Last Day Off for 2008

Steph is teaching two piano lessons as I type this, so Susie and I are at the Franklinton library while she does.  We were at Pat and Tanya’s white elephant gift exchange Yuletide party last night, and didn’t get home until past midnight.  I had the foresight to ask for Tuesday off beforehand, so I slept until 10:30 this morning.

The white elephant gift exchange was a howl.  The mechanics of such a party are a little too elaborate to explain here, except to say that all the guests get a turn at throwing a die and whatever number comes up determines what is to be done with the gift you took (at random) from under the Christmas tree.  (Each guest brings two gifts to this party.)  I ended up with a 12-pack of golf balls and a trade paperback book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Pro-Wrestling.  The book was fun to browse through–I thought its entire contents would be, "If you can read this, you’re not a fan of pro-wrestling."  The golf balls I have no use for (any takers?).  My other gift was an outdoor plastic American flag made of red, white, and blue Lite-Brite pegs, which I "accidentally" left behind at the end of the night.

One of Susie’s godmothers bought her an iTunes card, and she christened it this afternoon after we had cleaned up the house but before Susie and I left to come here.  I loaded iTunes to my hard drive awhile ago, but I haven’t bought a card to buy tunes and videos for it.  The loading process took forever, as it was converting the literally hundreds of albums that were (are) stored on my Windows MediaPlayer, as well as the thousands of RealPlayer sound files I’ve stored–most of which are radio shows.

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