spindizzy: (Be happy!)
MERRY WINTER FESTIVITIES TO YOU AND YOURS, MY BEAUTIFUL INTERNET BRETHREN. If you aren't celebrating, happy Sunday! If you are, hope y'all have a lovely time! <3
spindizzy: (Be happy!)
It is absolutely not because I periodically forget the word Christmas when under pressure, and who in my social group celebrates Christmas or a different thing around this time. NOT EVEN SLIGHTLY.

This is the first Christmas day that I haven't spent even partially with [twitter.com profile] jilliferium. Like, we kinda did Christmas at the start of the week – me and Lex went to Liverpool to visit her, and we spent a lot of time yelling about Star Wars (she has finally seen some of them! I think she's seen the prequel trilogy and The Force Awakens? She has VERY STRONG OPINIONS on Anakin Skywalker, ngl.) and trying to be Responsible Adults Who Are Good At Presents (we failed.). It was like Proper Christmas in that there was much yelling and chattering and an immense amount of meat because we went to Viva Brasil, which is an all-you-can-eat Brazilian meat place. *_*

(UK people: if Tropiero closing has left a hole in your stomach, Viva Brasil is pretty much the exact same thing, except that they stamp a sheet of paper at your table to say what types of meat you've had. There was, like, cap of beef or something? And it was legit the best piece of meat I have had ALL YEAR.)

We didn't get to spend much time together, but I think we had fun? A lot of what we did was go round shops while I went "Fuck, me and Lex haven't got you a Christmas present yet, what do you want?" and Jill going "IDK, stuff??????" (We BOTH passed will saves vs Pokemon Sun and Final Fantasy XV and I can't help but feel like this was a terrible mistake that I need to rectify. Plus I kinda want to get Final Fantasy Explorers so that we have a game to yell at each other through, because god knows we don't have any of those.)

IT IS VERY STRANGE BUT SHE IS HAVING A GOOD DAY AND HASN'T HAD TO DEAL WITH ANY BULLSHIT FROM OUR FAMILY AND THAT IS A GIFT ON IT'S OWN! \o/

Wednesday I don't remember what I did. I know I played D&D in the evening, and I think I spent most of the day leading up to that AGGRESSIVELY AVOIDING statting characters because I hate statting characters? And maybe Lex and Christ played the X-Wing minis game? IDK.

Thursday and Friday I would like to say that I DIDN'T spend in a haze of watching and screaming about Yuri On Ice but that would be a lie, that is literally what I did. There may have been breaks for things like buying food and going to the pub to socialise like a real adult, but.

And then yesterday we came to Manchester! Gossip about current state of my family, NO ONE CARES SUSAN )

Lex had an amazing haul of spaceships for the Star Wars video game, which he is very happy about! He also got one of the books in Jim Butcher's newest series, and more socks than you can shake a stick at. (Holy crap, he has ACTUAL PAIRS! This is going to last to the first time they go into the wash and I am going to enjoy this reprieve while I have it. Ma got books and SO MUCH CHOCOLATE I think people are attempting to fatten her up. I don't know what Jill's getting off her people, but I have basically stuffed notebooks and filofax inserts and so many bathbombs into her arms and run away.

I got the Chocobo card game, which looks REALLY CUTE and I CAN'T PLAY IT YET because it's three player minimum and I think Lex is the only person who'll play it with me. And I also got socks (I have THE CUTEST PENGUIN SOCKS), and a contribution to my new shoe fund, and so much chocolate, and one of the One Piece omnibi (YES!), and all eight X-Men movies in one boxset (don't you judge me), and some CDs (Halsey and Imagine Dragons), and a GINGERBREAD HOUSE to decorate! I'm sure there was something else, but I can't remember what it is and I can't see it. A+, would add to my dragon horde again. ♥

It has been a good Christmas with good food and I haven't had to fight anyone yet, so I'm calling it a win!
spindizzy: (Be happy!)
  • I got awesome presents and I'm very happy with them, my mum and my husband are amazing and got me things that I really wanted. (New socks! New tiny handbag that I'm still trying to work out the spaces of! Pokémon! The new Theatrhythm game! The Hercules movie with The Rock in! Kingdom Hearts 2.5! To Write Like A Woman which is an essay collection by Joanna Russ and it is an amazing thing!)

  • Everyone seems really happy with the presents that I gave them! I got my mum new books (An almost complete collection of Carola Dunn and a new Rebecca Tope.), I got [twitter.com profile] jilliferium washi tape and ordered the replacement power cable for her Xbox (I gave her Dragon Age Inquisition as a graduation present1, but she couldn't play it because her xbox couldn't turn on for more than thirty minutes at a time: acts of torture!)and got her the blood of her enemies in lipstick form and I got her something AWESOME but I can't for the life of me remember what so can't have been important. And... I got Lex GotG, Dragon Age Inquisition, Pokemon, Smash-Up (it's a card game! It's fun!) and a Pathfinder splatbook. Did well! Maybe! I think! Everyone said they liked their presents and that is the important thing!

  • I also got given a load of handkerchiefs because someone gave me the gift of a disgusting cough, so I've been sick as a dog since the 23rd. I'm at the stage where I attempt to cough out a lung, wheeze that I'm fine, and then drown myself in cough syrup. This is an improvement over the "fire all down my sternum whenever I cough!" stage.

  • Lex has started Dragon Age Inquisition for the first time, and is very happy. Jill has restarted Dragon Age 2 for the 57th time and is very happy trying to bang to Fenris.

  • It's been nice seeing my mum! We've not done much because people are like "No Susan you cannot leave the house, you have a cough, if you so much as LOOK at an open external door you'll DIE!" But it's still good to be at home and hanging out with my Mummy.


  • And... That's my news! How's everyone else doing?

    1: Did I mention that Jill graduated? My baby sister graduated with a 2:1 in Theology and I am still so proud that I just want to grab people and be like "THIS IS MY BABY SISTER SHE IS SO AWESOME AND SMART AND PRETTY, LOOK AT HER! LOOK!"
spindizzy: (Be happy!)
Merry Christmas everyone who's celebrating! I hope the gifts you gave were well received, and the ones you received were either hilarious in their terribleness or as lovely as y'all are. <3
spindizzy: The ordinary are so frequently oblivious to the extraordinary. (Oblivious to the extraordinary)
OH HEY GUYS IN CASE YOU MISSED IT I'VE NOT BEEN DOING THE USUAL ADVENT CALENDAR I DO. I'm gonna try to do the twelve days of Christmas instead, (although I'll be traveling up and down the country all this holiday so my internet will be spotty to say the least.) Do people want me to actually complete the fic I promised them or start again with some new stuff?

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