Thursday, December 22, 2011

(Brazilian) Secret Santa Revealed!

Recently I threw my name in the hat to be a part of Jill's @ Run with Jill secret Santa runner gift swap.  Being the great runner secret Santa that I am, I of course didn't realize how long it takes to ship stuff to Canada.  So, while I received some great gifts right before Christmas, my secret buddy will likely not get anything until new years.  Ho Ho Ho!!!

Anywhoo, my secret Santa was none other than Mike from Mike's Triathlon Journey!  Mike knew that I loved coffee and love to poo so he got me both! Well, at least a book about poo.


The best part about the gift is that Mike loves me so much that he flew down to Brazil to get me something was actually in Brazil for work when he got the email that I was his secret - so I got 2 pounds of Brazilian coffee!  Cafe Do Ponto. Sounds dirty.  Speaking of dirty, I Google-image searched "Brazilian" to find some pictures to include in this blog.  The result I immediately bookmarked is certainly rated PG-13.  I love Brazil.

This is the most PG picture I could find
The rest of course I saved


Of course, being the delinquent, latch key loving father that I am, I let my son take a spin through the book on poo that I received.  Believe me when I say that he really wanted to play with the coffee but he'll have to wait until he is at LEAST 3 until he can start drinking coffee.  Ok, maybe like 2 and a half if he is good.

 Have you ever seen anyone more excited to LEARN about poo?  Nope.


Studying up on what he was likely working on in his pants

Unfortunately, the coffee packaging was all in Brazilian (Portuguese?  Spanish?  I'm sure Google knows the answer on what language it should be, but I'm too lazy) so I couldn't read it.  So, either I was holding a package of coffee or a brick of sweet Brazilian cocaine.  Either way?  Win/win


Turns out, it was coffee!  So, I brewed up a batch.  It tasted a bit different than the coffee that I was used to.  A taste that I can only describe as.....Brazilian.  But, it was black and delicious and that is all that I could ask for - Thanks Mike!!!



Does anyone else do a secret Santa through blogs, work, annoying relatives, wherever?  Anyone actually get something good like I did?

25 comments:

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

jill did a great thing with this secret exchange! Too bad he didn't bring you back that babe, but i think this was better for your weife

About Muriel said...

i like the idea of that poo gift. might have to get me one for Saturday night's yankee swap.

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

Brazilians DO taste black and delicious.

Um. I've heard.

Shannon (IronTexasMommy) said...

This post is hilarious. Merry Christmas to poo.. I mean you!

Laura is Undeterrable said...

I did Jill's exchange too! Sent out my gifts to my person last week. And now I'm stalking her to see when she gets it. Well, I'm stalking her blog. I'm not actually waiting outside her house to watch it be delivered.

Or am I?

Andrea said...

I did the one on dailymile.com - sent my gift a little late to, woops. Coffee = good!

gene @boutdrz said...

HIIIIIIIIIdeeeHOOOOOOO~!

umm. wow, dude. Bryce has those same Jammie pants.

word.

Dr. TriRunner said...

Ahhhh you made me miss coffee in PR :( May have to go on a hunt to make my on perfect christmas gift.

Portuguese in Brazil BTW!

Ali Mc said...

my sisters b/f is from brasil....she says whenever she goes there it IS all these amazingly hot people lol

it's actually spelt /w an s ...weird eh?

your son is so cute

Luis Fernando Oliveira said...

I'm Brazilian, so let me tell you that your friend got you a pretty good sample of the more commercial brands (actually Café do Ponto belongs to US company Sara Lee.)

Anyway, go easy on the stuff, as Brazilians like their coffee toasted for longer. In your case, you've got the Extra Strenght (Extra Forte) flavor, so it's even more the case. Mind you, that's extra strong for the Brazilian palate. That's the black and delicious flavor that got.

Be careful, though. It might not be the white stuff, but it's pretty adictive.

Beth S. said...

I did a Secret Santa through work. I got coffee as well, but it was Godiva Chocolate Creme coffee. Not brazilian, but considering it's Godiva, I can't complain in the least. :-)

I also got a brightly-colored coffee mug that says "Merry Christmas Ya'll!" Yes, that is soooo Arkansas. Go figure.

Andrew Opala said...

I heard brazilians are painful

Kovas Palubinskas said...

I don' think that's coffee, but rather wax to GET a brazilian. Knowing Portuguese has its benefits.

Kate said...

I LOVE that book. I bought it for one of my brothers a couple of years ago, and if I'd been on it soon enough it would have been the perfect gift for my blog secret Santa person.

Mike did well. He's a great guy, though, so that's to be expected. Of course, when I saw "Brazilian" in the title, I was thinking wax, which would maybe not be all that enjoyable for you. Or would it...

Run with Jess said...

I did Secret Santa thru Jill too (haven't gotten my gift yet though). Also did it with Daily Mile and a group of local girlfriends. Love love love Secret Santa surpises.

Mike said...

Glad you like it Adam! The coffee is a lot stronger than American coffee. When in Brazil I add sugar and sometimes milk, while at home I don't.

Enjoy!

Laura said...

OMG, OF COURSE you loved that book. You are too funny.

TriMOEngr said...

I got my SS gift (through Jill's as well) on Monday. I'm excited because as the one who does ALL of the shopping for the gifts under our tree (including the ones to me), it is about the only way that there will be a "surprise". I sent mine to my blogger friend, but she hasn't acknowledged it yet. Hoping she got it!

XLMIC said...

Do Ponto... sounds almost like Doo Pronto... like you might want to stay near the bathroom when you drink it. Merry Christmas!

Jen said...

Ironically - I 'visited' Brazil today - just mentioned you in my blog too ;)

Also -- I did Jill's secret santa and got some awesome stuff.

kid is looking cute!!

Jill said...

Score!!! 'Cept I don't like coffee, but since you do then it's a score. Maybe that little poo book will help potty train your son quickly :). Glad you enjoyed it. Have a very Merry Christmas to you and the family!!

Rebecca said...

you sure that's coffee and not guiness.. ;)

Suz and Allan said...

I did Jill's gift exchange too and it was really fun! Brazilian coffee is amazing!

Hannah said...

I have that book!

Run Jess Run said...

Nice Guinness coffee mug:)