Conspicuous Consumption

Still in the midst of Christmas cheer, but pretty much everyone else has passed out. Mrs. R has been baking most of the day, and the other two are just wiped from our typical holiday excesses (sleeping off the salt ‘n’ sugar high of last night’s convenience store run). Whiny pooped out a couple of hours ago, and Pepperkat is zonked in front of “A Christmas Story.” I’ll be rousing them in a little while so we can head down to my brother’s place for dinner.

We didn’t get up extremely early, since the little kids are little no more. However, by 7:30 or so we had the Christmas music in the CD changer (except for the Rasputina CD someone forgot to pull out) and were sipping on coffee and opening gifts.

I know you’re dying to find out what us fashionable folk got for prezzies, so I won’t keep you in suspense any longer.

I got 4 new harmonicas, a copy of the Robert Plant/Alison Krause CD “Raising Sand”, a copy of David Halberstam’s book on the Vietnam War “The Best and the Brightest” (I loved the latest one on Korea, “The Coldest Winter”), and Medieval II: Total War.

Mrs. R got Simpsons “Hit and Run”, and CD’s by the B-52’s, Etta James and Michael Buble. Whiny got a couple of games for his DS, and Pepperkat got the hardest game in the world to find: a copy of Guitar Hero III for the Wii.

To top it all off, we cranked up the credit cards to 11 and got tickets for the lot of us to see “Spamalot” in March.

So, what did Santa bring you?

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8 Responses to Conspicuous Consumption

  1. Karan says:

    Happy Christmas Lester!!

    So far I received Barnes & Noble gift card and a WACOM Intuos pad to replace my old, yet beloved, Digitizer II.

  2. Sassy says:

    Man, you guys totally scored this year. So, so very jealous of Pepperkat’s GH3 for Wii (my quest was unsuccessful, but that had to be in the cards as a month on a tour bus doesn’t leave much time for shopping.)

    Under my tree this year was a lovely little package I’ve been waiting a year for– my new piccolo. Yay! (And oh, the poor cats and husband once I break it out tomorrow to practice.)

  3. Scott says:

    Med 2 is highly addictive. Get Kingdoms and download the Retrofit mod and have a ball.

    Finish a Polish grand campaign on hard/hard and man, it WAS hard!

  4. Les says:

    As per usual I’ve posted my annual Christmas Loot report on my blog, but I’ll say this: It was a very Doctor Who Christmas for me this year!

  5. Ric The Schmuck says:

    We have Guitar Hero III going on the X-Box 360 as I type this. Jacob is shredding “Cult of Personality” right now. (I suck at it. No surprise there.)

    Andrew I got Zune’s (Jacob got his iPod last year) which is why I’m two days late commenting about Christmas. See, the Zune software requries that you have Service Pack 2 installed, which I never bothered to get installed, as it always screwed up my PC. Well, we needed it to load our Zunes, so I decided to give it a try. Of course it crashed my PC, which I just now have gotten back up, and maybe tomorrow I’ll actually be able to play with my new XMas toy. Sheesh.

    I also got lot’s of Red Sox goodies, shirts, books, magazines, etc, commemorating the World Series win. I could get used to this!

    (We got Jacob a bass guitar and amp, a starter kit, cuz his buddies have a band and need a bass player. And so it begins….I con’t wait, hee hee.)

  6. geeky says:

    ooo spamalot tickets! speaking of wii, you guys have played raymond raving rabbids, right? if not, you really really need to. i got rabbids 2 for christmas 🙂

    hope you and your family had a merry christmas! happy new year!

  7. michele says:

    I had a heck of a time finding the boy Guitar Hero III for Xbox. We finally found it the day before Christmas.

    We also had our first Wii related injury on Christmas Day. The thing wasn’t out of the box 20 minutes before my nephew got clocked in the head with a flying controller.

    Happy New Year, my favorite dork 🙂

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