ARCHIVE (week of April 21, 2002)
APRIL 25, 2002 • Thursday
My littlest brother turned 12 on April 20th. I had inside information about his birthday gifts, he was getting a Nintendo game cube, and the step-mom knew there was a game he wanted...but she couldn't remember the name of it. I figured my best bet as a birthday gift would be a Toys R Us gift card (I decided this year I would not go all over town searching for weird al albums).
So I go to Toys R Us and get the gift card. This takes almost no effort on my part. And the gift card comes in this cheesy fold up envelope thing. So...I decided I would re-package the gift card in something more interesting.
Something more interesting = SpongeBob
I modified it slightly so that the gift card was hanging out of his mouth, but failed to take any pictures of that.
I fear that my efforts were lost in the excitement of the game cube. I handed him SpongeBob gift card pants, and he politely said thanks, and went on playing his game. But that's okay...at least my dad and stepmom were impressed.
APRIL 23, 2002 • Tuesday
When I left the hotel room on Tuesday morning (last tuesday, I'm a little behind), I knew by the time I returned, the housekeeping faeries would wave their magic wand and I'd have a clean room.
I however, did not expect to find this on the bed:
Housekeeping at the Austin Marriott apparently has a sense of humor and are fairly talented in the area of towel sculpture. I burst out laughing when I returned to my room that night. They even made one on Wednesday, and added a note that said "Have a nice day".