I hope everyone had a good holiday with family/friends today and in the coming day(s)/week(s) as well.
I had a great time, with lots of amazing gifts from my mother/family and my girlfriend...
I got Sirius Satellite Radio and it became a Sirius pain in the ass to get hooked up.
I live in a deep valley a ways outside the city limits so getting signal was fun. At about 9:00 X-Mas night I was on my porch roof trying to get good signal for my home installation kit, haha. Oh joy... I'm glad I don't have Satelite TV is all I gotta say. As a surprise I found out the radio I got has a replay/record feature too, that's cool. My buddy said it's a little better than his because of that, and that it's a new feature I guess on new radios.
Anyway I got a car kit too and since I drive a convertible this is going to be interesting to figure out how I'll mount this. I gotta ask my buddy what he does with his antenna for it because he has a Jeep... His options are even more limited than mine, but I'm reluctant to put this on the outside if I can avoid it. I'm hoping it can mount to the roof bracings and get good signal, or mount to the dash even.
My mother also made me a sock monkey with a fez. It kicks as much ass as I can possibly fathom. It has a vest too, but the Fez is really funny. And out of sheer luck it fits my cats too, which is even funnier.
My mother also picked up the Twins set for me and another Royal Guard as well as 2 Clone Evo (grey/white) sets, and as a big surprise she got me the Vader Voice Changer... I'd wanted one but always was hesitant to spend the $, but now I got one and it is so neat. My oversized cranium does not fit so well though. Fun nonetheless.
I got a number of sculpting tools and bits too for customizing. Syringes, scalpels, dental tools... Even a pen sized butane torch. Lots of useful goodies for a hobby I have increasingly less time to commit towards, but hopefully I can make time.
As an early gift my mother gave me an FX Luke Jedi saber as well, and I love it...
I got a bunch of Star wars ornaments. My girlfriend got me the Vader head and ship set from Target, and she also gave me the Yoda Snowglobe early for X-Mas. The snowglobe's one of the nicest collectibles out this year I think. My mother got me the Halmark Vader that talks, and it's a really nice ornament. This was also the first year I put up my own Star Wars tree. Just a small artificial tree for just my SW ornaments and junk. Figured it was time.
My girlfriend got me an, I can only fathom, expensive flatscreen monitor. I gotta get it hooked up before i go to bed just to check it out. She got me the "Sith Happens" T-Shirt too, and a Mr. Hanky plush.
There's a lot of other stuff I'm not mentioning, I'm just so tired...
I got my gf a good bit... A DVD player, lots of clothes, some things for at work, a fireplace grill/fence thing she'd wanted, and a jewelry set that has a piece to it I'm waiting to give to her for valentine's. I got her boys the light/sound Dooku and Vader sabers too, and some figures I'd gotten before everything became impossible to find (thank god I bought early for them). Fun watching the boys whack at each other with the sabers.
It was a great holiday and I have to be thankful I don't have much driving to do... Was just with family X-Mas Eve, then at the gf's late that night, then X-Mas day was home with my parents and one brother and then down to the gf's again late when she got home from her sisters, and it is a short enough drive. It was a good couple days, and now time to start paying bills.