Monday, December 30, 2013

A visit from Santa and a few days off

Hi all!  How are you?  It's been awhile!  So...really, how've you been?  I hope you had a relaxing holiday filled with family, food, fellowship, and fun.

I took a bit of a break from reading...and writing...and well, just about everything for a week or so, and I'm feeling much better.  Organized.  Ready to take on the another year. I always tend to start out that way, but then it all falls apart about January 15th or so :)  Here's hoping I've got some will-power in 2014!

My Visit From Santa

I'm thirty-one, but I love toys.  I love walking through the toy section of stores oohing and aahing over the latest gadgets and gizmos.  I love building things out of Legos and putting together puzzles detailing some scene from a Disney movie.  I collect Mr. Potato Head figurines.  They're sitting on a shelf in my office. (It's a really grown-up office with toys, zombie figurines, and a Nathan Fillion poster)

Typically, however, thirty-one year olds don't tend to get toys for Christmas.  You know you're officially a grown up when receive a cordless drill with all the accouterments, and a twelve pack of beer. Very hand and very tasty.  I did get a Dalek Mr. Potato Head though (thanks Linda!!), so it wasn't all power tools and adult beverages.

Oh!  In case you're on the look-out for something retro and fun to watch, check out  Bells Are Ringing, starring Dean Martin (sigh ;) and Judy Holliday, tells the story of a telephone operator who falls in love with the gentleman on the other end of the line.  Then there's The Honeymoon Machine with Steve McQueen and Jim Hutton.  Some navy men get into some serious high-jinks when they use military equipment to predict the spinning of a roulette wheel.  Of course hilarity and romance ensue.  (Thanks Mom and Dad!)

Was there something special waiting for you under the Christmas tree?  Or do you have a weird toy collection?  Please say yes, so that a I'm not the only weirdo on the block!

Happy belated Christmas!

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