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Sorta. I'm not going to be all that specific about the books, since for Christmas, my mother-in-law turned me loose in a used bookstore. On top of that, my mother gave me a total of $100 in Amazon gift cards, both for my birthday and for Christmas. That went away rather quickly, though I still have some. Damn Amazon and their post-Christmas sales! *shakes fist*
Anyhoo. I got a Pirate Primer from Holly (I'm not talented enough to link people, and I'm not going to try), the WoW lore trilogy War of the Ancients from my brother, a couple new books from my dad, and a spinny porch ornament thingie. You know, one of the ones that make people goggle for minutes at a time. I got a new DS puzzle game from Caitlyn, an adorable cat calendar from Grandma McIntosh, moneys and a lovely card from my dad's parents, fuzzy socks from several people (Yay! Fuzzy socks!), and and...
Stuff. You know, stuff. Oh, yeah. Chelsea got me an Apocalyptica t-shirt (w00t for Apocalyptica being mainstream enough to have them in Hot Topic), Scott got Trauma Center for the Wii, Rainbow Six Vegas 2 and Gears of War 2 for the 360, and I finally got Too Human for the 360. I mention Scott's games because, naturally, I'll be playing them, too.
Hmmm... I think that's it. Probably not, but that's all I can remember. I did have fun last night spending way too much money on Nightwish swag on Amazon (there's suddenly a LOT of it; I'd like to know why...) and more books, because we all know I need more books, right? ;}
Apparently, Scott's taking a week off before he leaves for Afghanistan, so we'll be back sometime next month (year! how did 2009 get here so fast?), although we have to swing by Boulder to say hi to my mom. I'll let you know when I do? Merry Chrismahanukwanzastice!
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Look. I know it's crass and commercial, and it wasn't like that in our day, oh dear me no. Bugger that. IT'S CHRISTMAS.
It's time for family and presents, and, in our case, watching the Jeff Dunham Christmas Special and playing the games we just got.

Anyway. Rant done.

Happy F-ing Holidays! Stop complaining and enjoy your holiday!
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Just a quick heads-up about holiday plans: We're coming home (to Wyoming) this Friday night, and will be staying through the next weekend. I think we leave Sunday of next week. Due to some regulation that I do not understand, Scott has to drive back up here and check in with people on Christmas Eve (don't ask me what I think of this; it will get me in trouble), but other than that, we will likely be found at the Kumpulas' house in Glenrock for most of that week. If you want to see Scott, I would guess he'll be in the basement playing video games with whoever happens by.
I haven't done ANY Christmas shopping, as the spare car refuses to start, and thus Scott takes the only running one, but never fear, it'll get done. Eventually. Hopefully before Christmas. If you want anything specific, now is a good time to ask. Preferably right this instant, but the Force is not strong enough in this one to hear telepathy.
As you may have noticed, I'm a bit...perky. This is all a sham, caused by the desperation of realizing I haven't started my shopping yet and Christmas is a week away. Other than that, we're just playing WoW and getting ready for the impending holiday then the deployment, then who knows what else. 

Nerd remark: My hunter is up to level 80!
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Scott is in San Antonio training for the week, and I'm rediscovering 2 in the morning on a weekday. I'm an insomniac anyway, but I stifle it when Scott's home, because having me up and puttering around screws up his sleep. It would. I putter a lot, and I like random music at random times... plus the need for coffee... because I can.

It's not that I like having him gone, it's just odd how different my schedule is when he is. Before anyone feels the need to tell me that human beings are diurnal, bugger off. I'm not. When left completely to myself, my most active hours are between about 8 in the evening and 4 in the morning. I sleep better (i.e., I feel more rested when I wake up) from about midmorning to midafternoonish. That isn't to say I can't function during the day; I can, I just feel better at night. I do most of my better creative work late at night as well (which is to say I finish it more often), though that's not always the case. I think I'll see if I can chart when I'm sleepy and when my brain feels most peppy. This means laying off the caffeine while I do it, though, which could be tricky and seriously affect the test results... which is kind of the point anyway, so... maybe if I'm here at the house while he's gone.

Anyhoo. Hmmm... Well, Glenrock won the 3A State Football title, 18-0 against Kemmerer. We went to that on Saturday (AND SATURDAY ONLY). Scott had to leave early the next morning, so we didn't have time to stay and visit, so we may not be back until December sometime, since I think we're doing Thanksgiving with my family this year. Caitlyn is going to be in Hawaii, lucky her. I'd be sure, but Scott ascribes to the "Let's figure out what we're doing two days before we do it" method of holiday planning most of the time. =D

Oh, and if someone really really REALLY loves me, there's a decent-condition bari up on eBay for $540, including shipping, which is ridiculous for an instrument that was made between 1920-1930, but it only goes for five days more, and I don't think I'll have teh monies in time. I'd link it, but who am I kidding? Anyway. I drooled on that for awhile. I want a saxophone, dammit. It's not THAT loud. Really it's not.

Okay, I'm just this side of incoherent, since I went to bed at 5 this morning and got up at 8:30, so I think I'll call it a night early tonight (watch, now that I've said that I won't sleep). I'll do a better update when I have more functioning brain cells



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