Welcome to 2007. Now that the major holiday season is over, I imagine it’s time for a retrospective.
I got exactly two Christmas presents this year, but it doesn’t bug me.
The coolest present I got was from my brother Jason, who got me just over two million tons worth of space-going Capital Warships. Well, okay, they’re Warship minis but even so, they’re my first three. They’re all assembled and painted and they’re so very, very cool.
The first is the former Ghost Bear Flagship (destroyed May 3067 by Clan Nova Cat in the Second Naval Battle of Alshain) Dieron’s Run, an 860kt Cameron-Class Battlecruiser.
I also got Ursa Minor, a 600kt York-Class Destroyer/Carrier (also destroyed at Second Alshain,) which is probably my second-favorite Ghost Bear ship of all time.
My third ship was a 630kt Kyushu-Class Troop-ship/Frigate, which I have decided is DCS Dream of Kessel.
Aside of AT2, where I still expect Dieron’s Run and Ursa Minor to see some action against the Forsaken Empire, I’ve also been plotting to build Full Thrust stats for these minis. If I decide to go to RadCon, I’ll have stats ready and bring these along.
The second was essentially about a quarter of a Guitar. I’ve been thinking about taking up instruments again, and the Guitar seemed like an obvious place to start. Apparently my mother felt like encouraging me, and so she gave me a $20 check toward a new Guitar.
Now, the reason it doesn’t bug me — for me, Christmas has never been about the presents. It’s about spending time with family and friends. This year, my Christmas wasn’t plagued with worries about Alison’s health, since she’s staying with my mother while we recondition my house (the remodel we were doing on the place was never completed, and we have a fairly serious mold problem) for her. We had a meal together, sang some songs, exchanged some presents. It was fun. It was a good experience, even without conspicuous consumption by more than one or two member(s) of the family.
I was a little sick over the New Year holiday, but I seem to be better now. I didn’t drink or do any wild partying (and, hell, I never do,) but I did hang out with my mom and Alison and listen to Art Bell’s Coast to Coast AM predictions show, and that was fun (as it usually is.)
It was a good holiday season. Better than I’ve had in a while.
When I can get a camera to get shots of these minis, I’ll post them on ClassicBatttletech, and maybe here.
Your brother got you a minor fleet? That’s really, really cool of him.
And cool to hear you had a good holiday season.
You know, we had uberfun assembling/painting them. I’m glad jason let me help. It something we both really enjoyed. I suspect there will be many more mech mini’s running aorund soonish because painting them is very relaxing. :) You should try it!
Painting requires a steady hand and an eye for fine detail. I have neither.
But I’m glad you enjoy it.
I have an eye for detail and steady hands? News to me :P
I’m in the same boat. I can assembly something, but I stink when it comes to painting. Though if you want a mess, I’m the man.