhh... aren't you so sweet? This is too precious. What a giving person you are. I'm sure you made this person's week! :D 

  4. It's the thought that counts right? 

  5. It's awesome. I hope she will respond, as she just got back from being out of town. I, personally, think that a kissing disease is the perfect VD gift. =P

  6. Oh, I want the kissing disease!

  7. I'm so sorry for your loss. But what a nice distraction - to plan and receive gifts. The kissing disease is adorable and very creative. I'm sure the recipient loved it - I know I would!