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So this past week was my husband’s birthday, I tell you what, I had run into a real situation. I couldn’t think of any good ideas and I wanted it to be special. My husband’s a really technical guy. It is all in relation to computer systems and gadgets that I will neither remember nor comprehend. And furthermore, if he truly needs it, he just buys it himself. I make an effort not to think about the amount of cash that goes towards this.
Then, I was downstairs trying to create any type of headway in tidying his office, when I finally realized that the answer had been staring me in the face. To explain this, permit me describe his office first. My husband’s office is the dark, dank pit of everything is unholy. One can find piles of documents all over the place, stacks of books, file folders, paperclips, post-its, you name the office supply and it is scattered in there somewhere. And am I allowed to lay a hand on any of the papers or books? Oh, no! All of it is where it is for a reason, he would be unable to find several hours of work and that would be a travesty for him So I dust them lightly and sanitize on all sides of them, delicately throwing away any litter that clearly does not include notes on it (he just loves to use napkins for his brainwork).
All of this, I’m sure I will deal with. So it is clear a guy works here, okay. At the very least, my housekeeping abilities cannot be held accountable for that! However the space is completely undecorated; except if you include the wonderful leather bound encyclopedias here and there, the miniature skeleton on his desk, and european map poster attached to the south wall. Now, I am mostly positive, knowing my partner, that the inspiration behind the statue on the desk and the poster attached to the wall, is that he desired to look well-learned. Certainly, we could afford better than that cheap poster, however he would by no means expend the time which makes it happen.
So, clearly a gift to him is also a present to me! I searched high and low before I knew exactly what I sought after. To my surprise, I got the idea of getting him a globe. I by no means would have dreamed that this would be the solution, but the more often I thought about it, I realized a Replogle Globe could be a simple method to offer his place of work some greatly needed stylishness and charm. Spontaneously adding a vintage cartography globe to his office may well manifest that “old school” look that you often see in an old library in England or something. I found delightful old world globes, as well as desktop globes, and also floor standing globes from Replogle, which I’m sure will look amazingly elegant (Definitely thousands of times better, compared to that darn map poster on the wall!).
I finally ended up deciding on an old world desktop globe and snuck it on his cluttered desk while he was at work. What a shocker, ha! It was pretty tough getting all his books and manuscripts back exactly as they were, but we seemed to handle it okay. He loves his gift so much! (As do I!)
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