I didn’t do too badly for someone who thought the world might be ending a few short days ago. The Windows 8 computer was supposed to be it in terms of Christmas gifts for me, which was fine, since that’s all I wanted.
Over the weekend, my mother was peppering me with questions about Blu-Ray DVD players. as this was going to be a gift for her boyfriend for his Christmas. So when I see her again on Sunday morning, she’s sporting not one DVD box, but two. I asked her who else was getting a Blu-Ray, and she responds that I was getting one as well. I wound up with a Sony, the boyfriend got a Panasonic. My first thoughts were: why me? I already had the gizmos a Blu-Ray player has on the Windows 8 computer, like Pandora and Netflix. I guess she thought that I figured out how to set up the DVD system for myself, setting one up for her boyfriend would be a cinch.
Fast forward to Christmas Eve. Just before I left the boyfriend’s house, I get this bag for Christmas from him. Having been over to his house before to watch some Buccaneers games this fall, I noticed he had an Xbox 360 with a Kinect device, and he mentioned he was trying to get rid of it for a good price. I open up the bag, and there it was. My mom had bought it off of him! Needless to say, I was dumbfounded. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll enjoy the Christmas haul, but it far exceeded my expectations.
If I was 18, I guess I’d be saying “Wow!”
But at 41, I can’t help but ask “Why?”
So later on this morning, I’m off to Walmart, hopefully to quick up Madden 13, but I have several backup plans in place if the popular video game isn’t at the store for the big post-Christmas rush. Might be there when the store re-opens at 6am, as the Tampa Bay area is supposed to get some stormy weather around midday as a cold front passes through the area.
I hope you all had a good Christmas holiday, as I know I’m already looking forward to 2013.