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A Blog for Her Birthday · 30 April 2016


What do you get for the woman who has everything? A blog post, of course. Unfortunately, with The Mindboggling Mrs. Miyoshi, that does not cut it. Still, perhaps it is better than nothing.


Actually, I know that a blog post dedicated to my wonderful wife, is not better than nothing. It is actually a lot worse than nothing. (I am sure I heard her call me a liar again.) Even though she has everything anybody could ever want, she still needs a tangible gift. And time. (But that is another story.)


The Mindboggling Mrs. Miyoshi usually has a suggestion or two on what to get her for her birthday. A new car. A hot tub. A sauna. Or a greenhouse. She got a new car more than ten years ago and we live in a green house. What more could she ask for? Actually, she usually does not ask for much. She does not really like jewelry (even though she always seems to wear the pendant and ear rings we got her for Christmas a few years ago), and she has just about everything anybody could want. Except a hot tub, a sauna, and a greenhouse. (Apparently, living in a house that is green is different than having a greenhouse in the back of our green house.) Suffice it to say, she is not getting a hot tub, a sauna, or a greenhouse this year for her birthday (unless a lot more of you dear readers are funding me now).


At any rate, I am writing this the day before her birthday and I am still not sure what to get her. Besides this blog post. (Which I am sure she will not appreciate. Even though I am not poking fun at her. Not really anyway.)


So what do you get for the woman who has everything? Some electronic gadget. (By the way, do not look up electronic gadgets for women on the internet. You might be surprised at what you see. I sure was.) My wife loves gadgets, but she already has an iPad and an iPhone. The only thing she is missing is an iWatch, or whatever they call those watches made by Apple. (Those Apple watches and fitbits and cameras and other expensive toys are what show up with that search, if you were curious but heeded my warning and did not look.) I would love to just go out and get her any of those things, but alas, the pockets are not quite that deep yet.


So what am I going to get for the woman who has everything? I am not sure yet. I am thinking that a coupon for yard work, cleaning toilets, or doing something on my long “honey do” list will not cut it this year. Even though she loves me to do projects. I suppose it is just that she expects those things already so giving her a gift certificate for them is redundant and unnecessary. And definitely, not a gift.


So what am I going to get for the woman who has everything? At the very least, I have this blog post. Unfortunately, I am sure The Mindboggling Mrs. Miyoshi will not think it is better than nothing. So I better think of something quick.

© 2016 Michael T. Miyoshi

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