Christmas came early today… twice, in fact.
Kim’s dad came to visit with presents for us, including a couple of games we’ve been lusting after – Brutal Legend (which I raved about here) and Batman: Arkham Asylum. The first game is a metal extravaganza that’ll keep us rocking for a while, and the second is the first game that has ever got Batman right. Seriously, the first ever Batman game I played had him up against triangles that move in a pattern and everything since then has been just as bad. This game has read the comics, watched the movies and cartoons and actually understands why the character is so popular. Awesome presents for both of us. I never really like opening presents (I always feel like I look unimpressed and hate to give that impression to someone who’s worked hard to get something I’ll like) and tried to pass them off to Kim to open, but she dodged me. Women…
Kim’s dad text us before he arrived, saying he’d be here in fifteen minutes. Sure enough there was a knock on the door a quarter hour later but when we answered it there was a guy with a package addressed to me. Wondering if her dad had gotten so lazy at some point that he’d mailed himself to us I opened the package and found some Christmas presents from Opera. Yay, my prizes for winning one of the advent competitions have arrived!
First there was the obligatory Opera t-shirt. This one is in a very bright green that you can’t really tell from the photo. It’s a bit too bright for me to comfortably wear outside, but it’ll do for around the house.
There were also a couple of badges, a pen, some stickers and then a lovely surprise – a load of Norwegian chocolates with a marzipan pig.
So yeah, two early visits from Santa today.