Jan. 1st, 2009

dejana: (Santa Pluto)
Happy New Year, everybody! :D

The last day of 2008 started out rough. I got woken up twice by a knock on the door. The first time might have been someone making noise on their balcony upstairs; by the time I got up and went to the door there was no one there, and I heard similar noises from the balcony when I went back to bed. The second time, it was the postman. Nice of him to bring the package upstairs instead of taking it back to the post office, but I already had two other packages to pick up there, so it didn't really matter. Mail is a giant pain now that they can't leave packages in the office anymore. I'm looking forward to moving.

Things got better later, I was able to make it to the post office before closing time today, but I hadn't been able to find anyone to cover any of my shift tonight and I had to go to work. So now I'm distracting myself from the fact that I'm missing the Anime Detour NYE party by making my Christmas gifts post, whee!

By far, the best gifts I got were from my sister.

Totoro stuff! )

I reciprocated by giving her a Mei keychain. ^_^ Also from my sister I got two DVDs I'd been wanting for a while, Jesus Christ Superstar and Home Alone (shut up >.>). My mom gave me a Hallmark ornament of Jack Sparrow, a circuitboard keychain, and a huge book of generic manga-style characters. My mom's never really understood anime/manga as a medium ^^; but she was so happy to be able give me something related to my hobby that I didn't already have, I'll find something to do with it. Non-commercial use is allowed in the copyright, so maybe I can use some of the characters on a website or something. And we stuffed each other's stockings with candy and small stuff.

So not a lot, but since I started working I've always been happier about being able to give nice stuff anyway. :) In addition to the keychain, my sister got a movie, a set of mini 3D puzzles, and a gift card to cover a one-hour session at my massage place. I gave my mom an M&Ms dispenser and ornament, the three Pirates movies, and a thing that's sort of a cross between a bathrobe and a Snuggie (hush you, Snuggie-haters, my mom gets cold easily >P).

At Dad's, two of my presents that were on order hadn't arrived yet, most likely movies from Amazon since I'd given him the link to my wish list. In the meantime, Dad and his GF gave me a wrap thing from Lane Bryant that should be nice in the spring. :)

I gave Dad a stereo with a turntable that will burn his records and tapes to CDs, since he most likely won't be able to keep any of the music he had. Dad's GF got puzzles and some greatest hits CDs by some of her favorite artists, to replace some of what she's losing. I also gave them a neat magnetic chess set made to be played on the fridge. :D

But the biggest prize was the mirror I'd set my eye on on Saturday, which I paid Dad's GF a nice sum for.

shiny )

I don't know what I'm going to do with it at the moment, but it'll find a home after I move. :)

Then today there were the three packages I got. One was from the latest RightStuf sale, but I opened the other two in the car. One was a copy of When a Fan Hits the Shit, about the Bit of Earth scandal in LOTR fandom, which I'd meant to pick up for a while. I also finally ordered a copy of Bimbos of the Death Sun the other day. Fandom is my fandom. ;P

The other was these!

holiday cuteness! )

Someone was selling and I had to have. :D

And that's about that!
dejana: (Goddess)
Since I somehow took them out of my bag yesterday morning after carrying them around for days, I couldn't include mention of the Christmas cards I received in my gifts post.

Thank you [livejournal.com profile] saphrian, [livejournal.com profile] teh_maskmaid, [livejournal.com profile] heavenly_pearl, [livejournal.com profile] mechaboydos, [livejournal.com profile] faithfullove, [livejournal.com profile] vayleen and [livejournal.com profile] wombat_socho! I hope you enjoyed my goofy letter. xD (You guys do know that's all for the lulz, right? Fandom ego is Bad. I could never write about that stuff straight up, I'd never live it down. To tell you the truth, I had a bit of trouble finding things to pick on, everything this year went so well! ^_^)

I also got an assortment of crazy stuff from [livejournal.com profile] sache, which you might have seen pictures of on .moon. I can't wait to bust out the happy pills :D


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I'm a techie, a geek, a fangirl, and an aspiring writer. I've been in internet fandom since 1996. I welcome new LJ friends, but please allow me some time to get to know you before I friend you back.

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