I don’t really have a list of favorite things, but if I did, this blog would be about two of them. Bear with me as we back up a month…
Sometime in the middle of January, Tony and I were driving along East Bay on our way to dinner in Traverse City. We had left the house a few minutes before work hours were technically over, and I had sent an email to a colleague right before powering off the laptop. Said coworker had emailed me back, and I decided to check it while riding. I should clarify that even though I work remotely, I am entirely too cheap to buy a smart phone, and so I had grabbed Tony’s phone to complete my task.
Or so I had planned until Tony snatched his phone out of my hands at terminal velocity as if I were a child who had been warned multiple times not to play with his expensive device. Immediately incensed – nay livid – I snapped my head around and delivered a withering glare, as if to demand: “How dare you!?”
It turns out that he dared because he had ordered a surprise gift for me utter moments before walking out our garage door. My anger instantly turned to bemusement at his panicked response. Crisis averted 😉
And so set in nearly four weeks of waiting impatiently for what was supposed to be a surprise. We came home Tuesday from our trip to Ohio and found my gift waiting:
As a fan of Guns N’ Roses since elementary school, and a recent fan of Doctor Who, how could I not love a marriage of the two? I was surprised 🙂
Now some other imagery from our outing yesterday:
- An iced-over Bass Lake in Elk Rapids and a couple of ice boats. We just missed someone out playing on his; he was folding up the sail as we arrived. I’m glad they’re able to enjoy the ice somewhere, because the big lakes are not even remotely frozen.
- East Bay at the Dam Beach in Elk Rapids