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Christmas! [Dec. 25th, 2004|08:29 pm]
Darth Paradox
[mood |relaxedrelaxed]
[music |The Phantom of the Opera (singing songs in my head...)]

Today was a pretty cool day. We spent the first half of the day at my family's, and the second half at Shelly's.

Gifts given:
-To my grandmother: a homemade wire-sculpture candleholder. The sculpture is of a heart with wings.
-To my father: John Coltrane's "My Favorite Things" and Charlie Parker's "The Charlie Parker Story" CDs.
-To my sister Alice: The soundtrack to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
-To my sister Madeleine: Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 2 for Xbox.
-To my brother Luke: Link to the Past/Four Swords for GBA.
-To Shelly: HP:PoA DVD, pink Michigan hooded sweatshirt, pink sapphire earrings and necklace.

Gifts received:
-Books: Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson, Just a Geek and Barefoot Dancing by Wil Wheaton, Death: The Time of Your Life and Death: The High Cost of Living by Neil Gaiman
-CDs: "Soft Bulletin" and "Transmissions from the Satellite Heart" by the Flaming Lips, "So Far" by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
-Video games: Halo 2 for Xbox and Katamari Damacy for PS2
-Clothes: Grey turtleneck, burgundy mock turtleneck, dark grey sweater, grey zip-up turtleneck sweater, Ann Arbor tshirt
-Other: two pads of large, smooth drawing paper, black earmuffs, Draco/Buckbeak Legos, deck of cards, $100, (edit:) awesome piratey tricorn hat, usual quantity of chocolate/candy.

It was a good day - not only for getting (and giving, I hope) some really nifty stuff, but also just for relaxing and spending time with the family. Got home, put together the bookshelves that Shelly got from her brother (we really needed them), and we're just unwinding now...

[User Picture]From: harlenna
2004-12-26 02:14 am (UTC)
Other: two pads of large, smooth drawing paper

Must note how extremely jealous i am. actually, if it was large pastel paper i'd be MORE jealous.

merry christmas. seems like you got an awesome haul. =-)
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2004-12-26 02:21 am (UTC)
Merry Christmas to you too! I'm planning to actually create some art with that paper... we'll see how it takes to my pencils and pens.

I also left off one of the awesomest presents - it's on there now... yarrr!
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[User Picture]From: harlenna
2004-12-26 03:56 am (UTC)
awwwwwwwwww yeah!

best thing on there.

my friend erin got her 3rd old son Alex a pirate ship for christmas. comes with a whole crew that makes sound effects like "ARRR!" and of course comes with a parrot and a monkey.

The best part was calling her on the phone and hearing, "Play pirate ship mommy?"
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[User Picture]From: annaonthemoon
2004-12-26 02:39 am (UTC)
i've never heard of sapphire's being pink before, i always thought they were blue! sounds like you had a great christmas tho! merry christmas!
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From: pax41085
2004-12-26 05:41 am (UTC)
Shelly got chocolatey cherries too.
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[User Picture]From: im_not_a_wierdo
2004-12-26 10:30 am (UTC)
I purchased "Soft Bulletin" a wee while ago on the reccomendation of a guy I know, and STILL not sure whether I like it or not.

On this same reccomendation my buddy bought Wilco's "A Ghost is born", or something to that effect, and coppied it for me. Complete change from what Im used to listening to, but not neccesarily BAD....


merry christmas two and a half hours after the fact, and congrats on the giving and getting of nifty loot.
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[User Picture]From: im_not_a_wierdo
2004-12-26 10:32 am (UTC)
ps: great cds you gave your padre. can't go wrong with coltrane and parker.

unless, of course, you're mildly retarded.
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