christmas this year was .... different.
nathaniel tagged along with my family to midnight mass. i must have dozed off at least eight separate times (i guess that's what i get for waking up at 4am and working an eight hour day on three hours of sleep and not taking a nap!). neal walked by our pew while nathaniel and i were playing games on our cell phones ... he leaned in and was like, "i'm sorry, sir, but there are no cell phones allowed in this building." after neal walked away, nathaniel said, "oh my gosh, i thought neal was a woman." what's funny is i thought exactly the same thing at first.
my mom and sisters played a trick on my dad by putting a picture of the cover of spiderman 2 over the box of the sims 2 computer game. (giving my dad the sims game and its various expansion packs has been a family joke for years.) so my dad thought he was getting a DVD when really he got the sims 2. now all he's done all day is bitch about how he can't watch a movie. "where's my 'piderman?"
speaking of DVDs, i have now inherited a DVD player. my dad got a new surround sound system for christmas, and the new monitor for it includes a DVD player, a five disc cd-changer, and all this other crap, so they didn't need the old DVD player anymore. now i won't be the only kid at msu with only access to VHS. :)
here's the dish on the goods:
...here's to wishing it was last year.