Boxing Day

Dec. 26th, 2011 12:04 pm
I may have misjudged how much my family was going to do Christmas this year ... we usually don't do very much, but this year, apparently, my parents decided on going all out with the presents. Oh yeah, and my brother went all out, too. I feel a little bad because I didn't go all out with the presents, but oh well. I feel a little less bad, though, because I told my brother what I wanted and I told my dad what I wanted, and they basically got me exactly that. So. In other words, I got God's War, a book I've heard good things about; a guide to Japan (because we're leaving TOMORROW WHERE DID THE TIME GO?); Hinterlands, though really that's a present from my brother to both of us. My brother also got me a sealable heat-resistant thermos that I can put hot food in that will stay hot for a long time, and some Carcassonne sets. I got him Power Grid and some xkcd stickers, so I think we're pretty even.

On the other hand, for my parents I pretty much just helped pick stuff out—a rice cooker for my mom, a LOT of storage boxes for my mom, some kitchen knives for my mom, I might be forgetting something. For my dad we pretty much got a lot of kitchen storage boxes and set them all up, so that there would be less clutter. I feel like I'm forgetting some things. It's pretty slim, but that's okay. My mom also got me a sushi maker; I think that's it.

Anyway, it was a lot more involved than I anticipated, but that's okay. I don't think anyone's feelings were hurt by my utter fail. Next year I will make a calendar, I will!!!
I am in desperate need of some motivation to work on projects, instead of playing Dominion all the time.  Current project list follows.

Writing
  • Shadowwood
  • Teddy Lupin
  • Dragon/elemental magic fusion, still majorly in the works, perhaps to be combined with the Shadowwood.
  • NaNo outline, unless I get far enough on the Shadowwood/dragony thing
  • Netmagic, 2.0v3 (backburner)
  • Quakewatch (backburner, maybe to become NaNo project IF I CAN MAKE HER NAME NOT VICTORIA)
Crocheting
  • Birthday and Christmas presents—mostly amigurumi
  • The Big Blanket—on hold until I return to North Carolina
Baking
  • The House cake
  • Horsetail cake?
Reading
  • Once and Future King
  • The Temeraire series
  • Jonathon Strange and Mr. Norrel
  • Wind-up Girl
  • Lord of the Rings (because I haven't read it properly, yet)
Games
  • 7 Wonders
  • Race for the Galaxy
Blog
  • Research "perception filters"
Oh yeah, and I need to actually apply for things to do after I graduate, because that's, like, COMING UP SOON.  I already have my presents to myself for finishing some of these—well, I have them picked out:  "The Angels have the Phone Box" T-shirt and xkcd's "Stand Back, I'm going to try science!" shirt.  Or perhaps the switch & button stickers from xkcd, because MORE MAGIC IS ALWAYS BETTER.

Edit:  ... And, I am now in charge of the TARDIS.  First:  YAY!!!!!!!  Second:  Yet another project.

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