A Post About L O V E February 05 2015
I've never been one to get super jazzed up about Valentine's Day. Screw the idea of ONE "romantic" holiday dedicated to expensive gifts, dinners, high expectations and unnecessary fights. It's time to celebrate love Sugi style! Heck, it's a brand new year and truthfully, I don't believe I show my appreciation for ALL of the people I love enough. I do quite love love. Instead of actually celebrating the holiday, I've decided that I should show my appreciation for the ones I care about starting with the Vintage Electric team!
Now I could make cutsie cards with hearts all over them and a detailed message about what I admire about each of them, but I know only Kelsie would appreciate that. I have to remember that I'm dealing with a bunch of dudes here. So I got them some Valentine's Day gifts that I thought were pretty funny.
Andrew: ANYTHING you can build. He tends to have A LOT on his mind and a lot on his plate, so anything that can keep his focus for an extended period of time is fantastic. I spent the holidays in Japan and found the most badass, thoughtfully designed, wooden art building set with "Andrew" written ALL over it.
Naturally, he loved it.
Ki gu mi: thoughtfully designed wooden art.
Brian: Our Operations Manager arguably has the most stressful job. He is a problem solver who has the daunting task of bringing us back down to earth and often carries the burden of being the most serious human in the office. That's why I decided to order prints of his least favorite picture of all time. When Vintage Electric had its first team photo shoot for the local paper, somehow the final picture chosen featured Brian with his eyes closed. This picture has haunted him from the beginning, and it'll most likely resurface periodically until the end of time. Being the sadistic joker I am, I decided to order several prints of this shot zoomed in on his face. I originally did it to lighten the mood and put a smile on his face, but I’m pretty sure it doubles as a life lesson… Some real “face your fears” type crap. Ultimately, he's not too happy about it, so I’m opting out and giving him $1 million dollars.
Blake: Easy… In N Out Burger #1 (Double-Double meal) with cheese fries and a root beer. OR egg rolls from the food truck.
Nash: I can't tell you how many times Nash asks me to do stuff for him. He’s like a brother, so I really don’t mind. But he’s like a brother, so I also do mind. I’ve made him countless stickers for his truck, t shirts, bought him lunch, bought him dinner, bought him lunch… Wait, I think he still owes me $40.00. Anyway, the list goes on. That’s why I am going to make him a custom sticker that reads: “I'M SUPER NEEDY” Love you, Nash!
Kelsie: Being the only other lady in the office, she is automatically deemed the most difficult person to get a gift for. Right off the bat, I thought…. cookies or cupcakes. But then she'd probably actually kill me for baking her an entire batch of cupcakes. Kelsie and I share some pretty epic karaoke memories, so I decided that Spotify playlists specific to her "office moods" would be perfect. Sometimes, especially when working in an office with all boys, you need to put your headphones in and tune ‘em out. I’m pretty certain these wouldn’t be approved to play out loud, so here you go.
1. The “I Miss Home. I Need to Listen to Country Music.” Playlist
2. The “Let’s Periodically Pause for 90’s Dance Breaks. Yeah, 90's Music!” Playlist
3. The “I WILL Murder Every Person in This Office Today.” Playlist
4. The “I Like to Party but I’m Also Chill and Like Chill Things and Can Be Super Chill.” Playlist
Regardless of the day, week, or month, sometimes it's nice to let those you love know how much you really care about them, even if it's a harmless joke at their expense (Sorry Brian and Nash). To my Vintage Electric family, I love you! Also, I will provide a list of acceptable gifts that I will happily take at any time.