*Totally Awesome Vintage Marvel Comics calender from my nieces & nephew! What makes this rule a large sector of my personal universe is that it includes a removable 11 x 14" cover that I can display in a ready-made sized frame. I had seen this at the bookstore while shopping for my brother's present a just a week ago and nearly bought it on the spot, but I told myself I was shopping for someone else and should (laughs) stick to the agenda. I about fell over when my little niece CharleyBoots brought me a present from the kids that I opened to find this! While on the subject of kids, something else happened this weekend that was cool- I discovered that my nephew Harry has been really getting into comic books! I saw that he got Iron Man 2 (which I still haven't seen), and was reading Batman: The Killing Joke, which I read back in the 80's. Soon we were talking about comics, the New Avengers animated show, toys, and I was showing him my blog! Ha Ha! Harry & I have always had great, comical relationship, but this will be a fun addition to our rapport- so cool!
*Dad got me this cool Spiderman cold beverage thermos, which keeps your water, pop, iced tea cold for 12 hours... great for those hot summer nights spent blogging about ol' Webhead! Hooray!
I received a lot of other really nice presents as well, including a beautiful handmade quilt from my lovely & talented mother, a digital camera & framed art piece from Mom & Dad, a CD from my brother, and some cool flashlights, coffee, & a book from my pal Mike. The best present was being able to spend some quality time with my family though- that's best Christmas blessing a guy could have, and I'm most thankful.