This year for Christmas, the theme was all things green: My paren— er, sorry, Santa was kind enough to give me lots of second-hand kitchenware, bamboo socks, eco-friendly jewellery and fair-trade coffee, all of which was wrapped in newspaper or a reusable tote bag.
He also got me a crank-up radio from Etón, which rocks. After a couple fast-paced wind-ups, the rechargeable battery lasted for a good half hour, but I actually had more fun taking the battery right out so that it only played music when I turned the handle — it was a bit like musical chairs, just without the chairs. A little cacophonous, yes (my mother said, “It’s like when you buy a kid a toy, without thinking about the noise it’ll make all Christmas day”). But it makes doing the Robot Dance extra fun.
As well, it doesn’t require any electricity and it comes with adapters that charge cell phones and cameras, too. So as of today, I’m only going to listen to radio that’s powered by my forearms.
Oh, and P.S. I’m currently on my way to NYC, and will be away until the New Year, so please forgive the shorter posts!