Holiday Loot: What Didja Get?
I'm not entirely sure how this tradition got started, but everyone online always wants to relate their loot lists from the holidays. So, here's your chance to indulge and make everyone jealous.
I got a bunch of stuff, including two awesome t-shirts: one features an interlocking pie-chart with MySpace, Facebook and Twitter on it, linking them all to aspects of ADHD, Narcissism and Stalking. It's exactly how I feel about such ridiculous things and I'm wearing it now. The other one is just a plain white t-shirt with simple black lettering that reads, "Some people have a way with words. Other people not have way." A clever little barb at the shocking and depressing lack of literary capability in today's technology-oriented society (after finishing "Age of Innocence," I once again feel as if I was born about 135 years too late). But of course, I got regular stuff, too; gift cards, some cash, candy, etc. My mother always updates my reading list for the following year by getting me a bunch of new classics to read and I'm starting to value that over anything else. But here's a quick list of the STUFF:
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, "Tender is the Night"
- Virginia Woolf, "To The Lighthouse"
- Flannery O'Connner, "The Complete Stories"
- Alexandre Dumas, "The Three Musketeers"
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez, "The General In His Labyrinth"
- Leo Tolstoy, "War and Peace"
- The Complete Plays of Anton Chekhov
- Trans-Siberian Orchestra, "Night Castle"
- Breaking Benjamin, "Phobia"
- I Am Ghost, "Lovers' Requiem"
- Heat (Blu-Ray)
- Crimson Tide (Blu-Ray)
- Big (DVD)
- The Shining (DVD)
- Left 4 Dead 2
- Resident Evil 5
- Halo 3: ODST
I also have $70 in cash to get another game with, and it's likely to be either The God of War Collection or Bayonetta. I also got a new printer/fax machine to replace my old, mostly broken one, and a cool piece of furniture: a cabinet that will hold 300 DVDs (or 600 CDs); something that I desperately need as I ran out of room for DVDs/games like six months ago. Oh, and the last thing: a new fleece-lined winter coat; mine is very old and the only other thing I have is my 350Z jacket...which is really nice (and warm), but it really is silly to wear it during the winter, and oh yeah, I don't have the car anymore. LOL Okay, I done. How's about you guys?
P.S. If you think I won't read "War and Peace" (which comes in a set of three full books), you obviously don't know me very well. ;)
12/26/2009 6:02:32 PM Ben Dutka