Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas 2009

Christmas 2009 has come and gone and so has my B'day. And now we speed on to the New Year. It has been a pretty good year for me.
- Met my financial goals thanks in large part to my parents
- Went on an Alaskan cruise (With my Folks)
- Spent good quality time with my folks
- No major mishaps or bad news
What more can a person ask for.

Here's what ot looked like outside my house for Christmas. A very White Christmas.

And here's my Christmas Dinner. Its VERY expensive take out from Maggiano's. So far its cost me about $300 and I expect that cost to increase about about $1000 +.

I had an accident driving back from picking up the food and it basically dented my front driver's door. Then on Monday when I had to go into work, it would not start. So a tow bill later, I've found that the car is sound (it was the engine being flooded) and I can open the doors just fine. But I'll probably being it in to get the driver's door fixed. But no real rush there.

It was a good meal. No where close to what it really costs though.

And finally, here's dinner tonight. I bought 1 1/2 dozen eggs so I've got to use them by 18th Jan. Tonight we are having a vegetable frittata.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Gifts for 2009

Mostly as a reminder to myself that this is what I got the Niece and Nephew in 2009 so I won't forget and get them again next year :) I'm lucky, they are the only ones that I need to do Christmas shopping for.

This year's gifts are from Thinkgeeks.

For Raiyan I got:
Plush Beating Heart

Mini HoverDrone

And for Sarah:
Magnet Tube Magnetic Field Viewer

Flitter Fariries

And finally a couple of Bloody Brains and gooey eyeballs because all kids like candy.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

I am a Wizard!

I Am A: True Neutral Human Wizard (5th Level)

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True Neutral A true neutral character does what seems to be a good idea. He doesn't feel strongly one way or the other when it comes to good vs. evil or law vs. chaos. Most true neutral characters exhibit a lack of conviction or bias rather than a commitment to neutrality. Such a character thinks of good as better than evil after all, he would rather have good neighbors and rulers than evil ones. Still, he's not personally committed to upholding good in any abstract or universal way. Some true neutral characters, on the other hand, commit themselves philosophically to neutrality. They see good, evil, law, and chaos as prejudices and dangerous extremes. They advocate the middle way of neutrality as the best, most balanced road in the long run. True neutral is the best alignment you can be because it means you act naturally, without prejudice or compulsion. However, true neutral can be a dangerous alignment because it represents apathy, indifference, and a lack of conviction.

Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them physically diverse as well. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like.

Wizards are arcane spellcasters who depend on intensive study to create their magic. To wizards, magic is not a talent but a difficult, rewarding art. When they are prepared for battle, wizards can use their spells to devastating effect. When caught by surprise, they are vulnerable. The wizard's strength is her spells, everything else is secondary. She learns new spells as she experiments and grows in experience, and she can also learn them from other wizards. In addition, over time a wizard learns to manipulate her spells so they go farther, work better, or are improved in some other way. A wizard can call a familiar- a small, magical, animal companion that serves her. With a high Intelligence, wizards are capable of casting very high levels of spells.

Find out What Kind of Dungeons and Dragons Character Would You Be?, courtesy of Easydamus (e-mail)

Friday, December 18, 2009

Thanksgiving till Now

Here's a little of what's been keeping me busy for the past month or 2, outside of work.

Dragon Age Origins. Perhaps the BEST RPG game ever created to date. I've spent 79 hours on the game so far to complete it my first time through. I'm started another play through now :)

For Thanksgiving this is what I had. Everything was pre-packaged although I did have to cook the mushroom risotto. The panko crusted shrimp was heaven and the Duck was so good. And yes I had 2 desserts, Pumpkin pie and Tiramisu.

Next up is what I had for dinner last night. Korean Noodles (Which are very good) and added some Char Siu (roasted pork) and veggies. Accompanying that is steamed egg with ground turkey.

And I finally put up my Christmas tree. The new Christmas Ornament for 2009 is Santa on a whale which I got from my trip to Alaska with the folks in July. And yes, I have 3 gifts to myself under the tree which I'll open on Christmas day. :)

Monday, December 07, 2009

Straight No Chaser

I just discovered an awesome new all male acapella group. What's even more awesome is that they are from Indiana University, my Alma Mater. Check out this example of their songs and if you likee it, go buy the cd.