So, in my last post, I dared you all to guess what I got for Christmas.
My favorite response was from vikingprincess, who guessed that I got a miniature, housebroken, circus-trained opossum. I did not - however, this is totally what I am asking for on my birthday.
blue_fjords suggested that I had gotten socks - which NO! For the first time in nearly twenty years, I did NOT get socks. Weird. I did get my obligatory chapstick though, so...whew.
I also got...
...a bunch of candy including a polar bear that poops jellybeans.
Mike Tyson's Punchout for my original Nintendo system. Who remembers this game? With Sodapopinski and you can tell when to avoid a punch from him because his boobies totally jiggle right before he swings? Someone remembers this game, right? I ran into The Guy Cousin on Christmas Day and we geeked out about it. We said the word, "Boobies," like fifteen times in front of his kids. Very excited.
Oh, and my sister-in-law was telling me how she got this head massager at Bed, Bath and Beyond for her brother who is in Iraq right now. It is manual, not electric or anything, but it has these little beaded balls on the tips, so as you move it up and down, it's like the best head scratch ever. Anyway, she was telling me how she bought the bulk package and shipped them to her brother and told him to pass out the extra ones to the guys in his unit, which I thought was cool of her. She's a cool lady. When they leave our little family dinner, they come back like twenty minutes later and she had run out to the store and bought one for me. Isn't that awesome? How did my brother marry such a cool chick again?
And I got both the movie and the soundtrack to "Mad Hot Ballroom" from hiyacynth. People, if you have never seen this movie, you should. It's a documentary about this program in inner city NY public schools. Fourth graders are given a ten week crash course on the various styles of dance and then they have to compete. The dancing is amazing. But what is most awesome is watching these kids grow. They have to learn posture, confidence, manners, to get along with other kids they never would have talked to before and to work as a team.
It sounds cheesy to say, but I laughed and cried and cheered and I love this movie!! So, thank you so my much to hiyacynth. As always, I love you.
I got TIVO!!!!! TIVO!! Okay, so those of you who weren't around this summer, you don't know about how I sobbed like a baby when ours broke down. We couldn't afford a new one, so we got Comcast's DVR instead.
And it sucked like a monkey's butt <--yes, it sucked that much.
It didn't record half the shows we set to tape - it just randomly recorded on whatever channel it wanted. And apparently, What Not To Wear has been back and the DVR just didn't recognize it. When we put in South Park, it tried to record every single episode and that show is on like four times a day.
But worst of all, when I put in under actor's names, "Jensen Ackles" - IT DIDN'T RECOGNIZE JENSEN ACKLES AS A PERSON!!! That's right, according to the crappy DVR, Jensen Ackles does not exist. And that is a world I do not want to live in.
I complained and complained, but then my sister tells me to suck it up, because whatever, we can't afford the Tivo and we will just have to suffer with our DVR. So I spent weeks trying to determine what the thing under the Christmas tree was with my name on it. My sis told me it wasn't a video game console, so I couldn't imagine what it was. I decided it was the Hogwarts Castle Lego set.
It turns out, when she called to cancel our subscription, the man sold her a refurbished Tivo.
Oh, Tivo. /pets my Tivo alone in the dark./
Also, every year I get the most gaudy pink ornament my sister can find. I have a sparkly pink ice skate, a set of pink block letters that reads "Diva" and a big fat pink ice skating elephant, among others.
This year I got a ridiculous pink My Little Pony ornament.
And some of the newly released Fallen Angel ornaments from this exclusive set, here. I got the Castiel-Angel and the limited edition Angel-Angel. Go see.
There is one more thing - but you all have to wait for that. It requires its own post. Soon, liptonrm, soon, I promise.
Hmmm, this was less about what I did on my Christmas vacation and more about what I got for Christmas, but, whatever...I'm keeping my post header.