Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #46

This is another guest post from my friend Tina. (I'm feeling much better, by the way.) Thanks Tina!

Today my Malaysian co-worker brought me a little gift and it made me think of this topic:

13 Souvenirs from Other People's Vacations (in no particular order)

1. Hot air balloon shaped picture frame from my mom when she and my grandma went to Albuquerque for their hot air balloon festival.

2. Wooden "Texas" postcard from when Joe went to San Antonio for a conference.

3. Small leather giraffe from when Joe went to his cousin's navy basic training graduation in Chicago.

4. Large wooden giraffe from Joe's parents' trip to Disney World Animal Kingdom. I had gone there the previous year and purchased the same giraffe from the gift shop, so I now have a pair.

5. Ceramic leaf shaped bowl from my sister's honeymoon in Jamaica.

6. Red bell pepper salt and pepper shakers from one of my in-laws' trips to Branson.

7. Gold Mickey Mouse ears and a large Christmas snow globe from another of my in-laws' trips to Disney World.

8. Wooden giraffe carving from one of my student interns who is from Africa. He didn't actually bring it back from a trip specifically for me, but he already had this and found out I liked giraffes so he thought I would like it. I have it hanging in my office.

9. Two "El Paso" refrigerator magnets Joe brought home from a business trip.

10. An alien snow globe one of Joe's co-workers got for us in Roswell, New Mexico.

11. A Las Vegas snow globe our friends brought us from--where else--Las Vegas.

12. A pair of wooden salad tongs and a tapestry my dad's cousin, who works in Saudi Arabia, brought me on one of his trips back to the states.

13. A pear shaped keychain and ceramic trinket box my co-worker from Malaysia brought me from her trip 3 week trip home. I took care of her plant while she was gone and she gave me these as a thank you gift.

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MondaythroughSunday said...

I have always wanted to go to that balloon festival. :)You have quite a cool collection of momentous! I think it is great that they thought of you and brought you back something!

Lara Angelina said...

Gosh, I'm not sure, but is a SPOON missing? We used to get spoons and little dinner bells when we'd go on vacation!! Why??? I just don't know!
But thanks for the great memories!!

Lilibeth said...

Ok, so are you supposed to remember the good times they had on the vacation? or do these things reflect them? or do they say I wish you could have come with us? Hmmm.

Darla said...

I shudder to think how many Germany &/or Texas souvenirs our family and friends have received from us over the years. It just always seems like a way to say we were thinking about them.

I was really touched when my in-laws went on vacation to Tunisia last summer. My father-in-law got very ill while they were there (he's fine now), and my mother-in-law still brought me back a lovely ceramic candle lamp.

Open Grove Claudia said...

Those are great gifts. We tend to discourage our friends and family because we get oddball stuff. My favorite was a wine from Argentina - yum!

Happy TT!

Nissa said...

It's always funny to see what people will bring you back from their trips!

Happy TT!

aftergrace said...

Wow, that's a family travelers.

tina said...

Ha! I've never actually received a spoon. Or a crummy t-shirt. Maybe my friends/family are more creative than the average bears.

JAM said...

I've always wanted to go to Roswell just to breathe in the silliness, 'cause I'm that kind of a guy.