I'm going to skip my usual rant about the Christmas season and go straight to the part where I talk about all the fun material goods I acquired.
Oodles and oodles of chocolate and candy, firstly, which is never a bad thing. Plus some movies, season 2.0 of Battlestar Galactica, some nail clippers, some desk calendars, and some games for Xbox 360.
What was that? Xbox 360--surely Ben doesn't have an Xbox 360!
I bought one today. (For those of who aren't commonwealth, today is Boxing Day, and is usually the beginning of a week of mad discounts, similar to the American Black Friday.) I got Tomb Raider: Anniversary and Assassin's Creed for Christmas, and then the console came with Marvel Ultimate Alliance, Forza Motorsport (which doesn't really interest me), Halo 3, and Two Worlds. Then I bought Viva Pinata for some light-hearted multiplayer fun. So I am decked out for games now.
The Xbox 360 is actually part of my evil plot to do more things with Real Life people™. There's not a lot to do when I have people over--watch a movie, some tea, look up funny clips on the Internet. Hopefully having a gaming console will…