Archive for December 14th, 2011

NCS1The other night I attended a wonderful Christmas party at the home of friends with my dear friend Lynda.  We had a great time, made even better by Lynda’s suggestion that we use a car service to and from the event so I could (for the first time ever) partake in an adult beverage at a party.  But that is a story for another time.

While mingling with the other guests, I ran into an old friend whom I had not seen in ages.  While reminiscing about times past, he mentioned that he still had the decorative soaps a mutual friend brought to his house as a host gift at his Fourth of July party years ago.  He said he not only still had them, but they are on display in his bathroom – and this event was more than 10 years ago.

I asked him why he kept them and never used them, he said something to effect of “they’re too nice.”  Lynda chimed in saying that she currently had a snowman soap on display in her bathroom and would be heartbroken if anyone ever actually used it.  I was staying with Lynda overnight and can attest to the snowman soap’s existence and it was all I could do not to suds him up.

Anyway, I am not a decorative soap guy, but if I were, I would definitely have the Nutcracker Soaps from Gianna Rose Atelier in my bathrooms right now.  Maybe I’ll send my old friend a set of these for old time’s sake.

HOLIDAY FIND:

A modern Christmas classic: The Elf on the Shelf.

GIFT WE WANT:

The new Adventures of Tintin game for Playstation 3.

WAY TO GIVE BACK:

Help kids in need stay warm this winter with a donation to Cradles to Crayons.