December 2004

Happy New Years

… Rather, in 10.5 hours from now, here anyway.

I finally fixed the comment spam issue, I think. Maybe I’ll feel more motivated to post. I’m running MT 3.14 and the latest MT-Blacklist plugin, and this time it’s actually working. I must have broken something last time.

So Christmas went very well. I had a wonderful Christmas Eve with my beautiful Jamie. We went to see Christmas lights around town and opened presents. Her real present still hasn’t arrived, but it was finally shipped, so I’ll be getting that to her once both of us are on vacation. She just left for a trip to Utah, and I miss her already.

Christmas itself was the usual crazy yet fun event it always is. We opened presents here and at two sets of grandparents’ houses. I got a copy of Metroid Prime 2, Taiko Drum Master, some beer and wine, a nice robe, and a bunch of other things.

On top of that, I picked up a copy of Katamari Damacy and Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories. Not having a PS2 around here, I won’t be able to play Katamari Damacy until I get home, but I’ve started Chain of Memories and I have to say, it has me very confused. I’m not sure what I think of the card-based battle system, or the plot, but I guess I’ll get used to it.

My stepdad got one of those little UFO toys that flies in the are to wherever you point the antenna. It was pretty fun until he dropped it into the water. Then it got scary. Despite technically being off, it would randomly start to fly around the room. We were very amused. And it seems we have another very confused toy. The RoboSapien burps every time we change the channel on the TiVo.

Tomorrow I head back home to Palo Alto. In a way, I’m looking forward to it, but I’ll miss everyone. At least I have some fun toys to play with in my upcoming limited spare time.

Happy birthday to me!

It’s my birthday! I’m finally 21. Now I can go drinking and stuff, even though I probably won’t much. There probably won’t be much celebration until I head back to visit family and friends, but I’ve already received a very nice birthday card with singing chickens, which I love 🙂 If you feel the extreme need to buy me presents, I have a few ideas ;). Not that I expect anything, of course.

And now, back to your regularly scheduled planet.

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