Well, all the gifts have been unwrapped and Christmas 2006 is nearly behind us. Work wasn't too bad - it wasn't very busy, but it was still 10 hours away from home which wasn't fun, but at least I don't have to work on Christmas again until 2009! I got some pretty cool stuff this year, even though it was a bit of a lean Christmas around here. I think my favorite thing that I got this year was what I got from Anna. Actually, Heidi found it, but Anna gave it to me. I always tell her that I want something scary for Christmas, which means she'll probably tell me she's pregnant the Christmas she's 15 (let's hope not!!) :)
Last year, she got me the Alien Queen from the Alien movies (which is perhaps the number one search term that people use to find my blog at random, and now I've just increased that likelihood.) This year, it was Flyboy Zombie from Dawn of the Dead. I had told Heidi that I wanted it, and sadly, it was out of stock on every site that I look at that has figures like that. Fortunately, she was able to find it on eBay.
I just love the detail they put into these things - the scattered money, the credit card, the what-looks-like-nail-polish bottles (it was a mall, after all.) And look at that dead guy on the ground! Anna says to me, "Daddy, that guy doesn't have any legs!!" Yeah, and he doesn't have much of a back either! You'd think that kind of stuff would scare her, but really, she's as fascinated with it as I am. I have to have SOMEBODY to watch scary movies with!
He makes a good companion to Plaid Shirt Zombie from the same movie. But I'm perplexed by the gun he has. I mean, everybody knows that zombies can't use guns! Sheesh!