December 26th, 2006 12:39 pm |
Off to Vegas again to spend Christmas with the family. We left Saturday morning and got into town around 1oam. Not too bad, considering we left at 6:30. I thought there would be traffic, but it was smooth. We stopped off at my sister Lyn’s place. The kids just got up. For christmas I got Lyn’s kids computers. I gave my nephew Damian my old Mac Mini and had to buy him an LCD widescreen to go with it, so that was one gift. The second one got an old G4 and I have him my old 19″ LCD and my niece Sade got an iMac. In addition, I wired up the house for internet. Their hose has buildt in wiring so it was a breeze. I moved the wireless and cable modem to the network niche and hooked it all up. For my other sister Beth and her kids, I got Dallas a MacBook bag and a snap on red cover for his MacBook. Its kinda kewl and is red see thru plastic, intended to keep the MacBook scratch free. For ToniLyn, I got her a giftcard at Target. She wanted a Build a Bear, but I knew that her Nana (Dee, my brother-in-law’s mom) would proabbaly take care of that.
I rented a timeshare in Vegas to avoid the pet nightmare at both of my sisters. It was a small studio timeshare at a resort called Tahiti Express (the youger brother to the much larger Tahiti Village Resort). They put me next to the stairwell and all I could hear all night long is the thunder of footsteps. Ugh.
On Christmas Eve, we chilled out for breakfast then did some last minute shopping. My mom, sister and I went to Office Depot. My mom bought Jason and Sade new desks for their computers.
Donna, Alan and Iman (relatives on John’s side) were over. I haven’t seen Donna in like 10 years it seems! We had a simple dinner of chicken, pork tenderloin and turkey breast. Nothing fancy, but filling. We decided to open presents early this Eve so that Donna dn Alan could get underway on their drive back to Cali. We opened gifts at 10pm. The kids got all kinds of stuff. Lots of clothes, new Razrs for the boys and Sade got Guitar Hero II for their Playstation II. I’ve never heard of this game, but I gave it a try several times and got hooked. Now, if I only owned a console. My sisters both got me cash to help with the down payment on the apartment. Every dollar counts these days!
Overall it was a good Christmas. I snuck away back to the “Tahiti” and thought about all my friends. This Christmas was heavy into using tech to reach out. I got several SMS text messages on my phone wishing me a Merry Christmas! I sent out a few emails and MySpace comments.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.
Now…I hope I have someone to spend New Year’s Eve with…
Christmas, Personal Log