This is an Operation: Awesome Christmas update!
As intended I completely crushed the gift-giving abilities of everyone else in the family. Making everyone else look lame and silly by comparison has given me such a warm and happy feeling this holiday season.
Here is what I gave!
Mom: Made her mortgage payment for her. Didn’t know what she paid each month so I just threw money at the bank. Turns out to be a payment and a half. She cried a lot. I win at being the best child.
Dad: One of those watches from Japan that forces you to do math calculations to figure out the time. He is really into gadgets like that.
Sister: Professor Marvel county fair banner recreation prop. As a Wizard of Oz fan, she plotzed.
Nephew: Screw that guy. I gave him 20 bucks.
Son: Drum set and LP player that plays and records vinyl to a computer. The son is really into my extensive LP collection which includes 75s, 45s and many, many albums from early Motown era to the late 80s so I let him have that. Also gave him money.
Wife: Jewelry and a nifty laptop. She previously had little interest in computers beyond playing Bejeweled and Mahjongg on my PC until I got her a Purple Netbook, which she uses for communication when out and about or traveling when texting isn’t enough. From that experience she wanted a laptop of her own so I got her a nice one. The jewelry consisted of several sets of earrings. While wandering around the stores if she mentioned they were nice or showed some interest I went back later and bought them for her.
What I got!
Land of the Lost Board game and Safari Shooter!
Sleestak mask! I have no idea what to do with it. Maybe put it on a wig mount and in a glass case? Still cool, even if it is from the stupid movie.
The Great Anti-War Cartoons from Bully!
A t-shirt 2 sizes too small!
Wallet, pen and watch set!
So the day turned out pretty much as I predicted. Everyone else in the family is full of shame and I went home full of the knowledge I totally kicked everyone’s asses.