Santa Take 2

Christmas seems like a distant memory … except for all the toys thrown all over the house, and the tree that still needs to be undecorated, and all the boxes stacked up in the corner waiting to be kindly thrown out in the trash, and … ah, forget it. There are still plenty of Christmas reminders around the Calvert household.

And then there are JC’s Christmas toys. I spoke of the GameCube Game Boy player a few days ago – technically that is Joshua’s, but who is counting?

Goodie list not counting clothes, adult beverages (yes, I got me some Christmas spirits!), and other non-entertainment stuff:

American Idiot – Green Day
This is my first Green Day music; it is very good listening tunes. I am surprised that it is so solid from beginning to end. Good stuff!

The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King
This is the unlimited, super secret, special edition. Collectable or something like that. I really enjoyed the movies, and the soundtrack (this is the only LotR soundtrack in my library) is fantastic.

American IV: The Man Comes Around – Johnny Cash
I cannot say enough good things about this CD. I do not own any other Cash, and I have to admit that I never really paid attention to Cash. This is by far my favorite CD right now, damn your eyes!

Need for Speed: Underground 2
Have not even opened this one yet; shame on me. I really enjoyed the first Underground, so hopefully this one will play just as well if not better. Will post an update sooner or later.

Ace Combat 5
Another still in the shrinkwrap game. Do I suck or what? I have always been a big fan of the series, but I have not really gotten “into” the games. Mostly just casually flying around blowing up chit. Much like NFS:U2 will post an update at some point … fairly soon I hope.

Kirby Air Ride
OK, this one is really Joshua’s, but dad has to help out and play it some. I mean, what are dads for, right? The game is pretty simplistic, and I do not see a whole heck of a lot of strategy involved. You ride around, sucking up stuff in the typical Kirby manner, and try to be the first to cross the finish line. I think the game just uses the left control sick and the green action button – simplicity is good I suppose. Joshua likes it, so I guess that is all that really matters.

I am sure there is some stuff that I am forgetting; if so, that will have to wait until take 3.


2 thoughts on “Santa Take 2”

  1. Green Day, JC? Never had you down as the punk rock type…brilliant album though, glad you’re enjoying it. I was horrified when I heard the words ‘rock’, ‘opera’, ‘Green’ and ‘Day’ in the same sentence but it hangs together well and the songs work just as well alone as they do together.

    Are you tempted to delve any further into their back catalogue?


  2. Adam, I have listened some of their more popular stuff (read the songs on radio or MTV videos) such as "When I Come Around" (or whatever the name), but I was never tempted to purchase their CDs.

    "American Idiot" – I feel in love with the song right away, and told Tonya this was one of the two or three CDs that I had to have for my b-day or Christmas.

    Thanks to my iPod, and more specifically three $15 iTunes gift cards, you can bet that I will be picking up some of Green Day’s back catalogue.


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