So it's a party today, in our own unique way. We read the paper together, had coffee and Kel made breakfast (not the usual thing). The older girls back from their sleepover at a friend's place and the traditional passing out of the presents. Not a bad deal this year, as they hit all my interests: Booze, software, music and books:
- From Mom-in-VA a gift card to B&N for books (and boy do I have a wish-list for books)
- From Emma, a new t-shirt with the Guinness logo on it. Drink Guinness, Builds Strength!
- From Amanda, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Hoo-boy, but I've been waiting and wanting and lusting after this for a while now. I've already warned Kel to get used to looking at the back of my head for a few weeks -- as per usual for the Elder Scroll series it's supposed to be a very immersive and detailed world. Can't wait to get started. Mind, I usually wait for the price to drop, which is why I'm usually playing games for the first time that most other gamers have been-there-and-done-that'ed over a year ago. Only change to the rule was Dawn of War. So that's why this is a Good Thing indeed -- I'm too cheap to pay full price for it, and wasn't expecting the chance to get to play until it dropped under $30. Hooray!
- Carolyn, picked me up a copy of Blue October's Foiled. The Deep End of the Ocean is my current earworm du jour, so hopefully with enough repetition I can remove it and move on to another song.
- From Kel, a bottle of the Good Stuff: The Balvenie Double Wood 12-year-old. Seriously Good Speyside Single-Malt Scotch Whisky. When it comes to Speyside I prefer Tamdhu, The Balvenie, Abelour, and The Macallan. Highland single malts would be Glenmorangie and Oban and Isle of Jura (which I know is an Islands whisky but tends to get grouped in with the rest of the Highlands lot). For Islay, I adore Laphroaig and (to a lesser extent) Lagavulin.
I may be older, but I'm not that old yet -- not quite at the "Hey, you kids get off my lawn" stage. Still life in the old fella yet. Grey, thinning, wrinkles and all.