Well, I'm back from my uncle's house. I have been for several days, in fact, but I've been keeping myself about as busy as I possibly can since I got home. It's been fun, but I'm feeling bad to have been leaving all of you out of the loop. So, here is the uber-truncated version of what has been going on in my life over the past few weeks.
Had a great visit with extended family at my uncle's house. Tried to see a Bill's game on Christmas Eve, but couldn't get tickets. Ate a lot of cookies, watched a lot of movies, played a lot of Guitar Hero 2. Lost a gingerbread house competition because my house looked too much like an actual gingerbread house. Resurrected the annual 12 Days of Davis Christmas Presents song and made a chaotic video of it, including such sacred traditions as dizzying camera pans from one pile to another and off-key harmony on the "Five Useful Things" verse. Thoroughly enjoyed the chaos that is Too Many Davii in One Place.
Came home, had a big, Wakeman Christmas gathering, which is so much unlike a Davis gathering that I had to keep looking over my shoulder and wondering why no one was harassing anyone else endlessly. Got a lot of black clothes, because I had mostly asked for black clothes. It reminded me of my sixteenth birthday. Got some great new games that I am enjoying breaking in. Finally got to play with my new cell phone that I bought for Christmas.
Worked Friday, Saturday, Sunday to make up for taking a whole week off. Went straight from church to work, then straight from work to a New Year's Eve party on Sunday. Rang in the New Year laughing our heads off playing a karaoke game with a bad midi music track. Ate delicious fruit salsa.
Worked all day Monday, then came home and called a few friends for a spontaneous board games gathering. Brought home tasty Chinese food for dinner. Stayed up until three a.m. talking.
Which catches us up to today, with many unexplored themes and huge gaps that I am sad to not be able to expound upon, but perhaps will get to later. I don't work until 7:30 tonight, so I have some time to catch up on errands and household tasks that I have been ignoring, and maybe, if I am really lucky, I will also find time to read some of the 400-odd posts sitting in my bloglines. I don't work tomorrow, and I am looking forward to a little bit of down time. Not too much down time, though, because I am going out with some friends tomorrow night. Wouldn't want to let myself get too well-rested; that would be out of character.