Holiday Break

2 weeks without work, and just some good family time.  It was a bit odd not to blog, as I use it as a mental sieve.  It was still one of the best breaks I’ve had in a very long time.

A few interesting bits to start the week, with some larger posts coming later.

  • Wife got us an NES Classic.  I picked up some wireless controllers right after, since the 3ft cables on a 50″ TV makes no sense.  Whole family has had a turn at it.  Old school controls make for some interesting frustrations.
  • Family took a trip to see the Habs play vs the Canucks.  First time the little ones got to see an NHL game, and I think the bar may be set a bit too high considering we live in Ottawa.  We’ll do it again in the future, it was a super experience.  There’s something about seeing things through a kid’s eyes that makes you appreciate things even more.  Think my wife is going to convert to a Habs fan!
  • My wife bought me some tickets to see the Habs vs Leafs in Feb with a friend.  That’s a hell of a nice gift!
  • Everyone was spoiled for the holidays.  I really have a better appreciation for the family after this holiday break.  Everyday seemed to be just great.  Putting all the work aside and just living in the moment helped.
  • I think we had 1 day off in 2 weeks, where there wasn’t a party, or hosting, or sleepovers, or just things.  That day was spent watching Harry Potter movies.  It felt good to not move.
  • Outdoor rink is being used nearly every day where it’s not raining.  Which seems to be every other day this year.  Massive temperature swings are not fun.
  • Picked up some things from the Steam sale: Celeste, Slay the Spire, FFX/X2, Frostpunk.  All will get a post.  Of them all, Celeste is the must buy.
  • Saw Aquaman with the wife.  Apparently Jason Momoa is good looking.  So I’ve been told daily.  Movie is better than expected.  It’s rare that I take issue with the soundtrack, but it made little sense here.  Felt like Indiana Jones meets Lord of the Rings.  I will say that super hero movies continue to have horrible villains.
  • Pulled my back on Jan 1st.  Got a chest cold 2 days later.  It’s been a rough few days.

 

So New Year starts and we’ll see where it goes.  Hope everyone had as good a time as I did.

4 thoughts on “Holiday Break

  1. Happy New Year!

    Life long Habs fan here. My son’s first game my wife almost cried. He made the comment “how much bigger it was then on Tv” and it’s a special place to watch a game – you could just feel the crowd.

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  2. Happy New Year 🙂 And I hope you feel better soon.

    Haha I chucked over the picture of you sitting that close to the screen with the Classic Nintendo! Is it worth to buy? I had my eye on it 🙂

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    • I can still remember my parents telling me not to sit so close to the TV. Seems like it’s an inside joke.

      It’s not cheap… maybe $150CDN for the console + 2 controllers. There is certainly a nostalgia bit going on. I will say it has a lot of 2 player games, compared to the SNES. But the SNES has an arguably better selection of games.

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