Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A Super Happy Funtime Birthday Contest!



It's my 33rd birthday today. YAY ME! I even sat up last night until 12:01, just because. haha


Unfortunately, I woke up this morning to a, um, present left by my dog. *sigh* What's weird is she NEVER does that, so I instantly thought it was a portent of doom. Here's hoping the rest of my day is better. haha


So, what's the worst birthday present YOU ever got?


Leave a comment in this post today (no later than 11:59 PM EST), telling me about the worst birthday present you ever got, for your chance to win a $15 gift card to an online bookstore of your choice (e.g., Amazon, B&N, Borders, etc.)! I'll randomly pick one commenter. Good luck!

40 comments:

  1. I think the lamest gift I ever got was a small tupperware container with a pencil sharpener inside. WTH?
    Teri

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  2. The worst gift I ever received was from an ex-boyfriend. He gave me a juicer -- one that HE wanted and liked so much he got his MOTHER one, too.

    Needless to say, that was just one of the many reasons he's the EX-boyfriend. :)

    Have a great birthday, and I hope you get lots of AWESOME presents today.

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  3. That would be my 13th birthday. My parents went to court to get divorced and they forgot it. Till this day I don't let them forget.

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  4. Michelle LaViolette Doucet (facebookfan)10:29 AM

    I was had a (cheap/broke) boyfriend make an attempt at being clever by giving me an empty box elaboratly wrapped ~ filled with 'love'... ugh

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  5. I got a pair of USED hoop earrings. The clasps were corroded. Ick.

    Happy Brithday!!

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  6. I hope you have a lovely Birthday.

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  7. One of my friends has a birthday about a month before mine, so I asked him what he wanted for his birthday. "Don't get me anything," he said, "I don't have much extra cash this year, so all I'll be getting you is a really good and personalized card." Those are his EXACT WORDS, mind you.

    And I think 'I can handle this, I don't need a gift really, a nice card will be just fine.'

    So my birthday comes and he hands me a card and I sit down to open it... and it's one of those stupid humorous cards that don't even make sense the first time you read it. And inside? INSIDE?? Just his name. He only signed his name.

    Let me tell you, I wanted to do three things all at once - hit him, cry, and rip the card into pieces. But I didn't. I just didn't look at him for the rest of that day, until I got over it. I did not say thank you after reading it. I just got up and walked away - he must have noticed.

    A few days later he actually apologized and sent me a Facebook message with the 'things he should have said in the card.' That made me feel a little better, but only a little...

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  8. OK, I'm thinking this was pretty lame of a birthday gift -- an electric shaver for my hairy legs. Or, perhaps a thoughtful gift?

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  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RHONDA!

    It's a tough call...I had one of those "Sixteen Candles" things where my sister was getting married and everyone forgot my birthday. At the last minute, my parents remembered and sent me a tacky beer mug full of plants (which, of course, I would kill with my black thumb). And yes, it was my big, whopping 21st birthday. I was at college, so at least I got to party with my friends unencumbered.

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  10. Happy b/d, Rhonda! Please don't enter me, but my worst gift was similar to McLean's. My then boyfrnd husband bought me a tv cause he thought mine was too small. He now has a no-gifts-with-cords rule for the sake of our relationship.

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  11. One of my brothers loved to yank me around, always with birthday gifts. One year he gave me a purse that was unmistakably plastic but he stole a tag from another purse--one of those dangling from a chain-- that said "genuine leather" and put it on the strap to my purse and I was young and naive and I kept thinking "well it looks like a cheap plastic purse but it SAYS it's leather..." Yeah. Like I said I was young and naive. Oh another year he gave me Boone's Farm Strawberry wine. Remember that one? I think it cost about $1/gallon...

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  12. Happy Birthday Rhonda!!!! :)

    My worse birthday present was a heart-shaped TIN of earrings. Like something a 10 year-old would want. A bunch of itty bitty fake silver earrings. I was 35 and it was given by my boyfriend.

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  13. Well, not sure if this is can be considered a "gift" but it was my birthday, and someone "gave" it to me:

    I had the good sense of scheduling my Pap smear for the day of my 21st birthday, during which my Dr. was certain he felt something suspect in my right breast. So, at the ripe old age of 21, I got to have my first mammogram. At least the technician looked at my chart and then wished me a Happy Birthday before commencing.

    It turned out to be absolutely nothing. I wish they would've allowed me to get rip-roaring drunk BEFORE the mammogram instead of after.

    Cheers to your birthday!

    Susan Hamen

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  14. Wow, reading these comments my birthday isn't that bad actually O.O The only thing I can remember is when my parents forgot my birthday (I didn't feel like reminding them...AGAIN) and they asked the following week when my birthday is. I just stared at them and walked away.

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  15. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

    My worst gift was 2 (chocolate & vanilla) large containers of SlimFast mix...because isn't it nice to get to open more stuff

    *grumble grumble*

    rock on with your b-day Rhonda!
    -bria

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  16. Office supplies...still scratching my head over that one...

    Happy Birthday!

    -Prisca

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  17. Brandi D11:59 AM

    Since my birthday is Christmas Eve I received many lame combo gifts growning up. "HappyBirthdayMerryChristmas!" type gifts. The worst has to be from my grandparents when I was 14 and a freshman in high school. A pair of Popples pajamas! Those scratchy, horrible pajamas made out of god know's what with those creepy Care Bears-like characters that were on TV for a short time in the early 90s. A show for the 8 yr old set - and I was in high school!

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  18. Awwwww dude. These presents STINK. LOL. Great stories--thanks for sharing, guys!! Keep 'em coming!

