At this point in my life, I don't need a lot of physical presents, so the present-giving at home was low-key:
* A small in-kitchen under-counter TV/DVD player, for those nights when I get stuck in the kitchen while my favorite TV shows are on (can't see the living room from there). It'll add complication when everything goes digital (we're running coax off of an antenna), but still!
* Marcy Playground: MP3. Their final CD, with a really unfortunate title given recent technological changes. For awhile, I thought it was a single-track download. ;)
* The True Meaning Of Smekday. I raved about this book when I got back from summer vacation. It's juvenile fiction, but so what? Fantastic story, lots of dry humor, very creative. I had it in my hands for all of about 10 seconds before Christopher ran off with it to re-read it, but that's okay. ;)
I thought about adding a digital camera to the list, but the one I have is only 5 years old (40th birthday present)! Takes great pictures still, but it eats batteries like blazes. Unfortunately, that attitude has spread to the pictures themselves. I spent several hours in the last couple of days trying to get it to transfer the pictures from the in-camera memory disk to my PC. Success after about 20 tries, thank goodness, but still-- how aggravating. Suckers aren't cheap though, so I'll wait as long as I can.
Last night's Chuck-- oh Sarah/Jenny, your high-school pain explains so much. If only the show wasn't compounding it by moving your fake job to a place with a skimpy, form-fitting 'uniform' instead of the still-revealing but loopy Wienerlicious alpine maiden thing. :( Oh, and? Adam Baldwin FTW in last night's episode. He was clearly having fun. :D