Today is my cousin, Hal’s birthday. He is a brilliantly eccentric person (I think he takes after me) and a great lover of accounting, Chick-fil-A, and ketchup. Well, maybe the love of accounting is a bit of an exaggeration – it’s his job and seems to suit him. That said, aside from his wife and children, Hal LOVES ketchup. He loves it so much that each holiday my mother buys him the biggest bottle she can find (along with other gifts.) This ketchup gift “embarrassed” me. It seemed an odd present, yet Hal is delighted to receive it year after year. So, now as I give gifts, I think about what each family member and friend really loves, and I choose presents accordingly – even those that might seem a little weird.
I am taking some time off to read, write, and refresh for 2012 – so my blogging may be a little less regular for the next two weeks. Have a great rest of December and Happy New Year.
P.S. This is for Hal or any other lovers of ketchup. Check out a picture of the largest ketchup bottle ever.