Peace on Earth! Gimme presents! – Animal

Santa was good to old Solonor this year. Oh yes.
And you shall all be green with jealousy at the prezzies I got. Mwahahaha.

(Please, pardon the tone of my posts today. I watched Invader Zim Most Horrible X-Mas Ever with the kids first thing this morning. Thus, all the voices in my head have that “Sweet lemony fresh victory is MINE!” cadence. It will pass. Maybe. Worm baby. Maybe.)

First off, Ejen and Snowgirl, my in-law siblings from Maine, are here. So, they brought us a basket of Mainey goodness:
– a 2003 calendar from Yankee magazine
– a couple of Reny’s chocolate bars
– a package of chocolate covered blueberries
– some maple syrup
– a can of fish chowder (sorry… ‘chowdah’)
– a tin of lobster spread (‘lobstah spread’… oh, you get the idea)
– a can of Bakewell Cream (mmm…biscuits…)
– a jar of Pemberton’s Death by Chocolate dessert sauce
– some maple-cinnamon creamed honey from Preble’s Bee Farm in Corinth
– some Winterport onion dill dip
– a couple of packages of Necco wafers (um, not from Maine, but what the heck!)

Snowgirl is a maker of glass-blown beads. She’s got the fiery furnace of doom and everything! She made me a key ring with one of her creations on it. It is tres purty.

(One thing I did not get was a digital camera. So, I cannot show you the beady goodness. This will not do. Therefore, I decree that I shall have a digital camera before the end of 2003. It will be MINE!!!)

Then, just for me, there was a present with class–“Oh deer! The Super Dooper Reindeer Pooper”. It shoots jelly beans out of its ass.

Jealous yet?

While I’m on the toy theme, my brother and sister-in-law in Georgia got me Rocky and Bullwinkle figurines to add to my crowded desk. Meanwhile, my loverly family got me a rabbit with big, pointy teeth to snuggle up with at night.

In the “read any good books lately” series, I got Timelines of World History and The Languages of Tolkein’s Middle-Earth. Both are filled with hours of geeky goodnes. Quenuvalye i lamber Eldareva.

In the “I used to have these on vinyl” series, I got two of my cravings satisfied. E.L.O.’s Greatest Hits and Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols. They complement each other so well.

Gaming goodness was addressed with Civilization III and the multiplayer add-on. Now, I just need to find SOMEBODY who wants to get their buttocks kicked as I march to conquer the WORLD!!

Finally, I got the Muppet Family Christmas on DVD (hence the opening quote from Animal). This special first aired when my oldest was about 18 months old. He was a Sesame Street junkie. We taped six episodes (“No, son, no! You’re not old enough to drive! N-n-n-no. That starts with an ‘N’!”) that he watched over and over and over. I remember snuggling up and watching it with him, before hauling his footed-pajama’d bod up over the stairs of our rent-assisted slum apartment.

Jim Henson died a few months after my second kiddo was born. From that time, when I’d see the end of the show where Henson surveys the gathering of all his Muppet creations and turns to do the dishes with Sprocket the dog, I’d cry like a baby. They stopped showing it on TV a long time ago, and I never got around to getting a copy on tape or DVD. But I have it now.

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and got all the goodies you wanted.

I did.

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8 Responses to Prezzies!

  1. kat says:

    sounds like you hit the jackpot. i love that muppet family xmas. i used to do the same thing, sit and bawl my eyes out. the loss was just too much to take. i mean, the muppets are still good but you get a sort of empty feeling knowing its not jim doing that voice.

  2. Ric The Schmuck says:

    Congratulations! Sounds like a great day was had by all. Likewise, we had a fine day, albeit quite a busy one. (Ejen and Snowgirl ought to be counting their blessings, as we’re about to get smacked around by a ‘NorEaster. Yuck!) I got a neat thing or two, as well. Did I say “Two”? Well, I got two DVD’s, from different ends of the spectrum…. something about a Fellowship, and a Golden member…. 🙂
    but the cooliest thing fer me is my brandy new Palm m500 PDA thingy. Now if I can only figure out how to use it. I have managed to make solitaire work, so business meetings should be all set.
    Hope everyone elses day was as good as ours was.

  3. dick says:

    If I had a time machine, and could only use it once, I would go back in time and make sure Jim Henson never got pneumonia. He *wasn’t* supposed to die.

  4. Rachel says:

    I LOVE INVADER ZIM!!! The quote “Sweet lemony fresh victory is MINE!” is from the Germs episode. You rock socks! Merry Christmas and a happy new year to everyone in your family.

  5. dragonleg says:

    And hello to you, dear Lester…
    My Christmas was most wonderful with the exception that nobody gave me a “Super Dooper Reindeer Pooper”.
    Maybe next year. A guy can dream, can’t he?
    Peace to you all….
    lee/Shattered Buddha

  6. statia says:

    I know how much you miss all the freezing cold snow. I didn’t want you to forget what it felt like to be hit with a nice cold, snowball. Consider yourself hit!!!

  7. Scott says:

    Dang, those snowballs are flyin’ high and low!

    I got Icewind Dale 2 and Rollercoaster Tycoon 2, on my end. Oh, and a new computer, not here yet. 😉

    Happy Holidays, Solonor!

  8. Annette says:

    Civ III has to be one of the most evil games ever created. Talk about going into a time warp when you play….

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