7.25.2013

that one time i got a birthday gift early

So I have a story for you folks today. Let's talk about how I got one of my birthday presents early and it wasn't even on purpose.  The past few days Brad was working an event on the Nike campus for an ad agency out here in Portland.  All the workers were given some Nike goods and products to wear during their time on campus.  So he gets home after the first day of training and shows me all the goodies he got. New pair of shoes, couple pair of shorts, shirts, socks, and a backpack to keep it all in.  Pretty legit stuff for only a 3 day event. Anyway, later in the evening at dinner he offhandedly mentions that the other workers also got a Nike Fuel Band, but he didn't get one because he already had one.  WHAT?! AND YOU DIDN'T THINK TO BRING IT HOME FOR ME?!?!?!?!?!? IDIOT! 

Now let me tell you a side story about Brad. He never passes up free shit, like ever! So for him to tell me that he didn't get this Nike Fuel Band (something I have been wanting since they came out) was really uncharacteristic of him.  I may or may not have gotten a little very pouty with him over it (which is very uncharacteristic of me).  I might have even called him dumb and told him he had to ask for it again at work the next day....I might have also kicked rocks and pouted on our way home from dinner.



I may have also bitched to my friend on the phone and told her how big of a dummy Brad was for not bringing home the fuel band for me.... For the record me not believing him never crossed my mind.  Not once did I think, oh I bet he is lying to me and he is going to give the fuel band to me on my birthday so there is no need to be irrationally upset, Brooke. See how trusting of a girlfriend I am?! I was too focused on him being a dumdum for not thinking of me! 

Also, I understand how selfish and self involved this story makes me sound, sorry, not sorry. 

Anyway after I get off the phone he comes over and puts the box in my face and says something along the lines of, 'Way to ruin your birthday present.  I can't keep listening to you bitch about me until Friday. Now call your friend back and tell her I am not an idiot.' 



























Of course now I am super excited, but also feel really, really bad that I had given him so much shit. Nice life, Brooke.














Moral of the story... Don't get irrationally upset until you know for sure you aren't getting a gift.... OR get irrationally upset and get your gift early.  Either way it's a win, win situation!!!!!!!! Thank you, Bradley!!!!



Now, I can't wait for tomorrow so I can treat myself with Beaverton Bakery cake at the office! And then do the math to figure out how many fuel points I will need to burn to work off the cake! Thanks Bossman!

 
 
Cheers! 
 
<3 BB 


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22 comments

JumpingJE said...

Yayaya! Just remember good defenses when he asks you at night 'if you want to earn a few fuel points' fap fap fap fap

Tori G said...

haha! Well i am def glad you got what you have been waiting for!!!

Rachel Sedaker said...

Hahaha, this is classic!

Chandler said...

You seriously crack me up! I love that he got irritated with you bitching about him so he gave it to you early. I would feel terrible but also be so so happy that I got my present early :)
I love birthdays!! So HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU :)
(ps- I just looked up what a Nike Fuel Band was becauseIdidn'tknow(gasp) and now I want one too!!

kailyn marie said...

OMG I HATE YOU! JoeJoe was supposed to get me one months ago...I'm still waiting.

Lauren said...

So if it was a free birthday present does he technically still owe you another? And I have no idea what this is. Must google now.

Laura Ann said...

Haha! This is awesome. Woohoo for a fuel band!

Adriana @ Dog Hair Is An Accessory said...

this is DEFINITELY something I would do. In fact I'm telling Tom this story right now.

Katie said...

omg i want one of those so bad. tell me its worth the $150!!!!!!!

OrangeMew said...

I would just note to Brad that this just shows how you completely trust and believe what he says. So there.

Lauren said...

So funny! We've all been there! :)

Brytani Sierra said...

Lol this story is hilarious! Your a comedian! Haha! Well I'm glad you got your Nike Fuel Band. Lol

XX Brytani Sierra

Kira said...

Haha! Sounds like how I would react too!

MacKensie said...

HAPPY ALMOST BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!! Idk what that is but I think I need it too.. If he gets another one, let him know my bday is on Thursday. ;)

Caroline said...

Hahahahaha, at least you got your present early! My sister just got my dad a Nike Fuel Band and he looooooves it - they are so nifty!

Ashley @ ladyacray.blogspot.com said...

This absolutely sounds like something I'd do! I once got a spot in a play for the whiny-girl because apparently, "Whining is my thing." Lovely. Just lovely.

Rachael Claire said...

Happy Birthday!! I am so horrible about surpirses too!! I ruin it every single time! Let us know how you like the fuel band...and you know, send me any of that swag you and Brad don't want!

LG @ thelaurelgazette.com said...

Oh my god - this is hilarious! I think my favorite part is when he said he couldn't listen to you complain about him all week. Love it!!!

Life of Whimsy said...

Ha! That completely sounds like something I would do. I have to crawl out from under my rock and go google what a Nike Fuelband does now...

Kasey Lynne said...

Happy Birthday (since I'm a day late in reading this)

I can't stop laughing about the fact that he heard your conversation with your friend about how dumb he was and then put it back in your face when he gave you the band. That is so hilarious.

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

omg that's exactly me too! hahah

that fuelband is awesome. don't you just love new gear?

Bad Luck Jenn said...

omg I totally see myself doing this! too funny that he gave in and gave it to you early :)