Lots of friends and family over to the house the last few days ... we didn't go anywhere ourselves on account of Robin being laid up with her foot. Jackie came on Tuesday night with Jillian and Doug ... she's visiting her sister for the holiday, we ordered Indian food, opened presents, watched The Snowman. Last night's xmas eve visitors included Linda and Eddie, Sara, Neal and Sonia and Alex. We ate every damn thing: tamale pie, mac and cheese, jamon serrano, one dessert after another. And opened presents, of course. This morning's xmas breakfast included Neal and Sonia, Sara and Jon, and Alex, and included eggs and potatoes and english muffins and bacon and jamon serrano once again.
Xmas swag for yours truly included DVDs of Straw Dogs, Spellbound, and the Old Grey Whistle Test. The latter was esp. interesting in that it has a random feature where you can mix the various musical artists so you don't know who's coming next. Lots of wonderful stuff, as we found when we randomed our way through, spending 15 seconds with every artist: Bruce, John Lennon, U2, Bonnie Raitt, Roxy Music, etc. Yet when the Ramones circa 1980 came on, everything stopped ... we had to listen to that one all the way through.
Other swag included the usual books and clothes and calendars and art works. Got some good stuff, as usual, but to be honest, this year's xmas was mostly the "we went to Spain last month" xmas.
Here's a nice picture of Eddie from xmas eve: