So, for the most part, Christmas morning
was little more than just a day off; which is unfortunately more than I can say for 3 of my brothers. We did have some good waffles for breakfast, but... without my brothers, it just wasn't the same. When they finally were able to come over though, at around 2PM, then it began to really feel like Christmas. We had some prime rib for dinner, spent some time playing with the dogs, and well... not much else, other than handing out gifts.
What I got was:
a Wolves 2017 calendar
an illustrated book of Bad Arguments
The Manual to Manhood (how to cook the perfect steak, change a tire, impress a girl, and 97 other survival skills)
The complete Earthworm Jim series on DVD
Phineas and Ferb, the Fast and the Phineas
2 copies of Homefront the Revolution (Apparently, my brothers just bought those games from Gamestop, rather than ordering them from my Amazon list, while my sister ordered Homefront off my list. So I'll have to go and trade one in.)
and some new pairs of jeans and socks
All in all, I'd say a pretty doggone good Christmas. And I guess I did manage to get some editing done on my story, in the time spent waiting for my brothers. By the way, to any of you that I sent it to, feel free to note me with any thoughts on it. Or email me back, that'll work too. I've made it my resolution to get the story published by the end of the year.
*I've watched the film and... I'll be honest, it did have a bit of silliness. And I do agree that the talents of Bill Burray and Dan Aykroyd were kind of wasted, though Ernie Hudson's cameo in the end wasn't bad. And that new version of the theme song was utter crap. Plus, while Janine Melnitz in the original films wasn't the most helpful of all characters, she did have a few redeeming qualities; which is more than I can say for the male receptionist in the new film. I just hated absolutely everything about him.
Still, I found the movie pretty decent overall. I particularly liked the new ghost busting gadgets and the way the battle in the end was fought. It was also nice, how they went a bit more gradually in introducing the characters and building the proton guns and trap. I even enjoyed some- but not all- of the jokes throughout the film. So I guess it couldn't hurt to add it to my list of movies to watch during Halloween time.