December 6, 2004
So, like I said below, my wife figured out what I got her for her birthday. It literally came to her in a burst of inspiration. So, without futher ado, I got my wife tickets to "A Christmas Carol" at the Guthrie Theater. Here is how the clues breakdown:
- Dan Majerle shares something in common.
This clue was the toughest. No doubt about it. But for those of you that know the story of A Christmas Carol, and know how to pronounce Dan Majerle's name, you could have figured it out. "Majerle" is pronounced the same as "Marley," as in Jacob Marley.
- 53 Twins.
Like Curt in Grand Forks said, this was a key clue. If she would have figured this one out, she would have had it. "53" refers to the jersey number of former Minnesota Twin Mark Guthrie. Obviously, I am taking my wife to the Guthrie theater.
- Beatles single released April 1965.
This was a gift to keep my wife in the game. My first two clues frustrated her to no end. Anyway, most of you figured out that the Beatles released "Ticket to Ride" in April 1965. So, obviously, my gift had something to do with a ticket.
- For Christmas last year I got Molly a new coat. I hope she likes what I got her this Christmas. If not there is always next year!
This was my favorite clue and it was actually the clue that my wife finally figured everything out through. So, again, why would I be talking about Christmas when I am giving clues for my wife's birthday present? Reading the clue again, you should be able to see that I am refering to Christmas past, present, and future. My wife and I were watching TV on Saturday night when she just blurted out "Past, present, and future!!!" and I knew she had it.
- Are you afraid of ghosts?
I had this clue posted before she figured it out so it helped her piece things together more and convince her she had finally guessed correctly. Obvioulsy I am refering to the "ghosts" of Christmas past, present, and future.
I had two more clues in the works if these didn't do the trick. In the next clue I would have just listed some of the various actors that have played Ebenezer Scrooge over the years: Patrick Stewart, George C. Scott, Kelsey Grammar, Bill Murray (that is a stretch, I know), etc. And the last clue would have been: Hamlet (II, ii, 633). Hopefully that would have sealed the deal.
By the way, my wife is thrilled with the gift. We don't get to too many plays, and "A Christmas Carol" will be perfect given this time of year.
So, thanks for playing "what did I get my wife for her birthday!"
Posted by snackeru at December 6, 2004 6:54 PM | Life
That was my guess, based on the ghosts and ticket clues, but I didn't see how the others fit in.
I've seen the Guthrie performance before, and it really is outstanding. Have a good time.
Posted by: kurtis at December 7, 2004 2:46 PM