Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas and a messy room...

Holy shit! It's Christmas..!

Merry/Happy Christmas to all the readers of my blôgüle, I hope you enjoyed the single redeeming feature of the season called Hell Winter, because, for me, it was a good one..:-D

The festivities began with the arrival of my grandmother last night, Christmas Eve. We ate some foodstuffs and then traveled to church. Going to mass on Christmas Eve is a tradition for my family, in that my sisters traditionally complain about going, and my dad traditionally gets frustrated and angry because we aren't leaving three and a half hours early to "get a good seat". This would make sense if, upon arriving at the church, my dad didn't immediately sit about twenty-five rows back, negating any reason to arrive so damn early. Of course, this year, like most, we didn't leave until about ten minutes before mass began, my dad screaming and speeding to get there. We arrive to a church that is filled to about 1/800 capacity, and promptly sit in our usual "third from the back" pew. Church starts..blah blah..Jesus..blah..glorious..blah..Mary..blah blah..manger..blah..snack time..blah..end...

Now it's time for dinner. Mmm..Bobby Chez crab cakes, shrimp cocktail, and Mom's meatballs..mmm delorcious...

Presents! My grandmother gives my dad and me the new Hess Truck every year. I have all of them unopened since 1987, an effective retirement plan. My dad immediately opened his, instantly destroying all future value...

I went to bed at midnight, eagerly awaiting Christmas morn. I woke up at 6:30 AM filled with energy, went downstairs, drank eggnog, and stared at the wonder that is Christmas. My sister, Katie, stormed downstairs and revealed that she'd been doing the same since 3 AM, she's crazy...

The rest of the family awakens, time to open! I got a shiny new camera, a bunch of new clothes, a leather-bound nail clipping set, and assorted gift cards. Awesome haul..!

We then left the house for breakfast at our old next-door neighbor's house. Mmm..chipped beef on biscuits, quiche, and mimosa's (orange juice+champagne). Delorcious..!

Now I'm back home, taking various pictures and making a big mess. I still haven't really unpacked from moving, here is my living space (brought to you by the power of a new camera!!!)...


:-D

-Matt

1 comment:

meloogal said...

turn those socks right side out!!