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26 December 2009 @ 08:55 pm
Christmas haul  
What I got this Christmas:

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  • The Metamorphoses of Tintin, or Tintin for Adults by Jean-Marie Apostolidès
  • Cocktail Boothby's American Bar-Tender by William T. "Cocktail" Boothby ("Endorsed by all Clubmen and Mixologists")

  • The Ventures - Walk Don't Run: The Best of The Ventures
  • Devin Townsend - Ziltoid the Omniscient
  • Vijay Iyer Trio - Historicity

and a Slinky.

Also, new suits in preparation for an upcoming job interview. Not shown because I'll be picking them up on Tuesday.

I got my dad several jazz CDs: The Man Who Cried Fire by Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Guitar by McCoy Tyner (featuring Bela Fleck, Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot, John Scofield, and Derek Trucks), and a box set of Sonny Stitt (with booklet by Harvey Pekar). For my mom it was books: the Oxford Book of English Verse, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke, and Ursula Vernon's Irrational Fears.

Dinner was our traditional Christmas spread: roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, stuffed mushrooms, and creamed spinach garnished with hard-boiled egg yolks and toast stars. This year mom supplemented the usual menu with homemade dinner rolls. Dessert was a trifle made with custard, pound cake, sherry, sour cherry jam, and Cherry Heering.

I hope you all had a merry Christmas!
Current Mood: happyhappy
scribe_of_stars on December 27th, 2009 06:06 am (UTC)
Tintin for Adults

Finally...now I know where "HA HA HA, OH WOW" comes from.
gwalla: flabbergastedgwalla on December 27th, 2009 11:37 pm (UTC)
You didn't know Captain Haddock was from the Tintin comics?!
scribe_of_stars on December 28th, 2009 03:36 am (UTC)
I had suspicions, but not for sure, no.

The More You Know™
gwalla: captain america buhgwalla on December 28th, 2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
You need to read Tintin, stat!