Tuesday, January 14, 2003

My Christmas Break Part II

Well, you got all of the ickiness of my break described to you yesterday so today we’ll start with something fun—my top ten list of the best cds of 2003! Here it is, and if you even remotely thought about getting these bands, or even if you haven’t even heard of them, you should still go buy them because they are all wonderfully great albums.

Sunset Black – “Common Ground”
30 Seconds to Mars – “30 Seconds to Mars”
Embodyment – “Songs for the Living”
Dead Poetic – “Four Wall Blackmail”
Trapt – “Trapt”
Dredg – “El Cielo”
Blindside – “Silence”
Trust Company – “The Lonely Position of Neutral”
Finch – “What It is to Burn”
Chevelle – “Wonder What’s Next”

Now that I’ve gotten that out of my system, I can go on to outlining more of my break. I think today I’ll look back at what I received as gifts for Christmas this year. Oh where should I start? Well, one thing that I had been waiting for to get was the second Transformers dvd boxed set. I don’t know why I loved that one cartoon so much, but I do and getting the episodes on dvd is just a wonderful thing. I now have like 30 more episodes to watch now and I am looking forward to watching every one of them……multiple times!

The next sweetest gift that I received was a little personal-sized coffee maker. It’s so cool because it has a permanent filter in it so that I don’t have to deal with changing filters for each brew and it also brews right into an insulated travel coffee mug. All I have to do is load up the water and grounds the night before and in the morning before work I just have to hit the button on the front and I have coffee in under 5 minutes. This thing will save me so much money because before I was spending at least $1.50 a day at Sexton getting coffee in the morning. That adds up over time and now I won’t have to spend so much (and I can use that money to buy some really good coffee grounds so I can make some of my favorite coffee flavors…mmmmm).

I also got another cooking utensil—an electric wok. I brought it up to our apartment, but when I got here I found out that my roommate, Burns, got the exact same one and had his here too! We decided to keep his up here and put mine back in the trunk of my car. I’m pretty sure we’ll get a lot of use out of Burns’ wok.
I also got some other assorted small things, some dvds—A Bug’s Life, Friday, Tomorrow Never Dies, and Goldeneye. Also got the new Dashboard Confessional MTV Unplugged cd and dvd. I got a few books, Four Plays by Chekov, Molierre’s greatest plays, some Shakespearre, some C.S. Lewis, and some other assorted classic books and plays I’ve wanted to read.

To round out the other odds and ends, I also got two daily calendars—a Dilbert one and 365 of the Stupidest Things Ever Said—a few Christmas ornaments, some candy, a wonderful homemade blanket from Sheryl, some gift certificates, a Scooby-Doo clock, a glowing ball, and some money. Whew, I’d have to say that I must have been at least an ok kid this last year. I hope all of you out there hauled in just as much :-)

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