Thus Endeth the Holiday

It’s a UFC Christmas!
Originally uploaded by MikeOliveri.

The parents on both sides and my brother showed up today, and I’ve gotta say, we had a pretty good day. Ham and lasagna for lunch, a mix of snacks and brownies later in the day, and lots of opening presents, watching the kids play, lounging, and chatting.

Now we’re beat. Everyone’s on their way home, the kids are in bed, and the Wife and I probably won’t last much longer. We’re feeling good after a crummy start to the week, and it’s hard to ask for much more than that.

Made out pretty good, present-wise. My Complete Digital Photography book arrived yesterday, and I received Lightroom 2 last week. My folks and brother picked up Left 4 Dead for the 360 for me (which I’ll be putting through it’s paces tomorrow evening with John and Kraig), as well as The Orange Box (because I’ve been itching to try Portal).

The one I least expected was the full set of Series 1 of the Round 5 MMA UFC action figures, pictured above. I thought it would be cool to have these suckers for my office desk, but expected I’d be buying them myself. Instead the Wife spread the word and the in-laws snagged them. Nice!

Between these guys and the zombie horror slaughter-fest that is Left 4 Dead, I’ll be having a nice and violent post-Christmas. You won’t hear me complaining!

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

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  1. Noah L says:

    Portal will suck you in and drain the life out of you in the few hours that it takes to play through. It’s very fun, but afterward you will be saying things like “the cake is a lie” and “my Companion Cube never argues with me”…and everyone will look at you funny, for some reason :P