A Holiday UpdateAs you can see, Ruby is 1) adorable, 2) growing, and 3) enjoying her first Christmas. One of her favorite hobbies is chasing Rocco (a cat) around that tree. So far, there have been no casualties.
So I've been rounding out my Christmas shopping the last couple days, and today I faced a big challenge. My family is fairly pragmatic. To that end, we compose holiday wish lists each year, and this season, my brother wrote the following:
My wallet from Italy is getting thrashed. I really like having the gay coin dept in my wallet, I don’t care what people say. Don’t want a huge George Castanza wallet though.
So I set out to find a wallet bearing a "coin dept." Thing is, while the change compartment may be common to the European man, it is completely foreign to his American counterpart. Thus, finer American department stores, namely Nordstrom, don't cater to the coin department-seeking American man. I searched high and low, only to repeatedly strike out and garner strange looks from men's department employees. My feet were aching and my mind was weary when I finally had a brain storm. I sought out a luggage store in the mall, and sure enough, their inventory included men's wallets that accomodate coinage. I told the salesman, "you have no idea how happy you've just made me." I damnably meant it, too. I was so pleased to find the right gift.