Christmas Loot 2004

As usual I raked it in.

Three Colors Trilogy on DVD
Samurai Jack Movie and Samurai Jack first season on DVD
Adore Sheet Music
David Bowie Sheet Music
Eats, Shoots and Leaves
Oxymoronica
The Most Brilliant Thoughts of All Time
New Spring
The Hobbit Leatherette Edition [illustrated by the author!]
• The Greatest Ever Vegetarian Cookbook. Now I can make stuff for my veggie friends!
2005 Tolkien Calendar
The Changeling Sea
Alphabet of Thorn
In the Forests of Serre
• Barnes and Noble Gift Card
• Gas Gift Card
• Socks and Socks!
• Boxers and Boxers!
• Poor Things by Alisdair Grey
• Wine Glasses and a Rocky Horror book
• Autobiography of Red
• a hamper
• a Guinness poster
• a crock pot and a basket of tasty treats
• anything I've forgotten

Every year I am told that I am not getting much for Christmas and that I will be disappointed. Every year I say that every year I am told that I am not getting much for Christmas and that I will be disappointed. Every year I am told that No, really; this year won't be very impressive. And every year I get spoiled.

• the best gift was an idea by my grandmother that was implemented by my aunt and mother. I got a scrapbook that charts my grandma's family history, it is amazing.

• and the award for the most nonsensical gift goes to... mom! She got me He's Just Not That Into You: The No-excuses Truth to Understanding Guys, a sexual politics book based on a Sex and the City episode that is written for women. It even has a part in the back for a woman to write down "[Her] Super-helpful Standards that [She] Will Never Ever Forget or Forsake No Matter How Hot [She] Thinks He is." Apparently her reasoning behind getting me this book is that I can understand how I behave and how girls read things. Unfortunately, I don't care to learn about the wearying ways that Cosmo-reading, quiz-taking, pill-gobbling girls overanalyze what I mean when I say I need to go get guitar strings. Speaking of which, I think I'm going to go get some guitar strings.