Defending the Raven

Bisexual. Married. Man. Open. Read On.

Box of Birthday Fun

Usually when the front desk calls me to tell me I have a package out front I don’t get all excited and nuts about it. I’ll finish up whatever I’m in the middle of doing and go out and get (though can’t wait too long those idiots might just lose it). However, yesterday when I got the call I ran out front because I wasn’t expecting anything except possibly a birthday gift from my girlfriend and her husband. I still find it kinda funny that we’d be exchanging gifts when we really barely know each other — then again we know so much more about each other than “regular” friends so why not.

The kid in me who loves getting gifts wantes to tear into the box and just open everything (well I did open the mailing box). However, I had to consider the fact that I’m at work and the gift is not from just a regular friend. So I im Ben to ask if it’s ok to open at work. After some back and forth debating he says that it should probably be fine so I go for it. The first thing I open is the card on top (my mom taught me well). The picture is of a guy in an outdoor shower witha birthday hat on. You can only see his feet and the top of his head. The inside of the card says, I’m paraphrasing here, “May you have the kinda birthday that makes you ask ‘How’d I get frosting there?'” Ok, now to normal folk this is a funny card, but among us kids it’s fucking hysterical — made me think thoughts of getting frosting in bad places.

Now to the gifts. The first one I open is a really cool hand made leather journal. It’s teh kinda thing Lewis & Clark would have had with them. It’s also the kinda thing I’d buy myself thinking I’d do all these cool writings in it. Somehow whenever I buy them I never do, but maybe this time I will. It’s the perfect size to throw in a bag and I can easily tear out pages of things that are bad. Plus the leather is so soft and supple that it feels good to hold.

The next two gifts are awesome — two pairs of Clavin Klein boxer briefs in plain black and navy. Now you’re thinking -huh? wha? boxers? That’s odd. But really — it’s not. I may not have mentioned it here before, but I have what might be considered a slight underwear fetish. I love people in underwear that is flattering. A woman in a matched set that hug her curves in all the right ways or a guy in a pair of boxer briefs (or briefs if he can pull it off — not maybe truly can) get me going. So many people rush to get naked, but to me there is nothing like stripping down to our underwear and taking the time to enjoy the near nakedness. You can almost see everything and touch everything, but there is just one more step, one more layer to get through. Girlfriend knows this about me. Now that’s the cool part of explaining the gift. The not so cool part is the fact that I shared a set of photos with Girlfriend and she was horrified with the boxers I was wearing. Now the sad part is that it’s a really get set of photos. Basically it’s me stripping out os a suit piece by piece. I stopped and took a photo after each piece was removed. She was totally digging it until it was just me in the boxers. She though they were heinous. And while I don’t think they were that bad I should have made a more carefully considered choice. They certainly weren’t the best I had. I actually threw out those boxers just for her. She promised to send me proper boxers at some point so I guess this was the right point. Now I have to take new pictures.

So I just want everyone to know what an awesome gift I got from my Girlfriend and Boyfriend by proxy (he can be upgraded to full status whenever he likes). It was really sweet and thoughtful. I LOVED IT! Girlfriend’s birthday is May 14 — already planning ahead.

Now to a really important question… Girlfriend is currently visiting family only an hour away from us. We’ve talked about getting together this coming Saturday to meet since we may not be this geographically close again for a while. If we do meet (SR will be there too) so I wear the black or the navy??


April 20, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Hmm… Navy, yes, I think navy.

    Comment by SD | April 20, 2006 | Reply

  2. Hrmf.
    I tried to box myself up and send myself to both you AND SR… but then I couldn’t figure out how to actually DO it once I was inside the box.


    ps bet ya look damn adorable in those boxers…. a future HNT post???

    Comment by e.e. | April 20, 2006 | Reply

  3. Basic black is ALWAYS in style

    Comment by Nate | April 20, 2006 | Reply

  4. Wear black it’s so sexy. 🙂

    Comment by Defining David | April 25, 2006 | Reply

  5. 1) Happy belated birthday! 2) From another guy with an underwear fetish, it’s great that Ben & “the girlfriend” knew what to send you — something stylish and in good taste.

    Comment by Paul | June 22, 2006 | Reply

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