Tuesday, December 25, 2007


Have opened prezzies! And a most excellent good year for them it was, too! I'd like to call people up and let them listen to me jumping up and down with happiness, but it is kind of the middle of the night, so I'll just express my pleasure here and call them in the morning.

Things I got for Christmas this year:
  • Not one, but two sonic screwdrivers! My friends, who are the best friends ever, got me the full-sized one, with the pen (featuring regular and invisible ink cartridges) and a UV light (for reading the invisible ink). It is an utterly awesome toy; it's very detailed and makes an authentic-sounding "bzzzz!" noise. I've been carrying it around in my pocket for the last two days, randomly pointing it at things. It has made me deeply, geektastically happy. And then my mother got me the little one with the LED flashlight! Which is less cool as a toy, being smaller and lacking the "bzzzz!", but is cooler as an actual tool, which I will carry around in my bag and use at every possible light-requiring opportunity. Dude! Two sonic screwdrivers! Best. Christmas. Ever!

  • A wire cat pin, or clip-on thing, which is really cute.

  • A small toy space shuttle, which makes me way happier than it has any right to. Here I am, 36 years old, and getting all excited about playing with my Christmas toys. Heh. I think I freaked the cats out with this one, because it was tied up with ribbon, which they all wanted to gather around and play with, but they ran off in a panic when I whipped it out and started making blast-off noises.

  • Little snowman ornament with my name on it.

  • Battlestar Galactica: Razor on DVD.

  • Two books: Ursula Le Guin's Tales from Earthsea and I'll Sleep When I'm Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon.

  • $25 in Australian money, to take on my trip in April.

  • A belt-mounted carrying case for my digital camera, which will also be handy for the trip.

  • A $25 gift certificate to Amazon, and another to Borders.

  • A whole host of edible goodies, including cookies, chocolate, candy, tea, and some Russian cookie/pretzely things that I have no idea what they are, but they're good.

I should still have a Secret Santa book coming in the mail, too, but it hasn't got here yet. I am dying with curiosity to know what it might be, but am attempting to cultivate patience.

So, anyway, yes. Awesome Christmas haul. Made me feel like a little kid again. Also made me gain several pounds, but I'm not complaining! Hugs to all you lovely, generous people, most especially the ones who really, really did not have to get me anything, but did anyway. One day, I will think of a really cool way to repay you in kind.

I'd mention the stuff I bought for other people here, too, but most of them probably haven't opened it yet. So I'll just say that, even for me, it was a really geeky Christmas, on the giving as well as the receiving end. And that I hope the results are pleasing.

Happy Holidays!


  1. You have to be like the Doctor and use the sonic screwdriver for everything.

    Merry Christmas!

  2. *tunes sonic screwdriver to "blog comment reply" setting*

    Merry Christmas!

  3. I almost got you a sonic screwdriver from your wishlist!

    Having a cup of coffee while my other half gets out of bed so we can open the gifts. The little guy is downstairs playing with a giant stuffed Pokemon from Santa that was sitting there unwrapped :)

    Of course I'm sick because Christmas is never complete without some sort of virus.

  4. Then I would have had three! Which might be a bit much, even for me. Although part of me is convinced that it isn't possible to have too many sonic screwdrivers. I mean, what if the Terileptils destroy one? :)

    Anyway, the books are awesome. Thank you!

    Feel free to give me a call after you've opened your stuff. I'm hoping to still be awake for quite a while yet, although the brain is getting sort of fuzzy.

    And, aww, sorry to hear that your sick. Stupid germs have no holiday spirit. :(

  5. Love the NRAO sweatshirt. Great for playing golf in cool weather. Janice was in Star Wars heaven. She especially likes the exta 4 hr disc. Hugs and kisses form both of us.

  6. Yay! Glad you liked! That particular boxed set turned out to be surprisingly inexpensive.

    And a great big "thank you" to you! Especially for the cat-frightening space shuttle. :)

    (I meant to call you on Christmas, but didn't before I fell asleep.)

  7. That makes me the good daughter right :) just kidding

  8. Picked up Razor as well. What did you think of the extended version?

  9. Haven't had the chance to watch it yet. I think I may save it for some time when I'm between Netflix selections. :)