Christmas! And what is Christmas? Loot! (Yes it is and you know it.) I didn’t do these for a couple of years and later regretted it because I’m really sort of anal about knowing whens. I suppose I could do it in a private entry, or even personal offline journals, but then I lose the “LOOKIT MAH STUFFS” factor and really that is huge.
So, LOOKIT MAH STUFFS.
Made out fantastic this year, proving as always there is so much love (because I am an American and this is how we define love).
Between friends and family I walked away with:
Many Awesome Books: Star Trek: The Original Series 365, Shit My Dad Says by Justin Halpern, trade paperback of Neil Gaiman’s 1602, Gaiman’s The Dangerous Alphabet, Cooking for Two (a – as the title implies – cookbook), Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman, Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, and A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.
Many Awesome Media Things: Life on blu-ray (David Attenborough version), Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog DVD, Midwinter Grace CD by Tori Amos, David Bowie’s The Man Who Sold the World remastered CD, Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder blu-ray, Animaniacs Volume 3 DVD, Saturday Night Live: The Complete 4th Season 1978-1979 DVD, and my first Nintendo DS game in about forever with Super Scribblenauts.
Many Awesome Other Stuff: A muchly-needed rechargable book light so I don’t have to use the flashlight feature on my iPhone to read in bed anymore (got sick of constantly changing out the batteries on my crap book light), a set of very zen bamboo wind chimes which have already been hung from the deck, an Xbox Kinect which will compliment the Dance Central game that Harmonix gave me very nicely, and a poster.
Oh, but not any poster. Let me tell you of the poster Mike got for me.
Most you are already well aware of my love for the X-Men, a love that has lasted well more than half of my years walking the earth. At this year’s San Diego Comic Con, they unveiled a truly spectacular bit of art by Marco Djurdjevic. I fell in love with it immediately. It’s been my desktop wallpaper since July. But I gave up all hope of ever owning it as a poster. I was certain it would be far too expensive, but could never even find a copy of it to lament over.
But Mike did the impossible, and now I own this 10-foot long beautiful hunk of of glossy X-Men love.
And if that wasn’t enough – if all that was not enough – I still have one more gift to come in March/April with the release of the Fender Squier pro-guitar for Rock Band 3.
And all this is just the stuff for me. Would you believe that I was even more thrilled with the awesome gifts I was able to give this year? And I still have a full week ahead with my guy.
Christmas 2010? You have rocked.