//Favourite Christmas Presents//
OK, so Christmas is long over. But it’s (correct me if I’m wrong) the 11th day of Christmas today, thus I think I should get to run through my favourite Christmas presents. Before I get into this list, I want to clarify: I loved all the presents I received. They will be enjoyed and I found them all to be extremely thoughtful. This is just a fun list where I’ll name my ‘favourite Christmas present’ in each of several categories.
The Gift that Made Me Feel Happiest
A gift made by Cat. Well, with Cat’s involuntary participation. Whatever, it’s adorable. I hope I get something like this for my birthday, except obviously sans Christmas theme.
The Gift that I Couldn’t Wait to Go Home and Use
I normally don’t buy new games; I purchase them used, or get them when they’re selling for under 20 bucks. Halo 4 was an exception to this rule, and then for Christmas I was surprised to get another brand new game: Call of Duty: Black Ops II. I’m on the second-to-last mission.
Sara better love this trailer because it features Robert Downey, Jr.:
The Gift that was Most Utilitarian
My partner gave me a 32GB SDHC card. My BlackBerry Bold 9900 comes with 8GB of memory, but high definition videos of Cat being funny have really eaten up the on-board storage. By adding 400% more space, I doubt I’ll need to do a data dump before I upgrade my cellphone in a year and a half.
The Gift that Piqued My Interest
Cat’s Uncle gave me a game called Dark Souls. I haven’t played it yet (c’mon, Halo 4 and CoD Black Ops 2, remember?), but it sounds interesting. Quoth Wikipedia:
“Gameplay consists of dungeon crawling in almost relentlessly hostile environments. The challenging nature of the game provides a foundation of achievement and reward, reinforced by penalties upon player death… Dark Souls has a minimalistic plot. Events and their significance are often implicit and left to player interpretation rather than fully shown or explained.”
I used to play the odd RPG and, over the last few years, I’ve finished some with my partner, e.g. Final Fantasy 12 and Dungeon Siege 3. This may be a fun cooperative endeavour.
The Gift that Got the Most Social Media Attention
Well, I gave this gift to somebody else, so I guess that’s another reason this list fails as a “favourite Christmas presents” list. Meh. Anyway, it was a copy of Gail Vaz Oxlade’s new book, “Money Rules”. I tweeted a picture of the book with Cat behind it at Gail. She tweeted back:
@timelessfinance What a beautiful baby
— Gail Vaz-Oxlade (@GailVazOxlade) December 25, 2012
Well, I don’t want to gush. But yeah:
I dunno, the whole “full format” BP just seems like too much trouble for what it’s worth. If anybody is sincerely disappointed please let me know, but I seem to get similar amounts of traffic, Tweets, etc. for these condensed posts (especially when they’re about irreverent topics). If you want to submit something, however, feel free. Here’s a hilarious product that Glenn found.