Now, I’m not a huge Robert Frost fan or a huge poetry buff, otherwise my first guess would have been a book of poetry or a book of Frost poetry. So I said I didn’t know. My husband then says, “Look at the title. Figure it out.”
My first thought was something related to vampires. I mean, they ARE the creatures of the night and my favorite supernatural being. Is that why my husband chose that poem? But then I realized that I also love stars and space, so perhaps he got something related to star-gazing? I didn’t think he would have gotten me a specific book about/with vampires or space, nor would he have gotten the seasons of any vampire or space related television shows. I was racking my brain trying to figure out what on earth he got for me at the Exchange. He didn’t respond, so I figured I must have been way off.
Then, he sent me letters to unscramble. (Now that I know what it is, I realize he got the letters wrong because he thought it was called something else. However, I figured it out and I’ll share the clues regardless.)
My second clue: “Unscramble this: tparhpgeil.”
Seriously? I’m so bad at unscrambling words and I have virtually no clues! He told me it was 2 words.
I have this insane sheet of paper with the craziest things on it. Lie, Apple, Gear, Grapple, Light, Right, Tarp, Ripple… but I had the hardest time making it into two words, let alone two words that tell me something. Once I got to Apple Right… I knew I was onto something. Somewhere on my sheet of paper, I had the word Paper. Apple right… mix a few letters around… and I got Paper Light. Paper Light…
I knew EXACTLY what he got me. A KINDLE PAPERWHITE!!! (Which is pretty close to Paper Light and that’s exactly how I figured it out.)
My Reaction (and, yes, I totally sent him this GIF via text message):
Last night, I saw a commercial for the Kindle Paperwhite and eyed my television screen longingly. I have a Kindle Touch that I love, but I can’t read it without a light. And even though it’s rare that I want to read and have no access to light, it happens and it just happened to me on Sunday night as I was out in the country. I was cold and sitting in the truck reading, which was all well and good until the sun set.
I don’t know what is sweeter: my husband noticing my longing stare at the Kindle Paperwhite commercial or the puzzles he sent me to figure out my gift. That Robert Frost poem was great and absolutely perfect! I seriously have the most awesome husband ever.