Far be it from me to not needlessly list what things were acquired during this magnificent gift giving season.
THE BIG ONE: Katie and I have collectively given ourselves a Canon EOS 20D. We’ve both really been enjoying the new-found photography hobby, and both wanted to take it a step farther. At the suggestion of yp, we went a little further than we originally anticipated and are now rocking the 20D. Some of the pictures are already up on Flickr – still getting used to the beast, but I’m certainly loving it this far. Also contributed from other sources were a 2GB card and a carrying bag.
THE HEAVY ONE: My parents shipped the behemoth Complete Calvin & Hobbes, which will nicely match my Complete Far Side collection from a few years ago. Like many people my age, I grew up devouring Calvin & Hobbes books, and am looking forward to thumbing through them all again. Oh, childhood, how I miss thee.
THE PEACEMAKING ONE: Katie’s parents got us a secondary TV and DVD player, so that Katie can get her critical TV/DVD watching in without nudging me off the video games. We may move the Gamecube into the other room as well.
THE USEFUL ONE: Katie’s parents also got me the Kensington SlimType keyboard, which for reasons I can’t quite understand, I type much faster on. Or maybe it’s just quieter, which gives me the placebo effect.
THE GAMES: Yes, of course I picked up a bunch of games. Pretty well distributed on the systems this year – 2 PS2 (DQ8 and Capcom Classics), 1 Xbox (Stubbs The Zombie), 1 DS (Castlevania), 1 GBA (FF4), 1 PSP (Midway Arcade Treasures Extended Play). Katie also got some games I may mooch on.
There was more, but I’ll save the point by point detailing of Kid Robot toys, DVDs, books, clothes, and candy.
4 days till I move back to Collegetown. The 2 weeks I spent with Kate (which ended 3 days ago) didn’t seem like long enough. 6 days until classes start. 15 weeks till I’m free again. 7 months till the wedding. Spending near 40 hours this week at work.
Time is definitely wacky. I’ve been thinking a lot about time lately (in my free time) and came up with a slightly interesting concept for a web page – my new percents page. What this is, simply, is a live chart of how much of my life I’ve been doing activity x or y. It’s an interesting little experiment, and best of all, it requires almost no updating on my part.
As mentioned above, Kate and I had a nice two week visit together, and got a number of wedding things done. We are registered at William & Sonoma, and Hechts (which covers a number of other stores), we’re setting up for hotel rooms, we’ve now actually got someone to marry us…things are falling into place. Unfortunately, it can be unbelievably nervewracking for the two of us. Here’s to hoping everything turns out great.
DDR addiction continues; 21 catas down and no stopping in sight.
The Capitalistic Holiday Gift Giving Event was good to me; among my acquisitions (it’s so businesslike!) were two DVD sets (Cowboy Bebop and Twin Peaks Season 1), a new chair, some other DVDs (Following, the new Powerpuff), lots of books (Smoking Gun, Onion, Modern Humorist, the new Coupland, The New Way To Cook, etc), some GBA games (Golden Sun, Wario Land 4)…it was pretty good all in all.
I’m currently searching around feverishly for a job; if anyone has a lead for me (preferably in Maryland), please send me an email ASAP.
As far as this site goes, the movies page has been updated slightly, and the bio page has been tweaked.