After a week of holiday crazies, I'm back at the computer today, but I have my Christmas music going. I am in love with Tori Amos's Midwinter Graces. I also bought Sting's If on a Winter's Night with my Birthday iTunes gift card, and I really like it, too. Both have winter/holiday/Christmas music that isn't the normal overplayed, overproduced schlock you hear in the mall loudspeaker, so they actually put me in a good mood. (I managed to get through the holiday with only one trip to the mall, and that was to the attached bookstore. Yay!)
Today I'm slogging through my mailbox so that I can enjoy the rest of my winter break. I haven't played nearly enough Rock Band to suit me. I have, however, baked a ton of cookies, knitted fifteen scarves, moved all the furniture in the guest room, shoveled my desk out from under all the crap that seems to accumulate on it, watched Terminator: Salvation (which I liked much better than reviewers led me to anticipate).
Oh! And my favorite Christmas present? The discovery of the trailer for Robin Hood. Oh, Summer 2010. How will I stand the wait for more Russell Crowe/ Ridley Scott historical bad-assery?
Now I must go finish answering email so that I can go watch Gladiator about a kazillion times.
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