Everyone loves a surprise of any kind and it usually is a happy feeling. I guess it's not a surprise if it's a sad thing - it will be a shock. Trying to remember all the surprises in my life may be a little tough but there are certain ones that are still so clear in my mind. I might even take you back as far as my childhood. When I celebrated my 7th birthday, I remember my surprise gift from my parents. My mom use to sew our dresses so she made a yellow dress with a square neckline, sleeveless and some pleats on the skirt. The nice surprise is that my Dad had fabric painted different colored tulips on the dress. I remember wearing it to church first and then to school.
During my teen years I met a drummer of a band named DEMZ. There was a concert sponsored by our high school and I was one of the Go Go dancer. Actually the other girls were fighting for the front spot and I really did not care so I got the left rear of the stage. It so happen that the drummer was in that area. The surprise was that I never thought I would see him again until one weekend I was staying with my aunt. He called to say he would like to take me out on a date. I still remember what he was wearing - purple suede bell bottom pants and printed paisley long sleeve shirt. It was a very exciting time for me, I was only 16.
While living in Ottawa, Ontario on a one year assignment, I celebrated my 40th birthday. It was not a surprise party but I was definitely surprised by a couple of my girlfriends gift. They hired a male stripper to come to the party. It was a little embarrassing as some of the guests were my friends from the church choir. The funny thing is that I didn't even enjoy his show.
No one has ever given me a birthday gift that was so well thought of and involved a lot of paying attention. It has been only 3 months since I started my long distance relationship with Jeff. Since he was unable to attend my 50th birthday party, he sent his gift via Purolator. I picked it up on the day of my biggest party ever. When I opened the box there was a total of 50 items that he bought. There was a bottle of red wine called Crocodile Rock - my party was being held at bar named Crocodile Rock. A lot of little items that meant something to me, like little chinese take out box from Lucky's, a mini basketball use as a stress ball, a winnie the pooh book, a shot glass, a paper placemats with the chinese zodiac, watch, bracelet, and some candies.
There are many many other surprises in my life as simply as a phone call from a long lost friend, a surprise visit, a package delivered, a bouquet of flowers, a free hotel in Vegas for 2 nights, an unexpected letter or card in the mail, and the list goes on.