Spoiled for Christmas!
My family went above and beyond to make sure my presents were over-the-top this year! I’m still in a bit of shock to be honest because I absolutely wasn’t expecting this. I sent everyone an email months ago with a direct link to the blind-boxed Dragon Age Titan figures. I told them in the email that those surprise boxes were the only thing(s) I wanted for Christmas. Then I ordered three of them myself and saw they were shipped via ThinkGeek. Means I knew exactly what to watch for when the delivery folks came.
Said folks came and went and I never saw another ThinkGeek box, save for the one I’d ordered (something else entirely). It was upsetting but then the main reason I’d ordered the three myself was because I knew there was a good chance no one would remember.
People, they remembered! And managed to slip it right past me!
I even have a couple duplicates! I’m so happy!
Speaking of Dragon Age, I have a story to tell you. I was playing Witcher 3 earlier this year when my good eye went bad (temporarily) and it became severe enough so that I couldn’t read much anymore. I was ‘playing’ but that means I mostly picked colorful herbs/plants, sometimes for hours at a time, while waiting on family members to have time to come and read the quest text on my screen and help me find where I needed to go. I logged 60 hours total IIRC but I’m only a level 15? It was sad. So sad I finally had to stop playing. (Oh, and someone died as a result of a quest line that I finished and I’m not sure they were supposed to die then. Been meaning to look that up and see if I goofed! I never got the cool Gwent card before they died!!!) It was after my sight came back that I noticed I no longer had much space on my hard drive. Gaming can really eat it up, no? I had Witcher 3, DA:Inquisition, Sims 4 and the Mass Effect games to play but I wasn’t sure how to manage my space well enough to do so at the time so I back-burnered it for a bit and dove back into little Indie-games and the like.
Around Fall I decided it was time to fix my hard drive problem but after really giving it thought I started to wonder if I’d get a new hard drive for Christmas. ‘Should I wait?’, I wondered …. I was thinking maybe I’d luck out and get another 225G SSD to go with the one I had. I was wrong.
This nearly made me cry. I don’t feel I deserve this at all but I’m so stoked it’s mine! I manage our finances and I’m pretty sure I saw the charge for this go through our bank. I thought it was gifts for the kids and didn’t question it at the time but, now? Wow have they come down in price! I’d have never asked for this because I thought these were still outrageously more expensive.
Moving on, I also looted this from under the tree!
This was two sets of Mario posable action figures (forget how they were worded on the boxes) and I had fun putting them together for this scene. Mario will always be near and dear to my heart!
Lastly, I have a stocking now!
I haven’t had a stocking since I was a kid but because I’m the one who does our stockings, no one noticed I didn’t have one until this year. They fixed that by buying one and filling it with my favorite peppermint bark, steam cards and a flash drive I can use with my phone, tablet and PC. My family rocked my socks off this year! I have enough money in my Steam wallet to get FallOut 4 … but it’s not on sale and I won’t be playing it any time soon so thinking I should wait and catch it on sale later. Especially since I’m still not 100% on wanting the game. We’ll see.