Sunday, December 26, 2004 :::
Let the post-holiday depression begin. I started out Xmas weekend with a bang by accidently getting way too drunk on Xmas Eve Eve (against K-Mack's stern warnings). Most of that evening is a blur, but I do remember performing some embarassing dance moves on the elevated platform. So I spent Xmas Eve hungover and having brunch with friends and watching my sister's dog while she is on vacation. Then I fell asleep on the couch during my third consecutive viewing of A Christmas Story. Still hungover on Xmas day, I went to my mom's where my four-year-old nephew stuck his butt in my face, made farting noises, and said "I'm farting in your face, uncle dan." This went on for ten minutes. But it was fun nonetheless. Then I went home and watched A Christmas Story some more and The Sound of Music. On the day after Xmas, my parents and K-Mack's parents came over for their annual viewing of our Xmas decorations. Not having learned my lesson, I had too much wine. We sat by the fire, and then my sister's dog shat on my couch:
All things considered, it was actually a pretty perfect Xmas. Every single gift I got this year was awesome. Not that I'm trying to show off my loot or open myself up to interested thieves, but here is my gift list (items I asked for are astericked):
Soft and Fluffy Hand Towels*
Handmade Bathroom Cabinet*
Nice Wooly Sweater
Strangers with Candy Season 3 DVDs*
Arrested Development Season 1 DVDs*
New Stylish Tie
The Wilco Book*
Future Dictionary of America Book + CD
Dave Eggers: How We Are Hungry Book*
Chocolate Bottles with liquor in them
Pepperidge Farm Pirouette Cookies + Tin
Gliding Jesus Action Figurine
Damien Rice B-Sides CD
Godiva Chocolate Liquor for Chocolate Martinis
Fancy Smelly Aveda Hair Care Products
Various Stocking Stuffers
Some Dog Shit on my Couch*
What a haul!
::: posted by dan at 11:00 PM :: [ link ] :: (11) comments
11 previous comments:
Was that my son farting in your face?
I have taught him well!
Looks like a nice haul.
By Trekgeekscott, at 7:36 AM
I must see a photo of the gliding Jesus action figure PLEASE!
By , at 9:51 AM
Wowza. You did make out well. Especially the dog shit. I'm glad someone else also watches A Christmas Story numerous times. Love it.
By Kiddo78, at 10:54 AM
Merry Christmas to you and your family Dan.
By Roba, at 1:04 PM
Your best gift is that the dog didn't have a loose shit on your couch. And, though I'm a sucker for A Christmas Story, I'm partial to Home Alone -- watched that twice in a row on Christmas day.
By Rob, at 9:10 PM
Dog shit AND fluffy towels? Santa loves you! I only got to watch a Christmas Story once, and Christmas Vacation once. So sad. I feel jipped. Both on the movie watching and the fluffy towels.
By Biglug, at 9:24 PM
Lemme make sure I understand. You asked for some dog shit on your couch but not for the Pepperidge Farm cookies?
By S&J, at 11:21 PM
Must have been on his list, Jeannie’s dog got him the same thing. Pokey left his in the hallway, doggies are so cute!
By Kristina, at 11:43 AM
Ugh. I'm Sorry.
Maybe it was Parkers idea of a Christmas present, or maybe his way of saying "I love you." or maybe " I just feel so comfortable here I could just shit." (that was John's...)
By Colleen, at 10:48 PM
Looks like quite a haul. Love your blog and everything else, so don't take this as a slam, but I've never quite understood the whole owning movies thing.
What does one do with all of the DVDs? Does one watch the same movies/tv shows over and over, or does it just give one comfort in knowing that, if they wanted to watch movies/tv shows that they have already watched, they could do so?
By , at 1:24 PM
You'd be surprised how much enjoyment I get out of repeat viewings of movies and TV shows. I'm getting better about only buying the essentials, too, so I doubt my DVD collection will get too large. I don't understand how people can watch a movie they really like only once.
By dan, at 3:58 PM
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