Thursday, September 25, 2008

Update on My "Surprise" Birthday Gift

The interest it generated was making the Guy nervous, hoping it would live up to the hype.

It finally arrived today. Here's a picture of the package nestling next to the flowers.

And when it opened, I found this.

I rang up the Guy to say they had made a mistake and sent a blank mug without including a message. He seemed strangely complacent.

Then he let me in on the secret. "Pour something hot into it."

Oooh, magic! I heated some water and poured it in. And there it was.

If you can't read it, the words say, "Here I am, right next to you."

I can't express my feelings better than to refer Banno's words: "Hope it is so nice that it does take you by surprise, even though you are expecting it."


Indian Home Maker said...

This is so sweet:) Awesome...!I have never seen such mugs, this is sooo adorable:)
I think now we should wish you a very Happy Birthday again :)

Unmana said...

Thank you! Aren't I a lucky woman?

Unknown said...

u sure are! 1 of the best gifts i've seen in a long time! and thats what i call investing time and effort into a gift.

hope u guys always complete each other like this! :)

Pallavi Sharma said...

Heh. Lovely gift. Lucky girl. Hubs must really be feelin' lucky to have you... hence the love-filled mug :)

Aneela Z said...

Oh I think it is verrryyyy thoughtful...the way I "read" means that though both of you may have your own space and be comfortable being away at times but when either of you are in "hot waters" the other is there right besides you!! some cup of life right?!!!

Lekhni said...

That's a great gift idea - I didn't know there were mugs like that!

I notice there is a half inch band around the top that has not changed color - maybe because you did not fill hot water all the way to the brim?

Emma said...

That is an awesome gift - very very thoughtful and romantic.You sure are a lucky woman!

I didn't know there were mugs like this one.

Banno said...

Great! It's really a cool gift. And with that special element of surprise. Reminds me of all those invisible letters in Famous Five books.

Unmana said...

Thank you, all! I'm delighted with the gift - and it made it even nicer to share it with you!

Aneela: That's such a poetic interpretation!

Lekhni: Exactly. When I filled it to the brim that showed up too. And by the time I got home from work, it was back to being a plain black mug.

Emma: I didn't know either, before yesterday!

Banno: Invisible letters was the first thing I thought of!

chandu said...

u guys r so cute :)


Tell the guy I give him 10 full brownie points for this :)

Unmana said...

Chandu: Thanks! And what do I get for being so lucky? ;-)

D said...

Wow, where'd he get that from? It's awesome!

And belated Happy Birthday!

chandu said...

you get to plan a better surprise when his birthday comes :)

Unmana said...

D: Isn't it? I think he got it at

Chandu: Okay, I'll keep that in mind.

Saurabh Roy said...

What an idea sirjee..oh I mean guy jee :)