Create My Own Music As a Romantic Birthday Present

Buying gifts has increasingly become a skill that is much treasured. Finding the ultimate gift and buying that perfect present can sometimes drive a person crazy, especially when that guy is a self-declared unromantic realist like me. And unfortunately, I have a girlfriend who buys into romantic ideas of ‘knight in shining amours’ and ‘sex escapades in deserted islands’.

Since most of my friends know that I am possibly one of the most unromantic guys around, I enlisted their help in brainstorming some romantic birthday ideas. My best friend Bernard came up with an idea to write several anniversary poems about our trials and tribulations together. I thought it sounded pretty cheesy.

I thought that buying a gift would be easier and asked them to give me some birthday present ideas. Claire, my BFF, said she had one of the most amazing birthday surprise ideas. Last year, she actually wrapped herself as a present and when her boyfriend unwrapped her, she was actually stark naked.

That cracked all of us up but I was pretty certain I wasn’t going to embarrass myself and parade naked in front of my girlfriend. After another ten minutes of throwing around silly gift ideas and sillier birthday gift ideas, Bernard suddenly jumped up and proclaimed he had found the perfect solution for me.

He said that since I love writing music, I could create my own music and record a CD for her. Claire then chipped in to say that she knew a music-publishing studio where I could record the song and have it published. I thought it was a pretty good idea and Claire immediately called her friend to book the studio. She had heard me perform many times and felt that I could even sell my songs in the future.

A week later, we went to the studio to record the song that I wrote especially for my girlfriend. We met the studio boss whose name was Mark. He was in his forties, slightly balding and looked pretty panicky. He told me that that very day was his anniversary with his wife and he had ran out of anniversary gift ideas. I felt sorry for him because exactly a week ago, I was in his shoes.

I asked him if his wife preferred traditional anniversary gifts but he asked me for romantic anniversary ideas instead. He then proceeded to list all his wedding anniversary gifts by the year to his wife. This was surely a romantic guy and I have to say I didn’t have any more anniversary gift ideas for him. Claire, the ever-brainy babe, suggested that he record a song as well. She told him that I have love songs written and asked him to choose one to sing to her. It would surely touch her heart.