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Tuesday , December 14, 2010
TOO GIFTED FOR YOU: For the Co-worker You Hate, but got Stuck with for Secret Santa
John Lennon: The Life, by Philip Norman: $20-ish
Dude- nothing ever goes your way, does it? Don't worry: YOU ARE NOT ALONE. My life sucks too, and, based on the way things are going for everyone I know in Dirty December 2008, it seems to be the general consensus that everybody's does.
When Boss-Man at your crappy-office-job-you-hate announced that the whole gang would be partaking in a Secret Santa pool this Heinous Holiday Season, you were probably hoping that you'd draw the name of that "sexy for work" intern who you occasionally flirt with at the water cooler. You could buy him the Tiffany playing cards, and it would be SO CUTE! But nope. Instead you got stuck with that lame loser with halitosis from IT who stalks you home on the subway every night. Shitty.
Well, whatever. As I always say: when life gives you lemons, make Lennon-ade. Just drop twenty bones on Philip Norman's definitive Lennon biog, John Lennon: The Life, a gift entirely devoid of potential romantic subtext. Cross your fingers that Loser Dude will take a clue from JL and start sucking less. I mean, he most likely won't. But, at very least, you can be safe in knowing that you put in one Helen Keller of a valiant effort.
PS: If you are, however, buying a holiday gift for Laura Jane of nogoodforme.com, please do not buy her this book. She is purchasing it on her own, and anticipates receiving at least five additional copies from acquaintances and well-wishers this holiday season. All Laura Jane wants is cash.
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