Here's the holiday haul so far. (It's not quite over yet, there will still be some gift-giving in the near future with friends who were away over the holiday.)
The requisite check from my mom, which I promptly used to buy new shoes.
A Shocklines gift certificate from leethomas
and his partner John, which I'm using to finally buy Joe Hill's collection Twentieth Century Ghosts
An Amazon.com gift certificate from dean_italiano
. I haven't decided what I'm buying with it yet.
A Regal Cinemas gift card from the Who Wants Cake Secret Satan, er, Santa.
A DVD of Kinky Boots
and his wife Swati.
A tin of homemade chocolate chip cookies from sarahlangan
A bag of imported coffee from dbraum
An enormously generous holiday bonus from Video Free Brooklyn. Really, it was above and beyond.
A box of homemade Christmas cookies from the women who live above the video store, in thanks for always signing for their packages when they're not around. Beautiful women bringing me cookies? No one else stands a chance!
And a ton
of gorgeous holiday cards from many, many friends and relatives. I've got them displayed in my living room where, if history is any indication, they will remain until I realize sometime in March that it's time to put them away.