Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Back. Didja miss me?

Okay, I’ll do the same thing as everyone else does, and post a recap of my holidays. But be warned: Nothing exciting happened.

Christmas was fine. We spent the day with my in-laws, and then went to my parents’ on Boxing Day, where we stayed for a few days. Normally, when I go home for Christmas, I spend most nights at my friends’ house, but it didn’t really work out this year, and we only spent one evening with them.

While we were “home” we didn’t do much; but Andrea got a lot of writing done. It was a pretty uneventful trip.

For New Years, I went back home, and spent the night at a friend’s house. We stayed up all night watching less-than-great movies (that I enjoyed anyway). To whit:

  • Payback, with Mel Gibson, which also had Lucy Liu in it.
  • Then, because I was still in a Lucy Liu mood, and one of us hadn’t seen Charlie’s Angels 2, we watched that.
  • Next, because I hadn’t seen it, we watched Mr. and Mrs. Smith, which got horrible reviews, but wasn’t as bad as I was expecting. (Halfway through this movie we stopped to watch the ball drop in New York; see below for more information on that.)
  • Then, because I hadn’t seen it, we watched The Punisher.
  • Finally, everyone else went to bed, and I stayed up and watched The Chronicles of Riddick.
Many of these were movies that I never would have seen with Andrea, because she wouldn’t have enjoyed them at all.

As I mentioned, we stopped partway through one of the movies, to watch the ball drop on the Dick Clark special. And Mr. Clark was actually on, this year—which he shouldn’t have been, in my opinion. He looked bad. I felt really sorry for him; he looked (and sounded) like he was barely alive.

And that’s it. All of the blogs I read regularly had people who did a lot more exciting stuff than I did—if you count getting drunk every night “exciting”. But I enjoyed myself, and my time off, so that’s all that counts.