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07:13 am: Happy Holidays
It's so hard to remember to update when I can't use my laptop. My room used to be on the network, but something happened during the time I was gone and it apparently isn't at the moment, so no internet for me unless I use a different (not Japanese enabled) computer in the Bertram Computer Lab basement.

I had also intended to print up and send out New Year postcards to everyone...but in all the rush of suddenly returning home, I forgot to A) design them and B) bring my Japanese postcards along to be printed. ...Anyone up for Valentine's Day postcards?

Anyway, Saturday a big group of us went out caroling to a number of friends' parents' houses. We ended up at a semi-party with cheese and crackers and mulled wine, where we stayed until past midnight.

Christmas morning, almost everyone slept late. I don't know how they could stand putting off the present-opening, but that got scheduled for last. We had a delicious breakfast of waffles, chocolate atole, and homemade cherry pie, followed by liturgy and then finally presents. I got lots of wonderful things, including a stack of books that I'm going to have to work on finishing before it's time to go back.

We had a huge Christmas lunch, after which we started on the traditional Christmas puzzle while friends gathered to watch a DVD of Serenity. I spent the rest of the evening working on whittling down my book-stack. (No one writes like Terry Pratchett. The man is awesome.)

This morning we have a family picture planned, so everyone's going to have to haul themselves out of bed early to get ready. With eight people in the house and only two showers, getting ready takes a while.


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Date:December 26th, 2005 06:33 am (UTC)
We always aim for getting the letters out before 12th night. That's the last day of Christmas, after all, and more people are likely to remember your goings ons if they read your letter apart from most.

Did you like Serenity? Did you get to see it in Japan?

Merry Christmas,
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Date:December 27th, 2005 04:46 am (UTC)
We always aim for getting the letters out before 12th night.

I won't be getting back to Japan until late the evening of the 5th, so I don't think I'll be able to make that, unfortunately. I'll just have to do what I can.

Did you like Serenity?

I only caught the end, since I was in the other room working on a puzzle. But the end was certainly very action-packed.

Did you get to see it in Japan?

No, it was never shown there. Plus, I only watch about two or three movies a year anyway, since ticket prices average about $18 at theaters.
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Date:December 27th, 2005 06:23 am (UTC)
Okay - so we know to send yours to the Japan address.

It's worth it, if you can, to see Serenity.
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