Santa Claus delivered me front row tickets to see Puddles Pity Party and the show was last night in Hollywood. It’s a solo show that is half quirky comedy bits all performed mute and half amazing singing by one of the best throats out there. The venue was intimate, encouraging a lot of participation from the audience and, indeed, Puddles pulled people from the audience repeatedly for his comedy bits. If you have the means then I recommend seeing him live. Even if you don’t, I recommend finding his YouTube channel and enjoying his brand of entertainment there.
I spent about five hours playing VR today. My short little vacation is off to a great start.
Santa gave me a turntable. +1500 hipster XP and +1 level for me. And yes, that is Gene Autry spinning on it.
Round 1 of Christmas was completed tonight. My nieces live in another state and my wife’s niece lives a few hours out of town, so this year we shipped gifts and did a video chat for their opening. We had hoped to do the chat on December 24 or 25 but it was tonight instead. It was a lot more successful than I had anticipated. Kudos to Hangouts for being dead easy and to Samsung for designing phones that display on TVs so simply. A good time was had by all. Christmas is now in full swing (and halfway over).
Christmas crunch time is real.
My Christmas stocking to my wife, left, has been hanging for about a week – taunting her with its length and girth. Just now she hung her stocking to me, right. I am humbled.
It took effort but my wife successfully convinced her mom to buy me a He-Man doll for my birthday.
December birthdays are all about having something other than your birthday be the focus. Somehow it’s worked out that mine is the Secret Santa exchange amongst my friends because any later and people have departed for their hometowns.
I’ve watched A Christmas Story every year for decades now.
I went to a sneak preview of a movie last night. It opens in April so they were tight on security and had a serious no phones policy. We were in line for an hour and a half and it became very clear to me in that time that I fidget with my phone constantly. I thought I was good at not using my phone in social settings, but so many mannerisms triggered and went unfulfilled that I felt weird. Ditto my wife and friends. I kind of think I should work on that and I kind of don’t.