January 6th, 2008


The Holiday Haul, Part Four

Some late holiday gifts I forgot to tell you about (or that were given to me at last night's big Unemployment: A Celebration event):

+ Dexter: The First Season DVD set from my friend Mark, who loves the show as much as I do

+ Sarah Langan got Joe Hill to sign a copy of the new Morrow hardcover edition of 20th Century Ghosts to me

+ The Best of Chappelle's Show: Top 25 Sketches DVD from my friends Gene and Tricia

+ filmmaker Ben Jurin gave me a DVD of his short film "Why Must I Be a Zombie in Love?"

+ delicious German cookies in a house-shaped tea light tin from my friends Tony and Christiania

+ a copy of the 1952 Pyramid Giant edition of Alexandre Kuprin's Yama, the Hell-Hole ("The classic story of a Russian brothel! VICE flourished, LOVE was bought, PLEASURE never ended!") and a beautiful, personalized Zippo lighter from my friends Mary and Sabrina

And the best present of all? The fifth and final season of The Wire begins tonight on HBO! Woo-hoo!