Bill, have you read iWoz before? I found it really inspiring. He was the kind of kid that I was.
Even thought I complained about what Christmas has become in another thread, I did receive alot of cool stuff from my wife and mom, who know what I like. The wife can log onto xbox.com and see the list of games I have and doesn't have to ask anymore regarding what I need/want, hahahaha, and then reports this to all my relatives.
Here's what I got:
Xbox 360 games:
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit
A new 360 wireless controller
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Stephen King "Dolan's Cadillac" and "UR"
A SodaStream machine (makes water fizzy)
A car trunk organizer
A digital step meter
Redskins calendars and door mat
2 pairs of pajamas
Flavored popcorn, cookies, socks, handkerchiefs
...and I think that's it.
Top of my head, I got the OnLive console, powerline networking, the Logitech Driving Force GT Wheel, Star Trek Time Travel Fan Collective DVD, iWoz book, Looking for Calvin and Hobbes book, and a couple of sweaters. It doesn't count for Christmas per, but Christina and I also bought new iPhone 4 32GB's, which arrived yesterday, so I sort of...
As for the surgery and charity, feel better and wonderful thought respectively, guys!
I got a surgery that damn near killed me that will take close to 6 months to recuperate, that should have only taken two weeks, and the inability to travel, so I cannot see any Friends or Family unless they come to me. Yeah, I had these holidays.
That's a great idea, Catatonic. I think I'll put that on my "wish list" next year. ;)
I asked for vaccinations through Unicef, so 105 kids will be protected from Measles, 769 from Tetanus and 228 from Polio! (Collect 'em all)
Hehe, I know the feeling, Trip!
I always say that I like getting cash more than any other gift, since I can spend it however I want. It does make for rather boring holidays, however, since the money will go straight to bills.
It's either a picture of my parents or cash....I guess I'll find out soon when I get around to opening it. :)