Heynow. I was looking on a website that I regularly visit (The Art of Manliness) and they are having a contest. "The Ultimate Gift: The Saddle-back Leather Company Holiday Giveaway". A cool saddlebag would be a great gift for my dad. You just have to submit a story of whatever your greatest Christmas gift you have ever received. Here is my entry: "The best present I have ever gotten was when I was 5 years old. I have two older brothers (five years apart from each other) but I was the first one up Christmas morning. I looked near the Christmas tree to see if I could see anything that was obviously mine. I didn't see a bicycle that I was begging my parents to get me. I creeped into my parents room and they were in a deep sleep. When I returned into the living room to see the tree again, there it was. The red glow of the bicycle frame gleamed in my eyes as I quitely screamed to myself while trying not to wake everyone up. It was my first ever bike. It had included training wheels so I took my bike for a ride in the living room and kitchen. After about 20 minutes my middle brother, Casey, awoke to see me riding in the kitchen. Even as a child I saw the joy on his face that was reflecting my own. I leaped off my bike to see what all other presents awaited me. When I entered the living room again my oldest brother, Sean, was up and sitting on the couch. Asking as if he all ready knew "See anything good already?" Of course, with joy I rode my bicycle into the living room for everyone to eventually see. The main reason to have a bike was to ride with my brothers and to go on trails. That Christmas afternoon we all suited up and rode in the backyard even though there was a thin layer of snow on the ground. That was my favorite Christmas present I have ever gotten." I don't think I'll win but reliving that story made me feel like it's really Christmas. Then thinking about what kind of Christmas's my niece Kailyn will have as time flies by.
Ugh, I need to save all the money I can get to buy some presents for my family. We are just doing a Secret Santa $20 limit (I have Ashley) and a universal gift Yankee Swap (or White Elephant, Nasty Christmas, Hillbilly Christmas, etc.) $10 limit on that. But I'm going to try and get Mom, Dad, and Kailyn something too. I didn't ask last week for my Christmas bonus but I'll more that likely ask for it this week. I like to get my shopping done early and in one trip. Of course, I don't know what do get anyone. I'll ask around this week to get some clues. I on the other hand does have a few ideas on what I want. Just simple stuff like a few different vinyl records or simply money. Maybe I'll do the easy route and get some gift cards.
I'm at work, and I have somethings to do but I'm procrastinating again. When I woke up this morning, I looked out the window to see how much snow has fallen. When I was all dressed, had breakfast, and fixed my lunch, I started my truck and brushed off the powdery snow off my vehicle. After brushing off the snow, I realized that I don't have any gloves. So that's one more thing that I either need to buy or goto my parents house and get some old ones. More than likely I'll get some old ones.
Yesterday I got up at around 10:00AM and took a shower. I usually listen to my Sirius Satellite Radio iPod Touch App when in the shower. While showering a contest came on. "Win two tickets to go see Sir Paul McCartney in concert in New York at the Apollo." I've heard that the concert will be on the radio and I wanted to see if I could win. The rules were: "Whenever you hear "Band on the Run" call in AFTER the song plays". I called in for over an hour and a half but got no one to answer or was busy. Oh well, better luck next time. I like contests but I've never won anything so winning something would be awesome. If I had won the tickets I would have either given both of them to my parents or one of them go with me. I guess that's all I have to say right now. My life is exciting, later.