Before Christmas, I asked for your suggestion for a special present for George. I told you what a great guy he is and what wonderful presents he gets me but I always fall short. You came up with wonderful ideas.
For that reason, I’m so ashamed to tell you what I gave him. Oh, there was salami, which he loves, and a bunch of soup mixes and chocolate. And there were also. . . the sheets.
Do you know how hard it is to find an interesting set of sheets for a queen-sized bed? I’m really tired of stripes and flowers and dots or plain. A few years ago, I found a set of NASCAR sheets which were fairly macho. Not that either of us watch NASCAR or cheer for Jeff Gordan but they had a different pattern and were cheap.
Just before Christmas, I found a great set of unique sheets. They were very cheap, one of my prime reasons to buy because I really hate to spend money. They were colorful–okay, pink and raspberry usually isn’t considered at masculine color–and had foxes in the colorful squares. Foxes are macho, right? Well, I thought they were foxes until I got home and put on my glasses. Instantly and with a deep feeling of remorse, I discovered the creatures were not foxes, They were skulls. What I’d thought were little fox ears was a bow. I have no clue why these skulls were wearing bows. Oh, yes, and there were bones crossed under the skulls. Macabre describes the pattern best but they only cost $12.00. Hey, worth that, right? For a set of sheets.
In the picture on the right, you see the true beauty of the gift: the squares in raspberry and pink make nice and fairly straight lines. However, you can’t see the skulls that I’d mistaken for foxes.
Okay, is this the ugliest Christmas present ever? Do you have an uglier one to share? What’s you opinion. Does George deserve an apology from me? Do the skulls look at all like foxes to you? And why are they wearing bows? Does this make them girl skulls?