Thursday, December 28, 2006
Christmas in Review
Despite sounding like a christmas special, this is how my christmas went:
Spent the vacation in Sonora, CA which is about an hour and a half east of San Francisco. Very quiet little town with lots of cows and little cell phone coverage. Most of my mom’s side of the family were there, my grandma and my aunt and cousin Kendra, and us.
Installed windows on tim’s macbook pro finally and played some trackmania nations. He finally understands why Rick and I bought the mbps for games as he has now installed CS and stuff on it. Windows XP has no good way to set up an Ad Hoc wireless network. In fact, I don’t think there is even a way to do it. We got it to work by setting up a network in OS X, connecting the windows computer to it, and then restarting the OS X machine into windows. The network stayed and we could play. Manual IPs. Oh well.
I wasn’t very happy for the most part of the week. I had told my mom that I wanted a Battlestar Galactica Season DVD set for christmas and she replied with “well you’re getting a trip to CA, cant afford anything else!”. I’m not a scrooge or anything and I understand that being with family is more important than material gifts, but she didnt even seem to care about anything I wanted. Especially when I went all out showing her how cool iTunes is and why iPods are so cool and successful, getting her 7 beatles albums, a 30 gig iPod, and a TV cable (all split 50/50 with Tim except beatles songs thx ben). I felt like the scale of caring was a little one-sided. Combine that with my general not caring too much about christmas, being away from Alison, and my mom’s getting crazy stressed over holiday travel (which went so smoothly it was no prob even with the Denver thing) I wasn’t in a good mood.
So christmas morning comes along and I’m all happy to be with family and my mom loved the iPod and everything which made me feel really good. She ended up giving me one of those visa prepaid credit card things for $100 which is about twice the cost of a BSG season, which I would have been more happy with probably. All in all I liked being with my family and seeing them happy and I may have been stubborn and immature in what she said, but I can’t really help how it made me feel. I am in no means perfect. I also got some shirts and moneys which will go to a brand new iPod and phone after macworld.