The Usual Christmas Post, Part 2: What Was Your Favorite Prezzie?

(NOTE: Based on time elapsed since the posting of this entry, the BS-o-meter calculates this is 15.678% likely to be something that Ferrett now regrets.)

Because I always want to know: What’s the best gift you got for Christmas this year?
For me, I’m still waiting to get home to open presents from my Dad and my stepbrother’s family, but thus far the winner is the straight-razor shaving kit Gini got me:
Swing your razor high, Sweeney!
The reason I like this so much is because what I originally requested was a straight razor with a swappable razor, one you never needed to strop.  When I opened the kit, I said to Gini, “This is good, but it’s got the regular razor.  I’d suggested the switchable one.”
“Oh,” Gini said sheepishly.  “I didn’t want you to use some pansy-ass blade.”
Oh, my wife; she thinks as I do, even when I’m too scared to do the job proper.
My other gift this Christmas was also awesome – I got my fire poi!
Fire Poi
Between the straight razor and the flaming balls to set myself ablaze with, I’m not entirely sure Gini wants me around, but I’m happy she’s indulging my self-destructive qualities.  And I’m also glad that Gini was the first one to whack herself in the head with the poi, making her the official first recipient of Poi Blood.
Merry, merry Christmas! So enough about me.  What made you happiest under the tree this holidays?


  1. Ariel
    Dec 25, 2012

    David got me a fancy Zojirushi fuzzy logic rice cooker. I’m determined we shall have tasty brown rice. It’s pretty, and plays a merry tune when the rice is done!

    • TheFerrett
      Dec 25, 2012

      I was extremely skeptical when our sister-in-law got us a rice cooker, but it’s one of our go-to implements. Used at least twice a week, and sometimes four.

  2. Kathryn Scannell
    Dec 25, 2012

    The best present this year came from my father in law – a page from a 14th century prayer book. Not a reproduction – an actual original page. It’s not a museum quality piece, but it has some lovely details on the capital letters.

  3. Felicity
    Dec 26, 2012

    It’s a close thing with the wireless speaker I got, but probably these fabulous purple pumps my mother-in-law bought off my zappos wish list. I mean, PURPLE. And I mean FABULOUS.

  4. becker
    Dec 28, 2012

    where is your strop?

    • TheFerrett
      Dec 28, 2012

      Strop not shown. But it does exist.
      Now I have to figure out how to use it.

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