Thursday, 25 December 2008

Christmas Day - 12:32 pm

So I thought since my official Christmas days were the 21st and upcoming on the 27th/28th, that I would show off what I already got on the 21st. I mean, I have to do something before with the Muppets singing Christmas Carols in the background and a cup of coffee in hand, I wandered around and took a few pics!

First of all, here's my lovely tree and lights, temporarily taking up the place in my living room where all the guitars normally go. It's a nice little tree, and really brightens the day up! Thanks to mom for talking me into getting it!

Now for the first present...My lovely friend/partner in crime Jessica got me one of this years big summer blockbusters starring two of my favourite actors, Ed Norton and Liv Tyler....

Hulk Smash!!!!! That's right, the Jade Giant himself. I always loved the Hulk...I think most guys can relate to having to keep your emotions in check...I know there are enough times I've lost it and been pretty ashamed of myself afterwards. Never threw a tank though. Alcohol may have been a factor ;) Anyways great movie, great gift! Can't wait to see what's next!

Now before we get to the next picture, in case anyone didn't know, I love Jack Daniel's. Ever since I was 16 it's been my drink...likely inspired by Guns N' Roses...but it's just awesome....

Also, I am notorious when it comes to breaking glasses and well, anything made of glass. Especially in my new apartment which is full of nice hard floors. So, that brings us to this:

A lovely bottle of Jack Daniel's and a bonus metal shot glass! I had four shot glasses when I moved in here. I was down to I have 2! And this one is made of sweet sweet unbreakable metal! And it can be flipped over for a half shot (or hey, fill one side, pour, then fill the other and repeat...mmmmmm). Actually the shot glass is the best present and the booze is just a bonus. Oh yes, you can see it's already been got into, but there's still some left....

Anyway thank you Brian! Appropriate as well since I also gave Brian his very first shot of JD way way back in the 1990's sometime. Cheers buddy!

Now back to Jessica again who spoiled me this year with not one but TWO presents! This is actually my favourite gift I've gotten in years because it was so completely unexpected and so perfectly mike-like. I had been talking a few weeks earlier about getting some posters as I have a lot of bare space on my wall and planned a trip to a local poster/frame shop for the new year....when I opened THIS:

Really super awesome Slash poster. Yes, the guy responsible for my love of leather jackets, Jack Daniel's and most importantly guitar playing is now a poster on my wall. And a really COOL poster too. I couldn't have picked out better, and I'm super fussy about this sort of thing too. Every day I look at this poster and smile! Thanks again Jester! You rule!

So that's my Christmas haul so far. Honestly if I didn't get anything else at all I'd be happy with this. All of these presents are just super mike-like and will always remind me of the people who care about me. Love you guys! Merry Christmas!

Christmas Day - 3:27 am

I really ought to be sleeping. What if Santa doesn't show?

On the other hand, I already have most of what I need why should I worry?

So this is my first Christmas all alone...ever! I won't see a single soul today aside from random strangers and I work from about 4 in the afternoon until after 2am. Did the same today, which is why I am awake right now.

Well, I'm not really upset about it. I had "Christmas with the gang" already and I'm seeing my family on the 27th and it's really no big deal. It's just weird, that on the actual 25th I have nothing going on.

Well....I suspect I'll sleep until noon and then watch Muppet Christmas Carol while drinking coffee and finishing off the chocolate I bought a while back. Then off to work.

Not a bad day.

Oh, I got some presents already back on the 21st. If I feel motivated, I'll take some pictures and blog some more. Time permitting. I will do this at some point but I can't promise tomorrow, how's that?

So yeah.

Christmas day

all alone.

This is probably one of those things that builds character.

Whatever, I'm going to bed.

Merry Christmas everybody! Love ya!

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Welcome to December - population: 000000001

Hey so November is gone and December is here to stay, at least for another 29 days....I can't believe it's almost the end of the year already. This is, I think, a good thing....2008 has been way too complicated so lets just move on.

So I have this week off of work and really have nothing much to do. Today I tidied up the bedroom and hung some pictures in my apartment and visited my buddy for a bit and took out the recycling and well, just did that sort of thing. Tomorrow I think it'll get to vacuuming and mopping and maybe laundry, and THEN if I am still motivated it may be time for Christmas decorations. That might bleed into Thursday though. Then Friday is my mom's birthday so it's a family day and then Saturday I don't know and then it's back to work on Sunday. Exciting sounding vacation week, eh?

Well, I don't know...I like all the cleaning and organizing and's quite necessary as my place has been suffering a bit lately and it just helps to sort of put my mind in order. You know, organizing your surroundings helps to organize your thoughts or something. At least that's how I've always felt. And lately, for the last month or so, I've been quite moody and perhaps it will help.

On the other hand, if anyone has any ideas on ways to spend my time this week that aren't so practical, oh and that are free, let me know....perhaps I'll get adventurous.

Anyway so happy December the song says "there's reason to believe that maybe this year will be better than the last...."