Dad’s birthday present

My birthday is on Tuesday — I’ll be 25, a whole quarter-century — and Mom and Dad have been asking me what I wanted for it. A hard question to answer because I didn’t particularly want anything. Nothing they could give me, that is. They provide considerable support as is, and I’m not really a material person and don’t have a lot of space for the stuff I have already. Usually I get books, which is fine, but mostly I prefer to use the library rather than keep them at home. (I rarely buy a book anymore that I haven’t already read a library copy of. If I read the library copy and fall in love with it, then I put it on my wishlist.)

Anyway, Dad says that for my birthday he will buy me a five-year contract with my web host for Charley. Right now I’m paying by the month, which costs twice as much in the long run. So now I won’t have to worry about the hosting thing for five whole years, even if my debit card expires again or they freeze my account again cause of identity theft — both of which have lead to past account suspensions, if you might recall.

Way to go, Dad. Your daughter loves you!

12 thoughts on “Dad’s birthday present

  1. Jer October 2, 2010 / 9:48 pm

    Here’s a cold one raised to your dad.

    My parents give me a funny card with $25 in it every year. That’s always more than enough for me.

  2. Princess Shantae October 2, 2010 / 10:59 pm

    Happy early bday! Good present. Now you have to keep the site up for five more years b/c its already paid for. lol

  3. Zoe October 2, 2010 / 11:09 pm

    I do the exact same thing! Buy books only after having read them already. People generally think thats pretty weird :o)

    But what a completely selfless present. You are so amazing!!

  4. Justin October 3, 2010 / 2:26 am

    Nice. He apparently knows what you want.

    Oh yeah. Happy Birthday.

  5. Kim Clark Esposito October 3, 2010 / 8:00 am

    Sounds like a mom and dad that are proud to support your passions!!! Congratulations and Happy Birthday!

  6. Jamie October 3, 2010 / 10:59 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEG! Hope you had a fun filled day! What a nice gift from mom and dad…What did Michael surprise you with?

  7. danielle October 3, 2010 / 11:42 am

    your dad gave you a gift you want!! Good choice! Have a happy birthday

  8. Lori October 3, 2010 / 4:10 pm

    Happy birthday!

    Thanks dad!

  9. marycarney October 3, 2010 / 4:52 pm

    What wonderful, thoughtful parents you have!! And Happy Birthday from me and all of your other faithful ‘addicts’!!

  10. Jaime October 3, 2010 / 8:51 pm

    Happy Birthday!

    Tell your Dad Thanks great birthday present.

  11. Kat October 3, 2010 / 9:33 pm

    Happy Birthday!

  12. Kat October 3, 2010 / 9:36 pm

    Oh, and I think I need some help from the resident computer advisors…once again, even though I only go to the same twelve sites daily, I have the Resident Shield (ll0oks like AVG but not) popping up on me again…any suggestions? Cause the next time I have to wipe this thing will be the last. Sigh. I know there were a lot of things recommened to M. when she had issues…trying to access that blog entry. Thanks in advance.

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