With our wedding anniversary next week, my husband and I recently had the exact same gift conversation that we always have when any sort of occasion is drawing near:
So. What do you want for ______ (insert "our anniversary," "your birthday," "Christmas" and more)?
That's pretty much the entire exchange, meaning that the day then comes and goes and we typically don't end up giving each other gifts.
I'm not complaining, as there really isn't anything that either of us need. At least not enough to justify spending the money on it.
But this year things are different.
My husband listened (over and over) to my constant complaints about something that I do need and use daily.
It is SO slow! I'd whine as he walked by seeing me tap my fingers on the table.
It crashed yet AGAIN. I'd grumble as he saw my angry look.
Here's a new one: it just randomly turned off out of nowhere. I said to him just the other day in a mix of confusion and disbelief.
I'm not asking for anything high tech or out of the ordinary, as all I mainly do is exactly this: blog. But isn't it standard to be able to open up a plain document and type or do a simple PDF conversion without the entire thing freezing or crashing?
I don't need anything special for gaming or streaming movies or ports for cords that I don't own or an expensive PDF converter, but again, I want to be able to hit Paste into a document and not have it disappear into cyberspace.
And I'd like to have a backspace key that isn't hanging on by a thread as well, if that isn't asking too much.
So, this year is already shaping up to be an especially good one, thanks to the gift that is sitting in the other room.
I don't know which laptop it is or how quickly I'll get used to using it, but all I know is that I can't think of a better anniversary gift to show that my husband understands my love (and obsession) for the internet. I can't wait to start using it!
If you were to receive your ideal gift right now, what would it be?