The wrapping paper is everywhere and you're in a food coma. But when you can move again, feel free to post up your holiday haul!
Didja get anything really special this year? Did you get a lot of little things? Was the theme this year more practical than flashy? Did you receive more game-related stuff than anything else?
I got mostly practical stuff this year, which is good. When you get older, priorities shift; I never thought I'd get old enough where I was happy to see some really comfortable socks. Those were the gift you always hated to see as a kid, 'cuz really, it was a total waste of a present in our young eyes. Now, it's hard to imagine needing much more, just because I've never been much of a materialist, anyway, and as I get older, I become more and more appreciative of what I've already got. It's more about reflection than anything else these days.
There were a few cool notables, however. For instance, I got a really nice set of Williams & Sonoma grilling tools (got into grilling this past summer), a lot of great books to read, a couple beautiful pairs of cuff links, and a specially inscribed cuff link box. My parents, knowing my appreciation of the Objectivism theories of Ayn Rand, had the box inscribed with John Galt's vow- "I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live my life for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine." Oh, and I had some excellent food that you just can't buy, so I'm happy.
It also helps that I'm spending this particular Christmas with the person I'm convinced I'm supposed to be with, forever and ever. That puts it all over the top, and it's definitely worth mentioning. 🙂