Last Minute Shopping Again, eh’ Bub?

Mother’s Day is only a few days away and I’ve been kind of lax on posting lately, so to make it up to you, I scoured the Internet for at least a full 2 minutes (probably closer to 3, but I don’t want to come across as some kind of a liar) to compile a list of birthstones for you rare gift giving types who also happen to read my blog (even MORE rare, indeed).


Apparently, at some point in time (maybe around 1912?) someone decided the ‘traditional’ stones weren’t good enough, so there are modern alternatives… Personally, I don’t understand any of it.  What’s wrong with just buying your mom a gift card to Home Depot and a 6-pack of Milwaukee’s Best?


Like anything on the web, there are differing opinions about which gems belong on the “official” list, so each month will have at least two listed.


January – Garnet/Roze Quartz

February – Amethyst/Onyx

March – Aquamarine/Bloodstone/Jasper

April – Diamond/Rock Crystal/Sapphire

May– Emerald/Chrysoprase/Agate

June– Alexandrite/Moonstone/Pearl

July– Ruby/Carnelion/Onyx

August– Peridot/Sardonyx

September – Sapphire/Lapis

October – Opal/Tourmaline

November – Topaz/Citrine

December –Tanzanite/Zircon/Turquoise


Anyway, to minimize any confusion in the future, I have compiled a similar (yet strangely different) list of my own.  Feel free to refer to this as the new standard when you just don’t know what else to do.


January – Deadlift

February – Deadlift

March – Deadlift

April – Deadlift

May – Deadlift

June – Deadlift

July – Deadlift

August – Deadlift

September – Deadlift

October – Deadlift

November – Deadlift

December – Deadlift


Happy mother’s day.  Mind if I grab a beer from your fridge, Mom?


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