Friday Question #122

By , July 16, 2010 12:44 pm

Do you like being surprised (by good surprises – parties, gifts, tickets around the world…)? Why or why not? If yes, what is your favorite surprise to date?

I ask, because I know some people HATE being surprised! I know Steven doesn’t like it. I don’t think my dad does either, but we threw him a surprise party when he turned 50 anyway, muah ha ha.

I, on the other hand, LOVE being surprised. It makes me feel so special that someone would go out of their way and think of a way to make me feel good.

Today I was outside walking Data when the UPS guy showed up. Data got freaked out and ran toward the house (lame) but the UPS guy followed us with a package! I asked Steven if he ordered something… nope. It was for me though!

My second cousin (my dad’s cousin) Denise, sent me an early birthday gift… the COOLEST cookies cutters ever…

Me and Denise.

Are you ready for this?!

Star Wars Cookie Cutters

Star Wars cookie cutters!

Star Wars Cookie Cutters

Star Wars Cookie Cutters

Star Wars Cookie Cutters

How cool are those?! Yeah, I know you’re jealous. Ha ha.

Too bad we are going out of town. Otherwise I would be whipping up some sugar cookie dough and getting to work. Now I know what I am doing next weekend.

Thanks Denise – you made my day!

I know I asked for a favorite surprise but it is hard to pick one! I loved that my sister surprised me last year on my birthday (by being there), that my brother-in-law and Steven’s friends bought us tickets to do the Chicago exotic car tour for our wedding, that Steven got me a wii and Rock Band a few years ago and put the drumsticks in the bathroom so I saw them in the middle of the night… I could go on and on and on…

30 Responses to “Friday Question #122”

  1. Jon says:

    I love good surprises, especially from my wife. I tend to have this self-hating, inferiority complex so it’s nice when my favorite person does anything for me.

  2. Erin says:

    Those cookie cutters are awesome!

    I love surprises, too. Especially when they are in the form of someone showing up somewhere I didn’t expect them. Like my parents being there for the Wisconsin Half Marathon. But I’ll never forget the time Jason surprised me for Valentine’s Day when I was at college. I had NO IDEA he was coming to visit. In fact, I was still in my pajamas (at like 5PM) when he showed up. He’d plotted it all out with my roommates who managed to keep the secret for weeks.

  3. I love surprises in the mail!! The best kind of surpise in my book!

  4. BostonRunner says:

    I agree I love surprises because they make you feel special : ) But I don’t particularly love surprises when you know a surprise is coming. If that makes any sense. Like.. if someone were to say “I have a surprise for you” because then I get all these ideas and expectations in my head and it kind of ruins the surprise. I think even more so though I like surprising other people : )

    • kilax says:

      Oh no! I do that to Steven! Say “I have a surprise for you” because I want him to get excited. doesn’t work 😉

  5. I absolutely love surprises. But I’m a pain in the arse about it too because I’ll always ask question after question. It’s like I want to know, yet really deep down I so prefer the surprise. I’m a little odd like that 😉

  6. cher says:

    i LOVE surprises! my hubs hates them. he told me if i ever put him on one of those shows where they redecorate the house or a car, he would not like me. i love any kind of surprise. i think people surprises are the best though

  7. Kristie says:

    1.) I love surprises but am a total snoop so it’s hard to surprise me. Poor Chris has tried to surprise me but never has (although he thinks he has once… I couldn’t bear to tell him I’d figured it out).
    2.) That mentioned “surprise” has probably been my favorite. Chris surprised me with tickets to a University of Michigan basketball game (I’m obsessed with U of M and sports, so it worked well for me) & a stop at one of only 2 Chipotles in MI (at that time).
    3.) Chris would LOVE those cookie cutters!

  8. salwa says:

    Surprises are awesome!! Never understood why people don’t like them :). It’s nice to know that someone took extra thought and consideration to prepare it just for you. I am VERY hard to keep a secret/surprise from, though. The most surprised I’ve ever been has probably been when I found a brand new car wrapped in red ribbon in my dorm room parking lot. (A VERY generous, completely unexpected graduation present from my mom). One of the most recent/best surprises was when my husband took me to a Pink Floyd cover band concert (we made it all the way to the entrance before knowing what it was!)

    I’m also a really big fan of the little, day-to-day surprises, like cooking a favorite meal, or bringing home a new book I’d been wanting, ‘just because’ – those are so sweet.

