Music Is All Around

Finally! This year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, “A Christmas Carol”, aimed to be more Christmas than special and become the most special Christmas special of them all. Fortunately, there was no world domination plot, no ridiculous villain to fight, no messianic Doctor, and it WORKED. At its core, this was a story of love, loss, and redemption….all the things that a Christmas special need. I don’t know where they found…

Holiday Haul

Each year, I do this, so why not this year? Keurig Deluxe Single-Cup Coffee Maker Lots of coffee Antique Santa coffee mug Snowflake earrings 12′ HDMI cable 2 Sweaters 2 Turtlenecks DVD player (Divx/USB) for bedroom Carpet Cleaner Machine Wireless travel mouse for laptop $400 cash El Mariachi gift certificate Palm Pre Touchstone kit Car outlet adapter Plush blanket/throw Socks Vader ornament Ornate jar Bunch of candy Assorted shower gels…

Christmas Is Over

I’ve finally figured out the key to happiness: lower your expectations. This year’s Christmas special was absolutely my favorite yet. It felt Christmassy, geeky, and really sentimental. David Morrissey was GREAT! I would love to have him as the Next Doctor, not just the Other Doctor. I didn’t think I would like him, but whenever he wasn’t acting all manic and over the top (like our current Doctor), he was…

Gifts!

My students are amazingly cool. I got a Sylar action figure, Obi-Wan and Anakin Mighty Muggs (in limited edition lunch box), a humongous RotK Aragorn knit throw, homemade cookies, candy, and fudge, and from my boss, I got two chef-y things for my kitchen, a Twilight calendar, and an Edward poster. Mood: Touched