By dankempster 0 Comments
Once again, I've left it ridiculously late to throw anything up here for Blogvent. I've spent the evening with a group of good friends, doing our pre-Christmas gift exchange. For lack of anything else to write about tonight, I thought I'd just share some of the awesome presents that I got from them. Maybe tomorrow I'll be able to get some photos of the gifts to put up here as well.
- My friend Jon got me what appeared on first glance to be a Game Boy cartridge, an out-dated handheld version of Earthworm Jim. On closer inspection, though, it wasn't a game cartridge at all, but a bar of hand soap shaped to look like one. A really awesome little novelty gift.
- Another friend, Dean, gifted me a book full of extraordinary facts about cricket. I'm a player of the sport, and casual follower of the national team (although not so much right now - all that stuff going on in Australia at the moment is a little bit embarrassing), so it was a nice thoughtful gift on his part. There's no sport better suited to weird and wonderful happenings than cricket, so I'm sure it will be a very interesting read as well.
- A third friend, Tom, presented me with a Simpsons DVD containing an episode featuring The Who. They're my favourite band by a huge margin, and I've never seen the episode before, so I'll definitely be putting that on some time soon. He also got me a T-shirt modelled after the 'Keep Calm & Carry On' slogan, but with a highly appropriate twist - it's Pokémon-themed. The shirt reads 'Keep Calm &', and underneath has a picture of a sleeping Snorlax. I'll definitely be wearing that to darts tomorrow night.
- A fourth friend, Duncan, hit me with a double-whammy of games to add to my collection. He bought me copies of Batman Arkham Origins: Blackgate for the 3DS, and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance on Xbox 360. I hope to tackle both in 2014, although given my Metal Gear Madness run earlier this year, Metal Gear Rising is probably the highest priority of the two.
We had an awesome evening, as we always do at our gatherings. Lots of Mario Kart Wii was played, and plenty of discussions about Pokémon X and Y were had (Tom recently got a 3DS and a copy of Y, so we're on hand to answer any questions he might have). I already can't wait for next year.
Currently playing - Assassin's Creed: Revelations (X360)