I quoted the avi thing this morning... (the avi is the note saying "pick up your package from the post office", in case there's some language error in my head)
And on our way home today we went to pick it up. My day didn't end until 5, but his ended at 3... so I told him he couldn't get the package when I wasn't there, because I wanted to see his reaction. He thought this was very unfair of me because he wanted it instantly, but obeyed
So as soon as he got the package (there was a holdup while waiting in line as well lol) he opened it, at the post office, because he was so curious
Since he knew I was in a swap, he got suspicious when he saw that the from-address wasn't a company, but simply thought I'd asked my partner in "the general swap" as I kept referring it as, to add one item for him.
Well, he found this cute card
explaining the whole thing. He was completely shining with happyness, I don't know a good way of saying it in english really that'll describe how happy he looked
In the card it was mentioned a thing about quantum mechanics, which he almost started bouncing from reading (I'll explain by the picture)
Then he realised that there would be more than one item, and that he couldn't keep opening it at the post office so we went home. An addition to mention is that he just moments before bought an amazing bag to use at the university, which he was so thrilled about partially because it's a real great bag in faux leather. But he completely forgot about the bag until he had to pick it up to go home, that's how thrilled he was about this swap
Sorry for the ramble, it just makes me so happy to see him so happy
So we got home, and went through the items, and had one piece each of chocolate
For some reason, the camera does not want to photograph this properly, but here it is anyway
An utterly amazing knitted notebook cover which imo makes bobolink divine... There's a "bookmark thong" attached to it in what looks like faux leather, with his username in beads at the bottom. So incredible. o_O
A cd-holder, with his "linux user number" on the front, which he was really excited about too when he realised what it was lol (he was a bit overwhelmed)
The inside of said cd-holder!
Each sleave is made of quantum mechanics articles which is utterly amazing. (his major interest) I stuck the card into the sleave so you'll be able to see an example.
And then I realised I'll be spamming with all of these one-by-one pics
It's a package of cool canadian chocolate shaped like maple leaves which is really cool... and a corkboard with bits of his favorite formulas for marble pins and this really cool knitted battery holder! Which doesn't show up very well either.. the camera doesn't like knittings
Here's the pins closer up, and the battery holder open. One side for used batteries, and one for unused batteries!
These were judged to be his absolute favorites:
He doesn't look happy there because it took so long for the camera to get started, and he's had quite a long day, so the muscles are too tired for smiling all the time, but he's really bouncy about it
But here's a photo that I took more spontaniously when he wasn't expecting and waiting for it, so you can see the big smile
Wow, long message, but these things were just so cool