So, I'm lazy (and busy) but mostly lazy, and haven't posted my Christmas post. Not that I had some huge thing to post or deep insights into the Season, but it can hardly go without a mention.
Obviously, my big gift to myself was building my computer (and buying the parts). J-- got her pink iPod mini (and she was surprised, thankfully!). She gave me a Wusthof Classic Santoku (or Asian) knife, a ton of sushi-making materials (which work wonderfully, I might add), way too much chocolate, and a nice broadcloth white shirt. I know I'm forgetting something, but we had a good Christmas between the two of us, and not just for the gifts. Although, the gifts were nice, especially the stuff from our parents. Automatic coffee maker, with built in grinder, you are wonderful, if a bit noisy. They should put decibels rating on packing for those things.
Of course, it wouldn't be Christmas without the families. All in all, the gatherings weren't that bad, considering the sheer volume of parent/famliy exposure we subjected ourselves to, it's a wonder we haven't throttled anyone, much less each other.
Oh! I know what I forgot. And I'm wearing it for the love of Pete. J-- got me a T-shirt with a Get Fuzzy panel on it! I love that comic. Yeah, it's a well-worn path of comic strip, but it's so funny to me because the cat, Bucky, is the perfect example of how I imagine our cat Mina to be. Sarcastic, scheming, and somewhere barely underneath her skin, ready to usurp us at a moment's notice. I'm trying to find the strip, but Comics.com only makes it easy to find the last 30 days of comics. This one was published on 11/24, if you're interested.
Anyway, since we're bored, we're falling back on on consumeristics roots and going to Costco.. never been there, but I here it's like a slightly less evil Sam's Club. Hey, at least I don't hear about Costco building stores literally on top of ancient ruins.