I am back from my Festivus Hiat-ivus. Hiatus. Whatever. Basically I haven't updated a family letter for three or so weeks because I've either been sitting around doing nothing all day or playing violent video games. Wait, those are the same thing! Except for the fact that playing BioShock for four hours increases my testosterone and makes me feel very violent. Doing *absolutely* nothing for four hours just makes me... despondent.
My dad got the entire Planet Earth series on Blu-Ray. The next day we hit up the boxing day sales to buy a Blu-Ray player so that we could watch them. Mom said it was an "accident" but I'm pretty sure she just wanted to get the most mileage out of that 1080p monster that they have in the basement. Well played, mother.
Post Christmas Highlights!
We went to Victoria, BC to see my grandparents on my dad's side. It was nice to get out of the cold for a bit. We enjoyed the many Dutch sweets that they had for us, my perennial favourite being the Dutch Sprinkles.
The dark chocolate ones are the best. I eat them right out of the box, like some sort of animal. Some sort of well trained animal that eats things out of boxes.
New Years Eve Highlights!
My girlfriend and I were going to see the lights at the Legislature, but it was about -40 with the wind chill, so we just stayed inside and watched MASH. She has the whole series on DVD.
First Week of School Highlights!
Classes so far have been interesting. Project Lead looks like a lot of work, Screenwriting 2 looks like a lot o fun, and HTML for writers looks really useful. Out first day we made a blog on Blogspot. Heh. Maybe I'll post the link to mine later.
Overall Holiday Results!
I'm very relaxed from my vacation. Too relaxed, in fact. I've completely fallen out of my exercise routine and have been eating junk food non stop, so I've gained about 10 pounds, all of which has gone to my jiggly gut. Time to get back into shape, pronto-saurus.
The Number One Thing I Didn't Need To Hear From My Mother Over The Holidays But It Explains So Much!
"You see, back when we were raising you, it wasn't common knowledge that shaking a baby was bad for it."
Wow. In honour of that, here are some baby-related 5 Second Films
Mommy Knows Best
Magic Show Volunteer
Yes, Dad and Janice. I know you hated these videos. Too bad.