You want to know what my first thought was? "Aww, they know I appreciate such morbid things."
It took me about five minutes to understand that what I thought the gift meant was completely different than what it actually meant.
You see, any normal person would laugh because they know I'm a writer and I'm constantly under the gun to get things in on time. Hence, "Deadlines Amuse Me."
But you want to know what I actually thought at first blush? "Dead Lines Amuse Me" where "dead lines" = outlines of bodies on sidewalks and autopsy stitches.
No. I'm not kidding. This is just how I frequently think. It's my "Jenn Filter" or my "Gilded Light."