As expected and probably best enjoyed all around, Ray made out with the majority of the swag.

Some details:

The Giant Tickle Me Elmo monster of doom has had the honor of sharing primo stuffed toy award with the Cat in the Hat; however, Elmo wins the tiebreaker of having his eyeballs thoroughly licked. What Cat in the Hat can claim that?

While the Powerpuff Girls are a favorite of child and parents alike, it was the CareBears Movie that was selected for first viewing pleasure. Jackie, I’d just like to say that you can go #$*& yourself the next time you have a bright idea like that again.

Everyone at his job thinks we’re obsessed about sex because of the Christmas gift I got him. I mean us 🙂 Anyway, none of them have the gumption to tease me about it to my face, so all is well.

Once again, my parents managed to find a present for Lee that was perfect: coffee and a new-age Native American CD that he thinks is “okay.” One of the things I’m proud to have inherited from my parents–a good sense of gifts.

Speaking of, the gift that I sent them was the Far Side collection. To buff my nails and understate, they liked it. –Oh! Mailing it, the woman at the counter asked me what it was, because it was so heavy (22 lbs.). I told her it was the Far Side collection, a book. She said, “Ah’ve heard of coffee table books, but ah’ve never heard of a fire side book.” I laughed, because I thought she was making some kind of joke about how big the book was. Then I realized… “The cartoons…” I made a frame with my hands. “You know, the little ones, The Faaaaaaaaaar Side, with the bugs with glasses and stuff.”

She laughed and said she hadn’t meant to make a joke…but that she was from Texas, so that was joke enough.