A Christmas Eve post:
We had dinner at Mom-in-law’s tonight. We bought a whole roasted chicken that I managed to carve, without inflicting damage on anything save the bird. MIL made mashed potatoes and M made gravy, so that was good.
Presents were exchanged. I gave MIL a DVD player and the Japanese version of “Shall We Dance” and M gave her a new 5 Year Diary; I gave M Eigozuke (Steeped in English!), an English training game for the DS and she gave me “Red Steel”, a yakuza fighting game for the Wii. M and I managed to surprise each other with some small, for the sake of coolness gifts. I scavanged the used toy stores and managed to get her a “Fone Bone” figure from the Bone comic book series and she gave me a light up bath duck.
Yes, at 31 years old, I finally have my own, glowing, rubber duckie. Life is good. Some small amount of Christmas Joy has been returned.
Off to watch DVDs now.