Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Girl Talk

Early in December, I met the Dilettantes out for our monthly activity and annual Christmas gift exchange.

I was very excited to give the Dilettantes the gifts that I had carefully selected -- gifts that I knew were perfect from the moment I saw them.

You see, the month before I had met them out right after one of my laser hair removal appointments. I am now four treatments into this process, and while easily one of the more humiliating and painful experiences I have ever had, I am certainly pleased with the results. Because I had some discomfort that day, I mentioned it to the Dilettantes, who then proceeded to pepper me with questions. Not about how I was feeling, of course...but about which design I had selected.

Amy thought I may have gone for the "Frida Kahlo" (which, honestly, has not really had its day -- so many people go for a more vertical aesthetic.)


Amanda figured that I was going more for a pattern -- plaid or houndstooth, she surmised.

So, you can imagine how thrilled I was when I began my Christmas shopping not long after and found the Woody-Willy-esque "Designer Beaver (registered trademark)."

During the Christmas gift exchange, I presented the gifts to the Dilettantes, with the smug confidence one has when they know that they selected exactly the right present.

A few days later, I got an e-mail from Amy. The body of the e-mail was blank, but it included the following attachment:
It's like looking in a mirror, really.
A few days after that, I also received an e-mail from Amanda. Worth a thousand words, so they say:


It's neither the houndstooth nor the Kahlo,
Brutalism

9 comments:

Brutalism said...

I just this moment realized how different the models are on each of the Designer Beaver (registered trademark) cards. The top one is a little hippier...

Ed said...

Your friends are real artists.

Kind of like a Pubecasso.

Ms. Givens said...

Too funny!

lacochran's evil twin said...

HA! Fantastic! Where do you find these things?

dilettante07 said...

I think Amy and I should open an etsy shop and sell our creations.

Brutalism said...

Ed -Trying.so.hard.to.not.make.a.joke.about.Picasso's.red.period.

Ms. Givens - My friends are cards.

Lacochran - At the Designer Beaver store. (If only...)

Tante - You really should. Yet another item for the Wharton alumni magazine...

dilettante07 said...

Tell me about it. I keep trying to condense all of my accomplishments into a catchy 1 paragraph update, and have come to the conclusion that the only answer is a feature article. The world demands it.

Organic Meatbag said...

Can this be done on nut sacks? If so, it probably shouldn't...I wouldn't put my nugget pouch through that...

Anonymous said...

There sure is quite a bit of "hair" in those designer beaver (registered trademark) gifts. Did you buy the 1960s designer beaver (registered trademark) gifts cause one of your friends spelled "THX" and there still looks to be about two lbs. of designer beaver (registered trademark) "hair" leftover for additional use. Scary.