Good Evening Ladies and Germs. And welcome to another edition of the NGIP White Elephant Gift Exchange Party. And by “another edition”, I mean the first edition.
A couple of weeks ago, a bunch of us bloggers swapped names and addresses and mailed (using real postmen and real postage and everything!) White Elephant Gifts to each other. And now we’re showing our gifts off!
My gift from Teri over at Snarky Mamma arrived in the following package:
A White Elephant Gift is an item that someone, say your clueless Uncle Harry, gives you and it never makes it out of the box and you can’t wait to re-gift it. A White Elephant Gift Paty is the perfect opportunity to regift that special something.
Often times it’s something tasteless and trashy, so this is also a great opportunity to use up all your tissue paper scraps because you only have half a sheet left of several colors:
Generally you want to find the most hideous-looking thing you’ve got so as to scare the crap out of your recipient when she pulls away the tissue paper…
GAH!! What the holy freakin’ heck is that???
So here’s the thing. I am at a total quandry here. If this were made (and worse, purchased) by an adult, this would easily be the crappiest gift I have ever received.
However, if it were made by a child, this would be the cutest thing ever. And then I would have to hang it on my refrigerator. Forever.
This horribly psychedelic marine animal reminds me of a wedding present I received that I once thought was hideous and nearly sold at a garage sale (except no one would buy it) and eventually fell in love with it because of its lack of mainstream popularity. It’s so loud and so kitchy and so hideous that I couldn’t help but love it. Let me see if I can go digging in my cupboards and find the thing so you can see what I’m talking about.
Oh, yes. Here it is…Ta da!!!
Awwwwr, look at that face.
Who’s a good fishee? Yesh you are. Yesh you are! Ah-boo! Ah-boo!
But seriously, don’t they look like they were made for each other?
The fish face was accompanied by a user’s manual:
… which may have been full of instructions, except that I don’t read user’s manuals. I mean all that techie stuff just confuses me and goes way over my head. I read BOOKS, not user’s manuals, but thanks anyways. It also came with this:
which you may recognize as an As Seen On TV item to hang pictures.
So I hung the fish face on the fish…face.
Thank you Teri!
And now if you want to see what White Elephant Gift everyone else got, they will be linking up their gift posts in the Linky widget below, so check them out!