December 8th, 2008

discworld toast with soldiers

Situation normal

Nothing much of interest happened today and I spent a good chunk of it bored. About the only upside was I managed to pick up another Amazon gift cert off the amex wishlist. I then took both certs and converted them into Wii's. Now I'm hocking the Wii's and if I'm lucky and don't get ripped off, it should be a spiffy christmas for everyone.

Frankly, I can't believe people are still swarming over the Wii. It's been like two years now. You'd think that anyone who wanted one would have it now, but there are still people paying huge amounts over retail for them. Frankly, I don't even want to make any money off of selling the ones I got. I'm just hoping to break even and not end up involved in some sort of scam situation. The discounts from the wish certificates more than make up for the time and effort and I'd be happy enough just to pick that up.

I guess I should mention that Maddie turned one or is turning one. I'm not exactly certain but I think her actual birthday is the 9th. If I were really curious I guess I could scroll back through the LJ archive and find my entry from the day she was born. Anyway, Connie and Jeff had a birthday party for her at their place this past saturday. I decided to pass on the event but most of the rest of the family showed up. It's just not worth the effort for me to show up at family get together's for the most part. Besides, I usually see the kid a couple times a week on average and it's not like she'll ever remember I skipped out on the party anyway. The only thing that I am sort of disappointed about is that everyone forgot to bring my gift along with them. I could have sworn that I made a LJ entry about it, but searching back now I can't seem to find it.

I bought her a Fisher-Price Rock, Roll 'N Ride Trike



Pretty spiffy, eh? I liked the design of it which is supposed to accommodate kids from as young as 1 up to 5. It starts off as a rocking horse, which is how it looks in the picture. The next stage takes the 'rockers' and attaches it to the back of the trike as a handle. It gives the parents a means of pushing the kid along like a stroller of sorts. The last stage removes the handle completely and it's ridden as a tricycle. I figure it'll last her years as long as she doesn't somehow destroy it.

Connie has said that she already has a rocking horse of some sort but refuses to play with it. I was sort of curious if she would actually use the toy or if it would just be a useless piece of clutter. Oh well. I guess I can try putting the thing together the next time she's here and we'll see how it goes.