And I have to clean up the mess. Let's see what he brought me.
In my stocking was a Mandai grab bag and some cheap Star Trek knockoff ships. How does he know what I like?
I see Santa was in a hurry and forgot to remove the price tags. What's in the bag?
Not a bad haul, hey what's this? Santa brought me eight bags stuffed with about a dozen Pepsiman in each! Awesome!
And a two more shoes. Oh well, they can't all be great.
I won't go into details but I landed a complete set of the Accident series.
If you Google "Universal Monsters Pepsiman", my blog entry of a few years back is the first selection! I landed one complete set of each series and numerous doubles and triples. I even got the elusive Grey Grim Reaper variant!
Where are all the presents from my friends and family? Well, the old adage, "It's better to give than receive." is one that I've been forced to live with. And I don't seem to mind all that much.
As for Happy Birthday... I went to a midnight Anglican Church service last night. I couldn't make head nor tails of the service itself but I could sing along to the hymns. There was also this cute gal sitting across from me...
Upon departure, I mentioned that it was my birthday to one of the
choristers and the Pastor then had the entire choir (all eight of them)
sing "Happy Birthday" to me! Three verses in 4-part harmony. For someone
who is rarely on the receiving end of this tune, it was a heartfelt
There wasn't much action going on in Kokubuncho, most of the couples had already retired to their Love Hotels. I popped into Dragon's Diner and had a few brew with Suu and a couple of patrons. While I was there, a trio of travelling Filipino carolers came in and trashed a couple of Christmas songs. Suu suggested that they sing "HB" and I was yet again serenaded with a rousing chorus of "Happy Birthday". Doubly blessed!
Today was one fraught with laziness (I have yet to change from my pjs) but I did manage to put together a fairly decent Christmas dinner. I'm just like Batman...I had a capon!
While writing this, I had a couple of beers and am now going to enjoy Zombieland!
Thanks to all the well wishes, I even got a Happy Birthday from Google! Holy crap! My profile has been viewed more than 1.3 million times. What a sick twisted world in which we live!