The best birthday present I didn’t see

It’s been said that it’s hard to shop for gifts for Marshall.

I don’t like collecting physical things. I prefer experiences.

The difficulty is that experiences are a lot harder to purchase and coordinate than your standard tie clip.

For this past birthday, my parents purchased ticket for me to see David Blaine, the illusionist / endurance artist. What a great present!

But then I looked at the date on the tickets: July 12. That’s today, the day I’m up in New England on our trip.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make the show. I gave the tickets to my brother instead, for them to enjoy.

This hasn’t happened often for me, if ever, but this is definitely the best birthday present I didn’t get to see.