I'm not talking just about what a crush makes us do for ourselves....I'm talking about what someone else's crush makes us do.....for them.
Like say for instance, I have a crush on caution tape. My kids, and my friends, know I like to collect tape. I have some great stories about tape - but one of the best ones was posted HERE, when my friend Penny had her son (who was visiting Greece), get me some foreign language tape...and then she made me a cool piece of art with it. She KNEW I would go wild.....because she KNOWS I have a crush on tape, and because IT'S FUN when you know that about someone, and can get them stuff that will make them swoon.
Above is my tape drawer, filled with some of my own finds, and some items that were gifted from friends. Below are some of recent related scores....Halloween tape, found at my grocery store. And how about those bandages???? H.C.I.T.?
And just today, I got to be a CRUSH-ENABLER. Our son Peter is a huge gamer, and has been waiting for Halo3 since we pre-ordered it months ago. It was released today! So I got to run over and have it for him when he got out of school. Nothing better than making someone happy with something you know they'll love.
Crush-enabling for myself: Paul Potts. I wrote about him earlier this year but in case you forgot, he's the gentleman who won Britain's Got Talent. Because I watched this video clip nearly 100 times, and each time I got goosebumps, I had to have the album. (Bought it today!) Jolene remembered my post and reminded me to GET THE ALBUM. She knew I was crushing on Paul.....so her little note was such a sweet crush-enabler. Her thoughtfulness made my day - but she never would have been able to share that glee with me if I hadn't made that post. It's a good thing to share your crushes, big or little.
EDIT: I took out the embedded video of Paul Potts because it was screwing up viewing for some people. (Thanks for the heads up Lisa).
Last year, some friends and I prepared a gift for a crush of ours. It was a big hit because we know his crushes and knew he needed this, even if he didn't know it yet. It even got mentioned by this person in a magazine as a favorite fan-gift. I'd like to be able to add to the collection of grave dirt we started. I already have one new thing to give him (dirt gathered by Maj in Denmark!).....just need a few more. So, if you can help me out with this I will be forever grateful and will offer you something in trade.
I will post details about this request tomorrow (or later tonight). Yes, I admit I am crazy. But it's a good crazy.
Know what your friends crushes are? Start making a list of things you can get them because CRUSH-ENABLING is just as much fun as crushing! Am I right???