I had a kickass Christmas! I totally cleaned up in the presents department, ya’ll! My most exciting present was this magical device, which I didn’t even know existed until my brother got me one. I only got to try it out once, but it worked perfectly, and I’m excited to pick up some milk on the way home from work and use it every single day for the rest of my life. I also want to bring it over to DKNY’s apartment so I can make him jealous – he’s an expert at manual milk-frothing, but will he be able to compete with the Nespresso Aeroccino?!?!? Only time will tell .
It works sort of like those magnetic bar beaker-mixer thingies that I remember seeing once in Chemistry class in high school. (There’s gotta be a couple of you nerds out there who know what I’m talking about.) Anyway, suffice it to say there have been significant advances in milk-frothing technology, and now I own one of them.
I also got:
- A recipe box my dad made (to hold our family specialty recipes previously provided by my mom). It also contained a check with money to put towards my upcoming laptop purchase (so I can blog ALL THE TIME and not just at work – hee hee. I’ll be getting that in February, most likely.)
- Diptyque’s Do Son fragrance, which is supposed to smell like an ocean breeze off the bay of Tonkin carrying the heady, sweet scent of tuberose. And you know what? It totally does, and now I do too! I just spray it on and reminisce about my nonexistant childhood growing up in 1930’s Vietnam. Ahhh….
- Final Fantasy XII
- Destroy All Humans 2
- The traditional bottle of Bailey’s from Cousin Jan – which I’m sure will taste great added to the capuccinos I’ll be making from the Aeroccino.
- Grey Gardens soundtrack
- Taking The Long Way – Dixie Chicks – This is kind of a stretch for me, but I liked them so much in Shut Up And Sing that I put their album on my wish list, but I haven’t heard anything other than “Not Ready To Make Nice” yet. I need to clear out some room on my MP3 player to squeeze them in.
Not even part of the actual gifts, but found among the detritus in my parents’ “junk room” was a nice huge-ass pair of binoculars that they got as a prize of some sort but didn’t want. They have a larger whatchacallit (aspect ratio?) so I will be able to watch Boring Neighbor read Coastal Living Monthly and drink glasses of water with a much sharper, brighter image.
I’m excited to pop home and put #3 into my Playstation, but I’m a bit scared since the last time I got a Final Fantasy game I started playing it and the next time I looked up from the screen it was two months later. They can be a little engrossing, is what I’m saying.
I’m catching up on work so I’ll give you a more interesting (and less materialistic entry) later in the week, perhaps involving my grandmother’s growing paranoia, my trip to a gay bar in Wisconsin, or Mel Gibson’s obssession with watching people bleed to death.
Tomorrow I’m seeing Dreamgirls, Friday is drag ballet with Mister Goats and his parents (seriously – and it wasn’t my idea, either), Saturday is Sandra Bernhard, and Sunday we’re having people over for the New Year’s Eve.
If you’d like to come over for New Year’s Eve, let me know – it will be low key and we’ll have poppers! No, not what you’re thinking, you dirty bird! The kind of poppers with the confetti in them like on the beginning of Love Boat. Good times!
Hope you had a nice time over the holidays!
That is all.