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This was a great holiday weekend. Bob is recovering from his cold so we got to hang out and have fun. Hope to see Memoirs of a Geisha and Brokeback Mountain soon. Those movies look cool. It's nice to have a few days off (including tomorrow!)

For Christmas, I got lots of fun goodies. No cels though, I always buy my own cels (couldn't expect my loved ones to spend that kind of cash ;_;) hehe.

I got Lost in Blue for the Nintendo DS, Darkstalkers Chronicles for the Playstation 2 (rare Capcom fighting game only available in Japan), the accompanying Sega Saturn style controller (Morrigan purple!), several My Little Ponies (that's right, I collect em, so what?!), two fairy Barbie dolls (again, you are welcome to laugh), the complete Legend of Zelda cartoon on DVD, a Disgaea Prinny plushie, and some other goodies.

Bob received many-many-many DVDs. The complete Steam Detectives, complete Daiguard, complete Devilman Lady, complete Power Stone, the new special edition of Sin City, Shadow of the Colossus for the Playstation 2, and so on. The biggest gift was his Darth Vader red light saber with sound and wall mounting. I purchased it, knowing he would force me to be a Storm Trooper. *_* We also purchased some things early, like Mario Kart and the red Nintendo DS. Mario DDR is tons of fun too, great dance mats.

The serious gifts were for the house. We received a lovely counter top griddle (perfect for making pancakes), a lovely metallic red toaster, metallic red toaster oven, and a red crockpot! Ironically, we received 2 crock pots, one red and the other chrome/brushed metal. Going to keep both, for holidays and stuff. The housewares were unexpected but very welcomed. I love to cook and just loooove these things! The red is gorgeous. My favorite color is blue, but the perfect food color or restaurant color is red (I'm big on color theory, and if you really observe the color themes of most eateries, you'll generally see a lot of red).

Besides the fantastic explosion of gifts, our familes are healthy and happy. Enjoying each other and spending time together made the holiday weekend all the more meaningful. I hope everyone is as happy as we are =D *sends out loving vibes*

Don't feel guilty about exchanging presents. There is a certain pleasure I get from showering Bob with gifts. I do so love to spoil him >:) When you have someone special in your life, for some reason, it's almost a natural instinct to dote on them and to celebrate them with gifts. Nothing wrong with living life to the fullest, and if you enjoy buying trinkets, then do it. We are all consumers, be it in merchandise, CELS, food, attention, knowledge, love or garbage, that's just what we are. No shame in it =) wELCOME, cONSUMER!

Take care http://welcomeconsumer.com
Right on!Sunday, December 25, 2005 - 11:04:59 PM

I totally agree. For me, it''s not how much I spend, it''s the thought that goes into what I buy. I didn''t spend that much on my loved ones this year, but I did get them things that were very personal and nice. It''s the same for receiving gifts. I did not ask for a single thing that I got, but I loved everything. To me, this is a holiday where you can confirm to the people that you love that you take an active interest in who they are. You pay attention to them for 364 days a year, and on this one day, you use that knowledge to make them happy.

re: Recut, Extended, UnratedSunday, December 25, 2005 - 11:12:39 PM

Your Christmas sounds wonderful!! Wah! DDR!!
What?! You didn''t mention FRUITCAKE!

re: Recut, Extended, UnratedSunday, December 25, 2005 - 11:35:19 PM

That''s a very good point Brian. You always articulate the spirit of the subject perfectly. Thanks for sharing those insights. You always nail it =D

Fruitcake! Of course I had some >:) Yeah, I noticed there is a shortage on the new DDR game, but I''m sure it will be available in January. It''s really addictive.

re: Recut, Extended, UnratedMonday, December 26, 2005 - 1:11:56 AM

Merry Christmas!!!! (It''s Christmas my time for another two minutes XD)

re: Recut, Extended, UnratedMonday, December 26, 2005 - 12:30:36 PM

hehe, glad to hear you had a good holiday, now with all this houseware i expect to see plenty of food at the house wartming party. (like how you calitalized cels)thank you for the warm wishes and more insights into life. later and happy boxing day

re: Recut, Extended, UnratedMonday, December 26, 2005 - 11:01:59 PM

Thanks bindy. I will cook you up a nice meal =D