ehowton (ehowton) wrote,


Today is my last day at work until January 4th, 2010.

Normally around this time of year I would cease contact with you all and hermetically seal myself in my house with a a bottle of absinthe and weeks of unceasingly decadent self-pleasure.

Hark, that is not to be.

I leave for Wichita the 10th returning the 13th and I work from home the 21st-23rd & 28th-30th. The rest is a mix of weekends, holidays and vacation. 30-full days of not coming into work. Ok, ok, I may drink just a little absinthe.

A word about absinthe.

drax0r and I lost our beloved "Anna Fine Wine & Spirits" in this poor economy. Our hearts go out to the owners of the store, as knowing them enriched our lives. So a huge Dallas chain (check out the link to see our store on the front page) bought them out and have moved in.

We feel bad for the previous owners and miss them, but Goody Goody has some great prices, which makes us feel guilty. My new brand of Scotch is sold there, and they've dropped the price of Lucid to $58 a bottle.


It snowed. In Texas, in December. While it snows once, each year in Texas, rarely does it do so in December. In fact, I can;'t remember the last time it happened. I blame global warming.

At any rate, I finally got to wear my boots in the manner for which I intended: Sadly, I was once again faced with a harrowing drive in, as those bulky things are not conducive to accelerating, braking, or shifting in the Tiburon. I thought I was going to die.

My wife's biological father sent us all Target giftcards for Christmas this year. I'd been eyeballing Blizzard's Warcraft Battlechest, but as it was $40 and I've never played it, I pushed it to the peripheral. The giftcard more than covered the cost, and seeing how much my boy enjoyed Starcraft and not owning another RTS, I bought it.

Its amazing how much he likes it, how much he is learning (he plays the Night Elves exclusively), and how much I enjoy his pleasure. So we've been playing as much of that as we can fit in, and I bet a lot more once he's out of school over Christmas break ;)

Seeing how my 4-days off felt like 4-months, I'm hoping to really experience something post-apocalyptic for my 30-day run. I don't know how often I'll post, or how coherent I'll be, or if I'll even care, but ya'll have a Merry Christmas if that's your thing, and a Fantastic New Year!

And when the lamb had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a green fairy: and the name that sat on her was ehowton, and Hell followed with him.
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