February 4: Stress Relieving Grab Bag

Saturday, February 4, 2012 - Posted by 366 White Elephants at 6:53 PM
Given to Holly from Karen.

This is a collection of stress-reducing items that'll turn any type A personality into a wet noodle: a set of stress balls, which Holly's husband LOVED, a pocket Feng Shui book, a 2-year purse-sized planner, a relaxation CD recorded in 3-D, an Apple A Day motivational thought book, and an Elements of Life: Air candle set.

The Manilow shirt is from a Vegas
-Profession:  Stay-at-home Mom

-Favorite tourist trap:  Cranberry World!  Yes!  It was the biggest rip-off!  I really wanted to see a cranberry bog in New England where they make cranberry juice and it was so lame here!  They only had this small area where it was a small reproduction of a bog.  There were quite a few Japanese tourists there, too.

Who the hell buys a Cranberry World pennant?
-Any TV program you watch at home when you're with the kids?:  I watch the Golden Girls.  I love that show!  It's a half-hour.  There's a conflict each episode and they solve it in 20 or so minutes of actual TV time.  And I love Estelle Getty!

-What does a stay-at-home mom do to stay loose?  I am a Vegas junkie!  Every one thinks I'm this buttoned-down, super nice mom who volunteers at school.  I love slots.  I even have a pretend slot machine game on my phone.  I go to Vegas once a year and I let loose when I'm there--I go from casino to casino, I gamble and I have a ball.
Her husband's must-have's:
A set of stress balls and...
a second mortgage

I remember one time I went with my husband on a business trip.  There was a casino close by.  I didn't want to go by myself...I thought I would be this big loser.  But he encouraged me to go and I did.  I played some games, but like I said, felt like this big loser there gambling all by myself.  I was on my way out the door to leave and put in two quarters into the slot machine.  Nothing.  Then, I'm like, one more time.  Two more quarters.  Then lights went off and sirens and stuff.  Then this drunk guy behind me said, "You won big!"