Been goofing off today, as I'd planned. I played a little Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle-Earth, but it crashed and I decided to work on something else instead. Then I wanted to play City of Heroes for a bit, but first it had to download some expansion packs and install them. And when it finished that, it kept locking up! Still, every time I'd played before, it told me that my NVidia drivers were out of date. So I downloaded them and voila! I got to play. My hero, Violent Viola on the Freedom server, finished her first mission and is now at level 2 - woot! We lost connection with the map server, however, so I decided to quit for now. Gonna have to have gordon_r_d teach me how to do screen captures so I can show her off to you.
Well, now that I have some time, I should mention all the cool things I've received for Christmas and my birthday. My family and friends are very generous and I loved everything that I got. I already mentioned what judiang & elsaf got me for both, though Judi went over & above her friend duties and also got me Mary Poppins 40th anniversary DVD and The Princess Diaries 2 for my birthday. I am a BIG time Julie Andrews fan. :-)
My sister & Rachel got me a cool anniversary set of Colorforms! I made a Colorform dude today, just to play a bit. They also got me cute socks with a kitty on 'em! Mom (or was that Santa) got me 2 pair of my favorite FoxSox and my cousin Deanna gave me another kind of FoxSox - yay new socks! Deanna also got me a magnet toy set (like GeoMag only a different brand - and larger spheres!) and a BW3's gift card. I might get to use that tomorrow night!
The folks got me a number of things - I mentioned the Dragon book already. They got me 2 Linux books, a book on children's science books, and a Chicken Soup for the Soul - teacher cartoons. Lots of books to read! I also got a set of bamboo cooking utensils, several nice outfits, a gift certificate to the Night Sky cafe, and a few other things. Thanks parental units!
I received a few other gifts from friends abroad, which were wonderful surprises. A t-shirt for the University of Gallifrey, The Best of the Two Ronnies DVD, a Bill Bailey DVD, and a Bonzo Dog Band CD.
So I'm having a good time today going through my new things. I watched the Two Ronnies today and last night finished Mary Poppins with commentary. I have so many DVDs to watch now, I won't have to rent anything for AGES! Now if I could just refrain from buying more DVDs until I get my unwatched ones watched. That didn't work with books, but here's hoping I can have the willpower with my DVDs. (Who's kidding whom, here?)