Well, time for the thrice a month post that unfortunately has become the norm around here.
I’d say that we don’t do anything interesting, but that’s not always the case. The holidays were great fun, starting out in Buffalo, where we rolled in for dinner at Grandma’s and did the family gift exchange. A lot of giggling ensued, and not by any of the females. Jake and I were just off our rocker for some reason. Anyway, we hung around with Mom and Dad the next day for a while before heading back to Rochester, unloading Tiff’s car, loading mine, and continuing on to Horseheads.
We got into Horseheads just in time to meet everyone at the Elmira Holiday Inn for dancing… only there wasn’t much dancing because it was a rock/blues band playing on this night. (Apparently this was the only place for live music the night of the 23rd.) In happier news, Pat and Jodi (Tiff’s maid of honor) got engaged, so that’s one more wedding we’ll be heading to in the future! Congrats guys! The four of us “kids” found another local bar to hang out in and have a good time, and led to one of the more memorable catch-phrases we’d heard in awhile, uttered by some drunk-ass kid as he stumbled out the door… “My penis… It’s like, everywhere!” Good on you, Mr. Ron Jeremy. Anyyyyyyway, Christmas Eve was a lot of preparation, and we had a good time with the family, and the food (always the food!) was good and plentiful. Christmas Day brought the gift marathon, and I think everyone made out 🙂 One of Dad Swasta’s gifts was a new CD player for the car (great for the commute!) that I had the pleasure of installing on Christmas Day. Well, sort of. I would have, until I realized that I didn’t have the correct wiring harness. That was an early morning trip to Best Buy the next morning, and I wrapped up a highly successful (and quick!) installation. Which brought Tiff, her mom, and myself for the requisite “day after Xmas” mall trip. Which was also highly successful, as I picked up the last new Sabres jersey that Olympia sports had. Score! (Considering that you *still* can’t get them in Buffalo)
Home again, home again, back to work for two days, then New Years. We had a low-key get-together with Carlo, Matt and Lisa. Good times with the friends, and then relaxation at home. Not a whole lot going on, save for Tiff and I heading to NT again for a part of the weekend, as we went to the Sabres game last Saturday. After always going and rooting for Tampa, we figured we’d root for Buffalo this time. As luck would have it, the Lightning won. I can’t win!
This week? Not too much going on, we’ve had our fun with the ice storm as well, including a couple of branches bending down into the driveway… chop chop!! We also had one pull out of the ground slightly in the backyard (one of those smaller, thin trunked trees, nothing to speak of damage-wise).
And finally, in geek news, as most of you know, I have my brick-like Archos MP3 player. I finally ordered and received a new harddrive for it, and now that it’s installed, I now am the proud owner of a 120GB MP3 player! I have my entire MP3 collection on there, with about 35GB free for expansion. Sweeeeeeeet.