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Christmas stuff! [Dec. 26th, 2005|12:10 pm]
Darth Paradox
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As is tradition (does this count as a "meme"? Not sure), the list of Christmas gifts. The most important part of the last and next couple days is seeing my family, and hopefully my friends today (I'll be calling some people soon), but of course giving and getting gifts is fun...

Stuff I gave:
  • For my little brother Luke, the Gamecube game Sonic Adventure 2 Battle.
  • For my little sister Madeleine, three pairs of interesting socks.
  • For my sister Alice and her partner Ryan, a plush elephant stitched from old (fancy) clothing fragments, hand-made in India, and three Seattle shotglasses.
  • For my mother, the Apples To Apples party crate. We played it yesterday evening - quite fun.
  • For my father, a Seattle Seahawks hat, and a Bob Dylan CD.
  • For my grandmother, I made a candle holder in the shape of the Seattle Space Needle, out of wire.


Stuff I got:
  • A box of black clothing, including a fleece, a +20 Shirt of Smiting, and three pairs of black socks.
  • A pair of black leather gloves. They'll need exchanging, as they're a bit small.
  • A big pile of books: A Game Of Thrones by George R. R. Martin, Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman, On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt, Don't Get Too Comfortable: The Indignities of Coach Class, the Torments of Low Thread Count, the Never-Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and Other First World Problems by David Rakoff, and A Short History Of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.
  • Two Ben Folds (Five) CDs: The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Meessner, and Rockin' the Suburbs.
  • A tiny globe in a metal stand, made out of various pieces of cut stones.
  • A large assortment of chocolate, domestic and foreign.
  • A binary-column decimal clock. Five minutes of teaching the family how to read it ensued.
  • A yin-yang candle, from relatives who weren't aware I was Taoist. Nifty.
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[User Picture]From: nightsinger
2005-12-26 08:52 pm (UTC)
*giggle* I also have a +20 Shirt of Smiting. XD

Definitely sounds like fun, darling. :D I am glad.

Enjoy the whole hanging out with people thing!
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[User Picture]From: suziannabean
2005-12-26 10:52 pm (UTC)
A Game of Thrones = some of the best fantasy out there!!!!!!!!

Smoke and Mirrors = I LOVE NEIL GAIMAN!!!!!

And that's all I've read of those ... because I'm a slacker. But the two I know deserved big amounts of exclamation points! In fact, I think I'll go back up there and add a few more.

and maybe a couple down here for good measure

!!!!!

In case you want to add some extra ones in anywhere
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[User Picture]From: absurdhero
2005-12-27 04:45 am (UTC)
Ah yes, gotta love those enchanted garments. And the book On Bullshit has sold me on title alone.
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2005-12-27 08:25 pm (UTC)
On Bullshit is a tiny little book, and it appears to be an academically-toned treatise on the nature and use of bullshit in today's society. And the title is what had attracted me, as well, at first...

A quote:
"Most people are rather confident of their ability to recognize bullshit and to avoid being taken in by it. So the phenomenon has not aroused much deliberate concern, nor attracted much sustained inquiry. In consequence, we have no clear understanding of what bullshit is, why there is so much of it, or what functions it serves. And we lack a conscientiously developed appreciation of what it means to us. In other words, we have no theory. I propose to begin the development of a theoretical understanding of bullshit, mainly by providing some tentative and exploratory philosophical analysis."
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