Wrapping Up 2003

I’m not going to go into any detail about what has happened since my last post. I actually finished all of my Christmas shopping on time; it was finished on Christmas Eve, just in time for the main event. Overall, Christmas was pleasant and quite relaxing. I received a good percentage of the items on my wish list, and several other unexpected, but nonetheless good gifts. Annie bought me a happy, little goldfish, which I promptly named Bethias—don’t ask, it’s a long and confusing story. I mention that gift because it’s my first official non-family pet, not because I have any grudges against any other gifts. It’s all good.

I suppose the next big event was New Year’s. As usual, Annie and I went up to Scranton for their First Night celebration, but instead of driving back, we stayed there overnight with some friends. It was a welcome relief, not having to drive home at 2 AM. New Year’s Day, Annie and I hit the stores in Wilkes-Barre on Kidder and Mundy Streets. I can’t believe all of the new stores that keep popping up there. While there, we happened by Circuit City where I used some of my Christmas money to buy SimCity 4: Deluxe. It was a bit of a splurge, considering I am very close to broke, but I just couldn’t resist any longer. The game actually rang up as thirty dollars, rather than the forty dollars that I expected. I love markdowns.

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I’m not going to go into details about everything else that’s happened since the 18th. I will mention that I’m going to update later tonight and post a review of Medal of Honor: Rising Sun that I wrote for Amazon this morning. I plan to write reviews from time to time, and I’ll be sure to post them here for your reading enjoyment.