Hey Y’all, Prepare Yourself For The Rubber Band Man

Almost every day, I wear a rubber band on my wrist. I told Justin that after 5 years, I had officially worn every rubber band in my rubber band ball.

So when we exchanged Christmas gifts, one of his presents to me was a rubber band ball. And on every single rubber band in the rubber band ball?

He wrote a tiny little love note for me.

I mean it, every rubber band in the ball:

As I was taking that picture, I noticed a buried yellow one that says, “Tell those jerks to suck it!” I LOVE HIM!

The ones above – faded cuz I wore them last night – say “Merry Christmas! I love you!” and “I LIKE like you, like a whole lot”. He started this project so long ago that we hadn’t even started saying “I love you” yet.

He also made me a Christmas mix with Christmas love songs by awesome bands like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Magnetic Fields, and The Flaming Lips. The cover is super cute:

He also got me a Twilight thermos, and when I looked at him like, “What the hell?” he said it was the only thermos he could find, and we needed one for hot chocolate… and then he handed me two tickets for a carriage ride through Tilles Park’s legendary Winter Wonderland Christmas light display.

He also made sure to have a blanket in his car so the carriage was extra cozy. My boyfriend is the MacGyver of dates! Whee!

I don’t think my gift measures up, but he has been obsessing over making his own stereo viewer slides for months, so I got him a gorgeous vintage Realist stereo camera and case:

… to go with the Realist Stereo Viewer I got him for his birthday. It’s not as fancy as the Revere he’s been borrowing from his work, but he loved it! Hooray!


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7 responses to “Hey Y’all, Prepare Yourself For The Rubber Band Man

  1. Allison

    Stephie…I need to let you in on a little secret…I’m pretty sure Justin has a crush on you

  2. I’m pretty sure if we lived in India, my brother would be arranging our marriage right now thanks to that rubber band ball.

  3. Erin

    You people are insane. How have you not eaten each other up by now?

  4. Jess

    i’m all for people loving each other and shit… but sometimes… you guys make me want to vomit. i really do mean that in the kindest way.

  5. Jen

    Got a little choked up when I saw that RBB. What a good guy you have…

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