I’m slowly starting to feel better. which isn’t to say I feel anything close to great or even normal, but definitely better. Though not well enough to really enjoy New Years Eve tonight. Half my taste buds are still on the fritz and my left ear is still deafened by the die-hard cold germs that have made their way into it and have been fighting a fierce battle for the past day. I’m well enough to start feeling restless and bored and that’s a good sign that full recovery shouldn’t be too far along. So I thought I should fire up the old laptop and make an attempt at an entry or two.
First up I should mention the Christmas loot I got on Monday in part because I need to send out a big thank you to SEB Regular “Mike” who sent me the first DVD of the Cowboy Bebop Remixed anime series. Now I’ve got a good excuse to buy the rest once I’m back to work. Additionally in the anime realm my lovely wife (who is also sick with the Monster Cold from Hell) got me the first four discs of the Ah! My Goddess! TV series. One other video was added to my collection, A Christmas Carol, featuring George C. Scott from a few years back which was the very first thing I ever put on my wish list.
My library now has a number of new books including Richard Dawkins The God Delision, Steven Johnson’s The Ghost Map, Neil Gamon’s Fragile Things, Dave Barry’s Big Trouble, Carl Zimmer’s Parasite Rex (which I’m already half-way through having learned more about parasites that I thought possible), and J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Return of the Shadow.
Video game wise I picked up Bully which is easily as good as any of the GTA games without all the hos and drugs, Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy that allows you to play through your favorite Star Wars moments only in Lego form, Final Fantasy XII that I haven’t opened yet, F.E.A.R. – Director’s Cut for spooky FPS fun, and lastly Star Wars: Forces of Corruption which is an expansion to a game I don’t own yet, but hope to before too long.
Remaining items included a new windup pocket watch from Courtney, a four port USB hub/coffee cup warmer from my folks, a new Trans-Siberian Christmas CD, various Santa Plushies and candies, and, finally, the all-time greatest Christmas gift that is going to earn me millions over the next year: The Amazing Holy Toast Maker!
Now I can make my very own Virgin Mary Toast to sell on eBay to credulous believers and big online casino companies who buy stupid things for lots of money. Who needs a job when you can pump out a steady supply of high-quality toast miracles?