And to all a good night...

Quick(-ish) blog post, just to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, that is, if you celebrate the holiday, and to get the obligatory list of "stuff I got" out of the way:

From mom:

  • Kingdom Hearts RE: Chain of Memories
  • Finding Neverland DVD (didn't ask for it, but it's Johnny Depp, so I can't complain)
  • Resident Evil: Extinction DVD (I'm a sucker for the films, so sue me)
  • Wall-E DVD
  • Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest DVD (one of my favs as a kid - haven't seen it in years)
  • Sweeny Todd DVD
  • Short Circuit 2 DVD (another cheesy movie, but I just can't help myself with them, hehe)

From sister, brother-in-law, niece and nephew:
  • Caddyshack DVD (how I didn't already have this one in my collection is beyond me - GREAT movie)
  • Enemy of the State DVD
  • Pathfinder Unrated DVD
  • 28 Weeks Later DVD
  • Transformers DVD
  • Lucky You DVD
  • Pirates of the Caribbean 2 Special Edition DVD

Sensing a pattern yet? My mom also bought me a watch, but it didn't fit right, so I'm going to take it back...whether I buy another one with the refund money is yet to be seen, as there are other things I want more than a new watch.

After opening presents and eating lunch with the family, my niece, nephew and myself played Wii Sports, and my nephew surprisingly did quite well. He's only 5, but somehow managed to fluke his way into a birdie in golf and a turkey in bowling. My niece didn't fare as well, but a fun time was had by all. Also got around to watching the new Hulk DVD, which my nephew received from my mom, and the new Disney Tinkerbell movie, which my niece received from her parents. Both were thoroughly enjoyable.

Since the last time I posted, I actually made quite a large gaming purchase (which is definitely rare, as I am the cheapest person I know) in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. Meijer had the Wii bundle marked down by $50, and also had a special coupon in their ad worth $8 off an item priced $39.97 or more, making the entire bundle cost me only $32. A great deal if you ask me, as Target had the exact same bundle on sale this week for $88.

So, I've been playing the game like crazy, as it is my first Guitar Hero game, and the novelty is still incredibly new with me. I'm satisfied playing in the easiest mode for now, until I build my skills up, but am already hooked on the "hardest" song in the game: Through the Fire and the Flames. I know it might not sound that impressive, but I've gotten to the point where I miss around 10 notes each time I try, out of around 1100, and most of those are just stupid mistakes, not anything caused by my being overwhelmed. I know there are those who have mastered the song even on Expert, and those people may laugh at me if they wish, but you have to remember that I'm still a beginner, and it will definitely take a lot of time for me to master the game entirely. In the meantime though, I'm having a lot of fun!

Again, Merry Christmas to everyone out there! I hope the day brought you everything you expected and more!
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Posted by Brandy

Quick(-ish) blog post, just to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, that is, if you celebrate the holiday, and to get the obligatory list of "stuff I got" out of the way:

From mom:

  • Kingdom Hearts RE: Chain of Memories
  • Finding Neverland DVD (didn't ask for it, but it's Johnny Depp, so I can't complain)
  • Resident Evil: Extinction DVD (I'm a sucker for the films, so sue me)
  • Wall-E DVD
  • Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest DVD (one of my favs as a kid - haven't seen it in years)
  • Sweeny Todd DVD
  • Short Circuit 2 DVD (another cheesy movie, but I just can't help myself with them, hehe)

From sister, brother-in-law, niece and nephew:
  • Caddyshack DVD (how I didn't already have this one in my collection is beyond me - GREAT movie)
  • Enemy of the State DVD
  • Pathfinder Unrated DVD
  • 28 Weeks Later DVD
  • Transformers DVD
  • Lucky You DVD
  • Pirates of the Caribbean 2 Special Edition DVD

Sensing a pattern yet? My mom also bought me a watch, but it didn't fit right, so I'm going to take it back...whether I buy another one with the refund money is yet to be seen, as there are other things I want more than a new watch.

After opening presents and eating lunch with the family, my niece, nephew and myself played Wii Sports, and my nephew surprisingly did quite well. He's only 5, but somehow managed to fluke his way into a birdie in golf and a turkey in bowling. My niece didn't fare as well, but a fun time was had by all. Also got around to watching the new Hulk DVD, which my nephew received from my mom, and the new Disney Tinkerbell movie, which my niece received from her parents. Both were thoroughly enjoyable.

Since the last time I posted, I actually made quite a large gaming purchase (which is definitely rare, as I am the cheapest person I know) in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. Meijer had the Wii bundle marked down by $50, and also had a special coupon in their ad worth $8 off an item priced $39.97 or more, making the entire bundle cost me only $32. A great deal if you ask me, as Target had the exact same bundle on sale this week for $88.

So, I've been playing the game like crazy, as it is my first Guitar Hero game, and the novelty is still incredibly new with me. I'm satisfied playing in the easiest mode for now, until I build my skills up, but am already hooked on the "hardest" song in the game: Through the Fire and the Flames. I know it might not sound that impressive, but I've gotten to the point where I miss around 10 notes each time I try, out of around 1100, and most of those are just stupid mistakes, not anything caused by my being overwhelmed. I know there are those who have mastered the song even on Expert, and those people may laugh at me if they wish, but you have to remember that I'm still a beginner, and it will definitely take a lot of time for me to master the game entirely. In the meantime though, I'm having a lot of fun!

Again, Merry Christmas to everyone out there! I hope the day brought you everything you expected and more!
Posted by DBoy

Those are some great gifts right there.  Caddyshack is a classic movie, really funny stuff right there... and hey, you got Short Circuit 2 AND Wall-E.  Both robots kind of look the same, don't you think?

Posted by Optiow

Nice collection of DvD's!
Hope you enjoy them:)

Posted by c1337us

Great haul. Merry Christmas to you too.

Posted by psychomode

finally infected with the Guitar Hero virus, i see. this is good. very good.
merry christmas. :)

Posted by Bruce

During our school audition callbacks I was singing three songs from Sweeney Todd. Good movie.

Posted by daniel_beck_90

enjoy holidays