Dec. 20th, 2008

I posting this super later in part due to the fact that we didn't get home til 1:30-2:00am, Chris was over til 3:10 and then I was sitting in my sister's room for nearly the next hour. The rest of the time between now and then would be my usual distract-able, absentminded nature. Anyway.

My happy for Friday the 19th was Ryoko's (Karen's) Christmas Party! There was tons of food, a fair number (though not the usual crowd) of people showed up and people had fun. The usual white elephant gift exchange was interesting as usual (Josh gets crazier every year).

The best part of the party is the "game show" Karen puts on. This is where Karen takes the gift received in the exchange and you get to pick from one of three choices for a new gift. This might be better thand what you started with and it might be worse. A few years ago, those that wanted to, put their names in a jar and players were selected by chance. The past few years, it's started with the people that most agree got the worst gift in the exchange. After that, it goes down the list of worst gift to people who just plain don't want what they got. It's a ton of fun because everyone shouts their opinion of which choice to make. The choices are usually within or represented by three numbered boxes.

After the exchange and the game show, most people took off and we ended the night watching Wall-E. I was glad to finally get to see it. The willingness of the people to change their lifestyle really surprised me. Maybe, I'm cynical or jaded, but real people aren't usually that quick to embrace change, let alone some thing as radical as this change was for them. It was encouraging to believe that such a positive spirit exists or could be inspired in people. Wall-E himself is awesome and so the whole movie was good. :)



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