When Eric's birthday came around last year, I knew I wanted to get him something quirky and memorable. I turned to ThinkGeek.com for inspiration. You simply MUST visit if you haven't yet. There are so many wonderfully geeky things. I just ordered some Miracle Berry Tablets for school and home parties (this is the fruit that makes sour things taste sweet.)
We both loved video games, so I thought the 8-bit tie would be a spiffy addition to his wardrobe.
It was there, also, that I found Clem. ThinkGeek sells the line of Giant Microbes, which are plushies modeled to look like various bacteria and viruses. Long ago, my first major in college had been microbiology. I thought it would be hilarious if I could say that I gave him some nasty disease, but it was really only a little stuffed microbe. I decided on Giant Microbes Chlamydia. I *think* we had joked about that previously, but I don't remember for sure.
And he loved it!
He told me later that this was one of the things that made him start thinking I was The One for him. I love having someone who gets my sense of humor.
What wacky gifts have you gotten?