  9. Those cookie cutters are freakin’ awesome!

  10. i love surprises…uh but they rarely happen around here!

  11. I loooooooooove surprises! Love, love, love them. One of my favorite surprises would have to be.. arriving at school in grade 11 and finding that my friends and thrown me a surprise party outside! Decorations, cards, balloons and cake. It wasn’t elaborate but I thought it was sweet that they had decided to randomly do something like that.

  12. I hate surprises!! I mean, I definitely appreciate the thought behind them, but I’d rather know what’s coming…

    <3 <3

  13. I am laughing like crazy because I almost got you those! I was trying to decide between the cookie cutters and the pancake shapers and then got the nail polish and bubble bath stuff instead. Too funny! I totally thought of you when I saw them…even before I thought of my youngest son who loves Star Wars too.

    I like happy surprises, but hate sad ones (duh!) I love when I know someone was thinking about me enough to do something to surprise me and I love to surprise other people. I do little things for my kids all the time and they get so excited I feel like I am cheating because it ends up making ME so happy when I was trying to do something nice for them.

    • kilax says:

      Ha ha! You did? That is too funny. I love what you got me though. You should get some for your youngest! 🙂

      I am the same way – I want surprising someone else to make ME happy 🙂

  14. Steven says:

    It’s not that i don’t like surprises, it’s just that I can’t get excited about the unknown when you tell me something is “supposed to be a surprise so (you) can’t tell me what it is.” so if you want to surprise me, just surprise me, and I’ll enjoy it 😉 si or no?

  15. kapgar says:

    We got those too! But we haven’t used them yet. Did you see the Star Wars apron they have. I’ve got pictures of Katie wearing it. We didn’t buy that, though.

  16. Jenn says:

    I like surprises, Scott sort of likes surprises (depends on who is involved!). My mom likes them, but my dad does not. We had a surprise party for my mom’s 50th birthday, but knew my dad wouldn’t enjoy that. We did, however, throw one for his retirement and knew that for SOME reason he would enjoy that more than one for his birthday.

  17. I love being surprised!

    I think I’ll turn this into a blog post. SInce I’ve been lacking in those lately. Maybe people will be surprised!
    http://GarySaid.com/do-you-like-surprises/

  18. sizzle says:

    I do love a good surprise which is funny coming from me (the control freak). My favorite surprise had to be when my best friend at the time flew out to surprise me for my birthday and my closest friends had planned a dinner party for me. Best dinner party ever- it lasted for hours and there was much dining, laughing, reminiscing and loving. It still makes me smile to think of it.

    Those cookie cutters are AWESOME!

    • kilax says:

      Aren’t dinner parties the best? It’s so fun to just sit down and focus on conversation (and food)!

  19. Bethany says:

    Those are cool cookie cutters! I am not a fan of surprises at all…I don’t know why, well actually it’s probably because I am a planner! 😉

  20. martymankins says:

    Love the cookie cutters, being the Star Wars fan that I am.

    As for being surprised, I really do like it, but I’m a hard one to surprise. I always like to be self aware of what’s going around me. Most people close to me know this and spend a deal of efforts to try and surprise me. My daughter has done a good job for birthdays and Christmas.

    Biggest surprise to date? Wow… I have to think about this one. I think it’s got to be when I was 12 and got two Christmas gifts that I was hoping for (Hot Wheels set and Whirly Bird helicopter). I really didn’t think I would get those.

    As for adult years, I’ve had some nice thoughtful gifts that my daughter bought me where she really heard some of the things I was talking about and what was going on in my life and the gift matched perfectly and unexpected.

  21. Loving the cookie cutters! I can’t wait to see how the cookies turn out! 🙂 I have to say I’m usually one for surprises. I agree it’s fun to feel special and especially when it catches you off guard. Like yesterday, I received a super heartfelt letter from my man (he is away for a full month at ROTC training) and told me he would not be able to write the whole time he is gone. But when I opened my mailbox yesterday there it was. That letter meant more than any bouquet of flowers or nice dinner out. Sometimes it’s just the little things that mean so much!

  22. Adam says:

    No, not a fan of surprises. 🙂 Maybe it is a guy thing.

    YES!!!! Those are awesome. Let me know when you want my address to send some vegan cookies.

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