Christmas Me

Christmas

Jet asked for scallion pancakes for Christmas dinner, along with potstickers, so that's what we had.

The day's been good but tiring, though one thing didn't work out quite as planned, as two sets of uncles and the grandparents on John's side all bought Jet a 9" band saw, but it was damaged in shipping. The whole base is bent, so John's working on what to do about that.

The day was pretty quiet as, last night, Jet dressed in a suit and ushered at church. He got people their candles and programs, collected the Christmas offering, and served communion as well. It was the late service, so we didn't get home until midnight, and both boys were good enough to let me sleep in until 9, which is amazing self-control for a nine-year-old.

Which might be why he gets a band saw.

The day's been pretty quiet. Stockings, cinnamon rolls for breakfast, presents, and then a walk around the neighborhood while talking with family. There were lots of other presents, too, including a Wii, which Jet says, "We're the last family on Earth to get a Wii, but it's okay, I know what to do!"

*laughs* For technologically savvy beings, we do seem to go slow with the technology. Just getting what we need when it's second generation and a whole lot cheaper. It's only letting other people work out the bugs, first. And it's actually been a lot of fun working into a new system.

I got books, chocolate of all kinds, and a SodaStream (all right, I actually got it before Thanksgiving and blew that whole quart of root beer all over the kitchen with it, but it was actually a Christmas present. *laughs* And I use it every day now, so am very happy). Small, simple things are nice. Hope everyone that celebrated had a good Christmas.
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Merry Christmas!

(There is something in the post for you, but given the post's delays, it may take a while to get there.)
Scallion pancakes? Yum! My favorite! Hold the root beer topping, please.

Carla and I were just having a discussion about how we've gone from being immersed in technology to being late and often reluctant adopters. Our conclusion was that we've seen enough of it come and go (and come back again) that we're now unlikely to be convinced by "must have" arguments. Waiting for a later generation (or longer) works for us as well.

I listened to an interview with Cory Doctorow earlier this year where this same subject came up (http://podcasts.tvo.org/searchengine/audio/800832_48k.mp3). Two lines that resonated:

"This is pretty slick today, but in a couple of years it will be e-waste."

"I stopped being in love with the gadgets, because I can see that the
new hotness is just around the corner."

Still, the Wii seems pretty neat. Have fun.