July 30: Tea Tin with Earl Grey Tea and Previously Unopened Journal Notebook Christmas Present

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - Posted by 366 White Elephants at 12:50 AM
Given to Christine from Elizabeth.

Elizabeth could not say how long it had been in her mom's house, but it probably was years.  This little unopened Christmas present that she got for someone was hanging out in one of her mom's closets--the intended recipient far from living memory.  "I honestly don't know who this gift was for or when I wrapped it, but I believe I got it for someone," says Elizabeth.  Relying strictly on the sense of touch, you could make out a spiral binding, indented cover, and what appeared to be pages.  A journal was certainly a valid guess, as was a Cancun vacation photo album containing memories of hot summer romance and good judgment on holiday.  "I'm just as curious to know what it is as the recipient of it is," she explains. "But what if it's really embarrassing?  I don't normally take big risks, but this feels right."

Well, big risk turned into expected surprise when Christine opened a lavender-colored journal, printed in the late 1990s.  The tea in the tin also proved most welcome by Christine who enjoys tea and was looking for a black tea at the office when all was there was herbal nonsense.

Banchees won't kiss until at least the
4th date
-Profession: Communications Professional

-Favorite obstacle in an obstacle course: Fallen tree

-"Christine" is a song recorded by the British rock band Siouxsie and the Banchees.  What do you think a banchee looks for in a date?:  Definitely spontaneity.  Likes to party hard.  And they've gotta like rock-n-roll.  They also have to drink.

-What are new adventures of old Christine: hitchhiking through South America
-What are old adventures of new Christine: going back to Nepal
-What are semi-new/semi old adventures of middle-aged Christine: taking my daughter to Paris

-You're flexible through your practice of yoga.  In the following list of vehicles, please answer 'Confident' or 'Not Confident' as to whether you can successfully change clothes in them:
-Semi--very confident
-Mid-size SUV--confident
-Compact sedan--confident
-Smart Car--not confident
-Vespa--not confident