What You Can Get Me For My Birthday

(NOTE: Based on time elapsed since the posting of this entry, the BS-o-meter calculates this is 14.472% likely to be something that Ferrett now regrets.)

LO IT IS THE DAY OF MY BIRTH.  Which is, of course, the most important day of the year!  And naturally, the world is ablaze with the inevitable question: “What, what, can I get Ferrett for his birthday?”
Fortunately for you, I ask the same two things of my audience every year.  If you’d like to get me an inexpensive gift that will nevertheless make me do little happydances of joy, you can:
1)  If you are so consensually inclined, feel free to post cheesecake pictures of yourself in the comments here. (Alternatively, if they’re spicy or you’re shy, mail ‘em to me at theferrett@theferrett.com.  Or text them to me at 216-965-3895.)
2)  Failing photographic revelation, here’s my real gift: Go out and do something you enjoy today that you wouldn’t normally have done.  Doesn’t have to be big; a walk around the block, a call to an old friend, a poem you tossed off, a special treat at dinner.  Then let me know what it was, and how you liked it.  You can best make me happy by being happy yourself, and then sharing the joy.
Also, a pony.  Thank you.


  1. ARGuzman
    Jul 4, 2013

    Happy Belated Birthday! I put myself first and chose an evening of great conversation, cocktails and a delicious homemade meal to kick-off the long weekend over working on our business. Trust me…it took everything out of me not to go help my lovely lady finish up some work but I deserved some R&R.

  2. Mark D
    Jul 5, 2013

    Hey Ferrett,
    By your request, I went for a run yesterday. I haven’t done that in quite a while, even though I normally enjoy it quite a bit. Your post gave me the little push I needed and I was happy I did as I felt exhausted in that nice way running does to you. Happy birthday and thanks!

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