Monday, December 29, 2008
I’m mad because I already had this post typed out and firefox ate it. I guess I didn’t quite have the text box highlighted and I hit backspace which killed the lengthy post. Anyways, Christmas was good this year. I spent it in Dallas with Alison, and my mom and Tim flew down on the 23rd. It was a good year for giving gifts that people didn’t expect. I didn’t ask anyone what they wanted for christmas and did a good job I think. I got Alison a bluetooth mighty mouse for her iMac, and a music stand she had mentioned she needed. I like to listen to her play her flute and anything I can do to get her to play more is good. For my dad, I got him a digital picture frame since he likes electronic toys to play with. My mom was happy with her gift; a USB phonograph that she can use to convert her old vinyl records to mp3 and burn them on CD or put on her ipod. She was very happy with it. I stumbled across it at Macy’s while Alison shopped for something else. Probably would have never thought of it had I done all my shopping online (*nudge rick*). And for Tim, I got him a Fry’s gift card to force him out of my computer room and away from world of warcraft and come hang out with me for the day.
It was a very big year for me in terms of my video and games collection… I got the Die Hard trilogy, Austin Powers Spy who shagged me, Bladerunner, Blades of glory, Star trek 3, Tommy Boy, When we left earth on blurray, and Mirrors Edge and Lego Batman for the PS3. I also got a charging station for my ps3 controllers, a digital pic frame of my own, a Logitech G5 mouse, and a nice watch.
It was nice having them over for the week. It was the first time my mom’s been to Dallas. We went to the JFK museum, and had an okay time braving crowds for shopping. Alison and my mom and even me (but mostly alison) made a great turkey dinner and cookies and pies and we’ll be eating well for a while. I’m glad they came over. Looking forward to starting ATR training on the 5th of January.