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  19. Happy Bday!

    Apparently, I've blocked all my bad gifts. Can't remember a single one.

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  20. Amanda Brice12:34 PM

    Happy birthday, Rhonda!!!!!!!

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  21. Thanks for the awesomesauce birthday wishes!!

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  22. Happy Birthday, Rhonda! :)

    The worst gift I ever received was a melted pineapple popsicle which I hate.

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  23. No one ever believes this, but it's true. I wanted a white lace dress for my 16th birthday. I told everyone that's what I wanted. A close friend of our family gave me a . . . pig with a note attached. "Feed him and take care of him. He'll be worth ten white lace dresses." OMG!

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  24. My now ex-husband once got me a kitchen device made by Mr. Coffee called a Mr. Baked Potato machine.

    And seriously that's just one in a long line of bad gifts, including one year when he decided that the clothes dryer that we needed desperately would double as my birthday gift, and so he put an effing glittery ribbon on it. I'm still mad about that one, and it was several years before we divorced (and that's coming up on 11 years ago now).

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  25. Wow, what a lot of great stories! I'm thinking now maybe I never had a really bad gift. The closest I can think of was when one roommate who didn't really like me once gave me a dried thistle...and swore that it wasn't to imply that I was prickly, but because it was pretty. (And she was kind of weird, so that was probably true!)

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  26. My sister once gave me a shirt that was already mine. She went in my closet and wrapped it up and put a bow on it. I'd already worn it about ten times. I thought, "Well, maybe she had it drycleaned or something," but, no, there was still a stain of the collar. I think that was worse than the time someone gave me a Patrick Swayze head carved out of a coconut. The eyes would follow you everywhere around the room. It was really creepy. I should have wrapped it in the shirt and thrown in in the ocean.

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  27. My grandmother bought me New Kids on the Block bed sheets for my 12th birthday. When I stared at them she responded, "Now can sleep with them too!"

    :-)

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  28. Lisa Stapleton1:59 PM

    Okay Rhonda, so one time someone (who knows who) got me a bottle of perfume. I was around 7 or 8 at the time so mom made me giveit back. I think it was "sweet honesty" or "electric youth" or something.

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  29. Oooh! IE ate my comment! I'd say the worst 'gift' was being sick on my birthday and missing rehearsal for a show I was working on that fell on my birthday--the years before I'd done it (it was always the same week) I'd figured when it would happen on my birthday...and then I missed it!

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  30. Happy Birthday!
    Haha, my worst birthday present doesn't seem all that bad compared to some of these.

    One birthday (I can't remember which one), my grandma seemingly decided that I needed a pair of white shorts. When I opened the present, she urged me to put them on. I didn't look in the mirror, so I failed to notice that you could see through them. My family thought it was hilarious.

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  31. I got an ugly colored blouse once that didn't quite button up correctly. I studied it, thinking that maybe moving the buttons to line up with the buttonholes better would fix it, but there was no way that was going to work because the collar and the bottom of the blouse didn't match. It seems that the fronts were two different sizes, because there was no way to fix it. I tried to take it back, but (name removed to protect the guilty) had bought it on clearance for $2 and I didn't particularly want $2. So I just kept it as a curiosity.

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  32. Anonymous5:12 PM

    Well I guess the worst (at the time) was finding out my second husband was having an affair and was leaving me and the kids.

    Linda Henderson

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  33. The first thing that came to mind was 90210 cologne. As in, tie-in cologne for the show Beverly Hills 90210. Though it wasn't the only thing my mom gave me that year, and I think she mainly gave it to me to be amusing (and because it was cheap, and she probably thought I liked the show, though in reality I never even watched it). I later passed it on as a gag gift at a white elephant party! It would have been pretty bad as a completely serious gift.

    One of the worst birthdays was my 14th, when I thought I was going to Six Flags with my first boyfriend, but he stood me up, which was his way of breaking up with me, so I spent the day at the movies alone. When I finally saw him the next day, the relationship was over and I didn't get a gift, though he did give me a raunchy birthday card!

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  34. One of my relatives sends me a bad gift pretty much every year. I'm beyond wondering anymore. Last year they sent me some clearance jewelry that had been marked way down because it was broken (in an obvious way).

    I just don't know what the thought process was there...

    Happy Birthday!

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  35. Happy birthday!!

    Uh, worst present? This weird ugly ruby ring that's totally fake. And did I say ugly? :)

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  36. Happy birthday!!!

    I think the worst birthday present was someone gave me earrings a few years ago... I don't have pierced ears.

    Though worst Christmas present was when my mom gave my a razor and shaving cream.

    -Erika

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  37. Happy Birthday!

    The worst present I ever got was when someone gave me a shirt that was 3 sizes too big.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  38. Ummm... does a kitchen faucet count as a bad present? Our first year of marriage, my hubbie bought me a new kitchen faucet for my birthday. i mean, i guess it was functional.

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  39. Happy Birthday!! I hope that the day got better and that you got lots of great presents...at least better than your first present of the day.

    The worst present I ever recieved was...well, actually I have been pretty lucky and I really cannot think of a bad present.

    Again, Happy Birthday!

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  40. I'm a day late, but happy birthday, baby!!

    Worst gift I ever got? On my 16th birthday every person alive forgot. I'd broken up with my boyfriend and everyone just forgot about it. Halfway through the day my youngest brother had to get stitches for a cut, so I spent it alone in my room with my labrador, Charcoal.

    When my dad got home and realized he gave me some money and apologized. LOL

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